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Vol. 68 No.13 - Monday September 29, 2014
A weekly snapshot of the top lottery and gaming news stories




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  • Amendment to Merger Agreement Between GTECH S.P.A. and International Game Technology (IGT). Full Story.
  • WMS Gaming is Keeping Players in the Game™ at G2E® 2014. Full Story.
  • Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Helps Regulators, Suppliers and Operators Get More at G2E 2014. Full Story.
  • Thorsborg Institute, LLC Announce Reorganization of their Propriety Consultancy Services. Full Story.
  • Swedish Sports Alliance Launch New Digital Lottery Platform on Mobile and PCs. Full Story.
  • Betting Industry Welcomes International Match-Fixing Cooperation. Full Story.
  • Camelot Builds New iLottery Platform. Full Story.
  • IPAP to Establish Specific Training Program within Lotería Chaqueña. Full Story.
  • CAIXA Lotteries Celebrate 52nd Anniversary. Full Story.
  • eCOGRA Self-Regulatory Requirements Keep Pace with Global Best Practice. Full Story.
  • Netherlands Government to Modernise Gambling Policy. Full Story.
  • adesso AG and Software AG Announce Partnership. Full Story.
  • IGT Expands Jackpot Legacy with MegaHits in Maryland. Full Story.
  • GSA Hold Successful European Workshop, Bringing Together Gaming Industry and Regulatory Domain Leaders. Full Story.
  • With the Florida Lottery, Winning is "Music" to Your Ears. Full Story.
  • Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Development Team, Further Extending Company’s Reach Across North America. Full Story





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Amendment to Merger Agreement Between GTECH S.P.A. and International Game Technology (IGT)

ROME, Italy and PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (September 23, 2014) -- GTECH S.p.A. (ISE:GTK) and International Game Technology (IGT) today announced that they have amended their previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated July 15, 2014.

While the aggregate amount of stock and cash to be paid to IGT shareholders has remained unchanged, the amendment eliminates the mechanism for IGT shareholders to elect all-stock, all-cash consideration, or a mixed election, subject to proration.  Upon completion of the merger, all IGT shareholders will receive $13.69 in cash plus 0.1819 shares (subject to adjustment) of newly formed U.K. holding company NewCo, for each share of IGT common stock.

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The amendment also reflects a reduced number of required approvals from gaming regulators as a condition precedent to closing.

Additionally, De Agostini S.p.A., the majority GTECH shareholder, will continue to have the right to select seven members to the 13-member combined company board, but the amendment reduces the number of those directors who meet the independence standards of the New York Stock Exchange from four to three.

GTECH and IGT entered into the amendment with the overall intent of improving the timing and certainty of completion of the transaction in the interests of both companies and their shareholders. In particular, providing IGT shareholders with the aforementioned election mechanism would have had the effect of imposing additional regulatory and disclosure requirements that would have made the transaction process unduly complex and burdensome and caused delays to its completion timetable.

The amendment and additional detail regarding the amendment are available at www.sec.gov.

GTECH S.p.A.

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 Italian 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 100 countries on six continents. For more information, please visit www.gtech.com.

For further information CONTACT:

 

Robert K. Vincent

GTECH  S.p.A.

Corporate Communications

T. (+1) 401 392 7452

Simone Cantagallo

GTECH S.p.A.

Media Communications

T. (+39) 06 51899030

 

SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.

 

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WMS Gaming is Keeping Players in the Game™ at G2E® 2014

CHICAGO, Illinois (September 24, 2014) -- Highlighting its commitment to helping casino operators engage core players and attract newcomers through groundbreaking technologies, exciting game content and innovative platforms, WMS Gaming, a Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) company, will showcase a wide range of gaming solutions and cabinet configurations that will be Keeping Players in the Game™ at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo (Booth #1116).

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click HERE:

At G2E® 2014, WMS will introduce new player-focused mechanics that differentiate and elevate the gaming experience, new top box enhancements for the Gamefield xD™ cabinet, and showcase new game features for popular themes such as Goldfish®, Zeus™, Reel 'Em In!® and Life of Luxury®, that address player preferences and current market requirements.

Highlights of new for sale and gaming operations products on display at G2E include:

Extending the Video Game Library

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A highlight of the Company's video cabinet offerings at G2E 2014 will be the Blade™ cabinet, currently one of the industry's strongest performing platforms thanks to superior graphics and increased player engagement enabled by its next-generation CPU-NXT® 3 operating platform. WMS will demonstrate new for sale games for its expanding video content library, including the Double Buffalo Spirit™, Snow Leopard™, and Sweet Nothings™ themes. Follow-up themes to the player-popular OMG! Kittens™ game – OMG! Puppies™ and OMG! Kittens Safari™ themes – will also make their G2E debut.

Also on display at this year's G2E on the Blade video platform is the Cool Jewels™ theme, which represents the first theme WMS Gaming and Williams Interactive are simultaneously launching for land-based, social and real money wagering.

Blade Stepper Brings Power of Blade Platform to Mechanical Player

The Blade Stepper cabinet is a natural evolution of the proven Blade platform, bringing the classic mechanical reel game experience to the contemporary slot floor with the features stepper players seek – including vibrant mechanical reels that combine seamlessly with HD touch screens and beautiful glass artwork. Among the new Blade Stepper themes premiering at G2E 2014 are The Best Things in Life®, Hearts & Dreams™, and High Speed™ Turbo® themes.

Two New Next-Generation Blade Hybrid Slant Cabinets

A key highlight of WMS' appearance at G2E 2014 will be the debut of two new Blade cabinet configurations. The result of WMS' most intensive player research development process ever, the new player-focused hybrid slant Blade cabinets combine a revolutionary advance in technology with an innovative form that falls outside the traditional hardware platforms on casino slot floors today. The Blade s23 cabinet, a hybrid slant cabinet that combines the key player-favorite features of the Blade cabinet and dual 23" HD displays along with the latest Blade cabinet content.

