Colorado Department of Revenue Welcomes Laura Solano as the New
Director of the Colorado Lottery
DENVER, Colorado (January 16, 2014)
-- The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) welcomes Laura Solano as the new
Director of the Colorado
Solano will report directly to the
Executive Director of the Department of Revenue and be responsible for managing
and directing the activities of the Lottery Division including: Administration,
Marketing, Sales and Distribution, Market Research, Advertising, Security and
The Lottery Director also works
closely with the Lottery Commission, which plays an important role in the
oversight and governance of the Colorado Lottery.
Solano comes to the Colorado Lottery
from the McClelland Childrens Foundation in Pueblo as the Business
Manager and as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Colorado State University in
She has an array of experience in
managing and leading operational initiatives, delivering projects and
organizational growth, having spent seven years as the Vice President of
Learning at Pueblo Community College and Dean of Business and Technology.
Solano brings with her experience in
business management, technology, finance, contract management, and strategic
Solano holds a Bachelors of Science
Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting and a
Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern
Colorado. She is a Pueblo, Colorado native and is active in the
CONTACT: Daria Serna, Communications
Director State of Colorado, Department of Revenue Office: 303.866.5303 / Cell:
720.305.8687 / Email: email@example.com
SOURCE: State of Colorado,
Department of Revenue.
INTRALOT Renews the ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Betting
ATHENS, Greece (January 14, 2014) --
INTRALOT and its
subsidiary, Betting Company S.A., were awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification
after being audited and found to be in accordance with the requirements of the
certifications management standards covering all of their activities. The
whole certification process was conducted by the globally recognized Bureau
Veritas. Betting Company has been certified with the ISO 9001:2008 since
The current certification covers the
whole range of the company activities that have already been certified in the
past, as well as its new services. More precisely, it covers the design,
organization, operation, risk management, operational support, training,
consultancy and promotion of fixed odds betting games, and pool betting games
with regard to betting on sports and nonsporting events, betting on
greyhound and horse races and betting through alternative channels.
Mr. Nikolaos Skayannis, INTRALOT
Group Director of Betting, commented on the certification: We are very
pleased to receive this certification. At INTRALOT Group our continuous effort
and focus is to remain compliant with the highest international security and
quality standards. The ISO 9001:2008 certification that INTRALOT and our
subsidiary Betting Company succeeded to re-achieve serves exactly this
About INRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company,
is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing
systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive
gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad
portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing
& Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a
competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers
efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 56 jurisdictions, more
than 5.500 people and revenues of 1.4 billion for 2012, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms
Persa Kartsoli, Head of Corporate and Public Relations, Phone: +30-210 6156000,
Fax: +30-210 6106800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scientific Games and Hasbro Expand License Deals to Include New
Channels, Brands and Territories
Perennial Player Favourite MONOPOLY Brand
NEW YORK and PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island
(January 9, 2014) -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) and Hasbro, Inc.
(Nasdaq: HAS) today announced the successful execution of amendments to their
long-term licensing agreements. The amended agreements provide Scientific
Games with access to new channels of distribution, additional brands and
extended geographic territories.
The amendments expand the existing
Scientific Games lottery and WMS Gaming slot machine license agreements to
expand the brands for real-money internet wagering and to now include many
Hasbro brands in social casino gaming channels of distribution.
The agreements feature a number of
popular Hasbro brands, including the MONOPOLY brand, one of the most
well-recognized and successful licensed gaming entertainment brands in the
world. The duration of these licensing agreements has also been extended
from 2017 through 2020, with a potential additional three-year extension.
"Expanding our licensing
agreements and working more comprehensively with one of our most valued
licensees allows us to build on our strong brand presence in the lottery and
casino gaming world," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President, Digital
Gaming and Corporate Development at Hasbro. "We've enjoyed a long and
mutually rewarding relationship with both Scientific Games and WMS and their
combination presents us with exciting opportunities as we centralize key brands
with one licensee across multiple gaming distribution channels."
WMS and Scientific Games have
independently had portfolio licensing agreements with Hasbro since 1997 and
The MONOPOLY brand has been the
number one licensed brand in the lottery industry and among the top licensed
brands in slot machines during the course of these licenses.
