GTECH Provides Update on Recent
ROME (Italy) PROVIDENCE
(Rhode Island), (June 16, 2014) --
GTECH S.p.A. today announced
that it is engaged in preliminary, exploratory discussions as part of a process
regarding a potential transaction with International Game Technology, (IGT:
GTECH has engaged advisors to assist
it in exploring this potential transaction.
This transaction could potentially
involve the use of a mix of cash and equity as consideration. However, the
Company does not anticipate that a capital increase for cash will be
There can be no assurance that any
binding agreement or transaction will result from these discussions.
GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial
operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets,
delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the
highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation.
The Company is listed on the FTSE
MIB at the Milan Stock Exchange under the trading symbol GTK and is
majority owned by De Agostini S.p.A.
In 2013, GTECH had approximately
3.1 billion in revenues and 8,600 employees with operations in
approximately 60 countries.
For more information, please visit:
For further information CONTACT:
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392 7452
T. (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
POLLARD BANKNOTES Exclusive Playbook® Making Big Splash
Down Under For Lotterywest
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (June 16, 2014)
-- Pollard Banknote Limited
(TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce the impressive sales
achieved by Lotterywestthe
official state lottery of Western Australiain the launch of its first
PlayBook® instant ticket, a patented innovation by Pollard Banknote.
Launched in November 2013, during Australias summer, Summertime Game Book
made Lotterywests record book. At its peak, the game generated one-week
sales of $518,000a best in the Lotterys history! This successful
$20 game was also a major contributor to the Lotterys excellent third
Pollard Banknotes exclusive
PlayBook® brings multiple games together in a unique booklet format,
enabling players to enjoy a wide variety of play experiences and a number of
different games in a new, exciting way. More than 40 PlayBook® games have
been launched in jurisdictions around the world, achieving approximately $750
million in retail sales.
Our collaboration with
Pollard Banknote has given us a chance to introduce some unique instant scratch
products into the Western Australian market. We believed the PlayBook®
would make an ideal instant game to launch during the holiday season, and we
were right. The broad appeal of a summer theme coupled with the extraordinary
play value of nine different games has proven to be a winning
combination, explained Jan Stewart, Chief Executive Officer,
Summertime Game Book
boosted our overall holiday sales and built momentum going into 2014. Based on
its success, we are launching a new PlayBook®, Lucky Game Book, this
We at Pollard Banknote
congratulate Lotterywest on the sales success of its first PlayBook®.
Players appreciation of Summertime Game Books unique concept and
exceptional value translated into sales for the Lottery and its good
causes, commented Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer.
It is rewarding to be a contributing partner in Lotterywests
support of Western Australian communities. We look forward to introducing more
Pollard innovations into this market to further grow proceeds for good
In 2013, Lotterywest awarded Pollard
Banknote a two-year contract for the manufacture and supply of instant lottery
tickets, its first contract with the company. This contract provides
Lotterywest with three optional one-year extensions.
As the official state lottery for
Western Australia, Lotterywest is responsible for selling lottery games and
distributing the proceeds for the benefit of Western Australian communities.
Lotterywest contributes to building Western Australias quality of life
through proceeds to many charitable, community, and local government
organizations, such as sporting organizations, arts and culture groups, and
health services. In the 2012/13 fiscal year, Lotterywest contributed $274
million AUD to communities in Western Australia.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile, and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and has
decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales,
and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major role in the
charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established in 1907,
Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5%
by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more
information, please visit our website at
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Kambi Sport Solutions Ratified as Associate Member to the
European State Lotteries and Toto Association
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (June 16, 2014) --
EL General Assembly has ratified Kambi as Associate Member to the
European State Lotteries and Toto
EL is the European umbrella
organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public
benefit. EL has 80 members from 46 European countries including all 28 EU
The associations EU members
contribute more than 20 billion EUR p.a. to the state budgets and the funding
of sport, culture, social projects, research and other causes of general
For more information, please
CONTACT: Kristian Nylén, CEO Kambi, Phone: +44 7764 161 055
About Kambi (www.kambi.com) / (
Kambi Group plc is a B2B supplier of
fully managed sports betting services on an in-house developed software
platform, providing premium turnkey sports betting solutions to B2C operators.
Kambis solution encompasses a broad offering from front-end through to
odds compiling and risk management.
Kambi employs approximately 330
staff across offices in Malta, London, Stockholm, and Manila.
The companys current coverage
includes more than 100,000 live betting events and 200,000 pre-match events per
year covering 65 different sports from all over the world.
Kambis clients include Unibet,
888, Paf, 32Red and Napoleon Games.
Kambi utilizes a best of breed
security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001.
Kambi Sports Solutions is an eCOGRA
certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Stockholm under
the symbol "KAMBI".
Betware Strengthens Its Commercial Team with the Appointment of
Lottery Veteran Frank Cecchini as CCO
Chief Commercial Officer
KÓPAVOGUR, Iceland (June 16,
2014) -- Betware is proud
to announce that Frank Cecchini, former Regional Vice President of GTECH Sp.A.
for Central Europe, has been appointed by Betware to lead the commercial team
as Chief Commercial Officer.
Frank Cecchini will assume the role
of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and will be responsible for the Sales,
Marketing and Account Management strategy of the company.