The Blade s23 cabinet offers a captivating bank appearance with dynamic game-driven direct and ambient lighting effects across a broad array of content – including Double Buffalo Spirit™, Eagle Maiden™, and Exotic Butterfly™-themes – designed to further drive player engagement.

The Blade s32 cabinet features dual 32" full HD Metascreen® technology displays and an ergonomically angled Button Panel tablet with a projected capacitive multi-touch screen for improved gameplay integration. This new cabinet will launch with two themes, the Hot Hot 8™ and Dragons over Nanjing™ themes.

First Ever Community Immersion Game on Gamefield xD Platform

The Gamefield xD cabinet continues to be a strong performer for the gaming operations segment of the slot floor and this year WMS is introducing the first ever Community Immersion game for this popular cabinet. Offering never before seen differentiation, the Reel 'Em In! Super Cast™ theme with wand technology has two Gamefield xD cabinet bases paired with three vertical 46" LCD screens that display a single image.

World Class Entertainment Brands Combined with Unique Game Play Action

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WMS remains committed to expanding its strong library of branded content by leveraging the built-in loyalty of iconic entertainment brands with unique game play and player interaction, and differentiated hardware to create new experiences. Top-performing brands such as THE WIZARD OF OZ™, MONOPOLY, THE LORD OF THE RINGS™, and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™ themes will return to the G2E 2014 show floor and be joined by exciting new brands such as THE FLINTSTONES™, MAD MEN®, GREMLINS™, ELTON JOHN™, ELVIS® and AUSTIN POWERS™ themes.

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: http://www.scientificgames.com. AUSTIN POWERS™ & © New Line Productions, Inc. (s14) ELVIS PRESLEY © Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.; ELVIS PRESLEY Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. G2E is a registered trademark of the American Gaming Association and Reed Elsevier Inc. Used with permission. GREMLINS™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14) MAD MEN is a trademark of Lions Gate Television Inc. © 2014. All Rights Reserved. www.amctv.com/originals/madmen MONOPOLY is a trademark of Hasbro. Used with permission. ©2014 Hasbro. All rights reserved. THE FLINTSTONES™ & © Hanna-Barbera. (s14) THE LORD OF THE RINGS © 2014 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s14) Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ. (s14) WILLY WONKA™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment. (s14)

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Media Relations:
Andrea Mostardi
(773) 961-1670
Investor Relations:
Bill Pfund
(847) 785 3167

 

SOURCE Scientific Games Corporation

 

 

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Helps Regulators, Suppliers and Operators Get More at G2E 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 17, 2014) – At G2E 2014, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, will show regulators, suppliers and operators how to get more. For a preview, visit www.gaminglabs.com/G2E.

GLI’s global Development team is available to show you our latest technology and will be in booth #4430, located at Paradise and Flamingo on the tradeshow floor. The team will be on hand to meet with regulators, suppliers and operators about how GLI is so much more than just testing. For example, in addition to its unsurpassed range of services, including land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and certification, GLI offers a wide range of services beyond testing such as training, professional services, consultation, auditing, IT security audits, rule-writing and field inspections.

GLI will also be conducting demonstrations of its new GLiCloud® inventory tracking and control system and the Kobetron line of products.

GLI is the leading test lab for Tribal gaming and has been serving Tribal regulators across North America since 1989. GLI also hosts hundreds of Tribal and non-Tribal regulators at its industry leading annual North American Regulators Roundtable.

GLI has a range of exclusive tools created with a keen eye on helping regulators do their job more efficiently and helping suppliers enter marketplace more quickly and cost-effectively. These tools include the patented GLI Link® remote testing tool, Point.Click.Transfer.® service, and the Gaming Labs Certified® mark.

GLI also consults in the area of Professional Services. Its Professional Services division has four main areas of services: Project Management; Governance, Risk and Compliance, including World Lottery Association Security Control Standards (WLASCS) and ISO 27001 Information Security audit and certification; GLI University® Training; and Technical Services.

Get more in GLI’s G2E booth #4430. Let us show you how GLI is so much more than just testing.

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC

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 17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.

CONTACT:  Christie Eickelman, VP of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email: c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com.

SOURCE: GLI press release distributed by Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications, +1 (702) 413-4278.

 

 

Thorsborg Institute, LLC Announce Reorganization of their Propriety Consultancy Services

ROSWELL, Georgia (Sept 22, 2014) -- Thorsborg Institute, LLC is proud to announce that they have completed the reorganization of their propriety consultancy services into distinct products that are available to the lottery, sports betting and gaming industries. This proprietary formulation of historical program data and protocol methodology is in anticipation of the forthcoming corporate headquarters relocation/expansion and the augmentation of global staff to provide sustainable quality services to the evolution of the lottery, sports betting and gaming industries verticals.

Thorsborg Institute, LLC offers more than three decades of expertise from operations in 98 countries with the following proprietary services to the lottery, sports betting and gaming industry:

  • FLID© proprietary quantifiable management audit system
  • SITAT® proprietary protocol for the creation, adjudication and implementation of a global tender for services/products
  • SITREP® protocol for industry/financial competitive Intelligence
  • PRIVAT® protocol for the privatization of public institutions into the private sector

 

Thorsborg Institute, LLC

Thorsborg Institute, LLC is a privately held consultancy corporation founded to be a global resource for private and public sector organizations. Clientele have included multinational corporations, NGO’s, governments, financial institutions, and over 500 privately held companies in 98 countries.

Thorsborg Institute, LLC is the oldest and most successful consultancy firm serving the global lottery/gaming industry. Our staff has assisted in the start-up of 19 lottery and sports betting operations throughout the world.

We have provided objective management audit advisory services for jurisdictions who want to have a third party expert provide an overview of their operations as compared to global industry standards.

