Merger of GTECH S.p.A. with and Into International Game Technology
The High Court Of England
and Wales Issues Order Approving Completion Of The Merger
MERGER TO BECOME EFFECTIVE
ON 7 APRIL 2015
ROME and PROVIDENCE, R.I., (March
16, 2015) -- GTECH S.p.A.
("GTECH") announced today that the High Court of England and Wales has issued
the order approving completion of the cross-border merger of GTECH with and
into International Game Technology PLC (the "Merger").
The Merger will become effective at
12.01 a.m. [GMT] on 7 April 2015, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the
remaining conditions precedent set out in the merger agreement for the
acquisition of International Game Technology dated 15 July 2014, as amended on
23 September 2014, and listed in the Merger documentation
GTECH will make an announcement as
to the satisfaction or waiver of such conditions precedent promptly and, in any
event, by the time the Italian Stock Exchange opens on April 1, 2015.
In light of the anticipated
effective date of the Merger, the General Shareholders' Meeting to approve the
GTECH Stand Alone Financial Statements as of December 31, 2014, which was
expected to be held on April 16, 2015 as per the annual calendar of key
corporate events, has not been called.
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392 7452
T. (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
INTRALOT Awarded For Its International
ATHENS, Greece (March 16, 2015) --
INTRALOT has been
distinguished with the Extroversion Award during ACTIVE GREECE AWARDS 2015
rewarded for business excellence and its performance while implementing its
international expansion strategy.
The ceremony was held at a business
forum under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of
Development, the Ministry of Agriculture, and key stakeholders of the Greek
Ms. Elena Kountoura, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Mr. Antonis Markopoulos,
Managing Director Oceania of INTRALOT
Receiving the award by Ms. Elena
Kountoura, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Antonis Markopoulos, Managing
Director Oceania of INTRALOT, stated: "I would like to thank the organizers
for this award which rewards INTRALOT's successful international
"Our customer-centric philosophy,
the quality of our products and services and our commitment to excellence, have
led us to the top of the gaming industry worldwide. INTRALOT's goal is to
continue to be an ambassador of the Greek entrepreneurship by supporting the
Greek economy through its strategy of extroversion and
The event organized by ACTIVE
BUSINESS PUBLISHING with the technical support of STAT BANK was held on
Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Piraeus Port Authority Conference Room in the
presence of representatives of the political and business world, foreign
embassies and chambers.
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
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: email@example.com.
Neopollard Interactive Congratulates The Michigan Lottery on
Successful Launch of Online Games
LANSING, Michigan, (March 18, 2015)
-- NeoPollard Interactive
LLC ("NeoPollard Interactive") congratulates the
Michigan Lottery on the
successful launch of its online game services portfolio. The online game
services-developed, implemented, and supported by NeoPollard Interactive-allow
Michigan residents to play interactive instant games and a version of Keno over
the internet on personal computers, tablets, and smart phones. The Michigan
Lottery estimates the online games will increase the revenues it provides to
the state's schools by approximately $480 million over the next eight
A soft launch last November came
after a "beta test" period that began in August. The testing wasn't supported
by traditional media, promotions, or incentives. Rather, visitors to the
Lottery's website were introduced to the online games option by a "buy online"
tab added to the Michigan Lottery's homepage. The soft launch included a
variety of promotional programs. Since the soft launch, online game services
sales have grown steadily with February sales contributing $0.30 per capita per
week on average to overall Lottery sales. Online game sales in February
represented approximately 10% of comparative retail category sales of instant
tickets and club games. That level is more than triple the percentage
representation expected in the Lottery's first year projections.
Currently, Michigan Lottery players
may choose from 15 online games with eight games optimized for mobile device
play. NeoPollard Interactive champions the importance of having an omni-channel
presence and the growing positive response to the Michigan Lottery's online
games portfolio supports this strategy. Preliminary results show the average
online game player in Michigan is younger than the average player who buys
instant games at retail. Also, about 40% of the online game players use mobile
devices, underscoring the importance of offering multiple sales channels. While
online games broaden the Michigan Lottery's player base, retail channels are
experiencing concurrent growth.