Stefan Hrafnkelsson, Betwares
CEO, said: We are delighted that Frank Cecchini has joined our team
and are convinced that his tremendous lottery market experience, communication
and innovation skills will greatly enhance Betwares market expansion
plans. Frank joins us at a very exciting time; after finalizing the acquisition
process, together with our new owners NOVOMATIC AG Betware now focuses on a
complete 360 degree solution for lotteries.
During his professional career Frank
Cecchini has spent over 14 years in the lottery industry, in various roles,
both technical and commercial. Since 2004 Frank Cecchini was an Account
Development Manager until 2010 when he became Regional Vice President at GTECH
for Central Europe where he was responsible for business development and
account management for Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria,
Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.
Prior to joining GTECH he was a
General Manager at Olympus UK where he managed the EMEA region operations.
Frank Cecchini studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at De Montfort
University in the UK and speaks English, Italian and French. He is 49 years old
and married with three children.
I am extremely happy to
join Betware and become part of the NOVOMATIC family as there are exciting
times ahead following the joining of forces by NOVOMATIC and Betware. I am
convinced that the strength of NOVOMATIC, combined with the innovative DNA of
Betware will deliver new solutions and opportunities that will add tremendous
value to the lottery market, says Frank Cecchini, Betwares
Chief Commercial Officer.
About Betware -
Since its inception in 1998 Betware
has been a pioneer in developing interactive gaming solutions for the gaming
industry with a main focus on lotteries. This focus kindled NOVOMATICs
interest in acquiring Betware in 2013. Betwares customers are domestic
and international lotteries and gaming operators. Betware provides solutions
solely to gaming operators that have a license in their jurisdiction.
The company launched the ?rst ever
Internet-based gaming solution for a state lottery, when it developed a sports
betting solution for the Icelandic Soccer pools. Ever since then, Betware has
continued to develop solutions that enable gaming operators to expand their
business with sales through the Internet and mobile phones. Betware has an ISO
27001 certification and SCS certification from the World Lottery
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest
integrated gaming companies in the world. The group employs more than 20,000
staff worldwide (3,000 in Austria). Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F.
Graf, the group has locations in 45 countries and exports high-tech electronic
gaming equipment to 80 countries.
The group operates more than 230,000
gaming machines in its about 1,500 plus traditional and electronic casinos as
well as via rental concepts. Part of the group is also Admiral Sportwetten
GmbH, Austria's leading sports betting operator with more than 205 outlets as
well as the Vienna based online gaming specialist Greentube Internet
Entertainment Solutions GmbH.
Gaming Laboratories International Expands Staff, Business in
ADELAIDE, South Australia (June 16,
2014) Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary,
Gaming Laboratories International
(GLI)®, the worlds leading gaming testing laboratory and
technical consultancy, is continuing to expand its operations in its three
Australian labs, both in terms of staff and in clients served.
GLIs three Australia-based
labs, known collectively as GLI Australia, are increasing the pool of technical
expertise to meet ever-increasing demand of existing and new customers, adding
18 new staff members over the past six months.
The staffing increase at GLI
Australia includes four particularly seasoned test engineering veterans: David
Dang, Surendranath Dwarakanath, Liliana Hrncic and Ken Truc Han Truong. Each of
these widely respected engineers brings an average of 17 years industry
experience to GLI and its customers.
These increases are part of
GLIs global strategy of increasing staff to meet demand at each of its 21
Regional jurisdictions are
becoming more and more cognisant of the fact that both players and government
regulators have high expectations when it comes to player fairness (game
integrity), and that GLI strives to meet these expectations with due diligence.
Regulators, manufacturers and operators have come to trust GLI Australia as a
true partner, and our operational performance continues to scale with growth
benefiting regulators, manufacturers and operators, said GLI
Australia COO Espee de Robillard.
GLI has been operating in Australia
for more than 20 years and serves regulatory clients and supplier customers
throughout Australasia, New Zealand and the Western Pacific.
GLI Australia operates full-service
labs in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.
For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality land-based and
iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing
its customers time to market. GLI has 21 laboratories located in Africa,
Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America. GLI is
the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and International
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards
for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For
more information, visit: www.gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Vermantia Presents 360Virtual
ATHENS, Greece (June 20, 2014) --
Vermantia creates and manages audiovisual & gaming content in the new
Velocity in the Virtual
We believe in the ascendance of
virtual sports as "a big market" and we combine our experience with a unique
approach on Virtual Games. Vermantia is an innovative and fast growing gaming
content provider of live sports, virtual games, casino games and live racing to
more than 30,000 venues worldwide. While remaining a flexible, customer-focused
team, we managed to create a portfolio of 10 Virtual Games over the last 2
Wide and Dynamic Virtual
Vermantia is launching 5 new premium
virtual games including Cycling, Motor-Racing, Table Tennis, Badminton and
Archery, enhancing its robust portfolio of 10 games, offered with the widest
range of betting markets and gaming frequency. This unique portfolio is
enriched with titles from Betradar Gaming and Kiron Interactive, global
frontrunners in Virtual Gaming, and includes Football, Horse-racing,
Greyhound-racing, Trotting and Tennis. Vermantia plans to further boost its
offering with additional 5 state-of-the-art games.
360Virtual is powered by V-Plus
Media Platform, which globally delivers end-to-end content broadcast solutions
for Retail, Online and Mobile. Vermantia's technology extends to integrated
self-service betting terminals, for an unparalleled Retail experience.