Our expertise in servicing the financial community in the evaluation of the sustainability of the global organizations operating in the lottery, sports betting and gaming is unparalleled.

Unlike other consultancies that have experience in limited markets and perspectives, Thorsborg Institute, LLC has a global expertise that is unique in the industry.

Thorsborg Institute, LLC’s consultancy division expansion is augmented by recent advances in its Hydrospace Division which services governments, maritime organizations and marine sciences/ industry research institutions.

More information can be obtained at our website: WWW.Thorsborg.com

CONTACT: Thorsborg Institute, LLCTelephone: 770 518-0704 Fax: 770 518-0752, E-mail: Info@Thorsborg.com.

SOURCE: Thorsborg Institute, LLC.

 

 

Swedish Sports Alliance Launch New Digital Lottery Platform on Mobile and PCs

SWEDEN (September 18, 2014) – The Swedish Gaming Board has given the Swedish Sports Alliance a license to start Klubblo – a new digital lottery platform on mobile and PCs designed to boost funding for Swedish sport. Klubblo is open to all sports federations and associations within the Alliance for Sport.

The deal to deliver bespoke lottery gaming products is a joint venture between media partner Metro and casino operator Cherry, with the games being provided by Yggdrasil Gaming.

Klubblo offers a variety of scratch cards that are played online via mobile phone or PC. The fact that the lottery games are digital means coaches, parents, children and young people do not have to spend time knocking on doors to sell lottery tickets, but can use that time for association development, sports and school work.

The players choose which associations their money goes to safe in the knowledge that any money generated by them will be distributed to a sports club that is close to their heart.

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Each federation or association also has the unique ability to easily create custom-specific lottery tickets via Klubblo.se, ensuring their brand gets visibilty.

The Sports Alliance is currently composed of 27 of the foundation's sports federations and the two alliance unions, Djurgården IF and Hammarby IF. The Board includes representatives of several sports federations.

Chairman Lars Liljegren, also chairman of the Swedish Fencing Federation, said:

Through this initiative, we are giving Swedish sport new opportunities for funding at a time when both the state and local authorities are holding back on supporting sport. We can also develop new ideas together in a sport driven organization and fully utilize the strength of the Swedish sports brands.

Klubblo CEO Lasse Dilschmann, added:

We are really excited to deliver this unique opportunity for Swedish sport. Lotteries around the world help to fund certain elements of sport, but Klubblo gives the chance for players to directly choose where their money goes.

We think this is really going to capture the imagine of the Swedish people and we are confident that it is going to have a significant impact on the funding of both small and large sports clubs and associations in Sweden.

About Klubblo

In cooperation with the Sports Alliance, Klubblo’s business concept is to exclusively promote and power a lottery with a Swedish license through digital distribution and have sports as a beneficiary.

Swedish Sports has never before had access to its own gaming product on a national scale, and has been reliant on benevolence from other game operators. Klubblo’s advantage is that the lottery benefits the sports industry directly, and the compound specifically. A vision is that Klubblo will be the most important sponsor for Swedish sports, by offering attractive games for computers and mobile phones.

For more information please CONTACT: Ben Cleminson, Director, +44 (0) 20 3586 8267 | +44 (0) 7788 640 732, Email: ben@squareintheair.com.

SOURCE: Swedish Sports Alliance.

 

 

Betting Industry Welcomes International Match-Fixing Cooperation

BRUSSELS, Belgium (September 18, 2014) -- The European regulated betting industry welcomes the Council of Europe’s Convention on match-fixing, which aims to prevent the manipulation of sports results. The EGBA, ESSA, and the RGA, believe that it represents a relatively positive and potentially significant development in the fight against sport and betting related fraud. At the same time, certain provisions raise concerns regarding their compatibility with EU law.

Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of the EGBA, stated: “The convention rightly addresses match-fixing as a cross-border issue that requires international cooperation. It is our hope that it will further set the tone for a more effective cooperation between all stakeholders to eradicate match-fixing. However, we are aware that the CJEU has rightly been asked to provide its opinion on the compatibility of the definition of ‘illegal sports betting’ with EU law, and consider that the application of at least this provision should be postponed until the CJEU has provided legal clarity.

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Clive Hawkswood, Chief Executive of the RGA concluded that: “The Convention discussions were at times challenging, with pressure from some stakeholders to introduce a sports betting right and even blanket restrictions on certain bet types. The regulated betting sector worked hard to explain why measures of this kind would not make any material difference to the integrity of sport.

 “The fact those provisions were not included is testament to the constructive policy adopted by the Council of Europe’s secretariat and many of its Member States. What we have now is a relatively balanced and workable framework, which rightly seeks to reflect the range of existing national regulatory frameworks rather than replace them. However there are still a small number of areas that we believe could be improved upon and we hope there will be opportunities to review them in due course”.

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, added: “The Convention is principally focused on addressing the danger to sport and to the regulated betting markets from match-fixing, which primarily emanates from organised international criminal gangs, corrupt sportspeople and the unregulated betting sector. As one of the potential victims of that criminal activity, the regulated betting sector welcomes the aims of the Convention, however, it is important that it does impose any unnecessary restrictions that could drive consumers to the unregulated markets.

An evidence-based report on sports betting was recently released by the three associations which found that the “proposal that new markets, such as in-play (or live) betting, offered by regulated betting operators should be restricted or prohibited on sporting integrity grounds does not, given the weight of independent data, appear to be a policy generated from any firm evidence base”.

Please find the sports betting report (HERE)

About EGBA

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The EGBA is an association of leading European gaming and betting operators Bet-at-home.com, BetClic, bwinparty, Digibet, Expekt, and Unibet. The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) is an affiliate member of EGBA. EGBA is a Brussels-based non-profit association. It promotes the right of private gaming and betting operators that are regulated and licensed in one Member State to a fair market access throughout the European Union. Online gaming and betting is a fast growing market, but will remain for the next decades a limited part of the overall European gaming market in which the traditional land based offer is expected to grow from € 79.7 Billion GGR in 2012 to € 83 Billion GGR in 2015, thus keeping the lion’s share with 85% of the market. Source: H2 Gambling Capital, September 2013. www.egba.eu.