Under the expanded license
agreements, Scientific Games has secured the rights to license a number of
Hasbro brands, including the MONOPOLY brand, in the real-money internet
wagering and social casino gaming channels of distribution.
Scientific Games will gain access to
additional Hasbro brands in these channels over the term of the
agreement. Scientific Games has also secured the rights to license seven
additional Hasbro brands for its slot machine portfolio and expanded the
territories for its lottery licensing rights.
"We know the importance of
convergence in today's marketing environment, so we are gratified to expand our
relationship with Hasbro and leverage opportunities that will arise from
employing Hasbro brands with strong consumer appeal across multiple channels
simultaneously," said Steve Saferin, President, Properties Group and Chief
Creative Officer for Scientific Games.
"The acquisition of WMS has
enabled Scientific Games to extend and expand its licenses with Hasbro and to
create a one-stop solution for lottery, casino and online gaming for gaming
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a
leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated
content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets.
The Company's portfolio includes
instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game
content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology;
loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and
services. For more information, please visit:
About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a
branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for
children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world
class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE
PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to
television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive
licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with
innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and
formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and
produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and
for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between
Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the
company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including
philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for
future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children
and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named
one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate
Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at
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JELLY BELLY® Joins Pollard Banknotes Ever-Growing Family
of Licensed Brands
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (January 14,
2014) -- Pollard Banknote
Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) announced today that
Jelly Belly® is now one of the companys latest licensed brands. This
new license acquisition allows Pollard Banknote to offer its clients the
opportunity to leverage the Jelly Belly® brands worldwide popularity
and provide lottery players with a sweet new instant gaming option.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company has
made candy since 1898, and introduced the Jelly Belly® gourmet jelly bean
in 1976. Almost 40 years and 50 official flavors later, Jelly Belly® has
become the worlds most popular jelly beanselling more than 14
billion jelly beans every year. In fact, if the number of Jelly Belly®
jelly beans eaten in a single year were placed end-to-end, they would circle
the Earth five and a half times! With a phenomenal 94% brand awareness,
its no surprise that Jelly Belly® is the number one gourmet jelly
bean brand in the market, boasting worldwide brand recognition.
Were pleased to be
able to offer the Jelly Belly® brand to our lottery clients. In addition to
its exceptional brand awareness, Jelly Belly Candy Company delivers a
multi-level marketing platform, including over 700 year-round special events,
an aggressive sports sponsorship program, and more than 750,000 visitors a year
who tour their facilities in both California and Wisconsin, said Sina
Aiello, Vice President, Marketing, Pollard Banknote.
By combining the high
degree of exposure and awareness of Jelly Belly® jelly beans with Pollard
Banknotes eye-catching and whimsical designs, innovative print
technologies such as our multi-color translucent marking system, and the
opportunity to incorporate our turnkey integrated marketing and promotional
programs, lotteries can effectively reach a receptive audience who are open to
purchasing brand-related merchandise, including instant games that are faithful
to the highly-successful, bright and flavorful Jelly Belly®
About Pollard Banknote Limited
Pollard Banknote Limited is one of
the worlds leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier
to North Americas charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures
instant lottery tickets and provides related programming, design, and marketing
support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures pull-tab tickets and bingo
paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and
distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately
73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently
serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most
respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and
For more information, please visit
our website at: www.pollardbanknote.com
For More Information CONTACT: Sina
Aiello, Vice President, Marketing, Telephone: (204) 474-2323 / Email:
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
iGaming North America Conference Announce Partnership with North
American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
LAS VEGAS, USA (January 10, 2014) --
The iGaming North America Conference (March 19-21, 2014) announced today a
strategic marketing partnership with the
North American Association of
State and Provincial Lotteries (www.NASPL.org). NASPL was founded in 1971 evolving
from an informal information exchange to a leading association representing 52
lottery organizations, making it a natural partner of this dedicated North
American iGaming conference and exhibition.