"NeoPollard Interactive is proud
to be a part of the online game services initiative in Michigan," said Doug
Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. "In addition to
increased revenues for the state's School Aid Fund, the new services also have
created 40 new jobs for Michigan residents, and this number is expected to
"We are delighted to be a part of
the most successful online gaming venture in the United States to date. The
Michigan Lottery's beta test strategy followed by a soft launch and their
combined success demonstrate how a strategic approach and a strong vendor
relationship can propel sales forward," noted Ilan Rosen, Co-Chief
Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive. "We look forward to continuing to
work with the Lottery to further optimize sales across all available channels
by offering Michigan residents more entertainment opportunities to support
public education in the state."
The Michigan Lottery has contributed
nearly $19 billion to support public education since 1972. In the 2014 fiscal
year, the Lottery contributed $742.8 million to the state School Aid Fund, the
eighth year in a row that it contributed more than $700 million.
NeoPollard Interactive is a joint
venture between Pollard Banknote Limited ("Pollard Banknote") and NeoGames
S.A.R.L. ("NeoGames"). NeoPollard Interactive combines the marketing expertise
and extensive worldwide lottery experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven
leadership and technology of NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming
products and services in response to an ever-evolving marketplace. This joint
venture leverages the strengths of each partner company to develop, implement,
operate, and maintain innovative online gaming services for regulated lottery
clients in order to generate revenues for good causes.
For further Information please
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: Neopollard Interactive (NeoPollard Interactive
Kansas Lottery Retailers Enjoy Double-Digit Sales Increases with SSI
Article from HKC
Consulting regarding a dispenser test with two retailers in
ADAIR, Iowa (March 14, 2015) --
Kansas Lottery retailers who moved tickets from in-counter displays onto the
front counter reported dramatic instant scratch game sales increases. Woods
Mini Mart in Lawrence, KS, showed sales increases of 63 percent in instant
sales. TJ's Express in Topeka, KS, had sales increases of 77 percent for the
The two store tests of on-counter
instant lottery ticket displays were conducted November, 2014, through January,
2015, by Henderson Kessinger Consulting of Overland Park, KS, sponsored by
Schafer Systems Inc., of Adair, IA. The test stores had all their games
displayed in in-counter units before moving games into SSI Dual 6" GEN2 Modular
Mini ® dispensers for the test.
- Woods' 63 percent sales increase far exceeds the
performance of a similar store nearby without tickets on the counter that
experienced a 35 percent drop in sales.
- TJ's 77 percent increase compared to another store
in the neighborhood that had a three percent increase without moving tickets
onto the counter, while another store had a 50 percent increase for the test
Jonnie Tucker, manager of TJ's said
she was hesitant initially to make the move. "I was hesitant at first, but
it's a lot better," Tucker said. "It took a while for regular customers to get
used to it, but they found it easier to shop and to see the whole game and how
Tucker added that the on-counter set
up helps the checkout lines moves faster as customers don't hold up the line
shopping an in-counter dispenser. "People can step to the side and take
their time to shop while I check out other customers," Tucker explained.
"They are buying more than before. They see new games while shopping the
display for their regular games."
Tucker reported the only downside
from her viewpoint is that the display is tall and she can't see over it.
However, she added that she just steps to the side and can easily see around
Don Saunders, Vice-President for
Wood Oil, Leavenworth, KS, said he wasn't sure about moving tickets onto the
counter, but after seeing the results from the Wood's test store in Lawrence,
he was convinced it was a good idea.
Saunders said that a manager in
another Woods store had been asking when they could put the tickets back into
the in-counter display. After hearing the test sales results, Saunders said,
"With those kinds of results, we won't be doing that anytime soon."
A clerk in the Lawrence store said
she noticed the increase in sales for instant games, but said to her, the
biggest benefit was that the dispensers on the counter are much easier on her
back as she is not constantly bending over to pull or refill tickets.
