GTECH Sign One-Year Contract Extension with the Minnesota State
Lottery for Instant-Ticket Printing Services
Contract extension continues
GTECHs three-year instant-ticket printing relationship with the Minnesota
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (June 25,
2014) -- GTECH has extended
its agreement with the Minnesota State Lottery for a one-year period commencing
May 29, 2014. GTECH and the Minnesota State Lottery initially entered into an
agreement for instant-ticket printing services in December 2011, which was the
result of a competitive procurement and named GTECH as a secondary
instant-ticket vendor for the Lottery. The initial contract included the option
to extend the term for two one-year periods. This is the first extension
option that has been exercised by the Lottery.
GTECH supports the Lottery with
instant-ticket printing services as well as prize structure development,
customized sales data analysis, game planning and strategy. Over the past year,
GTECH and the Lottery have worked together to revitalize the Lotterys $30
price point by introducing the industrys first $30 licensed property
game. The game launched in August of 2013 and included three instant
one-million dollar top prizes, a mass media marketing program, and second
chance prize opportunities. The game was successful in increasing sales for the
price point, selling more tickets than the two most recent $30 games launched
by the Lottery.
GTECH and the Minnesota
State Lottery have a longstanding relationship, and the Lotterys decision
to continue working with GTECH is further evidence that our Customer First
philosophy and ability to deliver quality instant ticket products and services
are recognized by our customers, said Alan Eland, GTECH Senior Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, North America, who also oversees
GTECHs printing operations. GTECH looks forward to continued
collaboration with the Lottery in achieving even greater results for the good
causes they support.
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
For further information CONTACT:
Robert K. Vincent, GTECH S.p.A. Corporate Communications / T. (+1) 401 392
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
INTRALOT Sign Amendment to Its Contract with the New Hampshire
DULUTH, Georgia (June 24, 2014) --
INTRALOT Inc., based in
Duluth, GA, the North American subsidiary of INTRALOT Group, is pleased to
announce an amendment to its contract with the
New Hampshire Lottery
Commission. INTRALOT will continue to provide the Lottery with its Lottery
Gaming System (System) for the operation of terminal based games;
the management of instant games and associated gaming products, the support of
the retailer network and other support services including marketing.
In addition, under the terms of the
amendment, INTRALOT has received the available 4-year extension of its original
contract dated July 1, 2010. The extension will commence on July 1, 2016 and go
through June 30, 2020. The amendment also effectuates the implementation of
certain equipment exchange options and certain Offered Options pursuant to the
Charlie McIntyre, the Lotterys
Executive Director, commented: New Hampshire was the first U.S. state
to start a lottery in modern times (1964). We are now celebrating 50 years of
successful operations. Since INTRALOT converted our systems, lottery sales have
increased by more than 20% and we very much look forward to continuing that
trend during our partnership through 2020. Over the past four years, INTRALOT
has provided excellent service and created tremendous value for New Hampshire
citizens and for the New Hampshire Education Trust Fund.
Mr. Tom Little, President and CEO of
INTRALOT Inc., said: We are extremely proud to have been part of the
Lotterys rich history and we are very excited to continue our partnership
with the Lottery for an additional four years. Together we will introduce new
sales channels and innovative products and services to the citizens of New
Hampshire to raise additional funds for education.
Mr. John Pantoleon, INTRALOT Group
Chief Operating Officer, added: Since the inception of our partnership
we have supplied our state-of-the-art terminals and related peripherals that
are connected to INTRALOTs LOTOSTM O/S Central System. We are confident
that we will continue our fruitful partnership, working closely with the
Lottery team to further increase the Lotterys revenues for the benefit of
New Hampshire and its citizens.
About INTRALOT (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 57 jurisdictions, more
than 5.700 people and revenues of 1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms
Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210
6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email:
NHL Stars of Slovakia Game Offers 2nd Chance Trip to North
ATLANTA, Georgia (June 25, 2014) --
Lottery players in Slovakia have a chance to win a trip to North America,
thanks to an instant game sold by TIPOS, National Lottery Company (the
Lottery or Tipos Lottery). The game features National
Hockey League (NHL) marks and player images from the National
Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), made
available to the Lottery via MDI
Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of
Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) (the Company). MDI has a licensing
relationship with the NHL and NHLPA, and worked with the Lottery to
develop the instant game and 2nd Chance promotion, which offers a grand prize
trip for two to the United States or Canada, and tickets to up to five regular
season NHL games.