Lotteries in the US and
Canada are increasingly bringing their products online in innovative
ways. So were excited to welcome NASPL onboard as a supporting
association and pleased to reach out to the lottery community as both attendees
and speakers, commented Sue Schneider, founder of eGaming Brokerage
and partner on the conference.
"NASPL is pleased to participate
in a partnership for the North American iGaming conference and look forward to
attending this event. Its a great opportunity to network and
exchange ideas in this ever-growing field said David Gale, executive
director for NASPL.
As well as support from NASPL the
iGaming North America Conference is also supported by a number of other leading
associations such as the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM),
the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), the Gaming Standards Association (GSA),
the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the Interactive Gaming Council
(IGC) and the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).
iGaming North America will host its
4th annual conference March 19-21 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. For more
information on other supporting associations and publications which are
supporting the conference again this year, you can find the list at:
For Press Queries contact: Tracey
Daniel, iGaming Business, Email:
Tracey@iGamingBusiness.com, Phone: +44 (0) 207 954 3417.
About iGaming North
The 2014 iGaming North America
conference marks the fourth year of this unique networking and educational
event designed to introduce the land-based gaming businesses of North America
to the global iGaming industry. Our aim is to provide a cost-effective
networking environment that helps foster understanding regarding the potential
impacts of regulation of internet gambling in the U.S. and Canada, and provides
critical information regarding the players, resources, legislative framework
and topics that are important to all of the parties that comprise the important
commercial gaming segment. With the surge in activity at both the
state/provincial as well as federal levels, the time is right for all of the
operators, consultants, vendors and suppliers focused on the North American
audience to come together for this important informational event.
www.iGamingNorthAmerica.com for further information
SOURCE: iGaming North America.
New Mexico Lottery Sales Increase 26 Percent in
Another $4 Million for
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (January 9,
2014) New Mexico
Lottery ticket sales jumped 26 percent in December.
Preliminary gross sales for the
month came to approximately $13.7 million, up from $10.8 million in December
David Barden, the New Mexico
Lotterys Interim CEO, said the December sales increase was driven by the
$656 million Mega Millions® jackpot, the games second-largest prize
Our players wanted a chance
to be a part of lottery history and they rushed to stores, Barden
He added that in the hours
immediately preceding the Dec. 17 drawing, players across New Mexico were
buying Mega Millions tickets at a rate of approximately $3,000 a minute.
$4 Million for College
From December sales of $13.7
million, Barden said the lottery will deliver approximately
$4 million to the states
Legislative Lottery Scholarship program, up from $3.2 million in December
Every time they buy a
lottery ticket, our players help put higher education within reach of more
students, Barden said.
By statute, the New Mexico Lottery
is required to return at least 30 percent of net revenues to the scholarship
fund. With December revenues of approximately $4 million, the lottery
will have delivered a total of $21 million in revenues in the first half of
Fiscal Year 2014.
New Mexico Lottery players won $4.8
million in December, bringing total prizes won so far in Fiscal Year 2014 to
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery
has raised $589 million for education and more than 90,000 students have
attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships. More than 43,300 of
those students have already earned their college degrees.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/nmlottery) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMexicoLottery).
CONTACT: Lottery Communications
Office, (505) 342-7616, (800) 642-6689, ext. 7616, Email:
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Connecticut Lotterys 50/50 Super Draw Game with
Unlimited Jackpot Prize is Back!
50/50 Super Draw Ticket Sales
Begin Sunday, January 12
ROCKY HILL, Connecticut (January 10,
2014) -- Back by popular demand50/50 Super Drawthe only
CT Lottery game with an
UNLIMITED jackpot prize!
Starting Sunday, January 12, tickets
for the 50/50 Super Draw game will go on sale for $5 each.
When 50/50s drawing is held on
Monday, March 17 to randomly select one jackpot winning ticket number, one
lucky ticket holder will win 50 percent of the total sales!