International footprint at
the Gaming market
Vermantia's HQ are in Athens, with
two development labs in Cyprus and Greece and international collaborations with
content providers and game labs in UK, Romania and South Africa. Concerning our
customer base, we supply multiple global clients in several jurisdictions
including Italy, UK, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Colombia, Brazil,
Jamaica, US, Australia, and recently, China.
Players' needs drive Virtual
We design our content based on
players' needs, with special focus on the local market requirements. Our games
combine entertainment with a wide range of betting markets, offering a unique
gaming experience to the player.
Future Plans for
We aim to extend our portfolio with
5 additional games within 2015. As we expand in new territories and grow our
customer base, we plan to establish local offices in our core markets.
CONTACT: Panos Scoursis, Product
Manager, Content Platforms, T. 213 00 65 500, F. 213 00 65 520, Email.
SOURCE: Vermantia S.A. (http://www.vermantia.com/).
Camelot Global to Offer iLottery Channel Management
LONDON, U.K. (June 17. 2014) --
Camelot Global Services (Camelot Global) has today announced that
it will provide iLottery Channel Management (iLottery) services to
lotteries in response to a rapidly evolving marketplace. iLottery is the
management and execution of a lotterys mobile and interactive channel.
Camelot Global, a leading
interactive lottery specialist, will partner with lotteries through its local
and global operations to provide the marketing, operations and technology
services required for the successful operation of these channels. These
services will help lotteries to maximize the net revenue benefit for lotteries
and their beneficiaries from those new channels.
Camelot Global has recently been
appointed by Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) to provide iLottery to the Irish
National Lottery. In Ireland, Camelot Global will provide marketing, web
delivery and, in due course, a new digital technology platform for the National
Lottery. The company will also use its experience of direct marketing with
players through digital mediums to provide jackpot information, news of special
draws and details of new games. This will provide capability through multiple
direct channels such as, internet, tablet and mobile, as well as ensuring that
content on the digital channels reflects the core lottery brand messages and
enhances the already hugely-popular results-checking service.
Camelot Global is the only service
provider with the proven knowledge, expertise and experience from the UK and
international markets to help lotteries implement iLottery successfully. In the
UK, $1.9bn of net revenue comes via the iLottery channel and helps the UK
National Lottery deliver over $55 million to beneficiaries on a weekly basis.
The UK National Lottery has successfully implemented iLottery and, at the same
time, has continued to grow its retailer base.
Alex Kovach, Managing Director of
Camelot Global, said: We realize the huge potential in the iLottery
market and recognize that lotteries must implement this channel to grow
participation, remain engaging to players; to help them deal with increasing
competition and to maximize revenues for beneficiaries. We are excited about
the opportunity to work with Irelands National Lottery, to help it grow
and manage its digital channels. This contract builds on our work in North
America, including projects with the New York Lottery, the California State
Lottery, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation of Canada and the
Massachusetts State Lottery.
For more information please CONTACT:
Laura Pearson, T: 0044 (0) 7968 939 340, Email:
About Camelot Global (www.camelotgroup.co.uk)
Camelot Global, part of the Camelot
Group, aims to be a world leader in partnering with lotteries to maximize
revenue and net returns to beneficiaries in a responsible way. Camelot Global
provides consultancy and management services to lotteries worldwide
including the New York Lottery, the California State Lottery, the
Interprovincial Lottery Corporation of Canada and the Massachusetts State
Camelot offers products and services
focused around the consumer because it believes the lottery category is a
consumer-products business that competes for discretionary spend in the same
channels (in-store and direct) as other consumer categories.
Camelot specializes in digital
lottery growth, retail execution, responsible gaming, game development, and
marketing strategies designed to maximize participation and therefore net
returns to beneficiaries. Camelot is owned by the Ontario Teachers
Pension Plan (OTPP) Canadas largest single-professional pension
plan with over $130 billion in net assets.
SOURCE: Camelot Business Solutions
Florida Lottery Announce Multi-Tiered Strategy to Ensure
Integrity Above All
Sign Your Ticket Consumer
Awareness Campaign Launching Statewide
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (June 13, 2014)
-- The Florida Lottery is
an industry leader, recognized for the integrity and transparency of its games.
Today, the Florida Lottery stresses its commitment to ensuring retailer
integrity and player protection at every level by launching a comprehensive
effort that includes a statewide consumer awareness campaign called "Sign Your
Ticket," enhanced retailer monitoring, and stronger protections for consumers
at the retail level.
"Maintaining the integrity of the
Florida Lottery and the trust of those who play our games is our top
priority," said Cynthia O'Connell, Secretary of the Florida Lottery. "We
believe that any incident of theft is one too many, and we are taking
significant steps to discourage illegal or unethical activity."
The program has three main
1) Sign Your Ticket
Sign Your Ticket is a public
awareness campaign designed to educate the public about the importance of
signing their lottery tickets immediately, every one, every time. Signing a
ticket upon purchase prevents anyone else from claiming a prize won on the
ticket. The Sign Your Ticket requirement is a player protection mechanism that
has been in place since the Lottery¿s inception, but public adoption can
be increased, thereby protecting more consumers. The following are key
components of this campaign:
The campaign is currently featured
on our website in the Integrity section at:
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
will begin airing on statewide television and radio this month.
Signage will begin appearing in
stores immediately and will roll out over the next several weeks.
