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Vol. 70 No.10 - Monday March 16, 2015

A weekly snapshot of the top lottery and gaming news stories

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  • Have You Secured Your Place at the WLA / APLA Seminar on Queensland's Beautiful Gold Coast? Full Story.
  • GTECH Announce 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results. Full Story.
  • The Evolution of the Scratch-Tickets in Malta. Full Story.
  • MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ To Launch New Multi-State Lottery Scratch Ticket Game. Full Story.
  • Pollard Banknote Announce Improved Fourth Quarter and Record Annual Financial Results. Full Story.
  • Smartplay’s Origin® System: Multi-layer Security & Complex Capabilities. Full Story.
  • NOVOMATIC to Reclaim Multiplayer Sales and Distribution. Full Story.
  • Dutch Postcode Lottery Kicks-Off Ninth Annual Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. Full Story.
  • WyoLotto Launch Cowboy Draw Game with $10,000 "Horse" Giveaway. Full Story.
  • Illinois Lottery Launch The ‘MS Project’ Instant Game. Full Story.
  • Florida Lottery Has Highest Scratch-Off Sales Week Nationwide For Second Week In A Row. Full Story.
  • New York State Gaming Commission’s Responsible Gaming Program Earns Global Recognition. Full Story.
  • New Lucky for Life™ Draw Game Has Touched the Lives of MILLIONS of Winners…Are you One of Them? Full Story.
  • Licensing Authorities Consulted on Changes to Statutory Guidance. Full Story.
  • Gold Mine Ticket Sees First Top Prize Winner. Full Story.
  • Internal Revenue Service Proposal’s Impact on Gaming. Full Story.

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Have You Secured Your Place at the WLA / APLA Seminar on Queensland's Beautiful Gold Coast?

APLA / WLA 2015 Seminar – Divided by Oceans : Connected by Opportunity 27th to 30th April, 2015

GOLD COAST, Queensland, Australia (March 9, 2015)

Opening Dinner - 27th April 2015

The poolside area at the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa is the perfect setting to kick off the APLA / WLA 2015 Seminar. Catch up with industry friends and acquaintances in casual tropical surroundings whilst enjoying fresh Australian cuisine and entertainment.


Closing Dinner - 29th April 2015

A Seminar highlight will be the closing dinner to be held at Sea World where delegates will dine by the lagoon at Sea World’s Dolphin Beach. You will be mesmerised by the beautiful dolphins with their amazing display of grace and agility, as well as the idyllic setting.

Networking Event - 30th April 2015 | 9am to 2pm

This event will enable delegates to enjoy the diversity of the Gold Coast region by venturing into the Gold Coast hinterland. The tour will take in areas of sub-tropical rainforest with spectacular views from Mount Tamborine.

Delegates will have the opportunity to relax and network with industry colleagues while enjoying wine and cheese tasting, lunch and various activities at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Optional Golf Tour – GOLF! GOLF! GOLF!

The Gold Coast boasts a large selection of quality golf courses and Seminar delegates can play one of the best – The Glades Golf Club at Robina. This par 72 course was designed by Australian golfing icon Greg Norman who had the vision to create a great golfing challenge for players at all levels, within visually stunning surrounds.

Date and Time

Monday 27 April. Bus departs Sheraton Mirage Resort at 6am for tee off from 7am. Bus will return from The Glades at 12:30pm, arriving back to the Sheraton Mirage Resort at 1pm.

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GTECH Announce 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

  • Solid Q4 driven by strong product sales in the Americas and International; stable service revenues overall
  • Sharp growth in Q4 Operating Income excluding one-off items related to IGT transaction
  • Full-year results (EBITDA, CapEx, Operating Income, NFP) at or ahead of guidance excluding one-offs
  • IGT acquisition currently expected to close on April 7, 2015




ROME (ITALY) and PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (March 9, 2015) -- GTECH S.p.A.’s Board of Directors, chaired by Mr. Lorenzo Pellicioli, today reviewed both the fourth quarter and full year consolidated results, and approved the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014.

We ended 2014 on another robust quarter, with strong product sales in the Americas and International and steady service revenues overall,” said Marco Sala, CEO of GTECH S.p.A. “We are finalizing the acquisition of IGT, ready to initiate the integration of our two companies, and to consolidate our leadership of the global gaming industry.”

"Our underlying operating performance was very solid in the fourth quarter,” said Alberto Fornaro, CFO of GTECH S.p.A. "Excluding one-off items primarily related to the IGT acquisition, we achieved or exceeded guidance in all our key full-year metrics: EBITDA, CapEx, Operating Income, and Net Financial Position.”


Consolidated Revenues were €809 million, up approximately 5% from €773 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. This increase was principally driven by product sales which rose to €86 million in the quarter from €51 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, chiefly reflecting higher product deliveries in the International and Americas segments. Service revenues were up slightly to €723 million versus the same period last year.

EBITDA was up 7% to €261 million compared to €245 million in the fourth quarter of last year.

Operating Income was €97 million compared to €104 million last year. Operating Income was up 22% to €127 million excluding one-off items which consist of transaction costs of €22 million associated with the pending IGT acquisition and an €8 million adjustment to goodwill related to the sale of the ticketing business in Italy.

Interest Expense was €65 million compared to €42 million last year, the increase being principally due to the bridge facility which was entered into in anticipation of the closing of the IGT acquisition.