Woods Mini-Mart Before
Lottery Sales Continue Upward Despite an Icy
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (March 12,
2015) -- Late-winter snows didn't stop the
Lottery from continuing its upward earnings trend in February, boosting
sales of instant and online tickets well over February 2014 numbers.
An early-February Powerball jackpot
run, peaking at $500 million, drove a big surge in online ticket sales to
$9,673,639, a 30% increase over January's online sales and 20% over February
2014. Meanwhile, instant ticket sales continued an eight-month upward trend to
$32,054,268, 14.5% over January sales and 3.7% over February 2014.
"The Powerball run got a lot of
our players excited, and that jump started the higher-profit online sales in
the first part of February," ASL Director Bishop Woosley said Thursday.
"But we have also seen eight straight months of instant ticket sales
increases versus same time last year. Instants make up about 80% of our annual
sales, so it's always nice to see your top product steadily increase. I think
the sales would be even more over last year if not for the adverse impact of
the February snow storms."
Woosley attributed sales gains to a
variety of changes adopted by ASL in 2014. "With an aim towards improving
lagging sales, in the late winter of last year, we began implementing
improvements to our instant ticket games, started a new marketing and
rebranding campaign and added many new retailers, including a major big box
store chain," Woosley said. "That effort, the improved economy and low
gas prices have all contributed to our positive sales trend."
About the Arkansas
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery
provides scholarships to Arkansas residents enrolled in public and private
nonprofit two-year and four-year colleges and universities within Arkansas.
Since 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has raised over $487 million for
scholarships to over 155,000 Arkansas students.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Florida Lottery and the Florida Aquarium Celebrate The $10,000,000
Florida Cash Scratch-Off Game
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (March 12,
2015) -- The Florida
Lottery and The Florida Aquarium joined together today at The Florida
Aquarium to promote the Lotterys $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH Scratch-Off
game and their shared commitment to education.
The Florida Lottery
enjoys partnering with Florida businesses and attractions, and the decision to
shoot our $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH TV commercial at The Florida Aquarium was an
easy one, said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia OConnell.
Not only is the aquarium a beautiful facility, but our shared mission
to support education makes this partnership a win-win.
We were thrilled to have
the Florida Lottery shoot their commercial in our Aquarium, said Thom
Stork, President of The Florida Aquarium. The Florida Lotterys
focus on education is a great fit for our mission and it was an honor to be a
part of this fun project.
The $10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH
Scratch-Off features four top prizes of $10 million, 46 prizes of $1 million
and more than $624 million in total cash prizes. Ticket sales for this game are
expected to generate more than $133 million for the states Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund. The $25 game reminds players that Florida is not just
renowned for its sunshine, gorgeous beaches and many attractions; its
also known for creating plenty of new millionaires.
At todays event, Secretary
OConnell highlighted the unique features of this game, the partnership
with Florida Aquarium and the Lotterys support of education. Florida
Aquarium CEO Thom Stork discussed the mission of the aquarium and their
commitment to education through various education camps and programs.
The commercial, which can be viewed
by clicking here: Florida Lottery Ad, depicts two men scuba diving in the Coral
Reef gallery at the Florida Aquarium, which turns out to be in one of the
The idea behind the commercial was
to invite players to just imagine what they could dream up if they won
$10,000,000 FLORIDA CASH and believe it could happen. The spot was created and
produced by Jacksonville-based St. John & Partners.
About The Florida
The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit institution whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire
stewardship about our natural environment. The Florida Aquarium is home to more
than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals representing species from Florida and
around the world.
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 Floridas 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 www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Tennessee Lottery Joins Multi-State Launch of MONOPOLY Millionaires'
Club Instant Ticket
Companion TV Game Show
Premiers March 28, 2015
Two New Millionaires Minted
in First Week of Series Production
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (March 17,
2015) -- The Tennessee
Lottery will join with 13 other lotteries across the country March 24 to
launch a "MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club" instant ticket that offers players a
chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to become contestants on a nationally
syndicated, first-of-its-kind television game show.
