GTECH S.P.A. Subsidiary GTECH Corporation Awarded 10-Year Contract to
Provide New Lottery Technology and Ongoing Services to Washingtons
Company to receive
approximately $150 million in revenues over 10-year term
ROME (ITALY) and PROVIDENCE, RHODE
ISLAND (US) (October 27, 2014) --
GTECH S.p.A. announced that
its subsidiary GTECH Corporation (GTECH) has been awarded a new 10-year
contract by Washingtons
Lottery to provide a wide array of lottery products including a new central
system, draw-based terminals, self-service machines, in-store multimedia
technology, as well as ongoing support services. The proposed contract,
which is the result of a competitive procurement, is expected to commence on
July 1, 2016, and includes the opportunity for an additional 10 extension
years. Washingtons Lottery has been a valued GTECH customer since 1995.
GTECH expects to receive revenues of approximately $150 million over the
10-year base contract.
Throughout our nearly
20-year partnership, GTECH and Washingtons Lottery have shared a
commitment to the highest quality in every aspect of lottery products and
system performance. During that time, we have come to understand the
Lotterys vision and mission for the future. We are prepared to support
the Lotterys growth strategy with a set of innovative solutions that
offer the flexibility and the ability to adapt to changes in the industry and
the demands of the marketplace, now and over the next decade, said
GTECH Americas President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel.
Under the proposed contract terms,
GTECH will provide Washingtons Lottery with a comprehensive set of
solutions including a new central system based on GTECHs Enterprise
Series platform, 3,800 full-service Altura® GT1200 lottery terminals, as
well as the Gemini® Touch lottery product vending machines which provide a
dynamic and interactive player experience through an all new, high definition
42 inch touch screen user interface. In addition, GTECH will provide the latest
version of its Enterprise Series MultiMedia, allowing the Lottery to manage,
distribute and display multimedia content development such as games,
advertising, promotions, jackpot activity, and winner awareness, directly at
the point-of-sale. The Company will also upgrade the existing VSAT
communications network, with a large subset of retailers receiving GTECHs
Dual Comm Inside solution.
The Company will continue providing
ongoing services to the Lottery including maintenance of the new central system
hardware and software, terminal maintenance and repairs, field marketing and
field services, and hotline management.
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:
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392 7452
T. (+39) 06 51899030
This news release and those archived
are available at www.gtech.com
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
INTRALOT Australia Sells Lottery Assets in
VICTORIA, Australia (October 27,
2014) -- Following the approval from the Victorian Government in Australia,
INTRALOT Australia announces the sale of its Category 2 lottery license assets
in Victoria (operated also in Tasmania), Australia, to the Tatts Group, which
currently holds the Category 1 Public lottery license, the primary license in
the region. The transaction brings Victoria back to a monopoly status quo.
Proceeds related to the transaction,
including upfront fees, ongoing payments and cost savings, are estimated to
reach up to $20m AUD. The Victorian lottery operation represented less than 2%
of the Groups revenues in the first semester of 2014.
Mr. Peter Sidwell, Executive
Chairman of INTRALOT Australia, stated: We have opted for a solution
which is to the benefit of our retailers and, of course, we will expedite a
smooth transition to the new operator. As represented in other forums,
INTRALOTs ability to fully exploit the Category 2 license was materially
affected by events linked to the license issuance.
The Gambling Licensing Review Panel
found that INTRALOT Australia was unequally treated during the
process that resulted in the awarding of its license, but no corrective
measures were taken by the Government. For this purpose INTRALOT Australia is
actively pursuing legal remedies before Court.
INTRALOT will continue to operate
and focus on the very successful monitoring operation of 27,000 VLTs in
Victoria, the recently awarded Pre-commitment (Responsible Gaming) project in
the same state, its successful recently updated partnership with Lotterywest in
Western Australia and the new opportunities that will arise in the other
jurisdictions of Australia and the wider region of Oceania.
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:
Ninemsn Co-Branded Website Agreement Signed
- Jumbo to build and host a co-branded
version of ozlotteries.com.
- NineMSN will promote the co-branded website
via their extensive inventory of desktop and mobile traffic.