Net loss attributable to the owners was €93 million, compared to net income of €1 million in the 2013 fourth quarter, primarily attributable to the make-whole on the early redemption of the 2016 Notes, higher interest expense related to the bridge facility, a higher effective income tax rate primarily related to additional taxation related to the Italian reorganization, as well as the tax settlement and non-deductible costs associated with the IGT acquisition. Diluted loss-per-share was €0.54 compared to income of €0.01 in the fourth quarter of last year. Excluding the one-off items primarily related to the IGT acquisition, net income attributable to the owners was €53 million up from €29 million and Diluted EPS was €0.31 up from €0.17 last year.

Capital Expenditures in the quarter were €66 million.

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TThe Evolution of the Scratchers Tickets in Malta

A small market carries with it a number of technical difficulties

MALTA (March 10, 2015) -- Within such a limited market like that found in Malta, a company which will be launching a new product will require a lot of planning and thought. Quantities do count and the viability of a product is generally based on large amounts.

Obviously, one cannot forget that sales and how much a person sells, loss and the amounts other words it is a holistic operation based on the person that produces the new product whilst taking into consideration the effect of the product on the producer and also how it will be welcomed by the market. It could be that the terms being used are somewhat complicated however; the business has to do its homework well through a clear vision to avoid the company from going through negative experiences.

A product is successful and the company is able to write its success story. A product is unsuccessful and the company experiences a loss which might be fatal for it.

With this scene in mind, we may apply all of this to what Malta had experienced way back in 1996 - meaning before the privatisation of the Public Lotto - whereby the Scratchers Instant tickets game had been launched.

The game of Scratchers, with its diverse forms, is a very simple one and falls under the category of games which allow instant winnings. Meaning that a person enters a Maltco shop, asks for a Scratchers ticket or tickets, scratches the game area and would immediately know whether the person is a winner or not.


In the event that a person is a winner, the person has the possibility to cash the winnings there and then from the same shop. However, should he be not so lucky this time, he would give it another try next time.

There are some people that when they go to purchase a Lotto, Super 5, Grand Lottery ticket or play any other game from Maltco Lotteries, they also like to buy a Scratchers ticket/s and while being relaxed and in the comfort of their home, they like to enjoy scratching the ticket/s. Naturally it is a private moment of excitement. These moments have the ability to create a lot of satisfaction due to the winnings they bring about.

The Scratchers tickets offer a number of different winning possibilities and the winning amounts also vary. Maybe the greatest excitement of this game is that upon scratching the ticket, the player would know at first hand that he might be a winner. Without waiting for any sort of draw to know whether he is a winner or not. Simply by scratching the ticket in his hand he would know immediately whether fortune has knocked on his door or not. Also he would know the exact amount he has won and would know how much he will be given when he goes to the shop to get his winnings no questions asked.

Like we mentioned earlier, the game of Scratchers in Malta had been originally introduced in 1996. This was naturally a completely innovative product which had been positively accepted by the market.

When in 2004 Maltco Lotteries had been given the licence of Lotto in Malta, it continued to build upon what it had inherited in this game's regard; meanwhile the brand of Scratchers was created.

From that time onwards, and on a regular basis, Maltco Lotteries launched a number of different tickets on the same concept of Scratchers. Nowadays, it may be said that an average of eight Scratchers editions are continuously available on the market. The ticket prices vary from €1.00 to €5.00. Also the winnings vary according to the ticket price but the every edition of scratch tickets is designed so that on average every 4 consecutive tickets selected from a pack of tickets has a winning ticket.

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Behind the launching of various editions on the market there is a lot of planning, not only about securing the viability of the editions, but also as regards the success of the editions so that they will be greatly accepted by the market. Therefore a number of aspects are combined together to come up with a fresh, modern and attractive presentation of the tickets.

In Maltese we say that the first impressions are the most lasting. And even in products of the like, presentation is of utmost importance and one has to be a good salesperson to encourage people to buy such tickets which may in turn give the player some fortune.

Studies show that since the game is based on the instant win, Maltco Lotteries is opt to design each game edition on principles that the game is attractive to be played instantly and the winning methods are simple and with no complications for one to play.

Every month, all the Scratchers players have a second chance to participate in another game with no extra participating cost - by gathering non-winning tickets amounting to a total of €10.00 - and entering in a chance to win the prize of €1,000. The draw of such a lottery is transmitted live on television, once a month before the Super 5 draw.

It is good to say that Maltco Lotteries pays out an average of five ticket editions every year with a grand prize of up to €50,000.

The complete variety of the Scratchers editions may be found in all Maltco Lotteries shops and authorised sellers.

It is somewhat interesting that Maltco Lotteries had recently participated in the World Lottery Summit which took place in Rome, whereby it had been represented by Ioannis Katakis and David Anthony Gatt, the company CEO explained in detail the challenges which Maltco Lotteries went through and is still experiencing so that Malta may be able not only to sustain the game of Scratchers within its small market but also to make it popular and attractive.

He explained that there are a number of challenges which relate to the production of such tickets and that the company is continuously engaged to produce these tickets in such a way that they are viable since the quantities produced are small due to a small market. However, the company believes that it has to give the best of service for the market, including the production of such tickets.

It is due to this that INTRALOT being the mother company, has worked hand in hand with Maltco to help with the production of these tickets to be carried out with those of other international clients.

SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries.



MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ To Launch New Multi-State Lottery Scratch Ticket Game

March Premiere Date Set for Nationally Syndicated Companion TV Show

Two New Millionaires Minted in First Week of Series Production

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (March 10, 2015) -- "MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB," the first-of-its kind television game show will launch a new multi-state companion lottery scratch ticket. With as many as 14 state lotteries joining immediately, and more states to follow, the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery scratch ticket created by Scientific Games under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) will debut in March 2015 just in time for the new premiere date of the "MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB" television game show on March 28 and 29 (check local listings for time, day and station). "MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB" is hosted by actor, comedian and television star Billy Gardell ("Mike & Molly," "You, Me and Dupree"), and co-hosted by Todd Newton ("Family Game Night," "Hollywood Showdown").

