US gaming supplier Scientific Games hailed the performance of its social gaming business in its third quarter results, which helped drive a 7 per cent increase in revenue to $720.0m.

Growth in its Gaming and Interactive divisions offset a decline in Lottery which was impacted by the expiration of the previously disclosed China Sports Lottery validation contract in January and unfavourable currency translations.

Revenue from Interactive climbed 66 per cent to $85.2m, buoyed by an 81 per cent increase in social gaming revenue to $77.1m. Real-money gaming revenue fell by 5 per cent year-on-year to $8.1m.

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