Ice hockey is extremely
popular in Slovakia, and there are many Slovaks in the NHL, so this game
presents a very exciting opportunity for our lottery players, said
PhDr. Ladislav Krika, Chairman of the Board of Directors and General
Director of the Lottery. The chance to win a trip to the United States
or Canada to see Slovakias finest players compete in the NHL is
incredibly special, and we are pleased that Scientific Games and MDI have
helped make it possible for us to award such a rare and valuable
|Tipos Lotterys 2nd
This really is an
exceptional game, and we were thrilled to work with the Tipos Lottery on its
development, said Amy Bergette Hill, Senior Vice President for
Lottery Interactive at Scientific Games. It offers Slovakias
lottery players a once-in-a-lifetime prize opportunity and for the Lottery,
its a full-service package. MDI and Scientific Games are delivering an
attractive licensed game with complete back-end support for the 2nd Chance
The back-end support is being
supplied by personnel in Scientific Games offices in several countries,
providing full-time technical and game development resources. The platform for
the web-based promotion, including aspects of Scientific Games patented
Easy Entry ticket validation system, is provided by the
corporations WLA-accredited Vienna data center, with support from its
Budapest office. The games tickets were produced at Scientific
Games printing facility located in Leeds, England, and web codes and hash
files for it were programmed and produced there as well. Central project
management for the promotion is being handled from offices in the United
Kingdom and the United States.
This was a global effort,
and is evidence of Scientific Games ability to service lotteries
throughout the world completely, efficiently and effectively thanks to our
expansive footprint and technological expertise, said Amy Bergette
Hill. Our secure 2nd Chance draw system is available internationally
and incorporates configurable, responsible gaming tools and safeguards so that
we can provide lotteries with promotions that are reliable and compliant within
The Tipos Lotterys 2nd Chance
promotion is currently running, and will continue until January 2, 2015.
Lottery players can enter codes from eligible NHL instant game tickets
into the Lotterys Web Chance microsite, which was designed by
Scientific Games. After the promotion ends, one winner will be drawn and will
get to choose up to three North American cities to visit, and up to five
regular-season hockey games to attend during a 14-day trip for two. Airfare,
hotel accommodations, ground transfers and spending money are included in the
prize. Travel arrangements and hockey game tickets are being facilitated by
NHLPA, National Hockey League
Players' Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA. ©
NHL and the NHL Shield are
trademarks of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2014. All
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 Companys
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 the Tipos Lottery
TIPOS, national lottery company,
joint-stock company was established on 11th December 1992 but started its
activities on 1st January 1993. The only shareholder is Slovak Republic,
represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. TIPOS operates
the state lottery and other gambling games on the basis of individual licenses
granted by the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
SOURCE: Scientific Games
GLI Europe BV Become First Foreign Institution to Provide Testing
Services for Gaming Devices in Slovenia
HILLEGOM, The Netherlands (June 23,
2014) Marking another company milestone as it celebrates its 25th
anniversary, Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) announced today the Ministry of Finance of
Slovenia has appointed GLI Europe BV as an institution for issuing
gaming device test reports for the jurisdiction of Slovenia.
GLI Europe BV is privileged to be
the first foreign company to be permitted to provide these services.
GLI Europe Managing Director Martin
Britton said, This has been a strategic project allowing GLI to issue
gaming device test reports directly to the Regulator for this market, saving
time and cost to the client, while being able to provide onsite services within
Slovenia. It is a great achievement for GLI, which also benefits our clients.
We are thankful to the Ministry for the trust they have placed in
GLI is the market leader in Europe,
where the company has offices in Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and
Spain. Globally, GLI serves regulators, suppliers and operators in 455
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
time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across 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.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
The Florida Lottery to Launch New Terminal
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (June 23, 2014)
-- The Florida Lottery is
proud to announce that on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, it will launch the new
Terminal game LUCKY MONEY. The new game is an enhanced version of the
MEGA MONEY game that is ending on July 1, 2014.
The Florida Lottery
continuously evaluates our games and product offerings to ensure our players
have the best games available, said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia
OConnell. MEGA MONEY was first introduced in 1998 and updates
were made over the years, yet we believed the game could be improved.