The "MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club"
game show is hosted by actor-comedian and television star Billy Gardell ("Mike
& Molly") and co-hosted by Todd Newton ("Family Game Night," "Hollywood
Showdown"). Production of the show is underway at the Rio Al-Suite Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contestants are selected from a studio audience
made up of lottery players who have won an all-expenses paid trip to attend the
show's taping and an opportunity to win up to $1 million in cash prizes.
"This is an entertaining instant
ticket that continues the MONOPOLY theme and ties-in with the dynamic new
television game show of the same concept," said Rebecca Hargrove, CEO and
President of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. "We believe this
innovative collaboration will add excitement for our players while furthering
our mission to raise funds for education in Tennessee."
Originally created as a multi-state
drawing style game, the new MONOPOLY Millionaires' Club instant ticket will
offer a top prize of $200,000. Players can also enter non-winning tickets at
www.tnlottery.com to build MONOPOLY-themed lottery Property Sets to earn
entries into a random drawing to participate on the TV game show. Properties
accumulated from previous drawing-style ticket entries remain in the player's
account and can be used to earn drawing entries with the new instant game
During the first week of taping, the
show had two $1 million winners and awarded more than $3.5 million in cash and
"I've never seen anything like
watching these contestants win this life-changing amount of money," said
show host Billy Gardell. "It is hands-down one of the best experiences I've
had in my career."
The first episode of "MONOPOLY
Millionaires' Club will air March 28th nationally on the Game Show Network and
YouTube, and also on the following local stations in Tennessee:
- NASHVILLE WUXP SUNDAY 9 p.m. CT
- MEMPHIS WREG SATURDAY 10:30 p.m. CT
- KNOXVILLE WATE SATURDAY 11:35 p.m. ET
- CHATTANOOGA WTVC SATURDAY 11:30 p.m. ET
- TRI CITIES WEMT SATURDAY 7 p.m. ET
- WCYB-DT2 SATURDAY 8 p.m. ET
About the Tennessee
The Tennessee Education Lottery
Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of
its products. Lottery ticket sales fund specific education programs, including
college scholarships, after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise
Since the Lottery began selling
tickets on Jan. 20, 2004, it has raised more than $3.2 billion for these
programs. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over
$7.9 billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $822
million in retailer commissions.
For more information, visit:
SOURCE: Tennessee Education
Sports Lottery to be Regulated By The National Lottery Regulatory
ABUJA, Nigeria (March 11, 2015) --
The Governing Board at the meeting held on 11th March 2015, has approved and
directed for the immediate implementation of the Sports Lottery Category and
its applicable Terms and Conditions in line with Section 57 of the National
Lottery Act 2005 (NLA 2005).
All companies presently carrying out
any form of Sports Lottery activity in Nigeria is hereby invited to come
forward and regularise its operations with the Commission in the interest of
the growth of the lottery industry in Nigeria.
The Commission also invites all
prospective Sports Lottery Operators (SLOs) intending to carry out any form of
Sports Lottery activity in Nigeria, to submit (through the nearest State Office
in Nigeria or directly to her head office in FCT - Abuja) application(s) for
the processing and issuance of a Sports Lottery Permit(SLP) which allows for
the operation of the business of Sports Lottery on a national platform in
Furthermore, any company operating
any form of Sports Lottery in Nigeria without a SLP is doing so illegally and
will be subject to such penalties as contained in the NLA 2005.
SOURCE: National Lottery Regulatory
iGaming North America Awards 2015 Shortlist
Organisers of the first
dedicated North American iGaming awards announce the shortlisted
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (March 11, 2015)
Organisers of the inaugural iGaming North America Awards, which are
aimed at rewarding excellence and innovation in the North American iGaming
industry, have announced the shortlisted nominees today. You can view the
shortlist here: http://ow.ly/K9dHN.