- Agreement will help drive customer growth
- Similar to other NineMSN co-brands such as
Carsales.com.au and RealEstate.com.au
BRISBANE, Queensland (October 28,
2014) -- Leading interactive lottery business,
Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN)
is pleased to announce the signing of a co-branded website agreement with
Australias leading Internet portal, NineMSN. Under the terms of the
agreement, NineMSN has agreed to embed fixed ad placements on the NineMSN web
portal as well as promote the co-branded website via their extensive inventory
to desktop and mobile traffic. Jumbo will build and host a co-branded version
of its flagship website,
provide a native feel for customers coming from the NineMSN portal. The
agreement is until 31 December 2015.
The agreement with NineMSN
will drive significant amounts of new customer traffic to the co-branded
website and the seamless setup will ensure maximum conversion rates,
said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO and Founder of Jumbo Interactive Limited.
The customer account
database on OzLotteries.com grew 10% to 1.72 million accounts last year and
this new agreement with NineMSN will help us continue this growth, he
The agreement is another example of
Jumbos success in the Australian digital industry and is similar to other
well known NineMSN co-brands including CarSales.com.au, RealEstate.com.au,
eHarmoney.com.au and eBay.com.au
About Mi9 (NineMSN)
Mi9 is one of Australias
leading digital media companies with the potential to reach up to 69% of the
population each month.
A member of the Nine Entertainment
Co family, Mi9 is an expansion of the ninemsn business including a range of
products and brands across; online publishing, data strategies, consumer
insights, digital design and advertising technologies.
Reaching 12.2 million Australians
each month, Mi9 includes 60+ premium content sites like ninemsn, Nine News,
Wide World of Sports, The FIX, The Australian Womens Weekly and
Womans Day and the digital home of Channel Nine, 9jumpin.
The potential to reach up to 69% of
the Australian population includes Skype. Without Skype, reach is 62% of all
About Jumbo Interactive
Jumbo Interactive Limited is listed
in Australia (ASX:JIN) as well as the German Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart
exchanges (Symbol: WKN A1C82X).
In 2000, the Company sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and since then has developed www.ozlotteries.com
into a popular site for lotteries to be played.
Jumbo has proven its ability to open
up new lottery markets with its innovative technology and internet marketing
initiatives that have brought lotteries to new demographics via the
Jumbo has succeeded in targeting a
younger and more mobile demographic for lotteries with mobile now accounting
for 39% of all online sales.
Jumbo is now also active in the
European lottery market with its first licensed operation www.jumbolotto.de
servicing the $11 billion German lottery market.
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, Ph: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
Kambi Sport Solutions Ratified as Associate Member of CIBELAE, the
Latin American Corporation of State Lottery and Betting
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (October 29, 2014)
-- Kambi is pleased to
announce that the executive committee of
CIBELAE, the political body
representing the lotteries in Latin America, has accepted Kambis
application for associate membership.
This membership will give Kambi
access to a network of Latin American state lottery members, conferences and
For more information, please
CONTACT: Kristian Nylén, CEO Kambi, +44 7764 161 055
Kambi Group plc is a B2B provider of
fully managed sports betting services on an in-house developed software
platform, providing premium turnkey sports betting services to B2C operators.
Kambis service encompasses a
broad offering from front end through to odds compiling and risk management.
Kambi employs approximately 360 staff across offices in Malta (headquarters),
Manila, London and Stockholm.
The companys current coverage
includes more than 110,000 live betting events and 250,000 pre-match events per
year covering 65 different sports from all over the world. Kambis
customers include Unibet, 888, Paf, 32Red and Napoleon Games.
Kambi utilizes a best of breed
security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001.
Kambi Sports Solutions is eCOGRA
certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at NASDAQ Stockholm under
the symbol KAMBI.
Kambis Certified Adviser on
NASDAQ OMX First North Stockholm is SEB Corporate Finance, Skandinaviska
Enskilda Banken AB.
SOURCE: Kambi Group plc.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Play Major Role at
SAGSE, Organizing Argentina Seminar as well as Exhibiting on Tradeshow
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (October 29,
2014) Further solidifying its commitment to and relationship with the
gaming industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) will play a major role at the upcoming SAGSE
tradeshow. The company is organizing an important seminar as well as bringing
its world-class testing and professional services to the tradeshow floor.