Therefore, we kept the unique features of MEGA MONEY and added new features
such as an increased second prize, better overall odds and EZmatch to
create a better game for our players.
LUCKY MONEY jackpots start at
$500,000 and can roll over to reach $2 million before rolling down to increase
the lower-prize levels. Players win the jackpot by matching the four white ball
numbers plus the Lucky Ball, or by matching any of the non-jackpot
winning combinations to win other cash prizes or a free ticket. LUCKY MONEY
tickets cost $1 per play, and for $1 more players can add EZmatch for the
chance to win up to $500 instantly.
LUCKY MONEY tickets go on sale
Wednesday, July 2, 2014. LUCKY MONEY drawings will be held Tuesday and Friday
nights at 11:15 p.m., ET, with the first drawing being held on Friday, July 4,
2014. MEGA MONEY ticket sales will end at 10:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 1,
2014, with the final drawing being held that evening at 11:15 p.m. If there is
not a jackpot winner in the final MEGA MONEY drawing, the jackpot will roll and
be carried over to the LUCKY MONEY jackpot for the first drawing. Players will
have until December 28, 2014, to redeem winning MEGA MONEY tickets. For more
information, please visit flalottery.com.
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
Floridas 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: Florida Lottery.
Poundland to Offer Charity Scratchcards
UNITED KINGDOM (June 23, 2014) --
Poundland, Europes biggest single price value retailer, is rolling out
the sale of charity scratch cards across its 450 UK stores from today (Monday
23 June, 2014). Each scratch card, produced specifically for Poundland
customers, will detail the name of the beneficiary charity they are supporting
through their purchase.
Poundland is the first major
retailer to sell charity scratch cards nationwide. The scratch cards offer
customers the strongest odds, currently in the market, of winning a prize.
The rollout follows a successful
trial earlier this year with Rieves Lotteries Ltd, a scratch card specialist
licensed by the Gambling Commission to manage lotteries for the benefit of
Richard Lancaster, Trading Director
of Poundland: Were delighted to be supporting and helping to
raise much needed funds for charity. We are offering our customers both strong
odds of winning a prize and also the chance to support some of the UKs
best loved charities.
Steve Lyons of Rieves Lotteries Ltd
added: Poundland has really got behind this launch. Its customers will
have a great chance of winning a prize and the revenue raised will provide much
needed support for the charities that it works with. Its a win all
For further information CONTACT:
Graham Smith, Twelve PR (for Rieves Lotteries Ltd), T: 01608 495012 / M: 07770
500194 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poundland plc joined the premium
segment of the London Stock Market in March 2014.
Poundland is Europes largest
single-price value general merchandise retailer and winner of the 2014 Grocer
Awards for Variety Discounter of the year. Over 500 stores have been opened in
the UK and the Republic of Ireland since 1990, including Northern Ireland.
Poundland sells quality top brands and own brand products all for the single
price point of £1 each, providing customers with amazing value every day.
Serving an average of 5 million
customers every week during Q3 2013, Poundland offers an irresistible shopping
experience where shoppers are guaranteed to find approximately 3,000
quality products per store and over 1,000 well-known brands, across 17 shopping
categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household,
gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys.
With a growth strategy of at least
60 new stores every year, Poundland has exceeded this target for the financial
year, creating approximately 1,600 new jobs.
In June 2010, Poundland was acquired
by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
Warburg Pincus acquired a majority
stake with the management at Poundland retaining a minority shareholding and
continuing to lead the business.
For more information about
Poundland, please visit:
SOURCE: Poundland plc.
Illinois Lottery Cash Booth Stirs Up Fans in
Players offered 20-second
Cash Grab to Celebrate New Lottery Instant Games 20
Years of Cash
CARBONDALE, Illinois (June 20, 2014)
-- The Illinois Lottery
brought its popular Cash Booth to Carbondale today, when dozens of
Lottery fans were given the opportunity to grab free 20 years of Cash instant
tickets and other lottery prizes. The booth was operational for several hours
today at Kroger, 501 North Giant City Road, and Shell, 222 North Emerald.
Dozens of adults lined up for a chance to go inside the Lotterys
forced-air Cash Booth and grab (for 20 seconds) floating $1 dollar bills and
coupons good for Lottery instant tickets and branded merchandise.
