GTECH Presents New Turnkey Jackpot Solution, Award-Winning Systems
and Games at G2E Asia
Stand features new JP2go
standalone solution customised for the Asian market, plus industrys
top-ranked Rub4Riches on-screen scratch cards and SPHINX 3D
glasses-free slot game from the new True 3D SPIELO product
MACAU, SAR (April 14, 2014) --
GTECH is showcasing new and
award-winning products from its SPIELO Casino Systems solutions and SPIELO slot
gaming product portfolios at booths #501 and #601 at the Venetian Macau during
the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia from May 20 to 22, 2014.
GTECH is introducing its JP2go
turnkey jackpot solution, which is offered in straightforward standalone
packages. Independent of other systems, JP2go deployment is quick and easy. It
offers targeted, revenue-building mystery, progressive and wide-area jackpots
to create excitement on the floor and increase machine play for an
all-inclusive, per-machine price. A high-tech multimedia signage solution is
included in the package to promote jackpots and share the excitement of big
wins. At G2E Asia, JP2go will be introduced with an Asian version, specifically
created with Asian players in mind.
on-screen scratch card product, the newest in the GALAXIS BONUSING
module, brings the thrill of scratch cards to slot machines and provides
operators with a novel, interactive bonusing tool that instantly rewards
players at the point of play.
Once a player reaches a play
threshold or meets other criteria predetermined by the casino, Rub4Riches
displays a customized scratch card on the CRYSTAL.net touch-screen player
interface. Players use the interface to rub areas on the screen for a chance to
win promotional credits in real time, directly at the slot machine.
Rub4Riches helps casinos promote
loyalty, encourage longer play and differentiate the casino from other gaming
venues. A customized campaign design with Asian-style themed scratch cards is
Integrated into the GALAXIS
ANALYTICS portfolio and supplied in partnership with BIS2, gameViz
advanced gaming analytics will also be demonstrated at G2E Asia. gameViz
provides a new way to visualize advanced business intelligence using
sophisticated Super Graphics. It helps operators to understand slot
machine performance and customer preferences to identify practical ways to
improve revenue and profit.
The full range of the powerful and
comprehensive GALAXIS Casino System will be on show at G2E Asia as well as
GTECHs SYSTEM2go essential slot management system. SYSTEM2go combines
on-line accounting and remote monitoring with a complete jackpot system in a
We have continuously
increased our presence here in Asia and are very pleased to bring our greatest
and most innovative products to G2E Asian and to the market, said
Chiang Lai Fatt, GTECH General Manager for Casino Systems in Asia.
Just one example of our successful work in Asia is the systems
installation at Kangwon Land in South Korea, the countrys biggest and
busiest gaming venue. With 200 tables and 1,496 slot machines, its the
perfect venue to demonstrate the robustness and flexibility of our GALAXIS
casino management system,
In addition to SPIELO Casino Systems
solutions, innovative and award-winning slot products will also be on display.
By introducing the three-time award-winning SPHINX 3D and two extremely
popular PopCap® titles at G2E Asia, GTECH is reinforcing its commitment to
the Macau slot market.
SPHINX 3D is the first title in the
new SPIELO True 3D product line, which uses a glasses-free 3D display
designed exclusively for GTECH for the gaming industry by SeeFront. It uses a
unique, patented autostereoscopic technology with integrated eye-tracking to
make images jump off the screen or stretch into infinity in high resolution.
SPHINX 3D is presented on the AXXIS cabinet, which is designed to
maximize player comfort, create a sense of personal space, and immerse the
player in the game.
The GTECH stand will also feature
two popular titles that casual gamers know and love from PopCap Plants
vs. Zombies Gargantuar and Plants vs. Zombies Backyard Showdown.
GTECH has worked closely with PopCap to stay true to the spirit of their
internationally acclaimed brands, creating terrifically fun and engaging new
slot gaming experiences. The PopCap library of games are available on the
MaXVusion cabinet, with a 32 portrait high-definition LCD top
GTECHs full complement of
top-performing and systems solutions games and cabinets are on display at
booths #501 and #601 at G2E Asia, where GTECH´s Chiang Lai Fatt, Maria
Garcia, and other members of the GTECH team look forward to meeting
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 more than 8,600
employees in approximately 60 countries. For more information, please visit
For further information, CONTACT:
Rhonda Whittaker, GTECH Corporate Communications Manager, T: +1 506 878 6471,
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
Double Achievement for Maltco Lotteries on Responsible
Company celebrates its 10th
anniversary with a huge accomplishment
MALTA (April 14, 2014) --
Maltco Lotteries Ltd. has
recently added another major milestone to its successes whereby it was
accredited with the Responsible Gaming Certification from both the European
Lotteries Association and the World Lotteries Association. These associations
are the top ranked Lotteries Associations with more than 143 International
Lotteries being affiliated to them.