The iGaming North America Awards are
organised in partnership with iGaming Business, The Innovation Group, eGaming
Brokerage, Lewis Roca Rothberger and BolaVerde. They are the biggest awards in
the North American space that are organised for the industry, by the industry.
The awards will be presented on the
16th April 2015 during a special awards lunch taking place on day three of the
iGaming North America conference and exhibition.
Seven awards will be presented, with
a clear focus on quality. The categories are targeted at both the B2B and B2C
sides of the industry.
The iGaming North America
Awards categories are:
- Best Marketing Campaign
- Operator of the Year
- Best Social Gaming Operator
- Best Payments System
- Best Fantasy Sports Provider
- Best Platform Supplier
- Best Innovation in North American iGaming
Those who want to attend the iGaming
North America Awards simply need to sign up as a delegate at the iGaming North
America 2015 conference.
The iGaming North America conference
is taking place on the 14th 16th April 2015 at Planet Hollywood, Las
Vegas. To find out more information, or to book a place, visit:
CONTACT: Tracey Daniel, iGaming
Business, Email: Tracey@igamingbusiness.com, Phone: +44 (0)2079543417.
About iGaming North
The 2015 iGaming North America
conference marks the fifth year of this unique networking and educational event
designed to introduce the land-based gaming businesses of North America to the
global iGaming industry. Our aim is to provide a cost-effective networking
environment that helps foster understanding regarding the potential impacts of
regulation of internet gambling in the U.S. and Canada, and provides critical
information regarding the players, resources, legislative framework and topics
that are important to all of the parties that comprise the important commercial
With the surge in activity at both
the state/provincial as well as federal levels, the time is right for all of
the operators, consultants, vendors and suppliers focused on the North American
audience to come together for this important informational event.
www.iGamingNorthAmerica.com for further information.
NOTE: Lottery Insider is a media
partner for iGaming North America.
SOURCE: iGaming North America.
Meet Kayt! -- SSI New Product Marketing
ADAIR, Iowa (March 14, 2015) -- Kayt
Gabrielson joined SSI in January as the New Product Marketing Manager. Kayt
will be responsible for leading the overall marketing strategies for SSI
including overseeing product design, development, testing and enhancements. She
will also be managing SSI advertisting and oversee efforts at trade shows.
Kayt received her MBA from the
University of Phoenix and a BS from Iowa State University.
"Kayt is a great fit for SSI because
of her ample marketing experience and specific knowledge of retail marketing.
SSI is a world leader in lottery instant ticket dispensing and lottery point of
sale materials and Kayt will help us continue to expand and enhance our product
offerings around the world" noted Teresa Immel, Director of Sales and Marketing
Kayt will be attending numerous
lottery and gaming conferences and trade shows in the next year including the
NASPL Lottery Leadership Institute. She is excited to learn more about the
industry and meet you!
New Jersey Lottery Instant Ticket Players Win Millions in
TRENTON, New Jersey (March 16, 2015)
- February was a profitable month for New Jersey Lottery instant ticket
players. There were 49 top-tier prizes claimed with a cumulative annuity value
totaling $4,170,000 this month. Topping the list were two, Spectacular Family,
million dollar wins. One was from the $150 Million Cash Spectacular, purchased
at Pilot Travel Center in Mahwah, and the second was from the Diamond
Spectacular game, purchased at Linden Stationery in Linden.
Carole Hedinger, NJ Lottery
Executive Director said, "In addition to our Spectacular Family of games, a
wide variety of games proved to be lucky for so many players, including 15
lucky $20,000 Pay Day winners and 16 lucky $10,000 Pay Day winners."
One player had an especially
happy birthday when their Birthday Bucks ticket provided a $25,000 present.
There are millions of dollars in instant ticket prizes awarded each month in
addition to the top-tier prizes. In February, more than $95.5 million was won
in prizes from instant tickets alone. Congratulations to all of the lucky
players and to the retailers who sold the winning tickets".
Everyone wins when playing New
Jersey Lottery games because a minimum of 30 percent of game revenue is
contributed to the state on behalf of state education and vital institutions.