About the RGA

The RGA is the largest online gambling trade association in the world representing the largest licensed and stock market-listed remote gambling operators and software providers. Further information and a full list of members can be found at www.rga.eu.com

For further information or comment please contact Brian Wright, RGA Director of Business +44 (0) 20 3585 1241.

About ESSA

ESSA was established in 2005 by the leading online sports book operators in Europe to monitor any irregular betting patterns or possible insider betting from within each sport. To achieve this goal ESSA implemented an early warning system between its members that highlights any suspicious betting activity. The Early Warning System allows ESSA to work with the sports regulators and their disciplinary and legal department, ensuring that when an alert is given the regulator is informed immediately which may prevent the possibility of any game manipulation on a given event.

So far, ESSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FIFA, The FA, DFB, ATP, ITF, WTA and has established close relations with the IOC and many other sports regulators. ESSA also has information sharing agreements with a number of regulatory bodies such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority.

ESSA members include the ABB, Bet365, Betclic, Bet-at-Home; Betsson, BetVictor, bwinparty, Digibet, Expekt; the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Interwetten, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Stanleybet, Unibet and William Hill. For more information please go to www.eu-ssa.org or visit our Twitter page.

SOURCE: EGBA.

 

 

Camelot Builds New iLottery Platform

Web and mobile platform can be plugged into host gaming systems worldwide

LONDON, U.K. (September 24, 2014) -- Camelot Global, working with Camelot’s in-house product development team, has developed and built a new revolutionary iLottery platform that can be used with any host gaming system worldwide. The new platform was launched in the UK for The National Lottery (national-lottery.co.uk) at the beginning of September and will be introduced in Ireland from next year.

Camelot has made a significant investment in the new system, which has been developed using the latest methods and technologies, and has the capability to help lotteries in two main ways. Firstly, it will increase participation and revenues, because it allows players the freedom to play anytime, anywhere. The new system provides a suite of products that can be customized to any market and has been designed to give players a tailored experience depending on what device they use to access the site – mobile, tablet, PC. The new platform also delivers a transactional mobile service, allowing consumers to play a selection of Instant Win Games on their mobile.

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Secondly, the modern platform can be rapidly enhanced to meet the needs of the individual lottery – significantly improving the speed to market and reducing the costs associated with legacy platforms. The introduction of automation, which improves the quality and timeframes associated with testing, will also allow lotteries to be more agile and responsive to consumer needs – ensuring that they can move at the speed of their players.

Andy Duncan, Chief Executive Designate of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, said: “The launch of this new platform has been an overwhelming success that was delivered seamlessly by the in-house team. The feedback from our players has also been very positive, with most users loving the new design, layout and functionality – especially the ability to play Instant Win Games on their mobile phones, a first in the UK. The new site has, and continues to, attract new registrations and we have seen a significant uplift in incremental sales from mobile and tablet devices, which is great news for National Lottery Good Causes across the UK.”

The launch of the iLottery platform in the UK saw more than six million registered users and over 195 million transactions moved across from the old site in the first 24 hours. The new National Lottery site has also attracted over 20,000 new registrations in the first week.

Nigel Railton, Chief Executive Designate of Camelot Global Services, commented; “We are extremely pleased to announce that we have added iLottery services to our open lottery platform, which can be implemented into the lottery market in any jurisdiction. Achieving a multi-channel experience – incorporating both retail and digital sales – is vital for the future health of lotteries worldwide. This new platform enables lotteries to adapt quickly to consumer demands and gives players the choice to play when they want on any device."

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"Following its successful launch in the UK, we will be installing the new platform in Ireland – to ensure that the Irish National Lottery can also offer a truly integrated player experience. We look forward to working with other lotteries throughout the world to implement our innovative iLottery and in-lane solutions – enabling them to satisfy untapped digital and retail expansion opportunities, and return more money for beneficiaries. ”

For more information, please CONTACT: Laura Pearson, T: 0044 (0) 7968 939 340, E: laura.pearson@camelotgroup.co.uk.

About Camelot Global

Camelot Global is a leading advisor and lottery solution provider to lotteries around the world. We are owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the 100% shareholder of Camelot, operator of the UK National Lottery (established 1994), and the majority shareholder of Premier Lotteries Ireland, the new operator of the Irish National Lottery (established 1986). Our mission is to help lotteries achieve responsible, long-term growth.

Camelot Global’s proven strategies are founded on UK National Lottery expertise and international experience that spans 20 years of operation, management and consulting globally.

Camelot Global applies consumer goods best practice to help lotteries realize their revenue potential to beneficiaries. Whether in iLottery outsourcing, sales and marketing consulting, or provision of IT and Operations, we use our practical experience to support the lottery industry.

CONTACT: Sarah Icken, Communications Manager, Camelot Business Solutions Limited, Tel: 020 7632 5711, Web: www.camelotgroup.co.uk.

SOURCE: Camelot Business Solutions Limited.

 

 

IPAP to Establish Specific Training Program within Lotería Chaqueña

CHAQUEÑA, Argentina (September 18, 2014) – The Director of Lotería Chaqueña (http://loteria.chaco.gov.ar/) and the Instituto Provincial de Administración Pública (IPAP), have signed a framework agreement that establishes the creation of a specific training program within the state gambling agency.

The creation of the Lotería Chaqueña Training Area (ACILCH) is part of the Provincial Act 3827, passed in 1992 with the aim of increasing rates of productivity, quality and excellence of the state-owned gambling.