This is not just a great
achievement for our company, being the first ever local company to achieve such
a high level certification, but also for the whole country, commented
Maltcos C.E.O Dr. Ioannis Katakis. With such an important accreditation,
Malta through Maltco Lotteries will surely make a global impact and will be
surely exposed further on an international scale. Malta is considered as being
a fast growing country in the Gaming Industry.and a hub in the Mediterranean,
offering various entertaining games through various gaming sectors.
Maltcos C.E.O said that such a certification should serve as a good
practice for other gaming industries based in Malta to also embark on this
Being recognized by the
European Lotteries on such an important subject is indeed a huge landmark not
only for Maltco Lotteries but also for Malta. I congratulate all the
Maltcos team for the hard work they have put towards this
project, commented ELAs President Mr Friedrich Stickler.
The company was audited by an
international audit firm who found the company to be aligned with all the
requirements to acquire this certification. The company reaffirmed that whilst
wanting players to entertain themselves, it also encourages them regularly to
play in a very responsible way.
Mr Jean-Luc Monet-Banet, President
of the WLA said that: this is indeed an accomplishment for the company
who has been certified with a level 4 certification, being the highest level
that a lottery can attain in this certification.
On behalf of Maltco Lotteries Ltd.
Dr Ioannis Katakis thanked both the World Lotteries Association and the
European Lotteries Association for this recognition and promised
continuous collaboration with them. The EL official Certification ceremony will
be held next June in Lisbon whilst the WLA official Certification will be held
in Rome next November.
About Maltco Lotteries Ltd
Maltco Lotteries Ltd, subsidiary of
Intralot, established in 2004 is the exclusive Operator of the National Lottery
Games and Additional Games for Malta. It is fully regulated and licensed by the
Lotteries and Gaming Authority. Innovation, dedication, responsible gaming and
good practices place Maltco amongst the top Companies in Malta. The company
offers secure and reliable numeric and sports games to its players. The games
are offered through all Maltco Lotteries dedicated points of sale.
CONTACT: Erika Micallef /
Corporate Communications & PR Manager.
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries
Wyoming Lottery Corp. Hosts a Series of Retailer Workshops
Throughout The State
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (April 11, 2014)
-- Starting April 18, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. will hold a series of workshops as
part of its retailer recruitment efforts to gain feedback on the draft
application and contract.
Any interested Wyoming retailer
wanting to sell WyoLotto tickets should attend one of these workshops,
which continue through April 30 in key cities in Wyoming. The lottery will
announce specific dates, times and locations early next week and post the
information on wyolotto.com. Additionally, anyone interested can sign up to be
notified about the dates on the website.
"Retailers are the backbone of
the lottery," said Jon Clontz, Wyoming Lottery's Chief Executive Officer.
"We need to make sure that the process not only is equitable, working for
the majority of retailers, but also allows the lottery to be effective,
efficient and operate within the provisions of state statute."
During the workshop, attendees will
learn about the lottery, application and selection process, the retail
contract, and the next steps lottery will take to push WyoLotto live later this
year. In a facilitated discussion, the lottery also will seek input from
retailers on the application and contract.
The lottery will take the input into
consideration when solidifying the application and contract, and then request
their adoption by the board of directors in a public meeting. The board's
approval will open the application process and launch efforts to recruit
Clontz explained that the lottery
will hold more workshops as the lottery becomes operational and takes further
steps to sell Powerball® and Mega Millions® tickets in Wyoming.
About the Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead last March. The corporation
operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state
tax money. State law requires the first $6 million of Lottery revenue to be
distributed to cities, towns and counties based on Wyoming's sales tax formula.
Any additional earnings will be
deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account.
CONTACT: Jon Clontz, Chief Executive
Officer, Wyoming Lottery Corporation, Phone: 307-432-9300.