Originally created as a multi-state lottery draw game in 2014, the following states will be the first to roll out this exciting new scratch ticket: Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Tennessee. 

"This lottery scratch game captures the essence and fun of the 'MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB' game show that has already started production in Las Vegas," said Steve Saferin, president of properties group and chief creative officer for Scientific Games. "The studio audience reaction to the show has been wildly enthusiastic, and there's no better way to celebrate the 80th anniversary of MONOPOLYTM than to give fans of the game yet another way to play."

Scientific Games Productions recently kicked off production on "MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB" at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas inside a custom-built, 48,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art structure. Gardell stood atop the multi-million dollar LED floor displaying the iconic MONOPOLY board before an audience of winners from participating state lotteries, and guided contestants through their journey to possibly win $1 million.


During the first week of production, the show had its first two $1 million winners and awarded a grand total of over $3.5 million in cash and prizes.

"I've never seen anything like watching these contestants win this life-changing amount of money," said Gardell. "It is hands-down one of the best experiences I've had in my career."

"In my 20 years of producing TV game shows, this is definitely the most overwhelming response from an audience based on how quickly two new millionaires were minted during these tapings," said Scott St. John, executive producer. "No other show I've produced - or seen - has ever given away this much prize money this quickly."

With a live studio audience made up of the winners and their guests, totaling almost 400 people each day, contestants were selected at random from the registered trip winners to play a series of games, each offering cash and other prizes, with a total value of up to $2.5 million per episode. The final round offers a single lucky contestant a shot at a $1 million prize. Plus, each section of the audience shares in their contestant's winnings from the show. Gardell and local segment game host Todd Newton led contestant play in games such as Community Chest, Ride the Rails and Electric Company, and between the national and local show segments, handed out cash and prizes worth over $3.5 million.

With the launch of the new scratch ticket, players can try and qualify to win a four-night, five-day trip for two to Las Vegas with accommodations at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and the chance to compete on the game show by registering their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB lottery scratch tickets online at to build MONOPOLY-themed Lottery Property Sets that earn them entries into a random drawing to participate.

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) 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; server-based lottery and gaming systems; electronic gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and utilities; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Scientific Games Corporation.



Pollard Banknote Announce Improved Fourth Quarter and Record Annual Financial Results

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (March 10, 2015) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard") today released its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2014, with improved fourth quarter gross profit and net income compared to 2013.

"We are very pleased with our financial results for the 2014 fiscal year and the fourth quarter," commented Co-Chief Executive Officer John Pollard. "The positive trends experienced during the year have continued and we expect the same to carry on through 2015."

"We achieved record revenue in 2014, driven by the success of our proprietary products including our Scratch FX® and PlayBook® instant tickets. Our strong portfolio of contracts, including a number of new contracts obtained in 2014, allowed us to maintain significant momentum throughout the year. Sales of our licensed games product line were also strong throughout the year. Our production volumes reached record levels during the year and our average selling prices were ahead of 2013. Were it not for the timing of a large amount of goods in transit over year end our annual ticket sales volumes would also have reached record levels."


"Our free cash flow was very strong during the year, allowing us to continue to pay down our bank debt in addition to funding a large amount of our almost $19 million in total capital expenditures."

"The weakening Canadian dollar, particularly in reference to the U.S. dollar, brings multiple benefits to Pollard. Not only does the amount of net cash inflow increase due to greater equivalent Canadian dollar receipts, it also makes us more competitive in bidding for future work. Continued weakening of the dollar in the first quarter of 2015 is a positive trend for our company"

"Our fourth quarter results generated higher net income and gross profit margins versus 2013 reflecting a strong production mix of high valued products. Our top line revenue and adjusted EBITDA were slightly lower due solely to a large amount of in transit product at year end, however this revenue will be reflected in our first quarter 2015 results."

"The official start-up of our Michigan Lottery ilottery internet site occurred in the fourth quarter and the initial results have been very encouraging. All metrics have met or exceeded original targets including revenue, player registrations and net proceeds for the lottery. While still a modest part of our overall results in absolute numbers, the financial upside is potentially significant and we look forward to replicating our success in the future as more lotteries embrace the internet as a viable distribution method."

"Our two major development projects progressed well over the fourth quarter of 2014 and the early part of 2015. Our major press expansion remains on target for second quarter commissioning and will fundamentally change the capacity and capabilities of Pollard. At the same time, the implementation of our ERP system includes a staged roll-out beginning in the second quarter of 2015 and will provide us the infrastructure to maximize the utilization of all our processes including our new press line."

"The lottery industry had another good year in 2014 and all signs point to continuing growth. Lotteries are increasingly relying on instant tickets as their main generator of funds, particularly given declining sales in the lotto or draw based games over the last 12 months. The increasing market size of the instant ticket product line provides us with significant opportunities for greater sales and revenue."

"We are very proud of the results we achieved in 2014 and are excited about 2015. Our industry is growing and expanding into new areas and Pollard is poised to benefit. Not only have we achieved very good financial results in 2014, but we have also laid a strong foundation to expand our organization and capitalize on these growth opportunities."

Further Information: to Read the full financial report please forward to the website of Pollard Banknote - Click Here.