"This is part of an old dream of Lotería Chaqueña and conforms to a policy decision by the governor Juan Carlos Bacileff Ivanoff to contribute to building a more efficient and effective state," said agency president Néstor Rolhaiser.

The head of the independent agency also explained that this initiative responds to a series of goals set in the context of the fiftieth anniversary of the organism, in order to "reposition the Lotería Chaqueña in the national context", the growing competitiveness and professionalization requires ongoing training of human capital.

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The agreement was signed by Rolhaiser, and Undersecretary of Coordination and Public Management, Maris Telma Gamon, during a ceremony held in the Obligor Hall Government House, attended the official voice Lottery, Patricio Guillen Barn; and vocal by staff, Carlos Torres.

From the Directory Lotería Chaqueña highlighted the excellent attitude of the authorities of the IPAP, an organization that began operating in March to promote the modernization of the different areas of the provincial government.

"For the IPAP is very important that an organization like Chaco Lottery ask this scheme specific training," remarked Gamón secretary, and said that this process will be launched on Friday at the headquarters of IPAP Chaco, located on the pedestrian Perón 26 Resistance, "it will deepen over the next year."

The training delivered by professionals from the IPAP will be divided into different items, such as the user excellent service, teamwork and self-motivation, leadership and management of teams, and effective personal communication.

Rolhaiser highlighted not only the work of the preceding Lotería Chaqueña Directories, but also the efforts of the vowel Torres, who was appropriately one of the supporters of this initiative.

Torres, in turn, thanked "the support of Governor Bacileff Ivanoff and Lottery Board members to realize this goal, which corresponds to the dream of institutionalizing this process of ongoing training."

"This step begins the journey of Lottery business profile, which we have been struggling for years," said the voice on the staff, who also highlighted the extraordinary institutional and financial recovery Lotería Chaqueña evidenced during the current administration.

SOURCE: Lotería Chaqueña.

 

 

CAIXA Lotteries Celebrate 52nd Anniversary

BRAZIL (September 18, 2014) --The first draw of CAIXA Lotteries occurred on September 15, 1962. On the occasion of the first draw of the Federal Lottery, the numbers 5.349, 38.031, 26.492, 25.151 and 1.416 were drawn. The principal prize of 15 million cruzeiros (Brazil’s currency at that time) was paid to a winner from Rio de Janeiro.

Now, with 10 products in the game portfolio and many achievements in its background, CAIXA Lotteries is celebrating its 52nd anniversary. This is a time to rejoice, not only for the passage of another year, but especially for the results achieved.

The excellence of the products and processes managed by CAIXA Lotteries is internationally recognized. Since 2013, we have been certified to level 2 of the WLA Security Control Standard and, as part of the process of continuous improvement of the Federal Lottery, we are focusing our efforts to attain level 4 by the end of 2014.

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Transparency, innovation, proactivity, creativity, technical ability, and competence are some of our greatest qualities. These qualities are essential to the Lottery in meeting market demands, whether in prize payments, or in the social activities performed with the resources from the lottery.

All this puts CAIXA Lotteries at the forefront of the lottery business in the world (12th in the world ranking of 2013, according to data compiled by the WLA) and affirms its role as an effective member of the Corporación Iberoamericana de Loterías y Apuestas de Estado (CIBELAE) and the WLA.

We are as big as Brazil: large in numbers, diversity, reach, and effectiveness. This is highlighted by the millions of prizes distributed by the lottery. Adding together the 10 types of games of CAIXA Lotteries, in the last year alone more than BRL 4 billion (US$1.7 billion) was paid out in prizes to more than 263 million players. This means that the prizes distributed by the Federal Lotteries exceeded by two and a half times the economically active population in Brazil.

About 48% of the Federal Lottery’s revenue returns to the population through transfer of this amount to the legal beneficiaries of the lottery for investment in: sport, education, security, social assistance, culture and other resources.

To do this, we rely on the strength of more than thirteen thousand points of sale, spread out over the country, which are responsible for much more than registering bets on lottery games. The performance of our partners is strategic to CAIXA and to the Brazilian state, given the range of banking services, payment of social benefits, and the offer of financial services to the entire population.

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The lotteries from CAIXA have an even greater importance to the outcome of the company. In 2013, revenue from the lotteries reached BRL 1.1 billion (US$470.4 million), which generated a net profit of about BRL 526 million (US$224.9 million), representing about 7.8% of the results of CAIXA that year.

Without any doubt, CAIXA Lotteries are a national patrimony. The past 52 years have seen the consolidation of the efforts of this company to make lotteries a safe, transparent, cost-effective, and sustainable product of great national acceptance. We are also developing new products, with the goal of reaching new players and to implement new channels that make easy to play, such as over the Internet and through self-service lottery machines.

On this special day, is very gratifying to find that the work done with such care has generated solid and lasting results. This motivates us every day to hold new draws, distribute prizes to new millionaires, and to contribute in making the dreams of millions of Brazilian people come true.

* Currency rates from the Brazilian Central Bank: R$ 1,00 = U$ 0,42

CONTACT: National Management of Lottery Business, Caixa Econômica Federal, +55 61 3206-4330, Email: genlo@caixa.gov.br.

SOURCE: Caixa Econômica Federal.

 

 

eCOGRA Self-Regulatory Requirements Keep Pace with Global Best Practice

Latest consumer protection and information security standards included in new updates

LONDON, U.K. (September 19, 2014) -- The independent online gambling regulatory adviser and testing agency eCOGRA, an organisation accredited by twelve different European regulatory jurisdictions, has announced the latest updates to its self-regulatory requirements.

The changes have been made as part of a programme that routinely reviews and renews the company's eGAP Requirements to ensure they are in line with international best practice at all times.

Chief Executive Andrew Beveridge said this week that eCOGRA continues to refine and improve its self-regulation requirements in order to provide ongoing assurance that its seal holders behave responsibly, players are protected and games are fair.