SOURCE: The Wyoming Lottery
La Fleurs Magazine Issues Call for Ad Submissions for
Fleurry Awards for 2014 Lottery Symposium
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (April 14, 2014)
-- La Fleurs Magazine will present the 2014 Fleurry Awards for the
lotterys choice of its best 30-second TV ad at our La Fleurs 2014
Lottery Symposium. This means that the lottery chooses what it considers to be
its BEST TV commercial produced between July 1, 2013 and April 2014. It can be
a draw game ad, an instant ad, a brand ad or a beneficiary ad.
La Fleurs 2014 Lottery
Symposium will be held June 1-4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel. Awards are determined by peers voting on peers submissions,
basically the Peoples Awards for the best lottery TV ad.
1) - Each lottery
organization can submit one 30-second lottery TV ad.
2) - The TV ad must
have aired between July 1, 2013 and April 2014.
3) - The
lotterys ad submission must be uploaded on YouTube.com. The lottery
organization will need to email the link to access its TV ad on YouTube.com to
later than Wednesday, April 23. Please also remember to send the Submission
4) - If the
lottery does not have the necessary Internet talent usage rights to post the
spot on Youtube, you may submit via a .mpg format or .mov format. The file size
must be smaller than 1 GB. We need to receive this file by Wednesday, April 23.
Please also remember to send the Submission Form (attached).
The deadline for your submission is Wednesday, April 23.
- There is no fee to enter the Fleurry Awards.
7) - Email
questions to email@example.com
The submissions will be posted on
www.lafleurs.com on the
Fleurry Awards voting page. Voting will commence at the end of April.
Fleurry Award trophies will be
presented to the winners at the symposium. The Fleurry award winners will also
be showcased at the symposium
SOURCE: La Fleurs
Luck to Go: Lotto24 Launch First Mobile App for State Lotteries in
Whole of Germany
HAMBURG, Germany (April 11, 2014) --
As of today, millions of lottery fans throughout Germany can now play Lotto on
the go: with its new Lotto24 app, Lotto24 AG is the first provider to enable
customers to play the official state lottery from their smartphones and
tablets. As well as being convenient and secure, the app means that Germans can
now play their favourite game wherever and whenever they like. It has never
been so easy to play the lottery.
The free app includes all the
functionality of the online offering (www.lotto24.de) as well as extensive
additional information, such as current jackpot sizes, the odds of winning and
countdowns to the next draw. Besides the popular 'Quick Tip' - which picks
random numbers and takes just a few seconds or three clicks to submit - lottery
players can of course select their own numbers in the traditional way.
Players can also quickly and easily
access all their tickets and winnings details and are always informed about the
latest Lotto numbers.
If selected, the app can also push
information to the user about winnings or new draw results. Winnings are
automatically credited to the customer's account. The Lotto24 app is available
for Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) and has been optimized for the respective
smartphones and tablets.
Registered Lotto24 customers can use
their existing online login details for the app. New customers can easily
register from within the app. Payments can be made via Mastercard, Visa or EC
card. The fully encrypted payment process is completed within the app - without
the need to register with another system.
Petra von Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24
AG, says: 'We are delighted that we can now offer up to 20 million Lotto
players every week throughout Germany the possibility to play the lottery via
their mobile devices. The Lotto24 app is fully in line with the growing trend
of mobile internet usage.'
After the successful launch of the
app, Lotto24 plans to provide regular updates to ensure Lotto fans always
receive the best-possible service - wherever and whenever they need it.
Further information on the Lotto24
app, together with pictures, can be found at
on the corporate website www.lotto24-ag.de
About Lotto24 AG
Lotto24 is Germany's leading online
broker of state-licensed lotteries (www.lotto24.de). On behalf of its
customers, the company enters into gaming contracts with the respective lottery
companies for lottery products such as »Lotto 6aus49«, »Spiel
77«, »Super 6«, »EuroJackpot« and
»Glücksspirale«. Following its foundation in 2010, the company
was one of the first private online lottery brokers to receive all the
necessary state permits in 2012, when the new State Treaty on Games of Chance
came into effect, and to resume activities on the German market. Lotto24 AG has
been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since
3 July 2012. Lotto24 aims to extend its position as Germany's leading online
broker of lottery products.
CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina
Hoffmann, Tel.: +49 (0) 40 / 82 22 39 501, E-mail:
SOURCE: Lotto24 AG (www.lotto24-ag.de).
Four More US States Weigh up Web Gambling
Article Published by
CASTLETOWN, Isle of Man (April 11,
2014) -- You know the U.S. casino industry is hurting when the Bible- Belt is
willing to talk about online gaming.