For further information CONTACT:


John Pollard,
Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323 ext 204,
Facsimile: (204) 453-1375
Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323 ext 275,
Facsimile: (204) 453-1375;
Rob Rose,
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323 ext 250,
Facsimile: (204) 453-1375


SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.



Smartplay’s Origin® System: Multi-layer Security & Complex Capabilities

EDGEWATER PARK, New Jersey (March 11, 2015) - Auditable. Secure. Random.  Reliable.  Is your lottery drawing staff comfortable using those adjectives with your current RNG?  Recent events have placed computerized number generating systems under new scrutiny. Industry leaders are increasingly using the word “auditable” in reference to the measure of integrity RNGs can truly offer. Smartplay International deliberately addressed these issues when developing the Origin® System, focusing on access, control and human verification.

Limit access, degrees of control. These concepts seem simple enough; no single person or company should ever have unrestricted access to your live gaming systems. Responsibilities from ticket sales and draw applications should be segregated. With any software change or development, the source and applications should be vetted by a third party as being fit for purpose. Once compiled, digital signatures (checksums) should be calculated and proved on a regular basis.

Human verification and accountability.  More than one single person, a minimum of two, should certify, through checksum and seal integrity, that there is a verifiable chain of custody from when the systems were last certified through the current draw. Just as there are occasionally errors in technology, we all know humans make errors. Check and check again.

Smartplay’s two-tier approach is necessary to assure game integrity in the digital age of gaming. Our use of this method has been audited, tested, scrutinized and certified by world’s top gaming certification companies. KPMG of Vancouver, Canada; Gaming Laboratories Inc. of Lakehurst, NJ; Secure Software in McClean, VA; BMM Compliance of Las Vegas, NV; and Eclipse Compliance Testing in Solon, OH have all certified the Origin® System.


Lotteries using the Smartplay Origin® Digital Draw system can rest easy knowing their drawings are safe from manipulation, insider fraud or hacking. The system is not accessible to a network or the internet. The physical console housing and logon validation, which is required prior to start of a game, give it an added dimension of security.  Once the system is ready to go, every event is logged. The system runs its own self-diagnostic check during startup. Lottery officials easily export drawing results to web and media outlets via video card, thumb drive or by using the Origin® Portal System.

So who uses the Origin® System?  Washington State, Tennessee, California, Pronosticos (Mexico), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana, National Sports Lottery (Nigeria), Illinois, and Ohio lotteries all use the Origin® System on a regular basis. Virginia and New York lotteries use an Origin® for raffles, 2nd chance draws, special event drawings, and as a backup system to their traditional machines. The New Jersey Lottery and Rhode Island Lottery have rented systems on a limited basis for special events.

Adaptable. Highly capable. Auditable. A technologically advanced computer platform containing animations and broadcast-quality graphics on a highly secure and triple-redundant random number software system are all part of the standard Origin® Digital Draw package. Systems have the inherent ability to conduct raffle and 2nd chance games with populations as large as one billion. Pick six out of 36? No problem. Perpetual Keno drawings? Piece of cake! With minimal expenditure, these systems can be reconfigured to add new games and custom graphics specific to the lottery’s game requirements.

Equally as important, Smartplay engineers have copies of all systems distributed to our clients. If ever a question of integrity arises, systems and backup systems can be audited for errors, validation and history.

Smartplay International, Inc.

Established in 1993, Smartplay is dedicated to the creative design, development and manufacture of lottery drawing equipment.  The product line has evolved over the years in response to clients’ needs by incorporating the latest technology.  Smartplay has thereby maintained a position as international leader in the area of lottery drawing machines and customized game show equipment. Smartplay is consistently chosen above other manufacturers due to a reputation for quality and reliability. Smartplay is proud to be the choice of the world’s most prestigious lotteries.

CONTACT:  Mariana Burachok, Marketing, Phone: +1 609 880 1860, Email:

SOURCE: Smartplay International, Inc., Edgewater Park, NJ USA.



NOVOMATIC to Reclaim Multiplayer Sales and Distribution

AUSTRIA (March 11, 2015) -- Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH, (AGI), the wholly owned subsidiary of the NOVOMATIC Group has given advance notification that, as of August 1st 2015, it will reclaim the rights to the sales and distribution of its multiplayer (electronic table gaming) product range that are currently held by TCS John Huxley.

As and from August, 2015 AGI will fully control all international sales and distribution of its multiplayer product range directly, through its subsidiary companies in some jurisdictions and via certain distribution partners in specific markets. TCS John Huxley will still have access to software and spare parts support, via AGI approved local channels, for this NOVOMATIC product range and thus will be able to offer related services in certain designated markets.


Mr Jens Einhaus, Sales Director of AGI, noted: “AGI wishes to thank TCS John Huxley for its long commitment to NOVOMATIC and its market leading multiplayer product range. While circumstances now dictate that AGI will now bring commercial responsibility for these products back ‘in house’, the length of our co-operation with TCS John Huxley and the excellent relationship that our companies have shared have been a major factor in the success of NOVOMATIC multiplayer products around the world. For that I wish to express our thanks for the excellent professional relationship that AGI has enjoyed over the years with TCS John Huxley.”

AGI has taken steps to ensure customers that the transition in sales, distribution and service of multiplayer products will be seamless and that it will provide the highest level of sales and after sales service attention to any and all enquiries received on or after August 1st, 2015.

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH (AGI) a 100-percent subsidiary of NOVOMATIC AG ( is an integrated global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of electronic gaming machines and advanced technology products. As Europe's leading manufacturer AGI delivers one of the broadest product ranges in the industry.