First, GLI South America is
producing the Argentina Seminar on November 10 under the companys GLI
University® program. This critical seminar will be held in Buenos Aires at
the Hotel NH City & Tower. The event will feature gaming experts from the
region, including GLI South America speakers and Argentinean Regulators, and
will cover key topics facing the Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry
- New federal regulations
- Kobetron features
- Sports betting
- Carbon footprint: gaming and the environment
- Data center architecture and ISS
- Regulators panel open forum
Then GLI will exhibit on the SAGSE
tradeshow floor in booth #301. GLI professionals from its GLI South America
laboratory and from several of its global locations will be on hand to meet
with regulators, suppliers and operators. In addition to the companys
unsurpassed testing and certification services, GLI staff will present the
companys many professional services beyond testing, including WLA
testing, auditing, IT security audits, rule-writing and consultation.
Javier Diaz, GLI South America
Director, said, Organizing an event of this magnitude implies above
all, the honor of bringing together regulators and serious commitment from GLI
to keeping them updated on all topics related to gaming and its constant
technological advances. An event like this brings strong support for the gaming
sector where regulators, manufacturers and players benefit from clear rules
that result in increased safety and professionalism in the industry and
technological renovation modernizing and enhancing Argentina worldwide.
GLI South America is the right combination of work experience, with GLIs
cutting-edge technology, which shares international experience of more than 455
jurisdictions and the integrity and prestige of UNLP.
GLI Director of Latin American
Development Karen Sierra-Hughes said, We are very excited with this
years events in Argentina. We continue to grow together with regulators
and suppliers, and we are happy to be part of the history and evolution that
the region has experienced in recent years. We are committed to continue
supporting regulators through our educational programs and supporting the
industry by actively participating in exhibitions as SAGSE. We are looking
forward for these two important events to continue to solidify our relations
with the gaming and lottery industry in the Region.
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.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Skilrock Technologies to Participate in SAGSE, Argentina from
GURGAON, India (October 29, 2014) --
today announced that it will be participating in one of the largest lottery and
gaming industry event in Latin America SAGSE 2014 to
be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 11-13, 2014.
After acquiring a huge success in
emerging markets of Africa and Asia along with a number of clients in European
markets, Skilrock Technologies is now focusing on expanding its base for
lottery and gaming operators in Latin America.
Mr. Abhishek Kumbhat, Head of
Technology & Innovation Skilrock Technologies said,
Skilrock being one of the leading technology provider for lotteries in
emerging markets, we felt that the lottery and gaming industry in Latin America
has immense potential for the innovative technology solutions which are not
only cost effective and easy to implement but are best-fit in the mobile
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Director -
Skilrock Technologies, states, Latin America is one of our key target
markets and SAGSE provides a unique platform to us to merge and understand the
Latin American gaming market. This event would help us showcase game-changing
technology solutions to Latin American market and provide us an opportunity to
Skilrock has set new trends in the
industry by providing a complete hardware independent Lottery and Gaming
Central System at all scales of operations while keeping in mind the importance
of local requirements.
Skilrock also plans to unveil its
next generation Mobile Lottery and Gaming product at SAGSE for the Latin
SKILROCK is the technology arm of
US$ 1.8 billion Sugal & Damani Group the largest Lottery operator in
India. With over 45 years of lottery operations experience, deep domain
knowledge of the gaming industry and having one of the finest development
centers in India, Skilrock is a game changing technology partner for gaming
operators of all scale.. Skilrocks Weaver Gaming Platform is a a highly
scalable, resilient and adaptable solution to meet the needs and expectations
of all kinds of markets in the retail-POS based lotteries as well as iGaming
space especially in emerging economies. Skilrock has strong credentials such as
CMMI Level 3 certification; ISMS approved operations, Licensed Software
provider from UK Gambling Commission,product certification from iTech Labs,
number of patents and most importantly a number of live operations
across various jurisdictions.
SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies.
Game-Tec Labs to Provide Lottery System and Terminals for Operation
VISTA, California, USA (October 21,
2014) -- Game-Tec
Labs, a leading provider of gaming systems and services to the worldwide
lottery, sports betting, and casino industries, has been selected by MMR Belize
Ltd. to provide a turn-key lottery system and terminals.