Three attempts to open conservative,
Deep South Mississippi to the Web have been tried, all three have failed. But
the pending shutdown of Harrahs Tunica, the largest casino in the north
of the state, with the loss of 1,300 jobs, appears to have gotten
Theres just too much
supply in that market, said John Payne, president of the Central
Markets division of Caesars Entertainment, in explaining the companys
decision to close the property after 18 years of operation.
Tunica has seen gaming revenue
shrink to $738 million last year from $1.2 billion in 2006.
The Harrahs has not
been profitable for a while, Payne said.
Its a lament being heard in
markets around the country. In January, Atlantic Citys Atlantic Club
Casino Hotel shut its doors, a victim of intensifying competition in the
Northeast, where Atlantic City flourished for years as the only game in town.
Then the recession and a wave of legalizations across the Mid-Atlantic combined
to gut revenues citywide by more than 40 percent since their peak in 2006.
Some 39 states have casino gambling
of some kind, up from only two in 1988, and more sizable resorts are on the way
in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Maryland. Nationally, revenues
were flat at $34 billion in 2013. Through February they had fallen for six
straight months in the four largest Midwest markets: Indiana, Missouri,
Illinois and Michigan. Even Las Vegas was down 12 percent through the early
part of this year.
The new reality of the
gaming industryor at least what has been the reality in recent
yearsis that more markets are becoming saturated and new competitors are
increasingly cannibalizing their neighbors rather than growing the
pie, says Frank Fantini, an investment analyst and publisher of a
series of widely read financial reports.
Gaming revenue in Mississippi fell 6
percent in 2013. Thats bad news for a state that relies on the industry
for about 5 percent of its annual budget. The Legislature has responded by
commissioning a blue ribbon panel to study the experiences of the three
statesNew Jersey, Nevada and Delawarethat have inaugurated online
In Pennsylvania, which has grown
since casinos were introduced in 2006 to become the second largest market in
the country, largely at the expense of Atlantic City, an analysis by the
Legislatures Budget and Finance Committee is due for release on the
potential impact of online gaming on the gaming industry, including
the impact online gaming may have on the Commonwealths tax revenues and
employment at the Commonwealths casinos.
Year on year, gaming revenue was
down 1.4 percent in Pennsylvania in 2013 to $3.11 billion. Slot machine
revenues fell in both January (-7%) and February (- 7.54%). Experts believe
increased competition from neighbouring New York, Maryland, Ohio and Delaware
are taking a toll, and that has several lawmakers pushing for expansion to
cover a growing state deficit. Gov. Tom Corbett wants to legalize keno and
tavern gambling and expand the land-based market to fund part of his $30
billion spending plan for 2013-2014.
In neighbouring New York, Republican
state Sen. John J. Bonacic has introduced a bill that would legalize online
poker and allow for interstate compacts for sharing liquidity and revenues.
Discussions have resumed in
Massachusetts on two bills introduced last year for expanding state lottery
ticket sales to the Internet and authorize state-regulated online poker and
Michigan has already moved in this
direction and is slated to begin selling lottery tickets and offer lottery
games online by the end of the year via a contract with Pollard Banknote
Limited of Canada and Maltas NeoGames. The deal is worth $23 million over
the first four years, a period in which the state hopes to pocket $120 million
in revenues for public education.
Michigan will join Illinois and
Georgia as one of three states with an internet lottery.
GBGC provides top flight consultancy
services, data and publications for the global gambling industry. We look at
all segments from the traditional land based business of casino, bingo, sports
betting and lotteries to the new vibrant and rapidly growing on line gambling
GBGC has helped governments develop
their policy toward gambling, companies with their corporate strategies,
investment banks and private equity with their due diligence and served some of
the major consultancies with the flow of data about the gambling business
GBGC has completed six assignments
for governments including Botswana where we have advised the government on the
implementation of its new Gambling Laws.
The government of Malta where GBGC
produced the concept for Malta to become the most successful online gambling
destination. GBGC has also completed contracts with the regional Government of
Lagos, Nigeria and two projects for the Isle of Man Government. GBGC have
undertaken assignments for UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort, Charterhouse Development
Capital, Stanley Leisure plc, General Atlantic Partners, William Hill plc,
Ladbrokes plc and GTECH.