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest producers and operators of gaming technologies and one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world. The group employs more than 22,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 232,000 gaming machines in its about 1,500 plus traditional and electronic casinos as well as via rental concepts.

Part of the Group is also Admiral Sportwetten GmbH, Austria‘s leading sports betting operator with more than 200 outlets as well as the Vienna based online gaming specialist Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH. With the acquisition of Betware and the foundation of NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions in 2013 the Group entered the lottery business segment and thus completed its transition into a truly integrated gaming concern.

The main markets of the group are the Member States of the European Union; the Central, Eastern and South Eastern European markets where NOVOMATIC was, due to its early market entry, able to establish an excellent position; as well as expanding markets with exceptional growth such as Latin America and the US.




Dutch Postcode Lottery – Society Always Wins

Dutch Postcode Lottery Kicks-Off Ninth Annual Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (March 11, 2015) -- The Dutch Postcode Lottery today announced the launch of the ninth annual Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, the largest international sustainable business plan competition that aims to promote a low carbon economy and a greener environment. U.S. and global entrepreneurs of all experience backgrounds are encouraged to submit creative business plans that directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The winner with the best plan will receive 500,000 euro (approximately $535,000 USD) to further develop the product or service and bring it to market within the next two years. In addition to the winning entry, the organization will also offer 200,000 euro (approximately $214,000 USD) to the first and second runners-up.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge provides the most innovative and promising green entrepreneurs with the opportunity to really make a difference and help combat climate change,” said Marieke van Schaik, managing director of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. “Since 1998, this annual competition has been an important global platform where individuals have the chance to not only bring their ideas to life, but also meet other visionaries that share their goals.


Entrants will be evaluated on how well they integrate Cradle2Cradle principles into their designs and explain the extensive development process that will maximize the impact of the product or service moving forward. Additionally, judges will also assess entries based on three factors: communication potential, courageousness, and creativity.”

The deadline for the competition is June 1 and entrepreneurs can submit their business plans online through In July, the organization will announce 25 nominees who are in the running towards becoming a finalist. Five finalists will then be selected in August for the final round of the competition, where they will present their ideas in front of a selected audience and a panel of international judges during the grand final in Amsterdam on Sept. 10.

About the Dutch Postcode Lottery – Society Always Wins

The Dutch Postcode Lottery was founded in 1989 to support charitable organizations. Today, 2.5 million people in the Netherlands play the lottery in order to stand the chance of winning a hundred thousand prizes. At the same time, these lottery participants support 92 charitable organizations with fifty percent of each lottery ticket. Since its founding, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has donated more than €4 billion to organizations working in the fields of human rights, nature and the environment.

Organizations the lottery supports include UNICEF, WWF, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders and Natuurmonumenten. As of 2005, the Postcode Lottery also operates in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where the People’s Postcode Lottery and Svenska PostkodLotteriet respectively raise money for charity. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Lottery operates together with the BankGiro Loterij and the VriendenLoterij under the Goede Doelen Loterijen umbrella. Novamedia/Postcode Loterijen is the third largest private charitable donor in the world.

SOURCE: Dutch Postcode Lottery.



WyoLotto Launch Cowboy Draw Game with $10,000 "Horse" Giveaway

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (March 11, 2015) -- Cowboy Draw®, Wyoming's new in-state lottery game kicks off on March 15 in true Western spirit with a special $10,000 giveaway contest offering fans the chance to win: a horse. That's right, pardner. Only in Wyoming.

The Horse Giveaway contest goes live on March 15, 2015, at the same time WyoLotto® retailers start selling the first Cowboy Draw tickets. To enter the special giveaway, participants submit a photo taken of themselves with their recently purchased Cowboy Draw ticket and register on the Wyoming Lottery Facebook page or at

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These "selfies" may be submitted through March 29, 2015 at 2:59 am. Any Wyoming resident 18 years of age or over at the time of the event who resides in Wyoming can register for a chance to win. A winner will be randomly selected from among all valid entries.

The Horse Giveaway winner will in fact win $10,000, which may be spent on a horse-in true Wyoming spirit-or for anything the winner might choose to do with $10,000. "The Horse Giveaway celebrates the March 15 launch of our first in-state game with a little Western flair and a lot of fun," said Jon Clontz, CEO of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. "To top off Cowboy Draw's better odds and the jackpot starting at $250,000, maybe-just maybe-you could win the horse of your dreams."

The new game from the Wyoming Lottery Corporation will offer the Cowboy State better odds than Powerball® and Mega Millions®, with jackpots starting at $250,000 that keep growing until someone wins. Tickets for Cowboy Draw will only be sold in Wyoming, giving Wyomingites higher chances of winning winning prizes. Prizes could rise to a million dollars and more!

Cowboy Draw is a draw game similar to Powerball and Mega Millions. Players choose five numbers ranging from 1 to 45. A player who correctly matches all five numbers is the jackpot winner. Players who correctly match four, three and two numbers also win cash prizes of $1,000, $20 and $5, respectively. Each $5 ticket provides two chances to win. The weekly drawings for Cowboy Draw will be held every Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m. MST.

The first drawing will be held on Monday, March 23 at 2 p.m To receive updates and notifications about the upcoming Wyoming Cowboy Draw game, visit:

SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery.




Illinois Lottery Launch The ‘MS Project’ Instant Game

New Game Expected to raise $2 million for Multiple Sclerosis Research in Illinois

CHICAGO, Illinois (March 6, 2015) --The Illinois Lottery, Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, and the Illinois Department of Public Health launched today the Lottery’s latest instant game that funds research into the cause, prevention and future cure of multiple sclerosis (MS).