Tickets are sold in sequential
order, starting with ticket number 000001. Sales will end on March
The 50/50 Super Draw
games jackpot prize is truly unique, said Anne M. Noble,
President and CEO for the CT Lottery. Its the only CT
Lottery game that offers a jackpot with an unlimited prize
50/50 Super Draw game odds change
daily, based on ticket sales. Regardless of how many tickets are sold,
50/50s jackpot winner is guaranteed to receive a minimum prize of
For more information about 50/50
Super Draw, and daily updates on the jackpot prize amount as it grows, visit
ctlottery.org or join us now on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) and Twitter
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly.
CONTACT: Valerie Guglielmo
(860) 713-2702, Fax: (860) 713-2695 / Web:
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery.
Latest Instant Games Launched by La Française des
A New Scratch Game To Let Off Steam From Daily Life Problems
FRANCE (January 14, 2014) -- On
January 9th, FDJ launched a new permanent instant game DEFOULO.
The ticket features a small doll
covered in eight pieces of multi-colored fabric, as many scratch areas
representing daily life hassles: clingy mother-in-law, unbearable boss, noisy
neighbours, crowded bus
In order to win, the player needs to find
identical pairs of symbols.
The game costs 2 and offers
players chances of winning up to 15,000.
The launch of DEFOULO
has many objectives:
- Attract new players, but also win back old
- Boost and broaden the range of instant
games through a permanent and humorous offer
- Generate additional sales of 140
Chances of winning a prize are 1 in
3.39. Furthermore, players have more than one (1) chance out of ten (10) to
double their stake, and the best odds among 1, 2, 3 games on
Limited editions starting in May and
October 2014, such as Vacances à leau
(Cancelled holidays) and Réveillon fiasco (New
Years Eve fiasco) will be available in point of sales and on fdj.fr
Happy 2014! the new
scratch game for the New Year
On December 26th, to celebrate the
New Year, FDJ launched a new instant game Happy 2014.
Happy 2014 is a temporary instant
game, priced at 3, offering a 30,000 top prize.
The ticket features 12
happy little men matching 12 months of the year.
If the player finds two (2)
identical symbols under one or more characters, he can cumulate his winnings
(from 6 to 30,000). In addition, the player wins the amount
revealed by the bonus area.
Chances of winning a prize are 1 in
For more information, please
CONTACT: Antonia Dadoun Market Intelligence & International
Relations, Email: email@example.com or
Aurelia De Foucaucourt Market Intelligence & International
Relations, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: La Française des
Illinois Lottery Will Broadcast Amber Alerts Via In-Store Monitors
CHICAGO, Illinois (January 13, 2014)
-- As the nation recognizes National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, the
Illinois Lottery today
announced that it will partner with state and local law enforcement agencies to
provide assistance in broadcasting AMBER Alerts via the Lotterys
advertising monitors used in more than 8,200 Lottery retailers throughout the
Child abduction is one of
the worst nightmares any family can experience. The Illinois Lottery recognizes
the importance and effectiveness of the AMBER Alert system, and is honored to
be able to assist throughout the state, said Illinois Lottery
Director Michael Jones.
The Illinois AMBER Alert
Notification Plan is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies,
broadcasters, and the National Weather Service to activate urgent bulletins in
the most serious child abduction cases. This is the same concept used during
severe weather emergencies. The goal of the AMBER Alert is to instantly
galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe return of
Since a majority of Lottery
retailers are located near highways and transportation hubs throughout the
state, this vast network of retailers will greatly increase message delivery
for each Alert.
During an AMBER Alert, the Illinois
- Send an immediate message to approximately 8,200
Lottery retailers statewide
- Display the message along with pictures of the
abducted child (when available) on Lottery in-store display monitors
- Feature the repeating message for 20 seconds every
60 to 90 seconds, until the alert is cancelled.
Citizens in Illinois can
take pride in the fact that they can help each and every time a child is
abducted by simply being aware of their surroundings and reporting what they
see to law enforcement, said Illinois AMBER Alert Coordinator Craig
Burge. This collaborative effort will continue to provide the basis
for the success of AMBER Alerts for years to come, he added.
In 1996, nine-year-old Amber
Hagerman was abducted while playing near her home in Arlington, Texas, and
murdered. In response to community concern, the Texas Association of Radio
Managers, with the assistance of Texas local area law enforcement,
created the first AMBER Plan. All fifty states now have similar plans. Since
the programs inception, over 670 abducted children across the country
have been safely recovered as a direct result of AMBER Alerts.