GBGC produced the widely acclaimed
Global Gambling Report some 1500 pages of data and information. Other
publications include No Chips Without Fire an in depth sturdy of the effect of
the smoking ban for casino and bingo.
The Mobile Gambling Report and The
Chinese Gambler. Our publication clients include Les Francaise Des Jeux,
Camelot, GTECH, and Santa Casa Warwick also spent six years as a member of the
Horserace Betting Levy Board
LaFleurs World Lottery Almanac Reports Worldwide Lottery
Sales Total $284 Billion
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (April 11, 2014)
-- TLF Publications, Inc. released its latest annual survey on worldwide
lottery sales. In 2013, worldwide lottery sales excluding video lottery
terminals [VLT] totaled $284 billion, an increase of 3% from 2012s $275.2
billion, according to La Fleurs 2014 World Lottery Almanac. TLF
Publications has tracked worldwide sales for the last 22 years for the World
For the six straight year, there has
been only single-digit growth for traditional global lottery sales (excluding
VLT revenue). Over the last decade, worldwide lottery sales have grown from
$159.6 billion in calendar 2003 to $284 billion in calendar 2013.
Lotto remains the undisputed
champion as the worlds favorite lottery game, hardly a surprise now that
U.S. lotteries are at the $1 billion jackpot threshold. In 2013, combined lotto
and spiel sales totaled $118.7 billion. Lotto accounts for 41.8% of total
Combined instant/pulltab sales
topped $79 billion, up 4% from $76 billion in 2012. Instant tickets constitute
27.7% of total worldwide sales. Passive (draw) sales totaled $21.4 billion in
2013, a 7% decline over 2012.
Numbers sales amounted to $17.4
billion versus $17.6 billion in 2012. Keno sales totaled $12 billion, up 2%.
Toto sales (which includes fixed odds betting), topped $20.6 billion, a 9%
increase over 2012.
Lottomatica is ranked number one
worldwide in total gross traditional sales in calendar 2013. Two U.S. lotteries
made the top 10 lotteries worldwide in total gross traditional sales in
calendar 2013New York Lottery (#8) and Florida Lottery (#10).
Singapore Pools is ranked number one
worldwide in total gross traditional per capita sales in La Fleurs
survey. Three U.S. lotteries made the top 10 lotteries worldwide in total
gross traditional per capita sales in calendar 2013Massachusetts Lottery
(#2), Georgia Lottery Corporation (#9) and New York Lottery (#10).
In calendar 2013, VLT net machine
income totaled $25.9 billion. The continent of Europe leads with $17.7 billion
in VLT net income, followed by North America ($8.3 billion).
CONTACT: Terri Markle, Co-Publisher,
La Fleurs Magazine, Tel: (301) 610-6070 / Fax: (301) 610-6072 / Email:
SOURCE: La Fleurs
Paddy Power and PokerStars Are Currently the Social
Starson Facebook and Twitter
Comprehensive quarterly report
analysing the online gambling industrys social marketing
LONDON / MUNICH, (April 14, 2014) --
Marketing and communication via Facebook and Twitter are becoming more and more
important for online gambling operators. The researchers at MECN therefore
compiled an overview of the activities and successes of the key online gambling
operators on the key social networks.
Overall, Paddy Power and
PokerStars are currently the social stars
In nearly all social communities
analysed, Paddy Power and PokerStars currently (Q1 2014 analyses) rank at the
top. Paddy Power slightly lags only on YouTube.
Paddy Power dominates
MECN analysed the number of Facebook
Likes. The number of Likes shows how many Facebook users appreciate a
particular Facebook page, ... The most recent analyses provide the following
number of Likes The average number of Facebook Likes of the
online gambling operators analysed was 212,574 .
dominates The Facebook page of Paddy Power has the greatest
number of Likes/fans with 1,180,684 . The two runner-up operators are William
Hill and PokerStars.
trend An analysis of the total number of Likes of the entire
sample shows that the industrys Facebook Likes have increased
by 80% since beginning of 2013.
Setting the number of people
talking about this in relation to the number of overall
Likes/fans can serve as an indicator of the level of engagement. The most
recent analyses provide the following insights:
number of people talking about this in % of Likes/fans
The average percentage of people "talking about this as a
proportion of Likes/fans of the online gambling operators we analysed was
dominates The Facebook page of Bet365 has the highest level of
engagement with the percentage of people talking about this as
proportion of Likes/fans coming to 8.3%.