Game-Tec Labs will deliver its
GT-NET gaming platform, several hundred point-of-sale lottery terminals, and
implementation services to MMR which operates under the
Game-Tec Labs will provision and
host the GT-NET central system at its state-of-the-art data center in Dallas,
Texas via its GTCloudNet architecture. GTCloudNet is a virtualized
solution that provides for rapid deployment, high availability, and scalability
of the GT-NET gaming system, eliminating the need for our customers to procure
and host expensive equipment on premises.
Game-Tec Labs will provide 24/7
monitoring and management of the system for MMR.
About Game-Tec Labs:
Game-Tec Labs is a U.S. based
international gaming company that provides solutions and services to regulated
and licensed gaming operators around the world.
We specialize in lottery, sports
betting, and casino gaming applications that require high performance,
security, and extreme reliability at a reasonable cost. The company has
customers on four continents.
For more information please visit:
http://www.gameteclabs.com or email:
SOURCE: Game-Tec Labs.
Lottery Association Supports Government Plan for Player Registration
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (October 23,
2014) -- The association of operators of central lottery systems and other
games ("SPELOS") said in a recent press release that it acknowledges the
efforts of the Ministry of Finance to establish a central information system
for the lottery industry, and have this element inserted into the act governing
We have been lobbying for
the Ministry of Finance to adopt this concept for a long time, and we are
pleased that it has finally listened to us. A system, allowing, among other
things compulsory registration of players and preventing the risk to vulnerable
groups of people, such as teenagers or recipients of social benefits, is a
Some of our members, in
addition to other preventive safety measures, already offer voluntary
registration to its clients, and interest in this measure is great," said
Petr Vrzáň, executive director of SPELOS.
SPELOS also points out that a number
of professional associations and individual lottery companies have significant
experience in the implementation and operation of these systems, and are ready
to partner the Ministry of Finance and actively work with it.
Association of operators of central
lottery systems and other games ("SPELOS") is an association of legal persons.
Its aim is to co-create professional looking lotteries and other similar games,
especially in the operation of a central lottery system ("CLS") and other
games, such as the local lottery systems, electromechanical roulette, casino
games and more.
SPELOS defends the interests of its
members in professional forums in negotiations with state and local government,
cooperate with similar associations and, last but not least, supports its
members in the business.
To achieve this goal SPELOS
organizes and supports operators meeting with representatives of state and
local governments and cooperates with other associations with similar focus and
experts in the area of operation of CLS and other similar games.
At the same time helps to create a legal framework in this area.
Association SPELOS is also very
beneficial to municipalities. It offers them a partnership in the preparation
of regulatory generally binding regulations in legislative terms to define the
conditions for a particular establishment.
Members of SPELOS always fulfil the
agreed parameters which make the continued operation of government lotteries
and other similar games in its district. Trying to be a good neighbour and
responsible citizens and within its capabilities, to contribute to the
development of the site where it operates.
Whether assisting with financial
assistance for needed projects, or applying the principles of decent business
in everyday life under applicable law levies taxes and fees, which
significantly contribute to the development of towns, cities and regions.
The Walking Dead® Scratch-Off Game Offers Thrill-Seekers Chances
to Win Up to $25,000 for Just $2
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 27, 2014) --
Players seeking that extra scare this Fall are in luck with the new $2 AMC®
The Walking Dead® scratch-off game with the top prize of $25,000.
The Walking Dead® ticket (see
copy of the ticket attached) offers players 10 chances to win the top prize of
$25,000 for just $2. It is available via Lottery retailers across New York.
So far, the popular-AMC ®
show-themed ticket has resulted in sales of more than $6.1 million.
Now in its fifth season,
The Walking Dead is by far one of the most popular and thrilling shows on
television. Now fans of the show can try their luck with a fun scratch-off game
and chances to win up to $25,000, said Gardner Gurney, Acting
Director of the Division of the Lottery.
The AMC® The Walking Dead®
scratch-off game is being supported through the New York Lotterys social
media channels, Facebook and Twitter, as well as point-of-sale materials across
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be North Americas
largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17 billion in fiscal year
2013-2014 to help support education in New York State. The Lotterys
contribution represents 15 percent of total state education aid to local school
New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a
school districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
About the New York State Gaming
The New York State Gaming Commission
regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including
horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, class III Indian gaming,
video lottery terminal (VLT)
facilities at race tracks, the state lottery and charitable gaming.