This campaign is being further
strengthened over the next year with increased messaging on the tickets
themselves. For example, beginning in July, all new scratch off games will have
Sign Your Ticket instructions, as will all other games
The Florida Lottery encourages
players to protect themselves and their tickets in other ways, such as:
checking their own ticket to see if it's a winner, watching the monitor while
the ticket is being validated at a retailer, and asking for a receipt. Lastly,
if there is a question about the ticket being a winner or the prize amount won,
players should ask for the original ticket back and contact the Florida Lottery
Customer Service Office at (850) 487-7787.
2) Enhanced Retailer
The Florida Lottery has increased
its investigations of suspicious retailers. This increased effort has
identified 96 retailers statewide who are frequent winners. They will be
investigated over the next 60 days. In addition to those 96 retailers, we have
been conducting regular retailer integrity investigations (stings) as part of a
program that dates back to 2009. Specifically, the Lottery is making the
following changes to the program:
Enhanced internal analytics of our
database of winners has improved our ability to identify anomalies and spot
suspicious or criminal activity.
Retailers caught acting improperly
will be suspended or terminated permanently, losing their ability to sell
If retailers are caught committing a
crime, we will pursue their arrest and prosecution, supported by our partners
in law enforcement and local state attorneys.
Enhanced, formal agreements with
other state law enforcement agencies will better align our organizations,
allowing us to share information, identify criminal activity, and investigate
To date, in 2014, we have terminated
26 retailers and suspended an additional 23. Twenty of these terminations and
suspensions have been related to ticket theft or improper ticket payment
3) Stronger Consumer
Lastly, we are working to limit
retailer theft of tickets at the store level by improving technology,
strengthening our policies and procedures, and educating retailers. These
Continuing to add self-validating
ticket machines to retail locations. Currently, more than half of all retailers
have these machines. Last year, we added the ability for players to scan
scratch-off tickets. Additional enhancements will be announced soon.
Re-educating retailers about all
further changes to the Lottery rules and procedures.
Regularly releasing the names of
retailers who have been suspended and terminated to the public and to other
The Lottery's retailers are integral
partners in helping the agency generate more than $26 billion dollars for
Florida's students and schools over the past 26 years. The issues that we are
addressing affect a fraction of a percentage of our 13,000 retailers that may
have acted improperly or committed a crime. It would be unfair to characterize
the vast majority of honest retailers due to the actions of a few. However, we
feel strongly that any incident of theft is one too many, and we are taking
significant steps within our organization to reduce this activity. Over the
coming months, the Lottery will provide updates to this plan, and continue to
work with its stakeholders to make improvements. We believe these changes will
help to limit ticket theft and further protect our players.
About The Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than
650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's
economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida
retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have
paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people
For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Silver Anniversary Australasian Gaming Expo Set for Glebe
Gaming Expo is on 12, 13 and 14
August Dont Miss it!
GLEBE ISLAND, Sydney (June 17, 2014)
-- Every year since 1990, the Australasian Gaming Expo has attracted top gaming
and hospitality industry executives. This years 25th Gaming
Expo moves to the new Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island with more space,
more features and more exhibitors.
The Gaming Expo is on 12, 13 and 14
August this year, and its 15,600 square metres makes it one of the largest
trade events in Australia and easily the largest gaming event.
Owned and operated by the Gaming
Technologies Association, the Gaming Expo is the ultimate showplace for new
gaming technologies for casinos, clubs and hotels. The biggest attraction
is always the new games from poker machine suppliers, who look forward to
August each year to unveil their latest and greatest games and machines.
The Associations primary
members Ainsworth, Aristocrat, Aruze, Bally, IGT, Konami and WMS Gaming are
worlds-best at their trade and the Gaming Expo right in the heart of
Sydney presents a great opportunity for their customers from around the
But poker machines are not the only
attraction, with more than 160 exhibitors proudly showcasing Audio Visual
equipment, ATM Equipment, Building Services, Cash Handling & Equipment,
Consultancy Services, Entertainment, Financial Services, Food and Beverage,
Furniture, I.T., Interior Design & Fitout, Marketing Services, Membership
Management, Paging & Communication, Point of Sale Systems, Retail,
Security, Signage & Displays and Staff Uniforms. So theres
definitely something for everyone.
Theres been more interest than
ever this year, with 26 first-time exhibitors. Theyll be part of a
project where over 750 poker machines and a hundreds of truckloads of signage
and equipment is moved in to Glebe Island, installed, connected, tested, used
and compared by the most demanding critics and then moved out again all
in only a few days. The logistics of the event are amazing, even by
exhibition industry standards. But paramount in all this is the safety of
all the people involved whether stand builders, exhibitors, visitors or
venue staff. In particular, all stand builders hold safety accreditation
and all contractors and exhibitors undertake a safety induction before
theyre allowed to start work onsite.
More than 160 companies have signed
up for 15,600 square metres of exhibition space which is about the size
of an Australian Rules football field. Last year well over 2,300
visitors attended each of the first two days, with more than 1,100 backing up
for the third day. They came from every Australian State and Territory,
along with a big contingent from New Zealand and international guests from
America, Europe and around the Asia-Pacific region.
And the Gaming Expo delivers.
99% of visitors surveyed last year saw the Expo as an opportunity to see new
products and technology, while the same 99% said they saw what they wanted to
see at the Expo.
The new venue will fascinate
visitors, with direct Sydney Harbour water frontage on three sides and
captivating views of the Anzac Bridge and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Getting there is easy with additional transport including complimentary ferries
operating on the event days from Darling Harbours Convention Wharf to
Glebe Island, complimentary buses from Pyrmont and from Central Station, along
with a complimentary shuttle bus from the Sydney domestic airport. Of
course, taxi facilities are available at the Sydney Exhibition Centre and
limited paid car parking is also available.