Paddy Power also dominates
MECN also analysed the number of
Twitter Followers - the most recent analyses provide the following
number of Followers The average number of Followers of the
online gambling operators analysed was 49,202 .
dominates The Twitter page of Paddy Power has the greatest
number of Followers with 252,000 . The two runner-up operators are PokerStars
trend An analysis of the total number of Followers of the
entire sample showed that the industrys Twitter Followers
have increased by 93% since beginning of 2013.
Gambling Quarterly Q1 2014 - Comprehensive quarterly report
analysing updated benchmarks, KPIs, trends, ... covering all sectors of the
online gambling industry
This quarterly report covers a wide
range of topics from key company sectors, such as finance, marketing, strategy,
.... Due to this extensive coverage, the report is a must-read for executives
and departments of all companies active in the online gambling market.
This regular report offers
unprecedented insights into the industry, including:
issues Strategic topics, such as overall industry climate,
trends, forecasts, stock development, ...
benchmarks Quarterly and half-year revenue benchmarks, EBIT and
cost benchmarks, ...
benchmarks Social benchmarks, SEO benchmarks, affiliate
Product-related topics and benchmarking Growth
potential for selected products, benchmarking of product offers, ...
regions and regulated markets Regional analyses, such as the
level of internationalization and in-depth coverage of regulated markets,
In total, the report has ca. 100
pages and ca. 150 graphs/exhibits.
The study can be obtained at
www.mecn.net or the report
MECN is a network of experts on
issues concerning the media and entertainment industry. Together they provide
in-depth knowledge, analysis, and advice to global clients.
Contact: Martin Oelbermann, Tel: +49
(0)89 3835 6785, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lotterywest Raise Millions to Support the WA Community from OZ
Lotto luck strikes WA three
times in six days, this time taking home OZ Lotto $15 million prize
PERTH, Western Australia (April 15,
2014) -- The lucky local was the nation's only Division 1 winner. The winning
ticket was purchased from newsXpress Meve in Beeliar.
Lotterywest spokesperson Pina
Compagnone said tonight's win follows a run of local Division 1 Lotto wins in
WA in the last six days.
"WA delivered a million dollar
Lotto prize on Wednesday and then a winning ticket worth just over $1 million
in Saturday's Lotto draw. It looks like three times a charm with an incredible
$15 million prize won by one WA player tonight," she said.
"We are thrilled that Lady Luck
is surrounding our State and fulfilling many of our players dreams of striking
A further 51,819 other WA players
collected an OZ Lotto prize in the draw's other Divisions.
Lotterywest encourages all players
who may have purchased a ticket in the draw to check them as soon as possible
for the winning numbers 35, 5, 22, 27, 17, 31 and 29
Tonight's $15 million Division 1
Lotto prize is the sixth largest Lotto prize won in WA. The record for the
State's largest Lotto win sits at $30 million which has been won three times
in October last year, in 2007 and in 2001.
Lotto winners are not the only ones
who benefited from tonight's jackpot, with Lotterywest raising millions to
support the WA community from the draw.
Local groups to benefit from
Lotterywest funding include the Southern Cross Village Success Residents'
Committee located in Beeliar's neighbouring suburb of Success. The group
received a $4,764 Lotterywest Grant last year for equipment to encourage
community members over 55 in the area to get fit and healthy.
SOURCE: Lottery West.
Unibet - Invitation to Financial
LONDON, U.K. (April 16, 2014) --
Unibet Group plc will publish its Interim report for the first quarter 2014 on
Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 07.30 (CET).
In connection with this,
Unibets CEO Henrik Tjärnström will host a presentation in
English at Financial Hearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 09.00 (CET).
Kambis CEO Kristian
Nylén will also participate in the presentation.
Please go to
www.financialhearings.com to sign in, in advance.
The presentation is also web casted
live on www.unibetgroupplc.com.
For those who would like to
participate in the telephone conference in connection with the presentation,
the telephone number is UK: +44 20 3194 0553 US: +1 855 269 2606.
Please call in, well in advance and
After the presentation there will be
the opportunity to ask questions.
The presentation will also be
available on demand on www.unibetgroupplc.com.
Unibet was founded in 1997 and is an
online gambling company listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm.
