GTECH Wins Global Gaming Awards for Land-Based and Interactive
Company recognized for
Land-Based Gaming Innovation and as Digital Industry Supplier at inaugural
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 30,
2014) -- GTECH has won
awards in the categories of Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year and
Digital Industry Supplier of the Year at the first-ever Global Gaming
The awards ceremony was held on
Sept. 29 in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. A total
of 120 nominees were shortlisted based on their achievements of the past year,
and a panel of 50 industry leaders voted to crown a winner in each of 12
The Land-Based Gaming Innovation
Award recognizes GTECH´s novelty product Action Jackpots, which
offers four different progressive links tied into one single gaming
Action Jackpots is a unique
MultiLink that offers players the freedom to choose their favourite
progressive link without having to change the gaming machine. GTECH was
selected from among 10 nominated companies for the award.
Dietz, GTECH Sr. Director of Global Marketing, accepted the award on behalf of
Innovation forms the
backbone of our companys success, and we are proud that Action Jackpots
has been recognized as the Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the year,
said Victor Duarte, GTECH Senior Vice President, Gaming and Content.
Action Jackpots is a clear
example of our commitment to R&D, ensuring that the games and products we
release perform exceptionally for our customers.
The Digital Industry Supplier Award
recognizes GTECHs comprehensive interactive total solution
offering, as well as the Companys Customer First approach and its
commitment to the highest level of integrity and responsibility. GTECH was
named the winner from among 10 shortlisted suppliers.
Being recognized as the
Digital Industry Supplier of the Year demonstrates our commitment to providing
our customers with the solutions they need now and as the market
evolves, said Matteo Monteverdi, GTECH Senior Vice President,
Operating as a B2C business
in other areas of the globe, we have the experience and are well-positioned to
give our customers the best technology and advise them on how to effectively
market their products through the interactive space.
GTECH offers a complete portfolio of
award-winning Interactive products, systems, and services. Its solutions are
flexible and fully scalable to easily create a successful online business
tailored to customer needs.
For more information about the
Global Gaming Awards, visit:
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
For further information, CONTACT:
Nadine Levermann, GTECH Marketing, T: +49-5741-240 999 31 / M: +49-151-125 463
47, Email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
20 Years Of Tinka!!
This October Tinka Celebrates
Its 20 Years Anniversary
LIMA, Peru (October 1, 2014) --
Tinka, the popular numerical game of INTRALOT de Peru, the leading lottery and
sports betting company of Peru, celebrates its 20th Anniversary. In 20 years
Tinka has turned 116 Peruvian players, so-called Tinkeros, into millionaires,
and has delivered over 478 million Peruvian Soles to players.
The most memorable jackpot of Tinka
is the one of 2013, in which the game distributed 21 million Soles and changed
the lives of two lucky winners in the cities Cañete and Yurimaguas.
Prior to this jackpot, the largest award was received by a lucky Tinkero from
Huánuco, who became the winner of an awesome 14 million Soles in 2011.
On the occasion of the anniversary,
INTRALOT de Peru CEO, Mr. Vangelis Apostolakopoulos, commented: "We are very
proud to celebrate Tinkas 20th Anniversary: 20 years in which the
Peruvian players trusted us, in which we turned many of the players into
winners and changed their lives, while generating resources for the support the
local communities and various social causes. We appreciate the confidence of
the players in INTRALOT de Peru over these years, and we vow to continue
working so that Tinka can continue making dreams come true for many
Thanks to its top worldwide
operating standards, security certification and transparency, Tinka has
maintained leadership in the Peruvian Market over the last 20 years.
INTRALOT de Peru will celebrate this
anniversary occasion with special promotions during the month of October,
offering to even more players the opportunity to become winners with Tinka.
Play Tinka and make your
dreams come true
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company,
is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing
systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive
gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad
portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing
& Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a
competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers
efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 57 jurisdictions, more
than 5.500 people and revenues of 1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210
6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Judith
Ramirez Plasencia, Communications & PR Coordinator of INTRALOT de Peru,
Phone: +511 513-5555, Email: email@example.com,
Scientific Games Completes Gaming System Conversion with New Player
Subscription Technology for Maine State Lottery
ATLANTA, Georgia (September 25,
2014) -- Scientific Games
Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (Scientific Games or the
Company) today announced the successful completion of an integrated
lottery gaming system conversion, including a player subscription technology
platform, for the Maine State Lottery (the Lottery). The conversion
was completed as part of a six-year agreement for the operation of an
integrated lottery gaming system for instant and draw games. The new system
features the Companys Sciplay interactive technology which enables
an internet-based player subscription program and V.I.P website. Under the
gaming system contract, Scientific Games also provides the Maine State Lottery
with the Companys Cooperative Services Program (CSP) that integrates the
Lotterys instant game operations, including game design and production,
marketing services, warehouse management, inventory control and retail
distribution. The contract was awarded to Scientific Games following a
competitive procurement and may be extended.