A range of contemporary pop-up
eating spaces will be available on event days including an alfresco area.
Visitors will be invited to attend the Best Stand award presentation at 5pm on
the Tuesday of the event and also a Silver Anniversary celebration at 5pm on
Visitors who attend the Australasian
Gaming Expo are eligible to win a trip for two to the Global Gaming Expo in Las
Vegas including airfares from Sydney and 5 nights at the luxurious
Palazzo Venetian Resort and Casino. One trip for two will be drawn
on each day of the Gaming Expo.
The event website
www.austgamingexpo.com includes an interactive floor plan
which is updated in real time, along with a list of exhibitors which can be
sorted by company name, stand number or category and provides contact
details for each exhibitor and their website address for further
Another new feature in 2014 is the
AGE14 app which is available at the Apple Store or on Google Play. The
app features all the important information that visitors to the show will need
including how to get to the new venue, transport timetables and booking
facilities, an interactive floor plan and a detailed exhibitor list.
Exhibition entry is complimentary to
gaming industry executives, courtesy of the Gaming Technologies
Association. The exhibition is open from 10am on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13
and Thursday 14 August and closes at 5pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday (3pm
close on the Thursday). Trade suppliers are not eligible to attend
the event unless exhibiting and nobody under 18 years of age (including
infants) may enter the Exhibition.
More information and Visitor
registration are available online at www.austgamingexpo.com or call
the Gaming Expo Help Line on 02 9211 7430.
The Australasian Gaming
The Australasian Gaming Expo is a
trade exhibition, for management representatives of Gaming Industry
Organisations only including government, regulatory, research and support
bodies, clubs, hotels, casinos, resorts and similar Hospitality Industry
venues. Trade suppliers are not eligible to attend the event unless
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, Bally Technologies, IGT Australia, Konami
Gaming Australia, ShuffleMaster Australasia and WMS Gaming Australia.
For further information CONTACT:
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association, Phone: (+61 2) 8216 0931 or
SOURCE: The Australasian Gaming
Ocean County Ticket Wins $20,100,000 Pick 6 Lotto Jackpot
Lotto Jackpot Resets to $2
Million for June 19th Drawing
TRENTON, New Jersey (June 17, 2014)
The 53rd draw has proven to be lucky for the one winning ticket that
matched all six numbers for last nights Pick-6 drawing. The winning
ticket from the Monday, June 16th drawing has an annuity value of $20,100,000.
The winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven #16497 (S), 524 Lacey Rd., Forked River
in Ocean County. The lucky retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000 for selling
the lucky ticket. As of the time of this writing, the winner(s) are unknown.
The Pick-6 jackpot resets to $2 million for the next drawing which will be held
on Thursday, June 19.
Executive Director Carole Hedinger
said, I am looking forward to meeting the ticketholder whose life will
drastically change by this financial windfall. Financial worries have just been
removed and now the winner can explore their lifes dreams. Thats
what winning the lottery is all about giving your dreams a
The winning numbers from the Monday,
June 16 drawing were 03, 12, 18, 34, 35 and 42.
Hedinger reported that 22 players
won $2,471 in cash prizes in the drawing for correctly picking five numbers.
Another 992 players won cash prizes of $60 each for correctly matching four
numbers and 19,202 players won $3.00 each for correctly matching three
The Lottery beneficiaries have also
won big from the Pick-6 game as they do with all of the Lottery games. Lottery
beneficiaries will receive more than $17.6 million from the Pick-6 game sales
leading up to this win. The lottery contributes a minimum of 30% of revenue to
its beneficiaries. In Fiscal Year 2013, the Lottery contributed over $1 billion
in support of education, school nutrition, veterans homes, colleges,
universities and much more.
Watch live New Jersey Lottery
drawings for the Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6 and Cash4Life games at
the Lottery website (NJLottery.com), or on the official Lottery Facebook Page.
Evening draws can be seen on CBS stations: WLNY 10/55 and CW Philly 57.
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings can be seen on WABC TV stations.
About The Lottery
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.net) has contributed more than $22 billion to the
State in support of 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 Deaf.
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Half of Pennsylvania's Millionaire Raffle Tickets Already Sold
for July 5th
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (June 16,
2014) -- Fewer than 250,000 tickets remain for the
Lotterys July 5 Millionaire Raffle drawing, which offers the
Lotterys best odds for winning a million-dollar prize.
Each $20 ticket offers a
1-in-125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The overall
odds of winning any prize are 1-in-83.33. Millionaire Raffles prize
- Four prizes of $1 million;
- Four prizes of $100,000;
- 100 prizes of $1,000; and
- 5,892 prizes of $100
The chance to win $1
million could really put some extra fireworks into your Independence Day
weekend, said Lottery Executive Director Sil Lutkewitte.
Every previous Millionaire Raffle game sold out before the drawings,
so players should be aware that only a limited number of tickets are still
Tickets will be sold until 5 p.m. on
Saturday, July 5, or until sold out. The game will close after all 500,000
tickets are sold. Players should sign the back of all tickets promptly and keep
them in a secure place until the drawing.
Each raffle ticket features a
unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially as tickets are sold across the
state. The first ticket sold on April 25 featured number 00000001, and the
final raffle ticket for the game will feature number 00500000.