This month, instant ticket sales contributed more than $29.1 million towards
those causes bringing the total instant ticket contribution thus far to more
than $230 million.
About The New Jersey Lottery
New Jersey residents benefit from
Lottery funds generated by ticket sales. Lottery revenue supports educational
programs, grants and institutions across the State.
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed more than $24 billion to the
State in support of education and institutions.
Among its beneficiaries are:
veterans homes, colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for
the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education
scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Amaya Announce Cross Currency Swap Agreements
MONTREAL, Canada (March 16, 2015) --
Amaya Inc. ("Amaya" or the "Corporation") (AYA) today announced a subsidiary of
the Corporation (the "Subsidiary") has entered into cross currency swap
agreements (the "Swap Agreements") that it anticipates will result in lower
interest payments on existing debt and mitigate the impact of fluctuations in
the Euro to US Dollar ("USD") exchange rate.
The Swap Agreements allow the
Subsidiary to create synthetic Euro-denominated debt with fixed Euro interest
payments at an average rate of 4.6016%(1) in place of USD interest payments
bearing a minimum floating interest rate of 5.0%(2) related to the USD$1.75
billion seven-year first lien term loan secured by the Subsidiary on August 1,
The interest and principal payments
for the Swap Agreements, which mature in five years, will be made at a Euro/USD
FX Rate of 1.1102 on USD notional amount(3) of $1.74125 billion.
The Euro/USD spot rate at market
close on March 13, 2015 was 1.0465 (simple average).
Amaya is the owner of Rational
Group, which owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including
PokerStars, Full Tilt, the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure,
Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour.
These brands collectively form the
largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and
tournaments, live poker competitions, branded poker rooms in major global
casinos, and poker programming created for television and online audiences.
PokerStars is the world's most
popular and successful online poker brand. Amaya also provides B2B interactive
and physical gaming solutions to the regulated gaming industry.
SOURCE Amaya Inc.
Inspired First to Launch Virtuals in Georgia
Virtual Sports feeds now
live on Adjarabet website
LONDON, U.K. (March 17, 2015) --
Inspired, the leading provider of Virtual Sports, Mobile Games and SBG Video
Lottery, today announces that its Virtual Sports are now live in Georgia on
Adjarabet's website - the first time that Virtuals have been available in the
is the biggest gaming operator in Georgia. It has launched seven of Inspired's
Virtual Sports - horses, greyhounds, football, cycling, tennis, motor racing
and speedway. These sports will be broadcast every 3 minutes across 6 feeds,
24/7; equating to over 8,000 virtual events per day.
Inspired has over a decade of
experience launching its Virtuals in new markets; last year it launched its
Virtuals in Italy, driving the development of a 1billion p.a. market.
Steve Rogers, SVP for Virtual Sports
at Inspired, comments: "Inspired is the global market leader in Virtual
Sports, offering the best content to more venues, driving more revenue for
operator partners. We are thrilled to be the first supplier to launch Virtuals
in Georgia enabling players to enjoy world-class Virtual content for the first
time. Inspired's Virtuals are established and proven online - we look forward
to a long term partnership with Adjarabet."
Inspired is the leading worldwide
supplier of Virtual Sports. It provides 11 sports and four numbers games to
land-based, online and mobile operators across 40,000 venues and over 200 web
and mobile sites, across 35 countries.
For more information about this
press release, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +44 (0)20 7438 5800
Inspired is a global technology
company, headquartered in London, creating the future of gaming and lottery
entertainment. It offers unique Virtuals, Casino, Slots and Video Lottery games
and technology in 35 countries around the world.
