Discover our history



Founded in 1968 Barcrest established itself as a leading name in terminals and content in the Arcade and Bingo sector. Barcrest was formed in 1968 as a designer and manufacturer of analogue fruit machines for the UK leisure gaming sector. Over the next decade, Barcrest became a leading force in the UK amusement sector and expanded both in the UK and regulated sectors in continental Europe.

Over the following three decades, Barcrest expanded its product offering into digital gaming. The in-house design and development teams were responsible for delivering some of the most engaging and popular gaming content, including the legendary Rainbow Riches game brand in 2006. Barcrest soon established itself as a leading supplier of game content and terminals to the UK gaming industry.

Following on its success in the bingo and arcade sectors, Barcrest expanded its product offering by entering into the interactive gaming sector in 2006, providing multi-channel game content to operators of interactive digital television, mobile and internet gaming.

In 2011 Barcrest was acquired by Scientific Games.

The Global Draw

The Global Draw was formed in the late nineties to create the world’s first wide area, centrally determined gaming system.

This was achieved through the introduction of server-based gaming machines to the UK’s licensed betting offices – a brand new category of terminal that has had a profound impact on the marketplace, helping to substantially grow machine income and profitability.

Following a firmly established position as a sector leader in server-based gaming, The Global Draw was recognised as the fastest growing UK private company from 2003 to 2005.

In 2006, The Global Draw became a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation, with the vision of developing networked gaming terminal systems worldwide.

Scientific Games

Acquisition of The Global Draw by Scientific Games Corporation

Scientific Games

Acquisition of Barcrest by Scientific Games Corporation

SG Gaming

Established in 2012, SG Gaming brought together two iconic UK gaming brands, The Global Draw and Barcrest forming a new name in gaming excellence.

Who We Are

SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation, is a leading provider of gaming solutions for the licensed betting office, arcade and bingo sectors in the UK. Working in partnership with our customers we deliver leading content and technology that helps to drive cash box performance for operators. As a supplier of hardware solutions across gaming and sports betting we offer unparalleled service and support throughout the UK.

SG Gaming brought together two great UK Gaming brands; Barcrest and The Global Draw. This combined expertise and experience produces gaming solutions that are designed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Where We Operate

Since pioneering the introduction of gaming machines in the late nineties to the UK’s licensed betting offices as ‘The Global Draw’, we have become one of its leading suppliers and believe our offering has helped to drive cashbox for our customers. From major bookmakers to independent betting shops, our terminals and engaging content titles can be found across the UK.

With a heritage in the arcade and bingo sector through ‘Barcrest’, we work with our customers to provide an engaging product offering and an entertaining experience to players which helps to drive cash box performance. Our product offering is flexible and can either operate as a fully networked gaming solution or standalone product, dependent on customer needs.

Utilising many years of experience in gaming, SG Gaming  recently expanded its product portfolio with a brand new gaming terminal the Riviera. It is supported by popular gaming titles from the SG Gaming content library specifically designed for the UK Casino Market with a £10,000 jackpot. This modern terminal operates on a server-based gaming platform and is connected to a casino management system.