To be considered a winning ticket,
the number on a Millionaire Raffle ticket must exactly match a winning number
selected in the raffle drawing, and all digits must appear in the same sequence
as the winning number.
Winning Millionaire Raffle ticket
numbers will be randomly selected at 6:59 p.m. on July 5. The Lotterys
live drawing show will televise the selection of four $1 million, top-prize
raffle ticket numbers and four $100,000, second-prize raffle ticket
The remaining 100 winning ticket
numbers for prizes of $1,000 each and 5,892 winning ticket numbers for prizes
of $100 each also will be selected, but will not be televised live due to time
constraints. In total, 6,000 prizes worth $5,089,200 will be awarded.
Players may visit www.palottery.com
to review a list of winning numbers following the ng. Players should also check
Millionaire Raffle tickets at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.
For players who enjoy pooling ticket
purchases, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on:
Now in its 18th offering since its
launch in 2005, Millionaire Raffle has awarded a total of more than $91.5
million in prizes and created 72 millionaires.
About the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the
only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit
older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has
contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax and rent
rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription
drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area
Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds
players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
drawings results, game demos and odds, winners stories, our VIP Players
Club offering coupons and giveaways, and to subscribe to text and email alerts.
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Reminder to Register for the World Lottery Summit
November 2 5, in Rome, Italy
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ROME, Italy (June 17, 20014) -- As
we have announced in the WLA
magazine and at various WLA events, the World Lottery Summit 2014 (WLS 2014),
the WLA's biennial mega event, will take place this coming November 25,
in Rome, Italy. The WLA is honored to partner with Lottomatica to bring you
this world-class event. Over the past several months, the WLA and Lottomatica
have been working hard to ensure that WLS 2014 will be the lottery industry's
event of the year.
We would like to take this
opportunity to let you know that online registration for WLS 2014 is now open.
As space is limited we urge you to go the official WLS 2014 website now and
register for this unique event today! (www.wls2014.com)
The Rome Cavalieri a
convention venue with class
Lottomatica and the WLA have chosen
the Rome Cavalieri as the venue for WLS 2014. Enclosed by fifteen acres of
Mediterranean parklands, the Rome Cavalieri overlooks a romantic panorama that
has inspired visitors to Rome for centuries. With an international reputation
as the leading business and conference hotel in Italy, the Rome Cavalieri
offers major conference facilities, spacious meeting rooms, and numerous
smaller office suites ideal for business meetings. The Cavalieri convention
facilities feature the latest and best in technology, and employ an
experienced, professional team that will provide a full-service backup for the
Far more than just a convention
hotel, the Rome Cavalieri is also home to one of the greatest private art
collections in the world. It houses well over a thousand artistic treasures in
its public spaces and suites, which range from works of 16th century masters to
modern-day contemporary artists.
The finest hotels in Rome
For your convenience, the WLA and
Lottomatica have organized a selection of hotels at special convention rates.
Accommodation fees include breakfast and free wifi is available in all the
hotels. All hotels are centrally located and are a short drive from the
convention venue (depending on traffic). Transportation has been arranged to
and from all the official convention hotels and the Rome Cavalieri. For
accommodation details please visit the official WLS 2014 website.
A comprehensive business
Spearheading the business program
with their keynote presentations will be such renowned international
personalities as Luca di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.; Jane
McGonigal, PhD, author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How
They Can Change the World; Bertrand Piccard, initiator, chairman, and pilot of
Solar Impulse; and Caroline de Fontenay, head of Googles brand activation
for France, Italy, and Spain. For a complete list of the keynote speakers and
their biographies please visit the official WLS 2014 website. (www.wls2014.com)
The business program will also
feature a broad educational track with absorbing parallel sessions. The
parallel sessions will cover WLA core themes, such as responsible gaming,
security, and the integrity of sports, as well as many other topics central to
our industry. Lottery professionals will cover each subject in depth with a
strategic view toward the future. For details on the parallel sessions, please
see the business program schedule on the official WLS 2014 website. (www.wls2014.com)
A multifaceted trade show
WLS 2014 will feature a trade show
that is unparalleled in the lottery industry. Convention delegates can expect
to find the latest in lottery systems and services on offer, from cutting-edge
lottery technology to innovations in lottery marketing. The trade show has been
structured to maximize opportunities for delegate and exhibitor interaction.
The WLS 2014 trade show officially opens on the evening of Sunday, November 2
with a soiree, just prior to the opening dinner, and will be combined with
lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 3 5. Industry
suppliers wishing to purchase booth space on the trade show floor can do so now
by visiting the official WLS 2014 convention website. (www.wls2014.com)
An engaging social program has been
organized for you to ensure the right setting for networking with your
international peers and colleagues. The festivities will begin with
Lottomaticas generous hosting of the opening dinner at the elegant Villa
Miani, and will end with the closing dinner and party at Romes
Cinecittà Studios. With a range of other optional events on offer, such
as an imperial tour of Rome, and a networking day consisting of an Italian
cooking experience at EATALY, you can be certain that your schedule will be
full the entire four days of the convention. Contributor sponsored events, to
be announced separately by the contributors, will also enhance your experience
at WLS 2014.