The changes focus primarily on consumer protection and information security, and comprise:

• Industry-relevant information security provisions as outlined in ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and;

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• The European Commission's published recommendation for the common protection of consumers of online gambling services in the EU, along with the European Parliament's approved draft legislation for a Fourth European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

Jeanne Ferreira, Regulatory Compliance and eGAP Manager at eCOGRA said : "Demand for the eCOGRA Safe and Fair seal continues to grow, complementing the introduction of mandatory technical standards and other compliance requirements from national licensing jurisdictions.

"The latest amendments to the eGAP Requirements provide confidence that eCOGRA's requirements are keeping pace with international developments, and remain relevant in a rapidly evolving industry".

eCOGRA currently accredits and closely monitors over 200 tier one online gambling sites owned by many of the world's most established and successful operators, including Fortune Lounge, Casino Rewards, Unibet, bwin.party, 32Red, 888, Betway, Betclic Everest and Paf.

About eCOGRA

Founded in 2003 to set and improve operational standards and player safety in the online gambling space, eCOGRA has amassed a wealth of experience in implementing international best practice standards and requirements and ensuring these are maintained through regular review and monitoring.

Over 200 of the most established and successful internet gambling websites are accredited and policed by the independent, London-based company, which is staffed by professional auditors with Big 4 auditing firm experience, information system experts and responsible gambling specialists.

The company is an accredited testing agency with several jurisdictions, and has been awarded the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) ISO approval ISO/IEC 17025:2005: General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

This accreditation is one of the quality assurance requirements for approval as a testing agency in various European online gambling licensing jurisdictions.

SOURCE: eCOGRA.

 

 

Netherlands Government to Modernise Gambling Policy

DEN HAAG, Netherlands (September 2014) -- The cabinet has approved a plan by Fred Teeven, State Secretary for Security and Justice, to modernise policy on gambling. It has agreed to submit a Remote Betting and Gaming Bill to the House of Representatives, along with its broad view of the future of the lottery and casino markets.

Gambling policy will be modernised in 3 areas. First, online gambling will be regulated from 2015 so that gamblers can play safely and responsibly with supervised providers. Second, the lottery and casino markets will be reformed: Holland Casino will be privatised in 2017, and lottery providers will be given more scope to innovate. And third, more of the profits will go to charities, which already receive more than € 580 million annually from lotteries. Society, too, therefore has a strong interest in an effective lottery system.

The government has chosen a system whereby the objectives of gambling policy (to prevent gambling addiction, protect consumers, and combat fraud and other crime) will no longer be pursued by restricting the supply of gambling opportunities, but by tightening the requirements for providers' licences and strengthening enforcement by the Gaming Authority. These reforms mark a new chapter in the modernisation of gambling policy, which began with the Gaming Authority's establishment in 2012.

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From 2015, the Netherlands, like many other EU member states, will permit the issue of licences to providers of online games of chance like poker, casino games, and sports betting.

The current Betting and Gaming Act is almost 50 years old and in need of modernisation. It currently prohibits the provision of games of chance without a licence. It's not possible to obtain a licence for providing online games of chance. Gamblers therefore become dependent on illegal providers, who cannot be adequately supervised. The Remote Betting and Gaming Bill aims to regulate online gambling, which already attracts hundreds of thousands of Dutch people, unprotected and unsupervised. The Bill creates the basis for a licensing system that from 2015 will enable Dutch people to gamble online safely and responsibly. It will impose strict requirements on online gambling providers, including measures to better protect players against gambling addiction. Of their gross turnover, licensed providers in the Netherlands will pay 20% in tax on games of chance, 0.5% as a contribution to the Gambling Addiction Fund, and 1.5% as a contribution to the Gaming Authority.

This will make it easier to identify problem gamblers and offer them assistance. As to high-risk games, whether online or offline, the Authority will create a central registry that will temporarily exclude problem gamblers from them. Online gambling providers will also have to contribute to a fund for the prevention of gambling addiction. In addition, the Bill expands the enforcement powers of the Gaming Authority.

Lotteries

The lottery system is of great social value. The government is therefore keen to provide scope to new initiatives with a social purpose starting in 2017, imposing strict requirements to ensure that this purpose is served. The licences that expire at the end of 2014 will be provisionally extended.

To provide more scope for innovation, the lotteries that currently transfer 50% of their turnover to charities will in future have to transfer only 40%. The lotteries say that the amounts transferred will not fall during the next few years. The Staatsloterij (National Lottery) and lottery provider De Lotto are currently examining whether they can collaborate in the future, a move welcomed by Fred Teeven (State Secretary for Security and Justice) and Eric Wiebes (State Secretary for Finance).

Casinos

Holland Casino is currently the only legal provider of casino gambling in the Netherlands, and the State of the Netherlands its sole shareholder. Since state ownership and restricting the number of casino providers are unnecessary for achieving the objectives of gambling policy, Holland Casino will be privatised in 2017 and new casino providers will be permitted. For this purpose, Holland Casino, with its 14 establishments, will be split up and sold. 10 of its establishments will be sold together under the name 'Holland Casino', and the other 4 will be sold separately to new providers. In addition, 2 licences will be granted for new casinos, as a result of which, in 2017, the Netherlands may have a total of 16 casinos.

The licences will be spread across 5 regions in order to avoid concentrations of casinos in some parts of the country and illegal casinos in others. All the new casino providers must pursue prevention policies that are at least as rigorous as that of Holland Casino. The government aims to submit a bill to regulate the new casino system for public consultation before the end of 2014.

SOURCE: Ministry of Security and Justice.

 

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adesso AG and Software AG Announce Partnership

Sustainable portfolio for the digitalisation of companies

DORTMUND, Germany (September 22, 2014) -- Companies optimising their business processes will in future benefit from closer cooperation between adesso AG and Software AG. The new partnership between the two IT companies ensures tailor-made solutions for digital business strategies.