20 Years of Cash tickets are
available at four price points--$1, $2, $5 and $10--with top prizes,
respectively, of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 and $10,000 a week for 20 years (prizes
paid quarterly). In addition to the annuitized prizes, 20 Years of Cash grand
prize winners also receive an immediate payment of $100,000, $200,000, $500,000
or $1,000,000, depending on which of the four games was purchased.
Grand prize winners in each the four
games will receive the following total prize money (subject to federal and
The 20 Years of Cash games feature a
familiar match-number game-play that allows consumers to easily determine if
they win by matching any of their numbers to any of the winning numbers printed
on each ticket. The four games are available at more than 8,200 Lottery
The Illinois Lottery kicked off its
Cash Booth tour this past February in Chicago and Joliet and made stops in
Rockford and Loves Park in March, Milan and Silvis in April and
Champaign-Urbana last month. Todays event in Carbondale marked the end of
the lively 20 Years of Cash, Cash Booth promotion. Consumers were also able to
win even more cash via the Illinois Lotterys Facebook 60 Seconds of Cash
promotion. Three (3) $500 grand prizes were awarded in the June 10 drawing. The
grand prize winners, Name from Location, Name from Location and Name from
Location will have the chance to win up to an additional $1,000 in a 60 second
cashbox grab. Be sure to check Lottery social media pages for additional
promotions taking place this summer.
For more information on 20 Years of
Cash, please visit www.illinoislottery.com.
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
www.illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years
Media CONTACT: Chanele Newton,
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association to Challenge New UK
Unlawful Gambling Law Poses
New Danger for Consumers
GIBRALTAR (June 18, 2014) -- A new
law that establishes the Gambling Commission as the industrys regulator
across the globe not only threatens the safety of consumers online but is
unlawful, claims the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA).
Currently, British consumers gamble
online with a limited number of licensed operators based in a handful of
recognised jurisdictions. Under the proposed new regime the UK is opening the
UK market and consumers to operators based anywhere in the world and some of
whom will not obtain a licence. The regime will effectively require the
Gambling Commission to police the online sector on a worldwide basis. Peter
Howitt, Chief Executive of the GBGA argues that this new law, combined with
planned tax changes, will drive consumers to the unregulated or poorly
regulated market, and so ensure that a significant proportion of UK consumers
will be unprotected when they play and bet with foreign operators:
This is bad for UK
consumers, bad for the regulated industry, bad for Gibraltar and is in breach
of European law, but fantastic news for operators who choose to avoid proper
We know of no precedent
where any regulator in any industry will be granted the role of licensing and
regulating operators all over the world in this way, threatening to criminalise
companies and people who fail to submit to its regime. This is plainly
unworkable. The likely impact of this legislation will be to drive UK
consumers towards unregulated or poorly regulated operators, leaving them
exposed to unnecessary risks. This Act allows operators from 165 new
jurisdictions to gain licences to operate and advertise in the UK and the
Gambling Commission is supposed to regulate this industry with no
extra-territorial information gathering or enforcement powers. Clearly
that spells a new danger for British consumers.
The GBGA, which represents
Gibraltar-based online gambling operators, has instructed the law firm Olswang
to write to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid
MP, the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP and the Gambling Commission to
spell out the risks posed by the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014
and to declare its intention to challenge it. In letters before action,
which can be seen attached below, Olswang argues that the new licensing regime
established under the Act breaches Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning
of the European Union (TFEU) and is unlawful, as Dan Tench, a partner at
The Government announced
that this law was introduced with the express intention of addressing concerns
it said it had about the protection of consumers. The measures introduced
through this Act are neither reasonable nor proportionate to achieving that
goal and are likely to have adverse consequences for consumers.
All this Act achieves is a
wholly unjustified, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the
right to free movement of services, a right enshrined in European Law.
For these reasons the Government must reconsider this law or we shall have no
option but to ask the courts to review it for them.
The GBGA argues that the new law is
unnecessary, particularly given that Gibraltar has one of the most effective
regulatory regimes in the world. It argues that a more effective means to
promote consumer protection was rejected by the Government without proper
consideration or explanation.