Rome, with a history spanning more
than 2500 years, is often referred to as "The Eternal City". In the
ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the
Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces
of Western civilization. This ancient city is still a thriving, bustling
metropolis and is waiting to welcome you this November. Before and after the
convention you will have the opportunity to explore Rome, where the ancient and
the modern coexist side by side. Be prepared to step into the worlds
biggest open-air museum with an incalculable immensity of archaeological and
art treasures the Capitoline Museums, the Vatican, Galleria Borghese,
and the Colosseum, just to name a few. Please visit the official WLS 2014
website for more information on what awaits you in Rome! (www.wls2014.com)
Bring your partner
For those traveling with loved ones,
we have arranged an exciting array of events for them. While you are attending
the convention, your partner will have the opportunity to become acquainted
with Rome. From an imperial tour of the city, to a visits to the Vatican Museum
and the Borghese Gallery, Rome is sure to leave your traveling companion
enchanted. For more information on what lies in store for your traveling
partner in Rome, please visit the official WLS 2014 website. (www.wls2014.com)
To reserve your place now for the
lottery industrys event of the year, please CLICK HERE.
The World Lottery Summit 2014
November 25, 2014 in Rome, Italy
Head to the World Lottery
Association Website to View the Complete Details of this Event, One Surely not
to be missed!
SOURCE: World Lottery Association
Loto-Québec Release 2014 Annual
A turnover of 3.519
billion dollars and a net profit of $ 1.144 billion
MONTREAL, Canada (June 13, 2014) -
The Minister of Finance, Mr. Carlos Leitao, filed this morning at the National
Assembly, the annual report of Loto-Québec for the fiscal year from
April 1 to March 31, 2013 2014.
For this period, the products were
of the order of 3.519 billion dollars, a decrease of 2.7% compared to the
previous year. In terms of earnings, it totals $ 1.144 billion, a decrease of
10.5% from last year.
The slowdown in revenue from
gambling is not unique to Loto-Québec. Everywhere in the Western world,
there have been a few years a decline in spending on gambling. Thus, in his
study on the consumption patterns of Canadian households, Statistics Canada
reported a 1.9% decline in spending in the category of gambling for the
financial year 2013-2014 compared to the previous year.
As for the decline in net profit,
this is mainly due to lower revenues, but also by higher depreciation charges,
primarily due to the replacement of VLTs and upgrades to the Casino de
Significant Economic and Social
Activities of Loto-Québec
generate considerable economic and social benefits. For example, winning the
lottery and bingo affected lots worth $ 979 million; employee benefits totalled
$ 429 million; commissions to partners lottery, casino, video lottery and bingo
totalled $ 330 million; and purchases from companies doing business in Quebec
represent $ 362 million in 2013-2014.
In social contributions, it is worth
noting the $ 29 million earmarked for the fight against compulsive gambling; 15
million paid to non-profit organizations; the $ 19 million given to the
Assistance Fund for Independent Community Action (including $ 3 million to
support the International Community action); and $ 15 million vested in
sponsoring a hundred events of popular flavor.
The lotteries showed good
performance in 2013-2014, the products of 1,774 billion representing a slight
decrease of 1.1%. Lotto 6/49, instant and sports paris all saw their sales
increase. For their part, the online lottery sales totalled $ 16 million,
against $ 7.1 million one year earlier.
The slowdown has been felt more in
the casino sector, which nevertheless reported $ 797 million (-6%). The
increasingly fierce and the impact of the work at the Montreal Casino and the
Casino du Lac-Leamy competition are clearly reflected on the business
performance of institutions. In regards to casino games online, they generated
revenues of $ 26 million, which corresponds to a growth of 10.8%.
Sales of video lotteries, at $ 941
million, slightly lower than last year (-3.3%), a situation that arises from
the difficult economic climate and the growing popularity of online gambling
particularly on illegal sites. The good news is that the gaming
Trois-Rivières and Quebec saw once more their revenues increase.
The bingo sector has managed to
stabilize its performance, thanks to revenues of $ 37 million. Progression
Kinzo, now present in twenty rooms, compensates for the gradual alienation of
customers to the network bingo.
A Busy Year
In 2013-2014, all sectors of
business have materialized projects that will bear fruit for years to come.
Together with its Canadian partners, the group of lotteries put forward a
renewed Lotto 6/49 version, which received a warm welcome from the public. Due
to the popularity of the category of flash games, Lotto Hockey came improve the
existing supply. Other innovations will emerge during the year.
On 21 November the Casino de
Montreal has opened its new playground and entertainment after four years of
complex work, during which the institution has continued its activities without
interruption. The Casino du Lac-Leamy, too, underwent major renovations, which
will result in particular the establishment of a media firm designed by Moment
Factory environment. Began in September 2012, the revitalization plan is the
last of its four phases.
The renewal of the fleet of nearly
12,000 VLTs available in some 2,000 bars and breweries ended in autumn 2013.
Moreover, Loto-Québec has recently announced that the gaming hall Quebec
relocate the next fall at Fleur de Lys shopping center, close to its current
location. This allows, among other things, preserve 150 quality jobs.
Responsible Gaming, Value
Introduced there two years, the
Vice-President Responsible Gaming Responsible Gaming presents as a
differentiator and value-added products. In addition, the Level 4 certification
- the highest - the World Lottery Association reflects the full integration of
responsible gambling in the corporate culture.
The current situation (. Mature
market, increased competition, challenge of renewing customers, etc.), one
thing is clear: Loto-Québec will be more efficient than ever. Preparing
the 2014-2017 strategic plan just involves questioning in depth in this regard.
The exercise also includes a review of all methods and a process of
prioritization to control even stronger expenditure.
The 2014 Annual Report is now
available on the website of Loto-Québec.