If you have any questions or need
any additional information, please visit the AMBER Alert website at
www.amberillinois.org or call the Illinois Clearinghouse for Missing Children
at 1-800-843-5763 (1-800 U HELP ME).
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the states Common School Fund
to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to
the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the
fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with
HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online
and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at illinoislottery.com.
Players must be at least 18 years old.
CONTACT: Chanele Newton
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Eastern Iowa Barbershop Quartet Stars in New Lottery
Members Are From Cedar
Rapids, Marion, Iowa City and Blairstown
DES MOINES, Iowa (January 13, 2014)
-- A men's barbershop quartet from eastern Iowa has a starring role in
commercials running statewide to promote four new
Iowa Lottery games.
The television and radio spots,
which started airing Monday, feature the SwitchBack quartet on stage, smiling
broadly and singing to the camera. The members of the quartet, outfitted in
eye-catching silver jackets, sing a harmonic jingle about the lottery's "Make
My Day," "Make My Week," "Make My Month," and "Make My
Year" instant-scratch games.
SwitchBack's members are: John
Hayden from Blairstown, Lee Thomsen from Marion, Erik Sherard from Cedar Rapids
and Terry Blessing from Iowa City. All four have collegiate singing experience,
three are members of the Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus in Cedar Rapids, and
two are music educators in school districts in Linn and Benton counties.
The group was formed in late fall
2012 when Hayden, Thomsen and Sherard needed a substitute to complete their
quartet. Blessing joined the group, the other men switched parts to accommodate
the new voice and that's how the name "SwitchBack" was born.
"That's part of the source of our
name," Thomsen said. "SwitchBack is this switching around."
SwitchBack was chosen by a selection
committee for the lottery spots from many video and audio files featuring
quartets from across the state. The commercials were produced by a music
arranger, an advertising agency and production studios based in Iowa.
Teri Wood, the lottery's vice
president of marketing, said the mid-December commercial production with
SwitchBack progressed quickly.
"They just nailed the song in the
script and that really helped keep things moving," she said. "It was a
fun session. We're always glad when we can showcase local Iowa talent in our
The lottery spots are the group's
first commercial appearance.
"Now we can say we're studio
recording artists," Hayden said with a smile.
Thomsen, 31, sings bass in the
lottery's production. He is a music teacher at Starry Elementary School in the
Marion Independent School District and an assistant director of the Harmony
Sherard, 31, the baritone voice in
the lottery's production, said that even though the group has only been singing
together for about a year, a strong friendship has developed amongst
SwitchBack's members and their families.
"I like the sound and the
brotherhood of being with just four guys in a quartet setting," he said.
"You become really close."
Sherard said he thinks that
participating in the lottery advertising campaign will bring recognition to the
"It's fun to see and be part of
the process," he said. "We've never done that before."
Hayden, 43, sings lead in the
lottery's production. He teaches choral music in the Benton Community School
District and directs the Harmony Hawks Barbershop Chorus. He said he enjoys the
challenge of a cappella singing.
"If it's not good, it's bad;
that's the thing with barbershop," he said. "You either make that a
cappella sound work or it's not there."
Blessing, 30, who sings tenor in the
lottery's production, said that family, jobs, and other commitments make it
difficult for SwitchBack to rehearse more than three or four times a month, but
each quartet member works individually to master their voice part.
"With only four there's nowhere
to hide," he said. "You have to know your stuff."
SwitchBack participated in a
regional barbershop quartet competition in Kansas City, Mo., this past fall and
hopes to qualify in April for an international competition scheduled this
summer in Las Vegas.
The lottery's new Make My Day,
Make My Week, Make My Month and Make My Year scratch games
hit the market Monday. The group of tickets has a similar look, feel and
gameplay, but varies in size, cost and prizes offered. The price point and top
prize increase with the length of time indicated in the game's name. For
example, players can win up to $5,000 playing the $1 Make My Day game,
but can win up to $100,000 playing the $10 Make My Year game. Players
scratch the "stars" in the playing area on each ticket and match game symbols
to win prizes.