Scientific Games completed the
conversion ahead of schedule in June 2014. The conversion was executed with
uninterrupted operation of the Lotterys gaming systems, including
statewide instant game distribution, telecommunications network, software and
new point-of-sale equipment for lottery retailers throughout Maine. The Company
installed the Maine State Lotterys first central gaming system in 1985,
however, first began serving the Lottery as its instant game provider in 1975.
Through collaboration and
careful planning with our longtime partner, Scientific Games, the technology
conversion was a success and the Maine State Lottery is poised and
well-positioned for continued growth, said Gregory Mineo, Director,
Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. With the
new retailer equipment, the player subscription program and the instant product
category management services provided through the CSP program, we can focus on
driving maximum sales and profits for the State of Maine.
Scientific Games installed a new
communications network, a full suite of draw-based game systems and a range of
new lottery equipment in nearly 1,300 retail locations. New WAVE
terminals and ticket checkers were deployed, as well as Lottery InMotion,
a digital advertising and content management system that promote the Maine
State Lottery games in-store at the retail point-of-sale. In addition, the
Lotterys draw games are available to adult players within the state
through a new internet-based subscription program powered by the Companys
award-winning Sciplay technology. Scientific Games also launched the
Lotterys VIP website and is providing additional marketing services.
We are proud to continue
our collaboration with the Maine State Lottery. In the more than three
decades that we have been their trusted partner, the Lotterys revenue has
experienced continued growth. said Pat McHugh, President, North
America Lottery Systems for Scientific Games. Our focus is
aligned with the Lotterys mission to responsibly maximize revenue growth
to generate additional funds for the state and the local businesses that depend
on lottery sales.
In fiscal year 2013, the Maine State
Lottery had total sales of more than $230 million, including over $166 million
in instant game sales.
About the Maine State
The Maine State Lottery is proud of
its commitment in providing the citizens of Maine with fun and exciting
entertainment through the complete distribution and sales of Tri State
Megabucks Plus, Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, Tri-State
Pick 3 and Pick 4 and an extensive array of instant lottery tickets. The Maine
State Lottery was established in 1974 by Maine voters in a statewide
referendum. In 2004, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game,
Powerball; in 2009, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game, Hot
Lotto; on May 9, 2010, Maine joined the multi-jurisdictional jackpot game, Mega
Millions; and on March 3, 2012 Maine joined the New England Regional Game Lucky
for Life. Each year, millions of dollars are returned to players in prize
money. Additionally, Maine small businesses receive millions of dollars in
commissions and bonuses for selling lottery products, and the States
General Fund received more than $50 million to support essential programs and
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a
leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated
content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Companys portfolio
includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and
game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting
technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive
content and services. For more information, please visit:
Company CONTACTS: Investor
Relations: Bill Pfund, (847) 785-3167. Media Relations: Mollie Cole, (773)
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Jumbo Interactive at the Forefront of Growth
Notice of Annual General
Meeting and Explanatory Memorandum
BRISBANE, Queensland (Sept 26, 2014)
-- Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX:JIN) is an internet lottery business with
operations in Australia and Germany. Currently in an expansion phase, Jumbo has
been actively pursuing
further opportunities in the USA,
Latin America, Asia and Europe. The internet has brought positive change to the
world lottery industry with some countries already showing
strong sustainable growth as a
result. However the vast majority of national lotteries are still at the cusp
of this adoption and it is Jumbos belief that most will join the
revolution in the next few years.
Jumbos goal is to be at the
forefront of this growth trend.
With experience dating back to 2000
when Jumbo sold its first lottery ticket on the internet, Jumbo is uniquely
positioned to partner with any national lottery around the world.
2013-14 was an important year for
Jumbo with the launch of its first international website Jumbolotto.de in
This adds to Jumbos success in
Australia where www.OzLotteries.com delivered its 14th record year of ticket
sales, maintaining its unbroken run.
Read the Notice of Annual General
Meeting and Explanatory Memorandum
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Delivers Quality
Assurance Testing For the Launch of the Wyoming Lottery (WyoLotto)
MONCTON, New Brunswick, Canada
(September 29, 2014) Gaming
Laboratories International (GLI®) has successfully completed delivery
of Quality Assurance System Testing for The Wyoming Lottery (WyoLotto),
which made history on August 24th by selling its first ticket. With the
delivery of lottery systems quality assurance testing by GLI, the Wyoming
Lottery was able to launch its first lottery game.
