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Arena Leisure Completes Agreement With British Horseracing Board

26 June 2001

NEW YORK –(Press Release) --June 26, 2001 -- Scientific Games Corporation (Amex: SGM) today announced that its Trackplay joint venture partner, Arena Leisure Plc, has negotiated an agreement with the British Horseracing Board (BHB) that allows the Go Racing Consortium, consisting of Arena, British Sky Broadcasting and Channel 4, to access the pre-race data necessary to launch the Go Racing interactive horseracing web site this autumn and an interactive racing television channel in the spring of 2002.

Last month, Go Racing announced that it had secured the exclusive picture and audio rights to 49 out of the 59 racecourses in the UK, including Ascot, Goodwood, Aintree, Newmarket and Royal Windsor.

Ian Penrose, Arena's Group Managing Director, said: ``We have achieved a great milestone in concluding these negotiations with BHB for the pre-race data. We have developed the most comprehensive horseracing Internet site available and it was critical to include all the necessary information. This agreement ensures that we will have access to key data for Internet, video, and digital television platforms to bring viewing and betting on British racing to a global audience.''

Lorne Weil, Chairman and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation said, ``Scientific Games and Arena Leisure worked very hard to develop the Internet horseracing platform with features unique to the industry. Consequently, we are pleased our partners now have an agreement with BHB. When the site becomes operational in the fall, we will receive a portion of all pari-mutuel wagering handled through the Go Racing system.

"So far 49 British racecourses representing 90% of the nation's $9 billion handle have agreed to participate in the deal. Given the popularity of horseracing in Britain and its technological sophistication, we expect the site, and subsequent interactive television and simulcast arrangements to be very popular.''

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