IT service provider adesso AG and company management solutions provider Software AG have signed a partnership agreement. adesso and Software AG are now working together to supporting companies in the digitalisation of core business processes.

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Software AG offers modern technologies and solutions for the digitalisation of businesses with its market-leading product families. From the automation of business processes and the integration of different applications and functions to the optimisation of business processes, Software AG’s high-end products provide an ideal basis for businesses to make informed decisions and provide better services.

adesso offers extensive professional and technical expertise in the fields of consulting and customised software development for specific core industries, meaning that both IT companies complement each other perfectly to meet customer requirements.

As part of the partnership, adesso AG provides the necessary resources to develop industry-specific solutions. The IT provider can also access licenses and training courses. The partnership encompasses all of adesso’s target industries and begins initially in the healthcare sector. 

The two companies are already cooperating on a project at BITMARCK, the IT market’s largest full-service provider for statutory health insurance. Software AG products are used as a basis for 21c|ng, BITMARCK’s new integrated overall system. Areas of application related to master data management are relevant for central, unified business management and more. 

"The consistent representation of master data of policy holders, sites, partners and service providers simplifies the administration of material and inventory,” says Diana Lee, Software AG Head of Partner Sales Germany. Long-term BITMARCK partner adesso contributes consulting and development services.

"The partnership allows us to provide even more customised and comprehensive customer service,” says Andreas Hitzbleck, adesso Head of Line of Business Health. "The combination of Software AG’s industry-focused approach and high-end product portfolio ensures that businesses receive customised solutions when implementing their digitalisation strategies to optimise their core business processes.”

"Our product suits support companies’ full digitalisation. For more than 40 years, Software AG has been providing innovations that focus on providing more benefits for customers. We are leaders in 14 market sectors with our large range of product families – ideal conditions for an innovative partnership,” adds Diana Lee.

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Software AG

Software AG helps companies achieve their business targets faster. Thanks to Software AG’s technologies, companies improve their efficiency, modernise their systems and optimise their processes for big data, integration and business process management, which helps them make informed decisions and provide better services. For more than 40 years, Software AG has been providing innovations that focus on delivering more benefits for customers. The company is market leader in 14 market sectors with the product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG employs over 5,200 people in 70 countries and generated sales of around EUR 973 million in 2013.

adesso AG

adesso is one of the leading IT service providers in the German-speaking area and focuses its consulting and software development activities on a company’s core business processes. adesso’s strategy is based on three pillars: the deep industry-specific know-how of its staff, the comprehensive expertise in technology and the application of reliable methods in software implementation projects. Following this approach, adesso develops superior IT solutions, which enhance the competitive position of a company.

adesso was founded in Dortmund in 1997 and employs more than 1,200 members of staff in twelve offices. The share is listed on the regulated market. Some of the most important customers are Allianz, Hannover Rück, Union Investment, Westdeutsche Lotterie, Swisslos, Zurich Versicherung, DEVK and DAK.

For additional information, please visit www.adesso.de or:

Blog: http://blog.adesso.de

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/adessoAG

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/adessoAG

 

adesso AG

Daniela Steins 

Tel.: +49-231-930-933           

Fax: +49-231-930-933

steins@adesso.de

www.adesso.de

Software AG

Bärbel Strothmann

Tel.: +49-6151-92-1502  

Fax: +49-6151-92-341502

baerbel.strothmann@softwareag.com

www.softwareag.com

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Markus Schaupp

Tel. +49-89-59997-804

Fax +49-89-59997-999

markus.schaupp@pr-com.de

www.pr-com.de

 

SOURCE: adesso AG.

 

 

IGT Expands Jackpot Legacy with MegaHits in Maryland

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 22, 2014) -- The state dubbed "America in Miniature" makes a giant advancement in its gaming landscape as global gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) announced that Maryland is introducing MegaHits®, a multi-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive jackpot.

Maryland is the fifth state to be approved by the Video Lottery Game Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association to facilitate the Wide Area Progressive between lottery jurisdictions Delaware, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.  Participating properties in Maryland include Casino at Ocean Downs in Berlin, Hollywood Casino in Perryville and Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover.  Since Maryland opened its first casino in 2010, IGT games have consistently been top performers and represent the leading floor share of slot machines.

"With the addition of MegaHits to Maryland, we're thrilled to expand IGT's legacy of creating more jackpot winners, more often," said Tim Shortall, IGT VP Eastern Region Sales.  "The excitement building around Maryland casinos makes this the ideal time for IGT to elevate casino floor appeal with MegaHits and continue our leadership by creating a larger jackpot potential and offering the only Wide Area Progressive available in those five states."

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IGT's agreement with the Multi-State Lottery Association to facilitate the Wide Area Progressive between lottery jurisdictions gives players a chance at life-changing jackpots like none other. With jackpots ranging from $100,000 to seven figures, MegaHits is available as a penny or dollar denomination game.  Themes on the link include IGT's popular Emerald Seven®, Triple Ruby Riches®, Reel Gold® and Wild Sapphires® and feature a local, four-level progressive plus the Wide Area Progressive jackpot.  Fans of the IGT Megabucks® line-up of games enjoy the same exciting gameplay with the MegaHits Wide Area Progressive, including Purple Passion® and Pink Ice®.

For more information on the vast line-up of gaming solutions that IGT offers, please visit IGT.com. Join the conversation at #IGTBlue.

About IGT

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 approximately 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 by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com.

About MUSL

The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is a non-profit, government-benefit association owned and operated by its member lotteries. Each MUSL member offers one or more of the games administered by MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to fund projects approved by the legislature authorizing each lottery. More information is available at www.musl.com.

CONTACT: Cherryl Kaopua, IGT Public Relations, 1-702-669-7706, Email: Cherryl.Kaopua@IGT.com.

SOURCE: IGT.