We were very pleased the
Wyoming Lottery chose GLI and our Professional Services Division to conduct
this crucial, thorough systems quality assurance testing project, GLI
Professional Services Director Gregory Doucette said. Since creating the
Professional Services Division in 2011, we have carefully assembled a staff
consisting of the industrys foremost leading experts, and the Wyoming
Lottery, like our other clients, can choose GLI, confident that their systems
quality assurance testing projects are carried out by the industrys
Jon Clontz, CEO of WyoLotto
said, The Launch of the Wyoming Lottery has been a rewarding and
exciting experience. To set foot on the ground last October and be opening a
lottery 10 ½ months later is a remarkable achievement! An even more
remarkable outcome is that we launched the lottery without any major systems,
technology or point-of-sale problems."
"This was a very smooth launch,
executed with persistent attention to detail and precision. The combined high
quality experience of our testing lab, GLI, our gaming vendor INTRALOT, and
LOTTERY staff proved to be a formula for success. My staff, GLI, Elsym and the
INTRALOT team logged countless hours to include weekends ensuring benchmarks,
deadlines and milestone objectives were met. GLI, INTRALOT, Elsym and my team
maintained a constant team-oriented attitude and a positive and motivating
drive that led to a successful launch with no major concerns.
GLIs Professional Services
Division has four main areas of services, each specifically designed to make
doing business in the lottery industry faster and more effective: 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
GLIs Professional Services
division has consulted with lotteries on a wide range of topics spanning the
complete spectrum of the lottery industry, from quality assurance testing of
systems, security assessments to project management, IT strategy and
implementation and WLA and ISO standards.
GLI is a member of WLA, NASPL,
CIBELAE and the European Lotteries.
For more information about
GLIs Professional Services benefits, visit
www.gaminglabs.com to schedule a
demonstration, or visit GLI at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in
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, Vice
President of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
MORPHO at The World Lottery Summit 2014
Morpho offers the most
advanced security technologies, tailored to meet the needs of gaming
LONDON, U.K. (September 30, 2014) --
Morpho is a global leader in
security solutions, for law enforcement and border control, targeting a
customer base of governments, national agencies and administrations.
Morphos gaming department offers one of the most extensive offering of
lottery terminals on the market. The company has 20 years of experience in the
gaming industry and has deployed 240,000 gaming terminals to date. We caught up
with Patrice Boché, Vice-President of Sales, Gaming at Morpho, to find
What are the distinctive business
trends and market dynamics you currently see in the gaming industry?
We currently see three major trends.
The first is a need for smaller terminals and self-service kiosks, to help
develop new additional points of sale (POS). The second is the
dematerialization of paper slips, receipts and tickets, increasingly replaced
by customer smartphones. The third is the convergence of online and mobile
gaming with the traditional brick and mortar network.
The result is that customers enjoy
an improved gaming experience, relying on modern and user-friendly processes
that are increasingly secure and cost-effective. They are also presented with a
homogenous gaming environment integrating traditional POS with online and
What are the expected benefits of
the World Lottery Summit 2014 for Morpho?
The World Lottery Summit is the
biggest event in the gaming industry, where lottery operators gather from all
over the world every two year to discover new products and technologies and
anticipate market trends. We will present our latest innovations, share
experiences and exchange with customers. This will be a unique opportunity to
obtain valuable feedback from businesses operating our products and solutions
on a day-to-day basis.
What will you be highlighting on
We will exhibit Morphos Elite
terminal, a groundbreaking product that uses an optical scanner (a camera)
instead of a traditional scrolling scanner, as well as the most advanced image
capture and recognition technologies. This allows the Elite terminal to
accommodate a multitude of shapes, sizes and colors for play slip design. We
will also present a brand new self-service terminal that players may operate
themselves, for ticket checking purposes. The S8 terminal will also be
presented, along with the new generation of ultra compact S4 terminals.
What will be the benefits of
these novelties to your customers?
Morphos Elite terminal offers
retailers speed and ease of use for processing play slips, receipts or scratch
tickets. Lottery marketing departments will discover new opportunities for
designing innovative play slips. Lottery operators may improve their total cost
of ownership. Finally, players will enjoy a new interactive experience, with
the added benefit of strengthening the relationship between lotteries and
customers. Morphos new self-service terminal offers a variety of novel
Players will appreciate the ticket
checker, account management and prize claiming options, as well as the variety
of multi-purpose in-store entertainment games. Lottery organizations will
appreciate the display of game instructions, draw results, sport betting odds,
etc. Marketing display is also a valuable additional business driver. Finally,
the S4 terminal offers all the functionalities of a standard lottery terminal,
in the most compact unit currently on the market.