KEY FIGURES FOR THE YEAR 2013-2014
1 278 513
CONTACT: Jean-Pierre Roy, Corporate
Director of Media Relations, Loto-Québec, Telephone: 514 499-5151.
SOURCE: Loto Quebec.
Spain and Portugal Bring International Sporting Body on Board to
Boost Focus on Sport Safety and Integrity
DOHA, Qatar (June 11, 2014 -- These
first direct agreements with national authorities will see the ICSS work
together with the CSD and IPDJ to explore the development of Spanish and
Portuguese versions of the recently announced Sorbonne-ICSS Guiding Principles
throughout Ibero-America and CPLP countries, which will include several
measures for sport, government and betting operators and regulators to
implement in order to combat corruption, match-fixing and betting fraud.
As part of both agreements, the CSD,
IPDJ and the ICSS will develop programmes aimed at ensuring the highest ethical
standards in sport, as well as sharing information, knowledge and best practice
on issues relating to the integrity, safety and security of sport.
The agreements will also see the
ICSS, with its team of international security and integrity experts, work
closely with the CSD and IPDJ to communicate the positive values of sport and
enhance gender equality, social integration and the protection of children.
To this end, they will jointly
organise a range of conferences, seminars and workshops aimed at promoting
sport integrity among the sport movement. These events will involve sport
federations, leagues, clubs, coaches, referees and athletes and have a
particular focus on young people and their role in safeguarding sport
Mohammed Hanzab, ICSS President,
With new reports of
match-fixing and corruption now plaguing sport on a daily basis, it is clear
the integrity of sport is under threat and that the very morals and ethics of
sport need to be protected. It is also clear that governments must be at
the forefront of the fight against corruption, match-fixing and illegal betting
These first direct
agreements with national authorities are a crucial step in winning this battle
and we are all fully committed to protecting and preserving the integrity of
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, new
Chief Executive of ICSS Europe said:
The findings of the
Sorbonne-ICSS Sport Integrity Report prove that organisations from across
sport, government and betting need to work together to now take action and
implement the practical recommendations made in the Sorbonne-ICSS Sport
Integrity Guiding Principles.
The ICSS, CSD and IPDJ are
deeply passionate about sport and absolutely determined to raise awareness of
its positive values, particularly among young people. As part of these
agreements, several international projects will be developed that draw on the
ICSSs knowledge and team of world-leading experts to ensure that sport
and its core values are protected. The ICSS is truly honoured to serve sport
and to serve sport across Ibero-America and throughout CPLP
On the IPDJ agreement with the ICSS,
Emídio Guerreiro, Secretary of State of Sport and Youth said:
Portugal believes that
close cooperation with those strongly committed to the protection of sports
values and sports integrity is the way to achieve tangible results to safeguard
the true spirit of sport.
We are in the front line of
fight against doping, match-fixing and all forms of interference to sport
values and that is why the Portuguese Government has launched a comprehensive
and long term plan in 2012 to safeguard the integrity and the highest ethical
standards in sport, called the National Plan of Ethics in Sport
We see the ICSS as an
important partner, with an international leading role in this context and look
forward to enforcing and enhancing the best cooperation possible through our
National Sports and Youth Institute in this field.
Miguel Cardenal Carro, President of
Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD) said: The Consejo Superior de
Deportes and ICSS are united in safeguarding sport. For us, safeguarding sport
means to work for its integrity and safety.
The signing of this
Memorandum will not only allow us to work together with an institution like the
ICSS, which is developing major international projects, but will open much
wider horizons in the protection of sport integrity and promoting the highest
ethical standards in it.
Through this agreement, we
will establish new possibilities of cooperation throughout Spain, with a
special focus on Latin America, in areas such as promoting peace through sport,
fighting against emerging threats, as well as working for gender equality and
for the protection of children.
The announcements follow the recent
Sorbonne-ICSS Sport Integrity Forum, where the outcomes of a two year study
revealed the astonishing scale of the threat to sport from match-fixing and
betting fraud, with an estimated US$140 billion laundered through sport betting
by organised crime each year. Significantly, several practical
recommendations the Sorbonne-ICSS Guiding Principles emerged from
the report. These highlighted the immediate need for governments to lead
the fight against corruption, whilst stressing that it is only through
government action that the vulnerability of sport betting to transnational
organised crime can be addressed.
SOURCE: International Centre for
Sport Security (ICSS).
Global Gambling Report 9th Edition "Change is on the
CASTLETOWN, Isle of Man (June 18,
2014) GBGC has produced
its Global Gambling Report 9th Edition "Change is on the Cards," which is now
A triumvirate of trends
Technology, tourism, and taxes make
up the triumvirate of trends that is driving the growth in global gambling
Such is the conclusion of our
research in compiling the 9th edition Global Gambling Report.
Spanning 250 individual gambling
jurisdictions and extending to 2,100 pages, this years edition marks the
latest in our celebrated series, widely acknowledged as unsurpassed in the
market for its detail and accuracy, and essential reading for industry
Our reports cover the whole spectrum
of gambling activities in both their traditional, land-based and online/mobile
forms, from sports betting and casino, to gaming machines, bingo and
Join governments, operators,
investment banks, tech firms and global suppliers, and gain privileged insight
into the latest remote and land-based gambling trends.
There is a
page with video, Prezi presentation and infographic all free.
Download the Infographic.
Download the Prezi presentation.
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01624 827138, Email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: GBGC (http://www.gbgc.com/).