This proposal, called Pass-porting,
would ensure that highly experienced and effective local regulators retain
responsibility for licensing their domestic industry but work with and share
information with the Gambling Commission on a formally structured basis.
The GBGA has now written to the
Government and the Gambling Commission placing them on notice of a claim for
judicial review. They have 14 days in which to respond.
CLICK HERE to download the letter to the UK
Government dated 18 June 2014.
CLICK HERE to download the letter to the Gambling
Commission dated 18 June 2014
Further Information CONTACT:
Jonathan Hawker, Slate Campaigns, T: +44 20 3126 4979, M: +44 7979 907 000,
Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, a trade body representing the
Gibraltar operators, has published correspondence between its external legal
counsel and both the British Government and the British Gambling Commission
that envisages the potential commencement of judicial review proceedings
against the recently passed amendments to the Gambling Act.
SOURCE: The Gibraltar Betting and
Gaming Association Limited (GBGA).
Lottery Drawings Produce $14 Million in Winnings in May While
Scratch-Off Winners Claim $11 Million
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (June 23,
2014) -- From paying off their homes to planning for retirement,
Louisiana Lottery players
had big plans for the more than $14 million won during drawings held in May.
The Lottery also reported nearly $11 million in scratch-off prizes claimed in
Mays draw-style game winnings
included three match-5 Powerball with Power Play prizes worth $2 million each,
two match-5 Powerball prizes worth $1 million each, four match-4 plus Powerball
with Power Play prizes totaling $110,000, two match-4 plus Powerball
prizes worth $10,000 each, four Mega Millions prizes of $5,000 each, four Easy
5 jackpots totaling $250,000 and one Lotto jackpot worth $525,000. Pick 3
winning tickets totaled $1,722,510 and Pick 4 winning tickets totaled
Easy 5 prizes totaled $391,462 with
an additional $146,908 won in ezmatch prizes, an instant-win option available
for an additional $1.
Lotto Lagniappe prizes totaled
$60,000 for the month of May. The Louisiana Lotterys Lotto Lagniappe
promotion offers players who purchase a single-draw $5 Lotto ticket bonus
entries into a monthly raffle drawing for additional cash prizes. The promotion
lasts until June 30.
More than 19,000 Power Play
purchasers won a bonus total of $3,239,893 in addition to their regular
Powerball prize, Lottery President Rose Hudson said, and
nearly 32,000 Megaplier purchasers won a bonus total of $116,863. The
Power Play option offers Powerball players the chance to increase any
nonjackpot winnings. The $1 Megaplier add-on multiplies nonjackpot Mega
Millions prizes by a multiplier number selected during the drawing.
In total, draw-style game winnings
from drawings held in May were $14,401,669. Lottery draw-style game players
have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the winnings from those
We encourage players to
sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing and to check them
promptly after the drawing. Even if a ticket does not win the jackpot, it could
have won another prize, Hudson added.
In addition to $10,649,133 in
scratch-off cash prizes paid during May, players also claimed $1,677,000 worth
of free-ticket prizes.
According to Lottery policy,
scratch-off games are closed when all top prizes are claimed, and scratch-off
players have 90 days from the official game closure date to redeem a winning
A list of current scratch-off games,
prizes remaining and claim deadlines can be found on its website,
While actual game performance and
the amount of prizes claimed will vary from month to month, the Lottery
allocates at least 50 percent of sales to fund prizes.
At least 35 percent of sales is
transferred to the state treasury for the Minimum Foundation Program that funds
K-12 public education in Louisiana.
Retailers are paid at least 5
percent in commission, and the Lottery retains less than 10 percent of sales to
Hudson reminded ticket purchasers to
play responsibly, encouraging anyone who has a gambling problem, or friends and
family of anyone with a gambling problem, to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867 for
Ticket purchasers must be at least
21 years of age.
SOURCE: Louisiana Lottery.
Lottery Meets Its Revenue Estimate for the State; Transfers Extra
$11 Million to Beneficiary
OKLAHOMA CITY (June 18,
Lottery announced today that it has met its revenue estimate for the State
of Oklahoma and Oklahoma education. The Lottery expects to transfer $11 million
more than what was appropriated to Oklahoma education from fiscal year 2014
proceeds for a total of $67 million this year.