Unibet is one of the largest privately-owned gambling operators in the European
market and provides services in 27 languages through www.unibet.com,
www.unibet.dk, www.unibet.fr, www.unibet.it, www.unibet.be, www.unibet.com.au,
www.maria.com and www.mariacasino.dk. Today, Unibet has over 8.6 million
customers in over 100 countries. Unibet is a member of the EGBA, European
Gaming and Betting Association, ESSA, the European Sports Security Association
and is audited and certified by eCOGRA in relation to responsible and fair
More information about Unibet Group
plc can be found on www.unibetgroupplc.com
CONTACT: Unibet Group plc., Inga
Lundberg, Investor Relations, +44 788 799 6116.
SOURCE: Unibet Group plc.
Texas Lottery Commission Defers Proposed Amendments to Bingo
AUSTIN, Texas Lottery (April 16,
2014) -- A vote on proposed rule amendments regarding pull-tab bingo and
card-minding systems has been deferred by the
Texas Lottery Commission at
the agencys meeting today.
The Commissions five-member
board oversees the states regulation of Charitable Bingo.
With these proposed rules,
the Commission was responding to the industry we regulate, said Texas
Lottery Commission Chairman J. Winston Krause.
We studiously honor the
statute, the Attorney Generals opinions and the Texas Legislature on this
and all matters. As this technology is something that the industry is
interested in, and technological advancements are a part of good business
practices, we recognize that the interest in this is not likely to go away, but
we are going to defer the matter, said Chairman Krause.
The proposed amendment to rule
402.300, which governs pull-tab bingo, was requested by the Veterans of Foreign
Wars-Department of Texas and K&B Sales, Inc. through petitions received by
The primary purposes of the
requested amendments were to allow multi-play pull-tab tickets and to authorize
video-confirmation for instant pull-tab prizes.
Pull-tab bingo games are played with
paper tickets and are not played electronically. Video-confirmation for instant
pull-tab tickets involves a player using an electronic device to reveal whether
the ticket is a winner.
The proposed rule amendment would
not have authorized the play of pull-tab tickets on an electronic device, only
the utilization of an electronic device to reveal the paper pull-tab
The Attorney General issued an
opinion in 2008 stating that video-confirmation alone does not transform bingo
into electronic bingo and statutorily, the proposed amendments would not have
resulted in electronic bingo or the expansion of gambling.
The proposed amendment to rule
402.300 as well as the proposed amendments to rules 402.321-402.323, 402.325
pertaining to card-minding systems would not have authorized slot machines.
The Commission recognizes that the
authorization of slot machines and electronic gaming devices are policy
decisions to be determined by the Texas Legislature.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery
GTA Release App for Australasian Gaming Expo.
SYDNEY, Australia (April 16, 2014)
-- The Gaming Technologies Association has announced the release of an
Australasian Gaming Expo Mobile App thats available for both Apple and
Android Smart Phones.
Developed exclusively for the 2014
Australasian Gaming Expo, the App features all the important information that
visitors to the show will be seeking including; how to get to the new venue,
transport timetables, an interactive floor plan and a detailed exhibitor list.
The App includes a registration form for interstate visitors to book bus
transfers between Sydney Airport and the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe
Theres also information about
how visitors to the show are eligible to win one of three trips for two to Las
Vegas to attend the Global Gaming Expo held at the beginning of October.
Further details about the app are
available at the AGE web site or it can be downloaded by simply visiting the
Apple App Store or Google Play.
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
For further information CONTACT:
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association, (02) 8216 0931 or 0418 686
075, Email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: Australasian Gaming
Amaya Announce Agreements for Gaming Machine Shipments in United
MONTREAL, Canada (April 16, 2014) --
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. ("Amaya" or the "Corporation") CA:AYA -1.36% , an
entertainment solutions provider for the regulated gaming industry, is pleased
to announce that its subsidiary Cadillac Jack has entered into multiple
agreements to ship approximately 1,100 gaming machines to existing and new
customers in the United States.
Installation of the machines is
anticipated to occur in the second quarter of 2014.
The shipments are primarily
comprised of outright sales of gaming machines as well as upgrading existing
revenue share-generating gaming machines. The majority of units shipped will be
Class II machines, but will include sales of Class III machines including into
Oklahoma and California.
"We are very happy to extend and
improve our relationship with longstanding customers in the United States as
well as create relationships with new customers," said David Baazov, CEO of
"Additionally, we are excited
about continuing our expansion of land-based solutions into Class III gaming
markets, which we have identified as a strategic growth opportunity for us
since our acquisition of Cadillac Jack."