Morpho is a global leader in
security solutions. In what way do your customers in the gaming industry
benefit from synergies with your other areas of excellence and expertise in the
Looking at the gaming markets
broader picture, there are many benefits that may derive from Morphos
unique in-house technologies. The companys face recognition solutions may
help casinos easily identify VIPs or Persons of Interest (undesirable or
self-excluded patrons). Morphos identity management and biometric
technologies may also offer improved player authentication features, as well as
signature and integrity management of transactions. Morphos recent
acquisition of Dictao, the leading publisher of software solutions for security
and digital trust, is an additional step in this direction.
What are Morphos main
differentiators over competition in the gaming industry?
Morpho offers one of the most
extensive offering of lottery and betting terminals, covering a wide variety of
needs and environments, with a proven track record of high reliability.
Morphos integrated R&D center provides very strong innovation
capabilities. Our in-house manufacturing plant allows high manufacturing
flexibility and optimal control over quality and price, with the ability to
make long-term maintenance commitments. Finally, Morpho has positioned itself
as a supplier of terminals and services to lottery and betting operators and
never places itself in a competing position with its customers.
SOURCE: MORPHO a member of
the Safran Group.
Camelot Becomes First Lottery in the World to Use Augmented Reality
LONDON, U.K. (September 26, 2014) --
Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, has become the first lottery
in the world to use augmented reality on Scratchcards.
The Lottery announced that it has
partnered with image-recognition and augmented reality specialist, Blippar, to
bring its new £2 Christmas Cash Scratchcard to life.
Blippar works with other major
brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Vogue, Disney and Heinz to
unlock added content on everyday products. To experience the augmented reality
on the National Lottery Christmas Cash Scratchcard which is
launching in stores across the UK this Monday (29 September) players
will need to download the free Blippar app onto their smartphone or smart
device, and then hold up the Scratchcard to be blipped.
The Scratchcard will then jump to
life via the smart device, with a 3D winter scene which will give players the
chance to play a fun free game, enter a prize draw to win £1,000 in
shopping vouchers and read about creative ways to give Scratchcards as
Martyn Baxter, Head of Instants at
Camelot, said: We are really excited to be teaming up with Blippar to
enhance our Christmas Scratchcard range and to be the first lottery in
the world to use augmented reality on our products."
"Christmas is always a busy time
for The National Lottery and, in recent years, our players have really embraced
giving Scratchcards as gifts to their adult friends and family for
example, by including them in festive cards, or using Scratchcards instead of
chocolates in advent calendars.
The Blippar experience is
just another fun extra giving players a free game and the chance to win
£1,000 in shopping vouchers, just in time for Christmas. Its about
us recognising that many of our retail players use smartphones, and then
complementing and enhancing their retail experience through that
Jonathan Barrowman, Commercial
Director at Blippar, said: Over 70% of adults play The National
Lottery greater reach than any FMCG brand in the UK so it makes
sense to partner with Camelot."
"We hope National Lottery
Scratchcard players enjoy blipping which allows you to see
the world through a different lens and unlock fun, interactive content on
familiar, physical items. The blippable Scratchcards are a great
example of how brands can create impact during the cluttered festive
About Camelot (www.camelotgroup.co.uk)
- Camelot UK Lotteries Limited is the licensed
operator of The National Lottery® and is committed to raising money for
National Lottery Good Causes designated by Parliament. Camelot is not
responsible for distributing or awarding these funds.
- Each week, Camelot generates, on average, around
£33 million for National Lottery-funded projects in total,
£31 billion has now been raised and more than 430,000 individual grants
have been made across the UK, the biggest programme of civic and social
regeneration since the 19th Century.
- The National Lottery has so far given away over
£52 billion in prizes and created more than 3,600 millionaires or
multi-millionaires since its launch in 1994.
For further information on Camelot,
The National Lottery and its games, please visit:
Players of all National Lottery
games must be aged 16 or over.
- Blippar is the worlds leading visual
browser, harnessing augmented reality and image-recognition technology to bring
the physical world to life through smartphones, tablets and wearables
- Blippar enables brands, publishers and
agencies to use their products, packaging, newspapers, magazines, and
merchandising to activate interactive digital content, which users unlock by
'looking' at it through the app
- Consumers can now engage with their favorite
publications, brands and celebrities with unique interactive mobile
- Since launching in the UK in 2011, Blippar
has expanded rapidly internationally with offices in London, NYC, San
Francisco, Chicago, LA, Istanbul, Delhi and Amsterdam and through
partnerships with some of the largest international media owners and brands,
including Condé Nast, TIME Inc., Procter&Gamble, Kraft,
Nestlé, Heinz, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, L'Oréal, Universal
Pictures and Jaguar.