Lottery contributions to
education have continued to exceed expectations over the last five
years, said Rollo Redburn, Executive Director. We
continuously strive to provide new and enjoyable games for our players and
they, in turn, continue to help us raise money for Oklahoma
Since its launch in 2005, the
Lottery will contribute more than $625 million to Oklahoma education by the end
of the current fiscal year.
The Lottery has now raised
more than $600 million for Oklahoma education, said Redburn.
This inspires us in our ongoing efforts to provide additional funds to
Oklahoma education programs. At the end of the day, the education of Oklahoma
kids is the real reason were here.
About the Oklahoma
Net proceeds of all Lottery games
are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More
than $600 million has been contributed to education since November 2005 with
funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher
education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and
for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology
SOURCE: Oklahoma Lottery.
Gaming Standards Association (GSA) to Play Informative Role At
iGaming Super Show
GSAs Online Gaming
Committee to be Key Point of Discussion
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 23, 2014)
Standards Association (GSA), the leading standards-setting body for the
global gaming industry, will play an important and informative role at the
The show takes place June 24-27 in
Amsterdam, and on June 26, GSA President Peter DeRaedt will be a featured
speaker on the panel, Technical Compliance EU: What You May be
Missing. Also appearing on the panel are GSA Europe Special
Representative Phyllis Farrugia and
Ince, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at GSA Platinum Member
DeRaedt, Farrugia and Ince will also
be available throughout the iGaming Super Show to discuss the swift progress
being made in GSAs Online Gaming Committee. The committee is expecting to
release a preliminary draft standard sometime this summer.
Peter DeRaedt noted,
GSAs Online Gaming Committee is moving quickly to develop a
series of online gaming standards. It is important to note that only GSA
members can participate on the committee. Online gaming companies are
encouraged to join GSA to ensure their voice is heard.
GSA has a wide range of membership
options to meet any organizations size, budget and business goals. GSA
representatives can help you decide which level is best for you anytime at
About the Gaming Standards
The Gaming Standards Association
(GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming
manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. We facilitate the
identification, definition, development, promotion and implementation of
standards to enable interoperability, innovation, education and communication
for the benefit of the entire industry.
Established in 1998, GSAs
members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.
Global Gaming Business Magazine
named GSAs Game to System (G2S) Protocol the Best
Productivity-Enhancement Technology. Casino Journal magazine named it one
of the Top 3 Most Innovative Products and Casino Enterprise
Management put it on the list of Top 10 Slot Floor
For more information, visit:
www.gamingstandards.com and join GSA on
SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announce
Nine New Members Join Organization
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 23, 2014)
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today
that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of nine
new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the worlds leading
gaming suppliers to a total of 141 members, an all-time high.
The new AGEM members are:
based in San Jose, Calif., offers industrial embedded computing solutions,
application-ready intelligent platforms and customization services to the
based in Rutzenmoos, Austria, has been operating successfully in the
international casino and AWP market for more than 20 years with a variety of
machines and electronic tables.
Boss Gaming, based
in Hollywood, Fla., with offices in Slovenia and assembly plants in Columbia
and Mexico, produces a variety of electronic roulette and blackjack
Gold Club, based in
Seana, Slovenia, creates innovative products through employee synergy
that has the company and its machines in a wide variety of global gaming
based in Nicosia, Cyprus, produces and develops a variety of revolutionary
products for the worldwide gaming industry.
Metronia, based in
Madrid, Spain, and established in 1994, operates Bingo Electrónico de
España, SA and specializes in unique electronic bingo and gaming
Ruy-Díaz y Aguilar, based in Mexico City, was founded by experienced
lawyers from Mexico and the U.S. and specializes in gaming, compliance, real
estate, litigation and international trade legal services.
U1 Gaming, based in
Bozeman, Mont., with an office in Las Vegas, designs, manufactures and
distributes multi-game video gaming machines for casinos, bars and taverns.
Wells Fargo, based
in San Francisco, is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial
services company with $1.5 trillion in assets and specializes in assisting
gaming equipment manufacturers.
AGEM is a non-profit international
trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming
devices, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support
products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the
interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political
action, regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances,
information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM
work together to create benefits for every company within the organization.
Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory agencies and participated in the
legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where
AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education
and responsible gaming initiatives.