SOURCE: Iowa Lottery.
A New Year and a New Powerball Game Enhancement Beginning on
January 22, 2014
TRENTON, New Jersey (January 15,
2013) Beginning with the Wednesday, January 22, 2014 draw, Powerball
players will have the opportunity to double, triple, quadruple or even
quintuple their prizes when they purchase their Powerball ticket with the
enhanced Power Play option.
The new Power Play option changes
the original Power Play set prize amounts to variable prize amounts based on a
randomly generated multiplier drawn with each game draw.
The Power Play multiplier will
increase the prize amount by 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x when a ticket is purchased with
the Power Play option. Carole Hedinger,
New Jersey Lottery
executive director said, The current prize matrix has fixed prize
amounts. The new matrix adds another level of player excitement with the
potential to increase prize amounts by up to 5 times. The customer
add-on Power Play option will remain at $1 per play.
The Power Play option will not
increase the Match 5 + 0 prize, which remains at $2,000,000, when the Power
Play option is purchased with a ticket. Power Play will not multiply the
The price of a Powerball ticket will
remain at $2 per play.
Below is the new game matrix
detailing the prize amounts based on the Power Play multiplier number?
Powerball is played in 44
jurisdictions across the country. Watch live drawings on the New Jersey
Lotterys website (NJLottery.net), or on our Official Facebook Page, or on
CBS stations: WLNY 10/55 and CW Philly 57. Play Powerball and Give Your
Dreams A Chance!
New Jersey Lottery
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey State Lottery (NJLottery.net) has contributed nearly $22 billion to
State education and institutions. In fiscal year 2013, the Lotterys
contribution was more than $1 billion. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans
homes, community and other colleges and universities, school nutrition
programs, homes for the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher
education scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
New York Lottery Releases Scratch Ticket with Jackpot of $7.5
SCHENECTADY, N.Y (January 14, 2014)
-- The New York Lottery
today announced the launch of its new Silver Spectacular game, the first ever
$25 scratch-off game offered in the history of the New York Lottery. Silver
Spectacular is an exciting new game for players who want a spectacular,
Our newest New York Lottery
scratch-off game offers players a higher cash jackpot prize of
$7,500,000, said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director of the Division of
the Lottery. We believe our current players and perhaps some new
Lottery players will want to get in on the excitement of a chance to win such a
spectacular, life-changing cash prize.
The Silver Spectacular game launched
statewide on January 7. Lottery players enjoy playing scratch-off games, and
most players have their own favorites. Despite this, some consumers are
also motivated by the novelty of playing the newest games. Scratch-off games
account for more than 50 percent of overall sales of New York Lottery
The Silver Spectacular game is
supported through television, radio and out-of-home advertising throughout the
To view the television spot titled
Glory Days on the New York Lottery website,
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be
North Americas largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.04
billion in fiscal year 2012-2013 to help support education in New York
State. The Lotterys contribution represents 15 percent of total
state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a
school districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
About the New York State Gaming
The New York State Gaming Commission
regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including
horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, class III Indian gaming, video lottery
terminal (VLT) facilities at race tracks, the state lottery and charitable
Office, (518) 388-3415.
SOURCE: New York Lottery.
Georgia Lottery Posts Educational Transfers Totalling $15
ATLANTA, Georgia (January 16, 2014)
-- As the Georgia Lottery
Corp. celebrates its 20th anniversary, lottery officials today announced
record proceeds to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014. The
Georgia Lotterys first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education
Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to
$15 billion since the lotterys inception in 1993.
Georgia Lottery returns to education
for the first half of fiscal year 2014 totalled $462.1 million, more than $11.6
million ahead of the same period last year.
More dollars will go to
fund educational programs in Georgia than ever before as a result of our strong
start to the fiscal year, said Georgia Lottery President and CEO
Debbie D. Alford. We are proud of our accomplishments and remain
committed to maximizing revenues to benefit Georgias students.
The first half of the fiscal year
spanned from July 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.