- In June 2014, Blippar acquired Layar, a
pioneering AR company founded in the late 2000s. The combined user base, data
and technology makes Blippar the worlds most influential AR
CONTACT: Sarah Icken, Communications
Manager, Camelot Business Solutions Limited, Tel: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot Business Solutions
Differentiated Tax Regime for Online and Land-Based Gaming not
Addressed by Todays CJEU Ruling
BRUSSELS, Belgium (September 29,
2014) -- The European Gaming and Amusement Federation expressed disappointment
that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided today to dismiss
an action for annulment of Commission Decision 2012/140/EU in relation to the
Danish Gaming Duties Act. The proposed Danish law will tax online providers of
gaming at a flat rate of 20%, compared to up to 75% for their land-based
competitors. However, todays ruling fails to either confirm or reject the
discriminatory tax regime proposed by Denmark.
Commenting on the ruling,
EUROMATs President Annette Kok said: Todays ruling fails to
address whether discriminatory state aid, as proposed by the Danish law, is
justified. We are disappointed that there remains a lack of legal certainty on
We believe that favouring
online companies with lower tax rates will simply distort the marketplace in
Europe at the expense of our already highly regulated and highly taxed members
and the 250,000 European citizens they employ.
For further information please
contact EUROMATs Director, Kieran OKeeffe, on 0032 476.
About the European Gaming and
EUROMAT is the European Gaming and
Amusement Federation - the voice of the gaming and amusement industry in
Europe. Established in 1979, it represents manufacturers, distributors and
operators of gaming machines outside casinos through 21 member associations
(including 2 observers) from 16 European countries.
The ruling T601/11 follows an action
for annulment of Commission Decision 2012/140/EU of the 20th September 2011.
Under the Danish proposals, a
100,000 gross gaming revenue will result in a tax payment of 20,000
for online companies and a tax payment of 71,000 for land-based
businesses. However, todays ruling fails to either confirm or reject the
discriminatory tax regime proposed by Denmark.
140926_ECJ_decision (pdf 29-09-2014)
SOURCE: European Gaming and
Missouri Fuel Retailers Embrace Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Linq3
Multiple Fuel Retailers
Increasing Lottery Sales by Using Gilbarco's Passport® Point of Sale to
Sell Tickets at the Pump
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Sept 30,
2014) -- A growing number of Missouri retailers, including 20 store chain Rapid
Roberts, are adopting Play At The Pump, Gilbarco Veeder-Root and partner
Linq3's technology solution that offers the opportunity to buy lottery tickets
directly from the gas pump. Play At The Pump is a simple software upgrade to
Gilbarco's Passport point of sale and offers Passport retailers a new way to
increase lottery sales and engage consumers. Rapid Roberts joins Signal Foods
and Fast N Friendly's food marts in the Springfield, MO market, which features
over 40 locations offering the new lottery solution. In addition to Missouri,
Play At The Pump is also up and running in Minnesota, with California and North
Carolina set to pilot the program by the end of 2014.
"We are excited about the
additional lottery ticket sales that Play At The Pump brings to our sites,"
said Todd Wilson, president of Rapid Roberts. "Gilbarco and Linq3 have taken
forecourt innovation to the next level with Play At The Pump, giving us the
ability to improve our consumers' experience and make our site a more
The Play At The Pump application
allows consumers to play Mega Millions, Powerball, and a state jackpot game via
the dispenser with a payment card, then have winnings of up to $599 deposited
directly back onto the card. Lottery players can have their numbers texted
directly to their mobile phone, making it easier to keep track of lottery
tickets and get alerts when they have won a prize. There are no payment card
fees on the lottery portion for retailers as Linq3 covers that expense. As part
of the service, Linq3 interfaces with the various lottery operators while
Gilbarco develops the point of sale software and integrates the technology into
Play At The Pump has shown positive
results for retailers who now have a new source of revenue from casual lottery
players, who do not normally go inside the store. The field-tested solution
increases indoor lottery sales by 4-5% due to advertising the jackpot levels,
and encourages repeat business through an intuitive consumer experience.