Having pioneered the invention of
networked gaming in the UK over a decade ago, Inspired is at the forefront of
the global digital gaming evolution with over 35,000 gaming terminals connected
to its leading technology. Via this trusted network, Inspired provides fresh
gaming and lottery content to operator-controlled devices in shop, online and
Its Virtual Sports are the most
original and trusted Virtuals in the world. Created by a BAFTA award-winning
team of graphic designers and sports betting experts, Inspired is always
pushing the boundaries to create ever more compelling virtual entertainment
Inspired's customer base includes
regulated operators of lotteries, casinos, licensed betting offices, gaming
halls, bingo halls and regulated online sportsbooks and casinos. Key customers
include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, Lottomatica, SNAI,
William Hill, Gala Coral Group, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Genting, Paddy Power,
Codere, Sky Vegas, PartyGaming, Fortuna, bet365 and Caliente.
SOURCE: Inspired Gaming (www.inspiredgaminggroup.com).
Live Dealer Gaming System Provider Ezugi Inks Deal with Racing Card
Derby® for Knockout Baccarat
LONDON, U.K. (March 16, 2015) --
Ezugi, an innovative live dealer gaming system provider, announces that it has
entered an agreement with Racing Card Derby® to supply Knockout Baccarat
The success of baccarat is
quite clear with the highest casino revenue of any table game,
commented Anthony Brown, Racing Card Derby® CEO. Added bets are
extremely popular with land-based casinos and the alliance with Ezugi will
allow players access online to a full range of new betting options, while
playing their regular baccarat game.
Knockout Baccarat which is extremely
popular in the Asia-Pacific region, offers additional bets for baccarat players
to increase their potential winnings, by betting on the winning totals. Under
the terms of the agreement the games will be available on laptop, tablets and
mobile to Ezugis international customers.
We look forward to the
launch of these options on the Ezugi live-feed platform, continued
Brown. Knockout Baccarat side-bets adds to the player excitement,
increases the casino turn over and ultimately makes for a more engaging
Mathias Larsson, Ezugi Business
Development Director, added: There are no other Live Casino solution
providers that can match our development agility to launch revenue enhancing
live gaming products for our customers. Knockout Baccarat has proven to
increase Baccarat revenues for land-based casinos, so we are excited to be able
to deliver the game to online operators as well. Our games portfolio offers the
best of both worlds; global popularity and regional appeal which is a rarity in
About Racing Card Derby®
Racing Card Derby® specialises
in the design, development, licensing and live market research of the Racing
Card Derby® brand table game platform and Knockout Baccarat side-bets,
which have received gaming approvals throughout the world including the US,
Asia and Australia.
Ezugi is a leading technology
provider specialising in live casino gaming. The companys products &
services provide casino operators with the ability to engage their players
through the excitement, trust, and sophistication found in the real casino
gaming experience. Powered by in-house developed proprietary streaming video
technology, off-site players can see, hear, and interact with actual tables and
dealers in a live and interactive environment.
Vermantia's Virtual Games Go Live with EUROBET in
GREECE (March 16, 2015) --
Vermantia, specializing in the creation of innovative and immersive gaming
content, announces today its agreement with EUROBET, one of the leading Italian
gaming and betting operators, for the provision of its Virtual Games Service.
With this new partnership, Vermantia will significantly strengthen its existing
presence in Italy by successfully launching its 7th Virtual Game Service in the
EUROBET will distribute Vermantia's
Virtual Games to its Retail network, as well as its Online and Mobile offering.
The initial rollout will include Football, Greyhound, Horse racing and in the
near future it will also include the new series of games: Cycling, Motor racing
and Table Tennis powered by Vermantia's development hub, Fluid Games.
Carlo di Maio, EUROBET's Sportsbook
Director, commented: "We are excited to work with Vermantia to strengthen
our Virtual Games offering, one of the most profitable gaming verticals
currently in the Italian market. Vermantia offers a great portfolio, sound
technology and a very flexible and efficient team."
Thanos Panousis, Vermantia Chief
Commercial Officer, stated: "We are delighted to start a project with
EUROBET, a top-tier operator in the Italian market and an excellent business
partner. This agreement is a significant milestone that further reinforces our
position in the Italian Virtual Gaming market."