SOURCE: New York Lottery.
Svenska Spel Use the Playscan Responsible Gambling Tool in
GÖTEBORG, Sweden (October 24,
2014) -- Svenska Spel introducing mandatory registered play earlier this year,
Playscan was able to provide a higher level of understanding about their VLT
(Video Lottery Terminal) players. Players who gamble on a VLT machine in Sweden
will now be offered a way to keep track of their gambling habits.
We are very happy to now
have Playscan linked to our VLTs. The tool creates awareness and informs
the player about their gambling habits. Also, internally this will improve our
overall responsible gambling initiatives, says Zenita
Strandänger, CSR-manager Svenska Spel.
With Playscan, Svenska Spel will be
able to provide players with a risk analysis based on their player behavior.
The player can easily access their Playscan risk analysis through both web and
This will provide Svenska
Spel with more statistical information for better decision-making, on top of
state of the art player protection says Andreas Holmström, CEO
For more information, please
CONTACT: Mark Knighton, Chief Sales Officer Playscan AB, Telephone +46-702 32
15 23, Email: www.playscan.com.
BTI Agree to Purchase Lottery Terminals and Hardware from Wu
HONG KONG, SAR (October 22, 2014) --
In an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange MelcoLot Ltd announced that
on 22 October 2014, BTI entered into the Purchase Agreement with Wu Sheng
whereby BTI will purchase from Wu Sheng the lottery terminals and hardware.
During the period from 7 March 2014
to 30 September 2014, BTI had entered into the Previous Purchase Orders
involving the purchase of lottery terminals and hardware of approximately HK$20
million, which were not identified as continuing connected transactions at the
material times due to the fact that the Company had no knowledge of the change
of shareholdings of Oasis Rich on 7 March 2014 and such fact was not revealed
to the Company until the said Companys annual background check conducted
in September 2014.
However, the entering into of the
Previous Purchase Orders and the transactions thereunder were with hindsight
continuing connected transactions subject to the reporting, announcement and
annual review requirements but exempted from the independent Shareholders
approval requirement pursuant to Rule 20.99 of the GEM Listing Rules.
The Purchase Agreement has a term of
three years commencing from the Commencement Date. For each of the four years
ending 31 December 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Purchase Caps will be HK$50
million, HK$150 million, HK$200 million and HK$180 million respectively.
The Purchase Agreement and the
transactions thereunder (including the Purchase Caps) constitute continuing
connected transactions of the Company under Chapter 20 of the GEM Listing
Rules, and are subject to the reporting, announcement and annual review
requirements but exempted from the independent Shareholders approval
requirement pursuant to Rule 20.99 of the GEM Listing Rules.
CLICK HERE to read/download the announcement.
The Group is engaged in the
provision of lottery-related technologies, systems and solutions in the PRC.
The Group is a distributor of high quality, versatile lottery terminals and
hardware for the China Sports
Lottery Administration Centre, which is the exclusive sports lottery
operator in the PRC.
SOURCE: MelcoLot Ltd announcement to
Pennsylvania Lottery Launch Six New Holiday Instant
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (October
28, 2014) -- Six new Pennsylvania Lottery holiday instant games are now on
sale: $1,000,000 Peppermint Payout, Freezin' Greetings, Holiday Gifts, Merry
& Bright, Secret Santa and Cookie Dough. Plus, all six games offer VIP
Players Club members a second chance to win through the $100,000 Holiday Cheer
"Our players always look forward
to the arrival of our holiday instant games and this year's game lineup offers
millions of dollars in prizes, plus a new and exciting second-chance
opportunity," said Lottery Director Sil Lutkewitte. "Whether playing for
your own enjoyment or giving an instant game as a gift, we remind everyone that
you must be 18 or older to play Pennsylvania Lottery games."
$1,000,000 Peppermint Payout, a $20
peppermint-scented game, offers five top prizes of $1 million. Players can win
up to 20 times on each ticket. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match any WINNING
NUMBER, win the prize shown under the matching number. Reveal a "CANDY
CANE" (CNDYCNE) symbol and win the prize shown under it automatically.