"We are thrilled to see retailers
such as Rapid Roberts taking a proactive approach adopting new technology on
their forecourt," said Travis Bouck, vice president of marketing, Gilbarco
Veeder-Root. "Play At The Pump is a great example a forward-thinking
retailer growing their sales and enhancing their brand through our Passport POS
Gilbarco Veeder-Root will feature
Play At The Pump at the NACS Show in Las Vegas from October 7-10 in booth #5621
and in the Cool New Products room. Interested retailers can also view a video
of the Play at the Pump experience at playatthepump.com.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the
worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations. We
offer the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the
convenience store and head office. For almost 150 years, Gilbarco has earned
the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising
support and proven reliability. In fact, we help manage the business and
maximize the bottom lines for 19 of the top 20 convenience store operators in
the U.S. Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Technology with a human touch.
For Further Information CONTACT:
Andrew Syzek, Commercialization Manager Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Tel: (336)
SOURCE: Gilbarco Veeder-Root.
Betdigitals Integration of GTECH Game Creates a Top UK
Digital content developer
helps Goldify game become one of Coral's top performers in License
Betting Office charts
OXFORD, U.K. (September 25, 2014) --
Content and systems developer Betdigital has risen to the challenge of
integrating GTECHs unique Goldify game into Corals Licensed
Betting Offices (LBOs) with spectacular results.
The UK LBO Fixed Odds Betting
Terminals (FOBTs) market is going from strength to strength as gaming giant
GTECH can attest, having seen Goldify become one of Corals top performers
on its LBO charts.
GTECHs mythology-themed game
has performed superbly in Europe, with features that are unique to the market.
The player touches a symbol to turn it to gold, thus goldifying it.
The volatility of the base game depends on the players selection.
Betdigitals vast experience in the field ensured that the game replicated
those features and strong results in the UK sector.
Oxford-based Betdigital integrated
the game using SystemX, a proprietary platform that allows rapid-fire
integrations of just 12 weeks up to five times faster than alternative
"The Goldify games
exclusive game play and unique Goldify symbol features have proven
to be extremely successful in Europe, but they hadnt been seen on FOBTs
before," said Marcel Heutmekers, GTECH International Vice President of
"When the opportunity arose to
make the game available to Coral customers in the UK, we were convinced that
Betdigital could manage the complex implementation challenges and convert this
game into an equally exciting experience for UK players."
Coral's Rich Barr added, "Goldify
has been a great performer in Europe, and we wanted to offer the game to our UK
customers without jeopardising any of the hallmarks that make the game so
popular. The LBO FOBT sector is flying, and working alongside Betdigital has
delivered hugely impressive results.
success is built on our speed and unrivalled integration experience,
said Heath Samples, Betdigital CEO. We pride ourselves on being able
to take all types of games into new markets, and the success story of Goldify
consolidates our position as market leaders.
For more information, please
CONTACT: Square in the Air Communications, +44 (0) 20 3586 8266, Email:
Betdigital was founded in 2011 to
develop content and systems for the UK and international gaming markets.
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DJI Holdings Partner with Xinhua for Mobile
LONDON, U.K. (September 29, 2014) --
DJI signs partnership to supply Xinhua for rapidly growing Chinese mobile
DJI Holdings plc (AIM: DJI, "DJI",
the "Group"), a licensed and authorised provider of regulated lottery products
in the Chinese lottery market, has been awarded the exclusive contract to
supply Xinhuacai Technology Company ("Xinhuacai") with a technology platform
and a comprehensive range of mobile lottery games and lottery services.
Xinhuacai is a subsidiary of
Xinhuatong Software Development (Beijing) Company ("Xinhuatong Software"), a
subsidiary of Xinhua News Agency, the official Chinese Government news and
media authority. Xinhuacai has the stated objective to become a leading
provider and distributor of lottery products in China.
Xinhuacai is focussed on exploiting
the growing mobile lottery market which has benefitted from the rapid spread of
smartphones throughout China. Xinhuacai is seeking to secure appropriate
licenses and approvals from the relevant lottery authorities and government
departments throughout China.
Xinhuacai intends to provide a wide
variety of new lottery products and games for both the Welfare and Sports
Lotteries to be distributed through numerous sales channels.
Darren Mercer, Group Chief Executive
of DJI, commented:
"We are delighted to be awarded
the opportunity to be Xinhuacai's partner.
"To be selected by one of China's
most important institutions is both very exciting and we see this as a key
strategic development for our Group.
"We believe that our technology
platform, marketing expertise and tailored lottery games for both Welfare and
Sports lotteries, along with Xinhua's position in China, will provide an ideal
platform to capitalise on the rapidly expanding market for mobile lottery
Mr. Dong Jinhua, Chairman of
"We are delighted to be working
with DJI. They have the technical expertise and considerable experience in
these markets. We believe they will provide us with the best suite of games and
an excellent technology platform to address the rapidly growing mobile lottery
and games market."
