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US: Scientific Games pays US$151.5M in antitrust settlement

 |  December 16, 2018

Scientific Games announced last week that it had agreed to pay US$151.5 million in order to settle a federal antitrust lawsuit with four companies over efforts it made to keep other automatic card shufflers out of the market.

As part of the settlement Scientific Games is to pay Shuffle Tech, Aces Up Gaming, and Poydras-Talrick US$151.5 million, around 45% of the US$335 million it had been ordered to pay by an Illinois jury in August this year.

“While we firmly believe that the jury decision was wrong, we are pleased with the outcome of the settlement and that this matter will be resolved for good,” Scientific Games chief legal officer and executive vice president James Sottile said.

The case dates back to 2012, when Scientific Games filed a lawsuit against the three companies, alleging the trio had infringed on the solutions provider’s patents in the development of an automatic card shuffling machine.

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