I’m proud to stand with roughly 20,000 Illinoisans living with multiple sclerosis,” Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti said. “The new Illinois Lottery instant game will help fund important research to identify what causes MS, how we can prevent it and one day hopefully find a cure. As someone living with this disease, I am honored to join the Illinois Lottery today to launch this new game and hopefully bring us one step closer to curing MS.”

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The MS Project, the eighth edition of the “special cause” Lottery instant game that funds MS research in Illinois, is expected to raise nearly $2 million for the cause. The actual ticket, the ability to win $250,000 instantly if played, and details of where profits of the game are used, were announced at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a 2014 recipient of The MS Project funds.

Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones and Lt. Governor Sanguinetti were joined by Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D.; Holly Messick, President of the National MS Society Greater Illinois Chapter; and Drs. Melissa Brown and Stephen Miller, Northwestern MS grant recipients.

“The MS Project instant game represents what a lottery is all about. If you choose to buy a ticket because you’re feeling lucky--or because you’d like to support this great cause--you have an equal chance to win up to $250,000 instantly,” said Lottery Director Jones. “This lottery game gives every adult in Illinois the opportunity to willingly participate in funding critical research on MS. Look for the bright orange ticket on display at 8,100 retailers throughout our state.

This is a time of great promise for people living with MS, with many novel strategies being explored in clinics and laboratories throughout the country and around the world,” said Holly Messick, President of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National MS Society. “With more than 15 Lottery funded research projects currently taking place across the state, Illinois has become a leader for cutting-edge research aimed at restoring function to people who live with this often devastating disease.”


All profits for The MS Project instant game go to the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund, which awards grants to organizations conducting MS research in Illinois. All grants are reviewed and approved by the National MS Society’s Research Programs Advisory Committee, a panel that includes 75 leading scientists, physicians and other professionals from virtually every field related to MS.

We are fortunate that our partners in the Governor’s office, Lottery, and in the field continue to cohost this event every year,” said Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Shah.  “We’ve raised $7 million toward MS research since we began partnering in 2008 and we look forward to supporting innovative projects that will ultimately lead to the end of this debilitating disease.”

“I have used funding from the Illinois MS Lottery to advance a new research direction in my laboratory,” said Dr. Stephen Miller of Northwestern.  “The grant has furthered our work on studying the ability of various drugs to promote myelin repair in combination with drugs which target the autoimmune response in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.”

MS Project is available at more than 8,100 Illinois Lottery retailer locations across the state. Each MS Project ticket costs $5. Available prizes range from $5 to $250,000 (four top prizes are available).  For more information regarding MS Project, please visit or for more information regarding multiple sclerosis, visit or 

About the National Multiple Sclerosis

Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones (at podium) traveled to the Feinberg School of Medicine Friday to unveil the new iteration of the "MS Project" instant game.

Society: MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society, Greater Illinois and Gateway Area chapters exist to make sure it doesn’t. They address the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

About the Illinois Department of Public Health

Founded in 1877, the Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for protecting the state’s 12.4 million residents, as well as countless visitors, through the prevention and control of disease and injury. The Department's nearly 200 programs touch virtually every age, aspect and cycle of life.

About Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at Players must be at least 18 years old.

SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.



Florida Lottery Has Highest Scratch-Off Sales Week Nationwide For Second Week In A Row

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (March 9, 2015) -- The Florida Lottery announced today that Scratch-Off ticket sales for the week ending March 8, 2015, exceeded $95.6 million, the highest, single-week Scratch-Off sales of any lottery in the country. This record-breaking Scratch-Off sales week resulted in $17 million being generated for the benefit of Florida students and schools.


"Twenty Florida Lottery games had sales of more than $1 million last week," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "This is good news across the board because higher sales result in more winners, increased commissions for retailers and more revenue generated for Florida's students and schools."

Last week's sales were led by the new $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off game, with $20.8 million in sales, followed by the $600,000 GOLD RUSH Scratch-Off game, with more than $10.6 million in sales and 100X THE CASH, with more than $7.3 million in sales.

The Florida Lottery offers approximately 60 Scratch-Off games at any given time through vending machines or counter displays at more than 13,000 retail locations statewide. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 64 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $640 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2013-14.

About The Florida Lottery

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $27 billion to education and sending more than 700,000 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 $46 billion in prizes and made more than 1,400 people millionaires. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Florida Lottery.



New York State Gaming Commission’s Responsible Gaming Program Earns Global Recognition

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

New York is one of six jurisdictions to achieve World Lottery Association Level 3 certification.

SCHENECTADY, New York (March 2, 2015) – The World Lottery Association (WLA), the leading global authority on the lottery business, has granted the New York State Gaming Commission’s Lottery Division its prestigious Level 3 Responsible Gaming Certification.

The advanced accreditation recognizes the Commission’s ongoing efforts to apply a strict responsible gaming framework to its products, advertising, player education and activities. Other factors such as research, treatment referral, and reporting and measurement were also cited as factors that contributed to the WLA’s decision.

In achieving Level 3 Responsible Gaming Certification, New York joins only five other Lottery jurisdictions in North America who have attained this prestigious distinction.


The Commission’s advanced certification comes at the beginning of March, which is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This month, the Commission seeks to raise awareness about the issue and educate the public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling as well as the availability of treatment options and referrals.

Commission Chairman Mark D. Gearan said, “We held the state’s first-ever forum on problem gambling last year and learned a great deal. The WLA’s certification proves that we are moving in the right direction in recognizing that effective regulation of gaming includes addressing the challenges posed by problem gambling. We will continue to partner with the industry to indeed ‘have the conversation’ as proposed by the National Council on Problem Gambling.