Reveal a "PAYOUT" (WINALL) symbol, win all 20 prizes shown. DOUBLE BONUS PLAY:
When the DOUBLE BONUS PLAY number matches any YOUR NUMBER, win DOUBLE the prize
shown under the matching number. The overall odds of winning a prize are
Freezin' Greetings is a $10 game
that features ten top prizes of $300,000. Players have the chance to win
up to five times their prize on each ticket. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match any
WINNING NUMBER, win the prize shown under the matching number. When matching
numbers are BLUE, win 5 TIMES the prize shown under the matching number. Reveal
an "IGLOO" (IGLOO) symbol, win the prize shown under it automatically. The
overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-3.20.
Holiday Gifts is a $5 game that
features ten top prizes of $100,000. Players can win up to 15 times on each
ticket. Reveal a "MONEY" (MONEY) symbol and win the prize shown under that
symbol. Reveal a "SANTA HAT" (WIN100) symbol, win $100 instantly! Reveal
a "HOLIDAY" (WINALL) symbol, win all 15 prizes shown. The overall odds of
winning a prize are 1-in-4.33.
Merry & Bright, a $3 game,
offers 15 top prizes of $50,000, and over $17 million in cash prizes. Scratch
the WINNING SYMBOLS area. Then scratch the corresponding symbols found on
either grid. When you match all four symbols in any horizontal or vertical
line, win the PRIZE shown for that LINE. Each LINE is played separately.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1-in-4.22.
Secret Santa is a $2 game that
offers ten top prizes of $25,000, and players can win up to 12 times on each
ticket. Reveal a "SANTA" (SANTA) symbol and win the prize shown under that
symbol. Reveal a "SLEIGH" (SLEIGH) symbol, win all 12 prizes shown. BONUS
GIFT: Reveal a "SECRET" (WIN20) symbol in either BONUS GIFT, win $20 instantly.
The overall odds of winning a prize
Cookie Dough is a $1 game offering
30 top prizes of $5,000. When any of YOUR NUMBERS match the WINNING NUMBER, win
the prize shown under the matching number. Reveal a "GINGERBREAD MAN" (GBMAN)
symbol, win all 5 prizes shown. The overall odds of winning a prize are
VIP Players Club members can submit
any non-winning 2014 holiday-themed ticket into the Holiday Cheer Second-Chance
Game. The number of entries into the $100,000 Grand Prize Drawing is equal to
the purchase price of the ticket. Each time you play the Game, you could also
win an instant cash prize between $25 and $500, or a chance to double your
entries with an Entry Doubler Prize.
The entry deadline for the $100,000
Grand Prize is Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 (11:59 p.m. Eastern). The $100,000 winner
will be announced on the live, televised evening drawing show on Saturday, Jan.
Visit www.palottery.com for entry,
prizes, rules and drawing information. Online entry only; mailed entries are
not accepted. Prizes, including top prizes, are subject to availability at the
time of purchase.
About the Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the
only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit
older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has
contributed more than $24.7 billion to programs that include property tax and
rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost
prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the
52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers
throughout the state.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds
players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.
For drawings results, winning
numbers, winners' stories and to subscribe to the Lottery's RSS news feed,
visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at
CONTACT: Gary Miller or Lauren
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
National Group to Target Illegal Off-Shore
MELBOURNE, Victoria (October 30,
2014) -- A new national working group will be established to tackle the
increasing impact of illegal offshore wagering on Australian racing and
The new Illegal Offshore Wagering
Working Group will be established under the Australian Government's Gambling
Industry Advisory Council and will include representatives from the racing
industry, professional sports and wagering organisations.
Federal Minister for Social Services
Kevin Andrews and Premier of Victoria and Minister for Racing Denis Napthine
announced the working group saying it was critical to stamp out illegal
"There are significant numbers of
illegitimate offshore operators already targeting Australian racing and sport
and it is vital that an effective regulatory regime be introduced to address
the serious integrity and revenue risks that they pose," Mr Andrews
"It is also important to
discourage any Australian-based operators being tempted to relocate offshore in
order to avoid the obligations to racing and sporting bodies that they face
under existing Australian laws.
"There are already Australian
headquartered organisations that are operating in this way by basing their
betting operations in unregulated international jurisdictions including in the
Pacific and Asia regions.
It is understood the annual
turnover by Australians punters with these organisations is in the hundreds of
millions of dollars," Mr Andrews said.
