Barcrest celebrates 50 years in business

News on 26 Jun 2018

Scientific Games’ UK division, SG Gaming and SG Digital will mark the 50th anniversary of its Barcrest brand this year.

Over 50 years, Barcrest has grown from a business of two employees in 1968 to the global content brand it is today.

In 2011, Scientific Games acquired the Barcrest business, and today it operates on a global scale as a content brand under the wider umbrella of gaming brands alongside WMS and Bally.

Phil Horne, CEO of SG Gaming said:

“A 50th anniversary is an impressive milestone for any brand, and we’re extremely proud that even as a global name, the business still operates in the Manchester area, less than five miles from where it all began.

“What’s more, with over 200 original Barcrest employees within our dedicated workforce from departments across the business including content, finance, warehouse and systems, the Barcrest values are also still very much at the heart of the business.

“We look forward to marking this achievement, and hope for another 50 years of success to follow.”

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