Chairman Gearan recently announced that the Commission will soon host public forums around the state aimed at breaking down the stigma’s surrounding problem gambling, charting a path to treatment, and exploring better ways to provide education and awareness on this important issue. Details about these events will be announced in coming weeks.

To achieve WLA Level 3 Certification Lotteries must demonstrate they have:

  • Allocated sufficient resources to support the implementation of specific Responsible Gaming programs;
  • Initiated the development of internal and external communications to inform relevant stakeholders of the Lottery’s Responsible Gaming commitments; and
  • Begun the implementation of engagement processes that support the Development of a Responsible Gaming program.


National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director Keith Whyte, who personally reviewed and endorsed New York’s Level 3 proposal prior to its submission said, “I believe New York is one of the first states to truly unify all forms of gaming oversight under a single commission and I expect this will continue to lead to improved responsible gaming outcomes across the entire spectrum of gaming operations in the state, up to and including the new casinos.


Members of New York’s Responsible Play Partnership (RPP) also voiced their support of the Lottery Division’s ongoing Responsible Gaming initiatives.

New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said, “Clearly the staff of the New York State Gaming Commission is committed to developing an industry best practice framework that will support its daily operation for the benefit of the citizens of New York.

New York Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director James Maney said, “The formation of the RPP was an indication, to those working in the field of problem gambling prevention and treatment, NY Lottery retailers, and the general public, that addressing Responsible Gaming is a priority for the State of New York.

New York Association of Convenience Stores (NYACS) President James S. Calvin also reviewed and endorsed the Lottery Division’s submission and said, “NYACS applauds the Lottery’s expanded outreach to its retailer base, and we look forward to partnering with the Division on future Responsible Gaming initiatives.

The World Lottery Association (WLA)

The World Lottery Association is a global professional association of state lottery and gaming organizations from more than 80 countries on six continents. All members adhere to the strictest standards of social responsibility, responsible gaming, security and risk management.

About the New York State Gaming Commission

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 facilities at race tracks, the state lottery and charitable gaming.

SOURCE: New York State Gaming Commission.


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New Lucky for Life™ Draw Game Has Touched the Lives of MILLIONS of Winners…Are you One of Them?

ROCKY HILL, Connecticut (March 10, 2015) -- On more than a million occasions, luck has touched the lives of those who have played and won prizes in the new "Lucky for Life" lottery draw game played in 15 lotteries across the country. Maybe you're one of them! With the variety of luck to be had playing Lucky for Life, here are just a few ways luck has visited the first 1,252,653 winners in the game:

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Patrick Malone of Massachusetts got a big dose of "Big Luck" by celebrating his 28th birthday with a $25,000 a year for life win in the game. Malone's prize payout is guaranteed at $500,000 for 20 years, but could easily be more than $1,000,000 for collecting payments annually for 40 years or more.

Debbie Hanson of Missouri and Sharon Silva of Idaho both experienced "Beginner's Luck" with the purchase of their very first Lucky for Life tickets-each won $5,000 prizes. Another 65 other players have won $5,000 in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

A "Little Bit of Luck" can go a long way-especially when the number of Lucky for Life $3 to $200 wins totals up to over $6.4 million in prizes. Now that's Lucky!

Of the 15 participating Lucky for Life lotteries, "A Whole Lot 'O Luck" has been felt by those who play in Michigan and Massachusetts. More than 33% of the winning tickets sold to date have come from these two states!

The "Luck of the Draw" was really felt on February 26, when a total of 116,652 winning tickets were sold for that date-including Lucky's latest $25,000 a year for life winners, Mary Ann and Steve Rice of Montana. Could you be next?

"The response to the new Lucky for Life game has been exciting and overwhelmingly positive," said Anne M. Noble, lead director for the game and President/CEO of the CT Lottery. "In eleven drawings held to date, Lucky has already changed the lives of five '$25,000 a year for life' second prize winners in four states. It's only a matter of time and a little bit of luck, before we will be celebrating that first Lucky '$1,000 a day for life' top prize winner. We are all really looking forward to that."

About Lucky for Life:

  • Tickets cost $2 each, and are good for one drawing.
  • Lucky for Life is sold by 15 lotteries across the country: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont.
  • Drawings are held every Monday and Thursday night at 10:38pm Eastern time, and are televised live from Connecticut on WCCT-TV.
  • Following each drawing, drawings can be viewed via upload on www.LuckyforLife.US, or each state's individual social media and lottery web sites.
  • The top prize is up to $1,000 a day, every day, for life when matching five (5) numbers plus the Lucky Ball number. The prize is payable as an annuity or lump sum.
  • Players who match the first five numbers win up to $25,000 a year for life. The prize is payable as an annuity or lump sum.
  • "For Life" prizes are payable for the length of a winner's life. At minimum, 20 years worth of payments are guaranteed. Payments could last much longer, based on the lifespan of the winner.
  • Eight other cash prizes range from $3 to $5,000.
  • Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 7.8.
  • Odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 30,821,472.
  • Additional information about the game, its rules and how to play can be found at www.LuckyforLife.US or each state's individual lottery site.


To follow the luck that lasts a lifetime, visit www.LuckyforLife.US or stop by your local lottery retailer. Age restrictions apply. Please play responsibly.

SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery.



Licensing Authorities Consulted on Changes to Statutory Guidance

LONDON, U.K. (March 5, 2015) --

The merits of an evidence-led approach to local gambling regulation was one of the key themes discussed by around 250 local council representatives at special events in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Newcastle recently.