For more information, visit:
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
IGT Partners with Bwin.Party for International Online and Mobile
Game launches across major
regulated markets increase excitement for bwin.party players
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 24, 2014) --
Global gaming entertainment giant International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) has
partnered with bwin.party digital entertainment (LSE: BPTY) to launch many of
IGTs top-performing interactive games on the bwin platform.
IGT is supplying its content to
bwin.party, which has recently launched online poker and casino offerings in
New Jersey under the license of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa (a long-term IGT
land-based casino customer), for distribution in New Jersey at
nj.partypoker.com and internationally at partypoker.com, bwin.com, as well as
at other bwin.party brands in nationally regulated European markets. With
market-leading positions in its product verticals, bwin.party gains access to
IGTs complete game library via a one-time, simple integration to the IGT
rgs (remote game server) solution.
From the casino floor to
online and mobile devices, IGT games are worldwide player favorites,
said Golan Shaked, Director of Games at bwin.party. Adding IGTs
portfolio of instantly recognizable, market-attuned content to our brands
including bwin, partypoker and PartyCasino will provide great, additional fun
and entertainment for our players.
This agreement with
bwin.party is a key milestone in our journey across regulated markets it
significantly extends the presence of IGT games in key markets around the
world, said Leigh Nissim, IGT Commercial Director of Interactive.
bwin.party is one of the biggest igaming operators on the planet and
our partnership confirms that as a supplier of premium casino content in
regulated markets, IGT is a standout choice.
Follow IGT at @IGTNews.
For a full look of IGT's impressive
product portfolio visit www.IGT.com. Join the conversation at #IGTBlue.
International Game Technology (NYSE:
IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to
transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social,
mobile and interactive environments for markets around the world. IGT's
acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style
entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about
IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or
facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino.
bwin.party digital entertainment plc
is a global online gaming company with leading market positions in each of its
four key product verticals: online sports betting, poker, casino and bingo with
some of the worlds biggest online gaming brands including bwin,
partypoker, PartyCasino and FoxyBingo. Incorporated, licensed and regulated in
Gibraltar, the Group has offices in Europe, India, Israel and the US.
bwin.party is also licensed in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany (Schleswig
Holstein), Italy, Spain and Alderney. Listed on the London Stock Exchange
(ticker: BPTY), bwin.party is a constituent of the FTSE250 Index Series as well
as the FTSE4Good Index Series.
Schenk, IGT Public Relations,
Supreme Ventures Celebrate Anniversary with New Game - Top
KINGSTON, Jamaica (June 24, 2014) --
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will celebrate its 13th anniversary on
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 with the rollout of a new lottery game. The new game
will be called Top Draw. This game will give players a chance to win up to a
million dollars every day. The starting jackpot each day will be $200,000 and
the jackpot will roll by $200,000 after each draw, if there is no winner.
The company has five game draws each
day (at 8:30am; 10:30am; 1pm; 5pm and 8:25pm), so the daily jackpot could climb
to as high as $1 Million, if there is no winner for draws one to four.
Sonia Davidson, SVL's Vice President
of Group Corporate Communications said, "This is a new and exciting daily
jackpot game and is being launched in celebration of our 13 years in the
business of gaming and entertainment. We listen to our players and constantly
find ways to meet and surpass their expectations. Top Draw offers quick returns
of minimum $200,000 each draw, for an investment of just $50 per wager. We look
forward to the public's participation when we roll out the game on Wednesday,
In the Top Draw game, players simply
choose five numbers from a field of 22 numbers, ranging from 01 - 22. The
lottery will draw 5 numbers and players matching all five numbers will win the
jackpot for the draw. Players who match 4 and 3 numbers will also win
subsidiary prizes. The game is pari-mutuel, so all prizes levels are shared
amongst the number of winners. If there is no jackpot winner for the draw, the
jackpot will roll by $200,000 to the next draw that day. Once the jackpot is
hit, the next draw starts at $200,000.
Top Draw represents the ninth online
game offered by SVL. The other online games in its portfolio are: Cash Pot,
Dollaz, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, Lucky5, Lotto and Super Lotto. The company has
over 1,100 lottery retailer's islandwide.
SOURCE: Supreme Ventures
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
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Download the Infographic.
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SOURCE: GBGC (http://www.gbgc.com/).