About Eurobet Italia
Eurobet Italia is part of the Gala
Coral Group operating with over 850 shops as well as online and mobile channels
in the Italian market. In 1999 Eurobet joined forces with Coral, one of the
most familiar and respected names on the British sporting scene with over 85
years bookmaking experience to form Coral Eurobet. In October 2005, the Gala
Group acquired Coral Eurobet, transforming it into an integrated betting and
is an innovative and immersive gaming content. Vermantia specializes in the
creation, aggregation, management and delivery of virtual, lottery and social
games, as well as sports betting content, for gaming operators worldwide.
Vermantia's extensive portfolio and proprietary gaming and media platforms, as
well as its global content partnerships, create custom services to meet the
needs of players in each market.
For more information about Vermantia
visit: http://www.vermantia.com and social media: Facebook.com/Vermantia
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For more information CONTACT: Mr.
Evangelos Tsaras Corporate Development Director, Office: +30 - 2130065500,
Website: www.vermantia.com E-mail:
Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalized with the Introduction of New
Charitable Bingo and
Gaming Revitalization to Benefit Local Charities in Timmins
TORONTO, Ontario (March 12, 2015)
--The Ontario Lottery and
Gaming Corporation (OLG), together with the Ontario Charitable Gaming
Association (OCGA) and Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario (CGAO) have
made further progress in the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming in
Timmins with the introduction of new electronic games.
The goal of this revitalization is
to ensure local charities have a viable way to fundraise; to support local
programs; to enhance local charitable operations and support local employment
at the gaming centres; and to offer customers a new entertainment
We are pleased to partner
with Timmins Gaming Centre to enhance the bingo and gaming experience for our
players, said Rick Gray, Vice President of Charitable Gaming at OLG.
In addition to providing the bingo hall with new opportunities this
initiative also supports approximately 60 regional charities, organizations
that provide vital services and support in the community.
Timmins Gaming Centre now offers
customers the choice of new electronic games or the traditional paper-based
games that have been played at bingo centres for years.
Adding new electronic
products to our traditional paper-based games enables us to revitalize the
charitable gaming industry and provide a sustainable source of revenue for our
associated charities to continue their important work in Timmins,
said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming
The introduction of these new
devices follows a successful 2005 pilot program which introduced e-bingo at six
sites in five communities throughout the province which resulted in a
significant increase of revenue raised for local communities. Since the launch
of the pilot program, $80 million in additional funds has been raised for
More charitable gaming centres
across the province will complete their revitalization in the coming
Gaming in Ontario
OLG is working closely with the CGAO
and the OCGA to revitalize the provinces Charitable Bingo and Gaming
industry. By developing and introducing new products and technologies that will
invigorate the traditional charitable gaming experience, more money is being
generated for thousands of local charities across the province. The
revitalization initiative is intended to preserve and enhance funding for
charities across Ontario while creating economic benefits, including employment
opportunities, at local charitable gaming centres.
OLG introduced a pilot program in
2005 to test electronic versions of existing paper-based bingo games to six
charity bingo centres in five communities in Ontario. These pilot centres in
Barrie, Kingston, Peterborough, Sudbury and Windsor have since raised $80
million in additional money for local charities.
Following the success of this pilot
project, OLG began a phased rollout of a new suite of electronic games to other
charitable gaming sites in the province. This new suite of charitable games
offers customers more choice and complements existing paper bingo games.
- Electronic Bingo: Charitable Gaming Centres offer
terminals with touch screens that allow players to touch the screen to dab the
numbers and play along.
- Play On Demand (POD): A collection of electronic
games that can be played anytime, with great prizes to be won.
- Tap Tix: The evolution of the classic Break Open
Ticket features an interactive display screen on a ticket dispenser.
The new games allow Charitable
Gaming Centres to offer more customer choice, be more competitive and appeal to
a broader demographic, while providing a different gaming entertainment
experience from traditional bingo and casinos.
OLG is a provincial agency
responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975,
OLG has provided nearly $40 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario.
OLGs annual payments to the Province have helped support health care;
education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur
sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial
SOURCE: Ontario Lottery and Gaming