Hosted by the Gambling Commission’s Local Authority Liaison Unit (LALU), the events looked at proposed changes to the Commission’s fifth edition of its guidance to licensing authorities (GLA), which sets out principle guidance to local councils on gambling related matters.

The Commission’s chief executive, Jenny Williams, and its chair, Philip Graf, opened the Birmingham and London events respectively, where attendees, including elected members and sector professionals, were invited to pool their collective expertise and discuss some of the key drivers of the forthcoming GLA consultation, principally:

  • the need to reflect the outcomes of the Commission’s consultation on the social responsibility provisions within the licence conditions and codes practice (LCCP)
  • to promote collaborative working between licensing authorities and local gambling operators
  • to continue the positive partnership working between the Commission and licensing authorities
  • to reinforce the powers afforded to licensing authorities to manage local gambling regulation through measures such as their statements of licensing policy.



The Commission also explained the fifth edition of GLA will refer to a local area profile which licensing authorities can use to map out the local risks to the licensing objectives (eg schools, rehabilitation centres, crime hotspots) as well as set out their expectations of local operators’ premises risk assessments (a new requirement under the LCCP changes). Those present at the events were invited to consider the risks within their localities and the measures that could be put in place to mitigate specific concerns. 

Westminster Council closed the Birmingham, London and Manchester events with a presentation setting out its own work on risk profiling which has, in a number of cases, led to more positive and constructive dialogue with local gambling operators.

Helen Venn, the Commission's programme director responsible for LALU said:

"These events reinforce the positive working relationship between the Commission and its regulatory partners. It was very encouraging to see those present engaging with the subject matter and sharing their innovative approaches to tackling a diverse range of local issues. The events provided us with valuable feedback on the themes that will underpin the forthcoming GLA consultation."

Further events are to be held in Scotland and Wales in the coming weeks.

SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.


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Gold Mine Ticket Sees First Top Prize Winner

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 9, 2015) - A unique Hoosier Lottery ticket that offers players the chance to take the top prize in cash or gold has had its first big winner!

Porter County's Constance Zaharias won $124,000 in the Hoosier Lottery's new Gold Mine Scratch-off. Zaharias, of Portage, said the new Gold Mine game sparked her interest when she saw it at Family Express, 298 W. U.S. Highway 6 in Valparaiso. When she purchased the ticket, she had no idea it was worth more than its weight in gold-literally!

Zaharias soon discovered her ticket was a winner for one of nine top prizes of $124,000 on the popular new Scratch-off.

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"My jaw dropped because I was so excited, and I still can't believe it," said Zaharias while claiming her prize March 3 at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

Zaharias had the option of claiming her $124,000 prize the traditional way, as a check or an electronic funds transfer, or in the form of actual gold. Zaharias said she opted for cash because she plans to use the winnings to purchase a home and fulfil another lifelong dream with a trip to Australia.

The Gold Mine Scratch-off costs just $5 and is the first Hoosier Lottery ticket to offer the option of payment in gold. The value of the top prize is the same whether the winner chooses cash or gold. State and federal taxes are withheld from either payment option.

Eight top prizes remain unclaimed at this time. The Hoosier Lottery encourages all winners to seek professional financial and tax advice, regardless of which payment method they choose.

About The Hoosier Lottery

Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2013, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $164.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit Download the official Hoosier Lottery app and follow on Facebook and Twitter.  Hoosier Lottery logos are available online. 

CONTACT: Courtney Arango, Hoosier Lottery, Public Information Officer, Email:, 317-264-4898 (office) 317-653-0561 (cell).

SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.


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Internal Revenue Service Proposal’s Impact on Gaming

By: Sara Rayme, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, American Gaming Association

WASHINGTON, D.C (March 5, 2015)

Dear Gaming Colleague:

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations and an official Notice updating the tax information reporting rules for players’ slot winnings (as well as keno and bingo). Notably, the IRS is considering future additional regulations that could aim to reduce the respective reporting thresholds from $1,200 to $600 on gaming winnings. This potential policy change could create additional burdensome and unnecessary reporting requirements for our industry.

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IRS Proposal’s Impact on Gaming

The IRS's proposed regulations currently do not alter commercial casinos’ reporting thresholds from the existing levels for winnings from keno, bingo and slot machine play (other than electronically tracked slot machine play). However, the IRS may consider future additional regulations that could reduce the reporting thresholds. The IRS will be accepting public comments over the next 90 days regarding current threshold levels, and considering whether amounts should be uniform for bingo, keno and slot machine play. The AGA Tax Working Group, comprised of senior tax representatives from AGA member companies, will submit comments to the IRS on behalf of the industry.

View the AGA’s summary   and the official IRS documents on this issue.

The AGA’s Next Steps

We stand ready to facilitate industry consensus and to advocate for rulemakings that benefit and protect the casino gaming industry’s interests. It is policy proposals such as this one that the AGA will address under our “Next Generation Gaming” platform that seeks to streamline regulations, remove barriers to innovation and allow regulators to be more nimble as the gaming landscape continues to evolve.

As part of our push for next-generation gaming policies, the AGA will deliver the message that casinos should not be treated differently than other businesses. As reaffirmed in a poll conducted by Mark Mellman and Glen Bolger, a majority of voters support this opinion. 

As this issues progresses, we will keep you informed on this and other advancements on next-generation gaming policies that enable our industry to reinvest, innovate and create more jobs.


Sara Rayme

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

SOURCE: American Gaming Association.


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