The Corporation also announced it
has received a license to provide its land-based solutions to Class III gaming
operations in Wisconsin.
Amaya provides a full suite of
gaming products and services including casino, poker, sportsbook, platform,
lotteries and slot machines.
Some of the world's largest gaming
operators and casinos are powered by Amaya's online, mobile, and land-based
Amaya is present in all major gaming
markets in the world with offices in North America, Latin America and Europe.
For more information please visit: www.amayagaming.com
SOURCE: Amaya Gaming Group Inc.
American Gaming Association Builds on Momentum by Hiring New Top
Team to champion gamings
positive impacts, drive industry growth and better connect gaming
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) --
The American Gaming Association
(AGA) announced today it is adding three members to its executive
leadership and public affairs teams to bolster membership engagement, media
outreach and ally development. These newly created roles, in addition to five
hires in January, will enhance the AGAs ongoing efforts to champion
gamings positive impact, drive industry growth and better connect and
inform gaming professionals.
I am proud to complete
'Phase One' of the AGA's team building by welcoming Ron Rosenbaum as chief
operating officer, Brian Cohen as director of ally development and Chris Moyer
as director of media development and relations to our growing team of top
talent, said AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman.
Together with our five
recent hires, our new talent will strengthen our organization with deep
expertise in association growth strategies, policy advocacy and media relations
as the AGA works to affirm the value of gaming, expand membership value and
pave the way for industry expansion and innovation.
Ron Rosenbaum, Chief
Operating Officer. Rosenbaum brings more than 20 years of experience leading
marketing, development and event management efforts. Most recently, he served
as senior vice president, marketing and development for the Sports &
Fitness Industry Association where he led a significant rebranding and
positioning initiative that resulted in greater organizational relevance,
sustainability and member alignment. Rosenbaum will join the AGAs
executive leadership team to drive member engagement and retention, conferences
and events, finance, human resources and IT.
Brian Cohen, Director of Ally
Development. Cohen has a decade of experience in advocacy, government
relations, strategic outreach and campaign initiatives in the private sector
and government. In his most recent post as director of external state
government affairs at the Motion Picture Association of America, Cohen built
coalitions to support issue campaigns and protected studios interests to
As the AGAs director of ally
development, Cohen will identify and manage a network of gaming champions to
support the industrys legislative goals at the federal, state and local
Chris Moyer, Director of
Media Development and Relations. Moyer joins the AGA from Capitol Hill,
where he served as press secretary and new media director for Senator Kay Hagan
In this capacity, he built and
managed relationships with reporters and expanded the Senators reach on
social media. He also previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
(D-NV), serving as personal assistant and deputy press secretary based in Las
Vegas during his 2010 re-election campaign. Moyer will execute the AGAs
earned media strategies, support the AGA campaign communications and manage
media relations and social media content.
Contact: Chris Moyer
About the American Gaming
American Gaming Association (AGA) is
the national trade association representing the interests of the $37.34 billion
commercial casino and gaming industry that directly supports more than 332,000
The AGAs mission is to protect
and promote the gaming industry.
For more information visit
SOURCE: American Gaming
Gambling Commission Updates FAQs and Provides More Clarity Over
Grey Markets Issue
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (April 8, 2014) --
Today (April 8), the Gambling
Commission published an updated version of its FAQs, providing updated
guidance to the industry in relation to a variety of questions that both we,
and the industry generally, have been asking. One key aspect that is addressed
is the Commissions requirements in relation to grey
As part of the business plan
required to be lodged by all applicants, they need to explain to the Commission
their rationales for taking business from, or targeting, jurisdictions in which
they do not possess a licence and that account for over 3% of their total
revenue (or 10% if total revenue is less than £5 million). The Commission
has made it clear that the total revenue figure applies to the applicant entity
and not its wider group.
The rationales put forward by
applicants must demonstrate to the Commission that the provision of gambling
services to a particular jurisdiction is not illegal, either because the
applicant holds a licence or they have satisfied themselves (based on legal
advice) that it is not illegal to provide such gambling services into the
territory. However, for those jurisdictions that fall under the 3% (or 10%)
threshold, the applicant does not need to provide a rationale for each
jurisdiction, but it does need to inform the Commission of the procedures and
processes it has in place in order to assess the applicability and
enforceability of the local laws. To the extent there are no arguments to
support continued supply, the Commission would expect certain measures to be
put in place in order to block access by residents of that territory.
The updated FAQs can be accessed
SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.