 

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GSA Hold Successful European Workshop, Bringing Together Gaming Industry and Regulatory Domain Leaders

LONDON, U.K.  (September 22, 2014) – The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) hosted a well-attended and successful two-day workshop in London to encourage an open dialogue between the gaming industry and regulatory domain leaders.

We were pleased with the large attendance and the quality, depth and frank discussions of the participants. There was recognition for the work accomplished by GSA to date and a sense of excitement amongst the attendees for the unique opportunity to have an open dialogue between regulators and industry participants,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt. “We are grateful to all those who spoke at the meeting, lending their expertise, and those who participated and voiced their thoughts and ideas.”

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Delivering the keynote address was Dr. Jason Lane of the Jersey Gambling Commission and Chairman of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF). Dr. Lane gave an informative overview of the current regulatory dialogue and collaboration within the industry and specifically in the technical area of gaming.

GSA Protocol Director Ethan Tower gave an overview of GSA’s Online Gaming Committee (OGC) and the draft online gaming standard. An abbreviated example of the standard was distributed exclusively to attendees, and Phyllis Farrugia, GSA’s Special Representative in Europe, led an open discussion on the development of the standard. Additionally, the OGC discussed differences and commonalities between various regulatory requirements and established the committee’s approach to satisfying those requirements.

Also presenting was Remote Gaming Association Director of Projects and Policy Sue Rossiter who spoke about the importance of technical standards and solutions, and why standards are important to Operators.

The event also featured an important roundtable discussion on the challenges of multi-jurisdiction supply, interoperability, and integration and compliance. Moderating was Dr. Alan Littler from Kalff, Katz & Franssen: Attorneys At Law. Panelists included representatives from the diverse gaming industry: Mediatech Solutions Executive Director Paulina Guzman; AMAYA Online Director of Compliance Anna Dearlove; and OpenBet Director of Product Marketing Peter James.

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A roundtable of regulators focused on market structure and technical requirements, measuring compliance, conformance versus performance monitoring and interoperability challenges and solutions. Panelists were Juan Espinosa García, Deputy General Director of Gambling Regulation, Directorate General for Gambling Regulation (Spain); Roger Parkes, Senior Manager, Remote Sector & Thematic, UK Gambling Commission; and Francesco Rodano, Head of Remote Gaming, AAMS. Wes Himes, Partner at Instinctif Partners, moderated.

Visit GSA in booth #2709 at G2E or visit www.gamingstandards.com for more information.

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

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, GSA’s members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

Global Gaming Business Magazine named GSA’s 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 Technologies.”

For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com and join GSA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA).

 

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With the Florida Lottery, Winning is "Music" to Your Ears

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (September 19, 2014) -- This week, the Florida Lottery introduced a new "winning sound" to its terminal system. Whenever a winning Scratch-Off or Terminal game ticket is presented for validation, the Terminal will play a distinct sound indicating that the ticket is a winner.

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"The Florida Lottery chose to implement this safeguard as an added layer of protection for our players, and to minimize confusion as to whether the ticket is a winner," said Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "The winning sound will notify the player, as well as the retailer, that the player has won."

Now, when a player self checks his or her ticket using an Express Check unit, the monitor will show the prize amount won, including prizes of $600 or more. However, the Express Check units will not play a "winning sound."

The Florida Lottery encourages players to protect themselves and their tickets by signing the back of their ticket upon purchase, checking their own ticket to see if it's a winner and watching the monitor while the ticket is being validated at a retailer. If there is a question about the ticket being a winner or the prize amount won, players should ask that the original ticket be returned to them, then contact the Florida Lottery Customer Service Office at (850) 487-7787.

About The Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $27 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 millionaires.

For more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

 

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Development Team, Further Extending Company’s Reach Across North America

Jerad Swimmer has joined GLI as Tribal Development Representative

LAS VEGAS (September 25, 2014) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has expanded its Supplier and Tribal Development Teams, adding seasoned sales professionals to its global staff. The expansion further enables GLI to bring its full range of testing and professional services and exclusive tools to its clients across North America.

Jerad Swimmer has joined GLI as Tribal Development Representative

Swimmer brings more than 23 years of diverse Tribal gaming regulatory and operational experience to GLI. Most recently, he served as Compliance Manager for the Eastern Shawnee Tribe in Oklahoma. Previously, he served as the Assistant Deputy Gaming Commissioner for the Tribe. He has also served as Compliance Supervisor for the Quapaw Tribal Gaming Agency and held casino management and various casino staff positions.

Next, Courtney Swissman has joined GLI as Supplier Development Representative

Swissman has an accomplished sales and management career.

Courtney Swissman has joined GLI as Supplier Development Representative

Most recently she served as Business Development Specialist for Aviva Canada, where she oversaw 40 insurance brokerages across Southern Ontario. She has also owned her own business and has worked internationally as an HR Manager and ESL Instructor at Coreum Language School in Busan, Korea.

Additionally, Vik Shrestha is now with GLI as a Supplier Development Representative.

Shrestha, who speaks English, Bengali and Nepali, brings a history of strong sales accomplishments to GLI. Previously, he was Territory Sales Manager for RJ Reynolds, expanding his territory to 120 accounts. He has also served as a Marketing Associate for Eaklife and as Sales Service Specialist for Bank of America.

Vik Shrestha, Supplier Development Representative

Swimmer, Swissman and Shrestha will be based in GLI’s Las Vegas laboratory.

We are very happy to welcome Jerad, Courtney and Vik to our Development team. Jerad’s layered experience in gaming operations and compliance will be a tremendous asset to our Tribal gaming clients. Courtney brings an international perspective and experience that will be beneficial to our Supplier clients as well as to our staff. Vik’s tenacity and innovative style are an exciting addition to our team. We are very excited to welcome these three strong and capable team members,” said Ian Hughes, GLI Vice President of Global Services.

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC

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 17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.

CONTACT: Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email: c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com.

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International.




 

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