Dr Napthine said by paying product
fees, bookmakers ensure the racing and sport they bet on remains healthy and
can grow into the future so it is in their own long term interests to
pay the required fees.
"Illegal offshore wagering on our
racing and sports events has a detrimental effect, with these bookmakers
failing to pay product fees for betting on our racing and sporting events,"
Dr Napthine said.
"Wagering revenue streams are
important contributors to the funding of racing and sports facilities,
implementation of integrity measures, prizemoney and participant payments and
other operational costs.
"It is unfair that legitimate
Australian-based and registered bookmakers pay the product fee required of them
by racing and sports bodies while offshore bookmakers effectively pirate
"Offshore bookmakers also refuse
to adhere to integrity measures that are fundamental to the honest operation of
the racing and sporting events.
"These important integrity
measures include requirements for operators to disclose betting records and not
to offer inappropriate bet types that unnecessarily expose racing and sport to
"The working group will be asked
to examine the regulatory regimes in international jurisdictions that may have
an application within Australia and to also look at all other technological and
legislative options available," Dr Napthine said.
The working group will be asked to
provide recommendations through which the Australian Government, State
Governments and/or racing and sports bodies can minimise the threats of
unauthorised offshore wagering.
The working group will be calling
for public submissions for its consideration.
Consultation will occur in coming
weeks on the final make-up of the working group with a view to it starting work
later this year.
A final report including
recommendations will be provided to the Federal Government through its Gambling
Industry Advisory Council in 2015.
SOURCE: Office of the Premier of
SYNOT Enters Spanish Gambling Market
CZECH REPUBLIC (October 24, 2014) --
SYNOT Group celebrates new another success in its international activities. The
group enters the Spanish market in these days establishing a company SYNOT
GAMING SPAIN, s.l.
|From left: Ivo Valenta (chairman of the board of directors
WORLD CAPITAL VENTURES CYPRUS LIMITED), Manuel Torres Alvarez (CEO), Jakub
tefka (Business Area Manager)
Spain means to us a great
perspective. Local market is now opening to video lottery terminals that enable
thorough and transparent supervision of bets, wins and revenues by the state
supervisory authorities, stated Neophytos Neophytou, director of
SYNOT International Ltd. adding that the main focus of SYNOT GAMING SPAIN, s.l.
will be on cooperation with local providers and distributors of gambling
There are 17 autonomous provinces in
Spain; each of them can have its own legislation and different attitude to the
regulation of the gambling industry.
About SYNOT Group
SYNOT Group is an international,
respected formation of companies that operate in many countries. In its
business it devotes to several sectors, such as: lottery industry, management
and renovation of real estate, sales of luxury cars, IT services, publishing
regional weekly newspaper, and finally the production of enameled objects.
The top management of the group,
which focuses on the strategic management and business management of major
projects, is based in Cyprus.
Currently the SYNOT group operates
through its subsidiaries in 12 countries, with plans to expand to other
CONTACT: Mgr. Magda
Pekařová, spokesperson, SYNOT Group, Mobil: +420 739 604 032,
SOURCE: SYNOT Group
GTECH Launch New End-To-End Website
Company provides customers
with a single source of information on all products and services, with
easy-to-use interface and design
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (October
29, 2014) -- GTECH S.p.A.
has announced the launch of its new integrated website, www.gtech.com. The site
provides customers, investors, and the industry with a single source of
information about GTECHs complete end-to-end solutions across all
The new site applies the latest and
best practices of web design for ease of navigation, visual appeal, and device
flexibility, including mobile and tablet use.
We have created this new,
comprehensive yet easy-to-navigate portal, www.gtech.com, to ensure that
customers and the industry can conveniently access our complete offering in one
place, said Robert K. Vincent, GTECH Senior Vice President of Human
Resources and Public Affairs.
A simplified navigation menu enables
visitors to quickly access information, eliminating multiple clicks.
Explore GTECH offers details about the corporate, governance,
investor relations and media-facing information. The Products and
Services menu allows visitors to view the Companys comprehensive
portfolio of solutions and services across the lottery, SPIELO gaming,
interactive, and betting segments.
The new site strategically
integrates legacy GTECH websites into one single source of information.
Visitors to the legacy sites will now automatically be redirected to the new
site, which is available in English and Italian.
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
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392 7452
T. (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.