Georgia Lottery profits received a
strong boost from the $636 Mega Millions jackpot in December. One of the two
jackpot winners was a Georgia resident.
Georgia Lottery Corp
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $15 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
Pre-K Program. More than 1.6 million students have received HOPE, and more than
1.3 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com and
CONTACT: Kimberly M. Starks - Media
Relations Manager, (404) 215-5062 office / (404) 831-4995 mobile, Email:
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery.
Illinois Lottery Unveils Mobile App
CHICAGO, Illinois (January 15, 2014)
-- The Illinois Lottery
has unveiled a mobile app where consumers can play Mega Millions, Powerball,
and Lotto from their smart phone, check winning numbers and jackpots and, for
the first time, even find a nearby retailer. The free app is available for
download on iOS and Android devices and is the first of its kind in the United
States offering any Illinois adult the chance to purchase lottery tickets via
The newly-designed app allows those
who download it to be updated about the lottery with just one click about
winning numbers and jackpot amounts. It also includes the following
- Enables adults to easily purchase tickets
for: Lotto, Mega Millions, and Powerball.
- Winning Numbers History: Users can view
winning numbers for all Illinois Lottery draw games.
- Retailer Locator: Users can find the
closest lottery retailer wherever they are by using their phone's geo
- Responsible Gaming: Tap the app and you can
view messages about playing the lottery responsibly and information on
counseling and the self-exclusion hotline. They can also manage their online
and app spending limit.
In March 2012, the Illinois Lottery
was the first U.S. based lottery that allowed players to purchase lottery
tickets online. Any adult resident, 18+, can play Mega Millions, Lotto and
Powerball via the Lottery's online sales channel and through the new app.
Minimum purchase is $5.
During December, a period when the
lottery's Mega Millions prize was $646 million, mobile users represented 44.4
percent of all Illinois Lottery web site visits, totaling more than 2.4 million
www.illinoislottery.com to download the Illinois Lottery
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state's Common School Fund to
assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the
Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight
against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with
In addition to playing in-store, the
Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and
Lotto at illinoislottery.com.
Players must be at least 18 years
CONTACT: Chanele Newton, Phone:
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
87% of Exhibitor Space Already Sold for the 2014 Australasian
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia
(December 16, 2013) -- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) is delighted
to announce that 115 exhibitors have taken exhibition stands at the 25th annual
Australasian Gaming Expo, to be held on 12-14 August 2014 at Sydney Exhibition
Centre @ Glebe Island.
GTAs Board of Directors toured
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island early in December and was very happy
with the new facility.
Absolute water frontage on three
sides to Sydney Harbour and spectacular views of the Anzac Bridge and the
Sydney Harbour Bridge will ensure that visitors are impressed and the
building itself is an imposing structure. Previously used as the British
media centre at the London Olympics, its size and permanence are
The 2014 Gaming Expo will occupy a
larger space than previous years, covering three Halls at the new venue over
the next three years while facilities are redeveloped at Darling Harbour.
Exhibitors have followed up their requests to keep the Gaming Expo as close as
possible to Sydneys CBD by taking larger and more space.
Fully serviced exhibition facilities
including a range of pop-up bars and restaurants will be provided for the
Australasian Gaming Expo. Complimentary ferry services will operate
from Darling Harbour and complimentary shuttle buses will operate from Central
Station during the event. Further information about the venue is
available at: http://sydneyexhibitioncentre.com.au and further information
about the event including an exhibition floor plan is available at
The Gaming Technologies
Associations members include Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, Bally Technologies, IGT (Australia),
Konami Gaming Australia and WMS Gaming Australia.
For further information CONTACT:
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association, (02) 8216 0931 or 0418 686
075 or Email: email@example.com.
Right: Malu Barrios, CEO of Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island;
Adrian Slingsby (side on), Manager Events, Sydney Exhibition Centre @
Glebe Island, Judy Rayner, Michael OHara (back to view in yellow
vest), Ross Ferrar, and the AGE Board of Directors, inspecting
construction progress on the new temporary facility at Glebe Island. Notice the
view of the Harbour Bridge in the background.
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Association Limited (www.gamingta.com).