ENQUIRIES: DJI Holdings plc.,
Darren Mercer, Group Chief Executive or Rodney Davis, Chief Financial Officer,
Phone: +44 (0) 1565 872990.
SOURCE: UK Regulatory (RNS &
Lottery Sales Ahead of Last Year, Below
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (September 29,
2014) -- At Fridays meeting of the
board of directors, it was announced sales for the first two months of FY15
(July and August) were $140.2 million.
This is $2.3 million more than the
same period last year, but $6.9 million less than budget.
Instant games were the strongest
performer in this period at $87.5 million.
This is $3.5 million more than the
same period last year and $2.8 million more than budget.
According to Vice President of
Finance Rick Kelley, draw game sales continued to struggle primarily due to no
sustained jackpot run for either the Powerball or Mega Millions games.
Overall draw game sales for the
period were $45.6 million, which is $8.2 million less than the same period last
year and $8.1 million below budget. Keno sales for the period were $6.9
million, off $1.6 million from budget.
Income before transfer of dividends
was $36.6 million for July and August, $1.2 million more than last year but
$1.9 million less than budget.
In other business, the board
- A draft of 2014 audited annual financial report
prepared by Crowe Horwath LLP. For the fiscal year, audited sales and
transfers to the Commonwealth of Kentucky were $858.8 million and $226.1,
- A lease agreement for the Prestonsburg regional
office and storage space.
- New rules for Monopoly Millionaires Club and
amended Powerball and Mega Millions rules, and;
- Rules and regulations for four scratch-off
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be November 21. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM EST,
and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 AM EST.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery.
Loterity Launch New Game Called BLITZ for Belarusian Lottery Sport
WARSZAWA, Poland (September 16,
2014) -- On September 16th at 4:40 a.m. Loterity Sp. z o. o. has successfully
launched new game called BLITZ, providing end to end solution to its Belarusian
client Sport Pari. Apart from gaming logic, there was also delivered support of
online results exchange with regulator revision system.
BLITZ is the game based on frequent
draws which take place every 5 minutes. This is a similar game, known in the
industry, under brands such as: Rapido®, Club Keno® or Rapid
The game results are presented in
real time on Loterity Android® based STB boxes connected to TV or computer
screens. Loterity STB boxes operate independently from lottery POS terminals.
They require internet connection
provided by GSM operator, cable or WIFI, which significantly enhances
flexibility of their applicability.
The game is available via
traditional lottery POS terminals and also via digital channel that consist of:
- browser HTML5 application and dedicated mobile
- " After first week of sales, BLITZ has increased
lottery sales by 30%, making this game the second top selling after daily KENO.
It is also important to mention, that introduction of BLITZ game has increased
digital channel sales by approx. 3 times..
Loterity is currently in the process
of delivering the next, new games for Sport Pari, which will be launched
Loterity Sp. z o.o.
Loterity is one stop shop lottery
system provider, that specializes in digital channel designed for regulated
lotteries. Loterity is market leader in mobile solutions for lottery and is
pioneering its practical use. Loterity delivers state of the art complete
lottery systems, that can be quickly customized to the Lottery needs, but also
provides integration ready modules, that can be launched with current central
systems and existing solutions.
Loterity offers end to end delivery
support, service and specialized consulting.
SOURCE: Loterity Sp. z o.o.
CJEU Confirms Danish Differentiated Tax Regime for Online
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Sept 26, 2014) --
Today, the General Court of the EU issued a ruling in State aid cases T-601/11
(Dansk Automat Brancheforening v Commission) and T-615/11 (Royal Scandinavian
Casino Århus v Commission), confirming the differentiated Danish tax
regime for online gambling (see ruling). The applicants had challenged the
European Commission's decision that a differentiated tax regime for on- and
offline gambling is compliant with EU State aid rules. The Court found that the
land-based applicants are not individually affected by the tax regime. It
confirms that Member States can continue to set a tax level for online gambling
that takes into account the competitive global .com offer in order to ensure
that consumers are channelled to the regulated offer.
The two cases were brought by
land-based applicants against the European Commissions Decision to
approve the Danish taxation model for online and offline gambling, which
establishes different taxation levels for the two different types of gambling.
The Danish tax level for online gambling was set at a level taking into account
the need to channel the Danish consumer towards the regulated online gambling
offer which is key in safeguarding the public policy objectives of the Danish
Gaming Act. The Court today ruled that such differentiated tax measures are of
general application and there is no specific aspect that can demonstrate that
the applicants are specifically and individually affected by the tax
According to the Court:
"[T]he applicant has not
] that the aid measure in question was liable to have a
substantial adverse effect on the position of one or more of its members on the
market concerned. The applicants members and, consequently, the applicant
are therefore not individually concerned by the contested decision." (T-601/11,
EGBA Secretary General Maarten
Haijer comments: "We welcome todays decision of the Court confirming
that the Commission correctly argued that online gambling requires a tax level
that takes into account the competitiveness of the global online .com offer.
With the unregulated offer just one click away on the internet, consumers will
only play within the regulated environment if that offer is sufficiently
attractive in terms of price and consumer experience. There are plenty examples
of Member States where the regulated offer fails to attract consumers due to
product restrictions and tax levels, resulting in those consumers being pushed
outside the European regulatory umbrella, often to unregulated Asian
Mr. Haijer further adds:
Having a restrictive market defeats the purpose of any regulation,
namely ensuring proper consumer protection. An appropriate tax level is one of
the key elements in creating an attractive and safe playing environment, albeit
not the only one. It is important to emphasise that EGBA does not consider a
differentiated tax regime as an objective in itself. But it is imperative that
the tax level for online gambling is set at a level that allows for a
competitive regulated market compared to the unlicensed offer from outside of
For more information, please
contact: Maarten Haijer, Secretary General of EGBA: +32 2 554 08 90,
Background information on
In case T-601/11, on 30 November
2011 and in case T-615/11, on 06 December 2011, the applicants submitted a
challenge to the Commission Decision of 20 September 2011 in Case No C 35/2010
(ex N 302/2010) on measures which Denmark is planning to implement in the form
of duties for online gaming in the Danish Gaming Duties Act.
The EGBA is an association of
leading European gaming and betting operators Bet-at-home, 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 lions share with 85% of the market. Source: H2 Gambling
Capital, September 2013.
Arkansas Lottery: Five Years of Big Wins, Big Money, Bigger
Opportunity for Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (September 29,
2014) -- With over 150,000 Arkansas students awarded almost half a billion
dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the
Lottery is celebrating five full years of big wins and big opportunities as
an engine for higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
Before that first ticket
was bought at 12:01 AM on September 28, 2014, we could only guess at what this
lottery could do for our state, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director
Bishop Woosley said.
"Everyone had an opinion, but no
onethe taxpayers who overwhelmingly voted for it, the lawmakers who
designed it, the [Arkansas Lottery] staff and Commissioners that worked night
and day to get to that first ticketno one knew for sure what that day
Woosley, who joined the Lottery
staff as Procurement Director in July 2009, later serving as Chief Legal
Counsel before his 2012 appointment to ASL Director by the Lottery Commission,
said part of the gamble in 2009 was an economy still unsteady after a year of
Had we thought more about
what was working against us, we might have wished for more time,
But the mandate of the
voters and the General Assembly was clear: GET it done NOW, GET it done
FAST, GET it done RIGHT. We had 1,212 retailers across the state who
stepped up to sell our tickets, and they have been the tip of the
spear ever since.
In the ensuing five years, the
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has built a track record of sales far beyond those
anticipated on that chilly September morning in 2009. Here is the
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, at five years, by the numbers:
- $457,510,855 in net proceeds, providing
scholarships for more than 150,000 Arkansas residents pursuing opportunities
and advancement through higher education at Arkansass 47 public and
private nonprofit colleges and universities;
- $2.252 BILLION in net ticket sales;
- $1.414 BILLION in prizes paid on tickets purchased
- Almost $1 MILLION in unpaid personal income tax and
unpaid child support deducted from claims and returned to Arkansas
- $9.5 MILLION in Arkansas state income tax and $35
million in Federal income tax paid on Lottery winnings;
- $125 MILLION in ticket sales and cashing
commissions paid to 1,870 licensed Lottery Retailers selling tickets in
With five years on the books, the
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary with a new
look and newer, bigger instant, draw, and multi-state games.
An ad campaign beginning in early
October will say Thank You! to the people of Arkansas for playing
the Lottery and making higher education a reality for more Arkansas
Tickets for MONOPOLY
Millionaires Club (MMC), a premium multi-state draw game that
offers multiple $1 million prizes and a top prize starting at $15 million and
capped at $25 million, will begin October 19, 2014.
And in January 2015, Lucky for Life,
offering players a top prize of up to $1,000 a day for life, will make its
CONTACT: Patrick Ralston, Director
Of Public Relations & Legislative Liaison, Office: 5016831877, Mobile:
5015901002, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship