Multi-Level Progressive Doggie Cash GTECH Settled in the
Arcade Mono Blanco in Peru
LIMA, Peru (February 14, 2015) --
Recently the progressive Doggie Cash
GTECH was installed in the
Casino Mono Blanco, in Lima - Peru, operated by Mono Blanco Inversiones SA.
Each of the 3 floors of the arcade now has 4 interconnected at 4 levels Cash
Jackpot Doggie progressive machines.
The progressive Doggie Cash
is available exclusively in the cabinet e-motion GTECH, and features two
bonus rounds in the game, plus four game titles support. The two bonus rounds,
and Mistery Dog Doggie Cash, awards one of the four jackpot levels. The
progressive Doggie Cash has been designed for regular casino players and
offers the chance to win the highest to enter the bonus Doggie Cash prize. The
jackpot starts with a base S / .4.000 soles.
"In Mono Blanco fully confident
Gtech products." commented Carmelo Espinoza, Operations Manager Investment
Mono Blanco. "His multijuegos and progressive occupy the top of the charts
and productivity in our room so we decided to increase the participation of
their increasing at a bank in each of its progressive products and the amount
of multijuegos. Special mention for the progressive Doggie Cash, product we
have linked in the three floors of our room to the same well, so that each
client playing participates for the same prize. This is an innovation that
appreciate both Gtech and its socio Games Expert who always provide the best
service and attention. "
The installation of the Progressive
Doggie CashTM playroom for Mono Blanco was coordinated by GTECH with his
business partner Games Expert SA, led by its Director General, José
Also, the game room Mono Blanco has
great success in its machine with products marked as Spielo GTECH, Action
Jackpots , Volcano Island , Megakong and diversity
About GTECH (www.gtech.com)
GTECH SpA is a trader and leading
provider of technology in the regulated gaming markets worldwide providing
advanced products and services, committed to the highest levels of integrity,
responsibility and value creation for shareholders.
The company is listed on the FTSE
MIB of the Italian Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "GTK" and is
majority owned by De Agostini SpA. In 2013, GTECH received 3.1 billion
in revenues and has more than 8,600 employees with operations in approximately
100 countries on 6 continents.
CONTACT: David Melgar, Salas
Marketing Specialist, Phone: +51965379508.
SOURCE: GTECH Corporation.
La Française Des Jeux Dazzles with 5 Saphir
250,000 Instant Ticket Featuring Spectrum Scratch
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (February
17, 2015) -- Pollard Banknote
Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce
the launch of La Française des Jeuxs (the National Lottery of
France, FDJ®) new 5 instant game, Saphir 250 000,
which features the sparkle and shine of Pollard Banknotes patented
Spectrum Scratch FX®. The launch of Saphir 250 000 in February 2015
will mark the expansion of instant ticket offerings at the Lotterys
popular 5 price point.
Saphir 250 000 leverages the
striking glitter and glitz of Spectrum Scratch FX® to highlight the
games colourful, gem-themed design and draws attention to its enticing
250 000 top prize. Spectrum Scratch FX®an enhancement to
Pollard Banknotes exclusive Scratch FX® processcreates a
vibrancy and excitement that stands out at retail.
Its shiny silver and holographic
shimmer effect, combined with a variety of colours, produces a visual impact
that is sure to catch the eye of new and existing players across a variety of
FDJ® is a long-valued
client and we are pleased to have been selected to print this uniquely
compelling and innovative product, says Murielle Fontaine, Director,
Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. The high-value look of
Spectrum Scratch FX®, a proven driver of instant ticket sales for lottery
jurisdictions worldwide, is an ideal product to help introduce players to a new
game at the 5 price point. It adds dimension to the games
eye-catching design to create additional interest for players.
The Saphir 250 000
instant game exemplifies the ability of FDJ® and Pollard Banknote to
collaborate and develop a winning ticket concept that combines premium design
elements with cutting-edge print technology, Loïc Bonivin, Head
of Instant Tickets, FDJ®.
Pollard Banknotes Scratch
FX® products have generated over $7.5 billion in global retail sales since
they were first introduced in 2007. To date, 40 lotteries worldwide have
launched more than 400 Scratch FX® offerings, with Pollard Banknote
producing additional games each and every month. Initial launches of Scratch
FX® games have sold 40% higher than average games at the same price point.
About La Française des
Jeux - FDJ®
La Française des Jeux is the
fourth largest lottery worldwide, with almost 13 billion in bets in 2014.
It offers its 27 million customers a range of lottery games and sports betting
for the general public, through responsible and safe play. The Group, including
its subsidiaries, Lotsys and LVS, relies on over 1,700 employees, a local
network of 32,700 sales points and a multimedia channel which attracts one
million players. In 2014, La Française des Jeux redistributed 95% of its
bets. Specifically, 8.5 billion went to players, 3 billion to the
authorities, including over 230 million to sport for all and charity, and
more than 650 million for retailers.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and
has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement,
sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major
role in the charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established
in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family
and 26.5% by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For
more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
NOVOMATIC Subsidiary Greentube Acquires Majority Stake in BlueBat
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (February
10, 2015) -- NOVOMATIC subsidiary Greentube has acquired a controlling interest
in BlueBat Games, the Vancouver-based business which helped to develop the
company's Greentube Pro turnkey social marketing platform.
BlueBat has worked with Greentube
since May last year, when it partnered the business to develop the Greentube
Pro turnkey social marketing platform. It also created the BlueBox Engine, a
social gamification product designed to help clients increase player
Greentube said that the deal would
further expand its US presence by giving it access to a technology extension,
allowing it to develop white label solutions for land-based casino operators.
The companies have already collaborated on a B2C social casino product, Magic
Key Casino, which features a selection of Greentubes real-money games
repurposed as free-to-play products.
We worked closely with the
BlueBat team on a number of projects in the past year, Greentube
chief executive Thomas Graf said of the partnership with BlueBat. After
the launch of Greentube Pro, it became apparent that BlueBat and Greentube's
approach to social gaming were in direct alignment. The acquisition was the
next logical step in our progression. Greentube is a leading European B2B
supplier in the online gaming segment and a leading provider of social gaming
in Europe, the United States and Australasia.
Founded in 2011 by former Electronic
Arts veterans Kenny Huang, who serves as the CEO, and chief technology officer
Tim Harris, BlueBat has also created a selection of penny slot games. The
purchase further strengthens Greentubes suite of iGaming solutions, with
the supplier having recently established Stakelogic, a dedicated 3D slot
development studio, focused on creating a line of innovative new mobile
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, Austrias 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
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.
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC media release.
Norway Celebrates Its Latest Lottery Hit,
STOCKHLM, Sweden / HAMAR, Norway
(February 18, 2015) -- Friday nights in Norway have just gotten more
interesting with the debut of Norsk Tippings latest lottery, Nabolaget (The
We look forward to
showcasing Nabolaget! We promise good neighborhood spirit and a lot of fun
within a responsible framework said Norsk Tippings CEO
Launched in cooperation with Genera
Networks, Nabolaget sales opened on January 26 to immediate excitement.
Norwegian fans took to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms to
eagerly express the debut of the worlds most entertaining TV
Airing draws every Friday night on
Norways TV 2, starting February 13, the show follows celebrity and
Nabolagets on-air personality Alex Rosén as he travels to winning
neighbourhoods, surprising winners with a spectacular private show, and
highlights towns and villages across the country with other Nabolaget TV hosts.
The draw presentation follows, with the games main winner receiving a
substantial 1,000,000 NOK, while the closest participating neighbours receive
secondary prizes ranging from 50 to 100,000 NOK.
The real winners, however, will be
the humanitarian and social beneficiaries from Norwegian Peoples
Aid to seeing-eye dog providersthat stand to receive the lotterys
proceeds. (The first shows total sales were more than 4.5 million
We are proud to be a part
of a project that both contributes to social causes and gives customers an
exciting new lottery experience, said Genera CEO Maria Sandell.
We are confident that the games combination of simplicity, wide
distribution, and high entertainment value will greatly contribute to
Norways own neighbourly humanitarian efforts.
Norsk Tippings latest product
is built on Generas renowned Nabor lottery platform. This allowed
Norsk Tipping marketing and social media flexibility, resulting in customers
who are more engaged, excited, and willing to purchase for their chance to win!
Many fans stormed their social feeds to let Norsk Tipping know that the new
lottery Nabolaget is here to stay.
Both the TV shows
storytelling style and the games social media savvy are unique among all
other formats today, and present an exciting step forward for
lotteries, added Sandell. So far, the customer response is
clear: Winning together is simply more fun.
CONTACT: Maria Sandell, CEO, Genera
Networks | Contact: +46 73-354-9607.
SOURCE: Genera Networks.
New Centres of Chance in Casinos and Gaming Halls of
MONTREAL, Canada (February 13, 2015)
-- Loto-Québec is
proud to present its new concept of Centres of chance, which is deployed in the
four casinos and two gaming halls.
Designed in partnership with the
Montreal Science Centre , new centers include several interactive games, which
aim to debunk myths related to gambling and money, to make visitors aware of
the risks that may be involved and make them disseminate good gaming
"The chance of Centres are now
functional at all times. This more attractive option will inform customers,
while integrating into the entertainment offerings of our facilities, "said
Eric Miller, director of responsible gaming to Loto-Québec.
One look and reinvented
Present in playgrounds since 2006
randomly Centers were reviewed in particular to be more accessible for
customers. The new centers contain bunk dice. The top part is composed of
interactive panels, including questions and answers, a quiz , information
capsules and "true or false" on a touch screen. One can also find a random
number generator, to explain simply and clearly how the slot machines and video
"We really enjoyed working on
this project. The mission of Loto-Québec is completely different from
the Montreal Science Centre, but we share an awareness approach. So we used our
expertise to design modules to the solid scientific content and offering a fun
experience, "said Louise Julie Bertrand, head of development and
implementation of the Montreal Science Centre.
Loto-Québec is committed to
promote the adoption of good gaming habits. In this sense, remember that the
website lejeudoitresterunjeu.com includes a wealth of information for demystify
gambling and money and allowing players to make informed choices. This website
is interactive; The public is invited to ask them any questions on
participation in gambling and money, and the strategies to keep the game a
Loto-Québec emphasizes that
help and support are available free throughout Quebec for people who are
concerned about their gambling habits or those of a loved one. Many treatment
centers are available to them, as well as the site aidejeu.com and an anonymous
telephone service, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
About Loto Quebec
Loto Québec's mission is to
manage the supply of gambling and money efficiently and responsibly promoting
order, the extent and interest of Quebecers. Each year, it spends more than $
30 million to the fight against excessive gambling. In September 2012,
Loto-Québec became the first lottery company internationally to achieve
the level of Certification Renewal 4 of the framework Responsible Gambling
World Lottery Association.
About the Montreal Science
The Montreal Science Centre's
mission is to help ensure that every individual becomes able to appropriate
science and technology to build its future. Both within its exhibition halls
and in its public areas, the Center showcases the innovations and inventions
from here, and explains to visitors to raise awareness of the expertise
homegrown industries. The Science Centre will celebrate its 15th anniversary on
May 1, 2015.
For further information CONTACT:
Jean-Pierre Roy, Director of Communications and Media Relations,
Loto-Québec, Telephone: 514 499-5151.
Hoosier Lottery Introduce New Payment Option:
asks the question: gold or cash?
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (February 16,
2015) - A ground breaking new Scratch-off from the
Hoosier Lottery is offering
winners a payout choice they've never had-until now. Top prize winners on
the new Gold Mine Scratch-off will get to answer the question "gold or cash?"
when claiming their prize.
If a winner chooses cash, he or she
will receive payment the traditional way, as a check or an electronic funds
transfer. If a winner chooses gold, he or she will literally receive gold. The
exact weight of the gold will be determined at the time of claim because gold
And, while thinking about their
choice, players can win Hoosier Lottery prizes at Gold Mine events around the
state this month!
Players purchasing a Hoosier Lottery
Gold Mine ticket at one of the many events around the state this month will
have a chance "choose their stash" and pull a card from either the gold
board or the cash board to win a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off ticket or
The first-of-its-kind game is $5 per
ticket and pays a top prize of $124,000, with nine top prizes available. The
value of the top prize is the same whether the winner chooses gold or cash and
state and federal taxes will be withheld from either payment option.
The game is available at most of the
Lottery's more than 4,000 retailers.
As with all big winners, the Hoosier
Lottery encourages Gold Mine 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 www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback. Download
the official Hoosier Lottery App and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Hoosier
Lottery logos are available online.
CONTACT: Courtney Arango, Public
Information Officer, 317-264-4898 (office) 317-653-0561 (cell), Email:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
Unless Turns Clause Into Cause for
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 7, 2015)
--The DC Lottery breaks through the clutter of the expected with the
Unless I Win the Lottery advertising campaign. Launching
February 15, the commercials feature comedic applications of the familiar
phrase to equally familiar situations. Unless turns the commonplace
into a celebrationjust by winning the lottery.
Theres the obligatory
corporate presentation, the oversized sofa that needs moving, the next gig with
the band, and the weather reportall at the top of your ever-growing list
of things to do
unless you win the lottery.
The Unless spots
find humor in the mundane and rally against the routinejust by adding a
little twist of luck, says Buddy Roogow, executive director of the DC
Lottery. Who hasnt said it; who hasnt dreamed about it?
Were hoping people see themselves, feel the optimism, and take a
The anticipation of
Unless follows the actuality of the Real Winners series
that debuted in November 2014 and highlights the winning experiences of factual
DC Lottery winners.
We love that we can play
with the whimsy of winning in Unless and have that potential
affirmed with the Real Winners, says Roogow.
The Unless and
Real Winners commercials were produced by MDB Communications,
Founded in 1982, the DC Lottery is
the District of Columbia Government agency that regulates the sale of gaming
products and charitable gaming activities in the District of Columbia.
Since its inception, the DC Lottery
has awarded more than $3 billion in prizes, transferred more than $1.8 billion
to the Districts General Fund which supports essential services in the
District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $125 million in
support of social causes.
detailed information about the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control
SOURCE: D.C. Lottery and Charitable
Games Control Board.
GTECH Appoint Michael Chambrello Chief Executive Officer of North
ROME, ITALY and PROVIDENCE, RHODE
ISLAND (February 17, 2015) -- GTECH today announced that it has appointed Michael
Chambrello as Chief Executive Officer of North America Lottery, effective March
23. Reporting to GTECH S.p.A. Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala, Chambrello
will oversee the development and delivery of all lottery technology solutions
globally for the Company as well as the strategic development and management of
the lottery business in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to those
responsibilities, he will also be responsible for the global instant ticket
Mike is an accomplished
gaming industry leader with a deep understanding of the lottery
industry, said Mr. Sala. A true lottery pioneer, Mike joined
GTECH at a time when the U.S. lottery industry was rapidly expanding and was a
key contributor to our growth. Our relationship has grown over time as he had
roles of being a partner, vendor and respected competitor. His unique
experience and insight, as well as his understanding of our organization, will
help us to seamlessly transition to new leadership and partner with our
customers to navigate the many opportunities and challenges that lie
A seasoned lottery industry expert,
Chambrello most recently served as CEO of Scientific Games Corporation, where
he had overall responsibility for managing Scientific Games day-to-day
worldwide activities. Previous to that, he was Scientific Games President
and Chief Operating Officer. He left Scientific Games in 2013.
For a 17-year span, he held various
roles of increasing responsibility with GTECH until he left the Company in
1998. He was President of GTECH Corporation and Executive Vice President of
GTECH Holdings Corporation. He has also served as President and CEO of
Environmental Systems Products Holdings (ESP), and as CEO of Transmedia Asia
Pacific, Inc. and Transmedia Europe Inc.
Chambrello has served on the board
of directors of various public and private companies, most recently serving as
chairman of the board of directors for Meridian Lightweight Technologies in
Detroit which is the worlds leading provider of magnesium die casting
components for the automobile industry. He has served on the board of numerous
not-for-profit organizations and currently sits on the Executive
Committees of the Petit Family Foundation and the Southern Connecticut
State University Foundation.
Chambrello earned a Bachelors
of Science in Economics from Southern Connecticut State University and attended
graduate school at the American University Kogod College of Business in
GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial
operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets,
delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the
highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation.
The Company is listed on the FTSE MIB at the Italian Stock Exchange under the
trading symbol "GTK" and is majority owned by De Agostini S.p.A. In 2013, GTECH
had approximately 3.1 billion in revenues and 8,600 employees with
operations in approximately 100 countries on six continents. For more
information, please visit www.gtech.com.
For further information CONTACT:
Robert K. Vincent
T. (+1) 401 392
T. (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
Gaming Laboratories International Promote Justine Kelleher to Manager
of Supplier Development
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (February 18,
2015) Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) has promoted Justine Kelleher to Manager of
Kelleher has been with GLI since
2012, serving as a Supplier Development Representative prior to ascending to
her new role. She brings a unique view and wealth of casino operations
experience and customer service to her clients, having worked in-casino at both
tribal and non-tribal operations.
Kelleher is based in GLIs Las
Vegas office and reports to the companys Vice President of Global
Services, Ian Hughes.
Hughes said, We are
thrilled to announce Justines promotion. Over the course of the past
three years, Justine has proven herself to be a valuable asset to the company,
and a valued consultant to our supplier clients. Her past in-casino work allows
her to give direct-from-experience insights to suppliers that further
underscore GLIs commitment to providing world-class consultation
Kelleher works primarily with
land-based suppliers in Nevada, Southern California and Texas, and her extended
territory spans North America.
Kelleher holds a B.S. in Hospitality
and Tourism Management with an emphasis on Tribal Gaming from San Diego State
University. She was the first graduate of this program at the university.
GLI serves more than 475 global
jurisdictions, more than 130 of which exclusively accept GLI certification
For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality land-based and
iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing
time to market. With 20 laboratory locations spread across Africa, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the
only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards
for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For
more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220, Email:
Voluntary Announcement Update of the Latest Progress of Lottery
CHINA (February 18, 2015) -- The
board of directors (the Board) of China Vanguard Group Limited (the
Company, together with its subsidiaries, the Group) is
pleased to update the shareholders on the latest progress of the Groups
lottery business on a voluntary basis.
The Group has entered into a
cooperative agreement (the Cooperative Agreement) with Sichuan
Province Sports Lottery Administration Centre (Sichuan Sports Lottery
Pursuant to the Cooperative
Agreement, the Sichuan Sports Lottery Administration Centre shall authorise the
Group to roll out interactive self-service lottery solutions in Sichuan.
The Group will be responsible for,
among others, (i) the development, provision and maintenance of the interactive
self-service lottery solutions; (ii) the implementation of the interactive
self-service lottery solutions in Sichuan by building up self-operated and
franchise stores and cooperating with various social channels; (iii) the
revamping of eligible and existing stores; and (iv) the utilization of
diversified distribution network and marketing resources to increase lottery
sales. Sichuan Sports Lottery Administration Centre will pay the Group a
certain percentage of total sales generated.
The Group is an authorized solutions
and related services provider to both Sports and Welfare Lottery authorities in
The Cooperative Agreement includes
the provision of lottery solutions, sales distribution and related services to
Sichuan Sports Lottery Administration Centre. The Board is encouraged by the
latest progress of its lottery business.
To date, the Groups lottery
related business has covered 21 provinces and regions in China. The Group has
recently seen significant increase in its market share since the recent
successful signing of cooperative agreements with various provinces including
The Board believes the interactive
self-service lottery business has huge market potential and is in line with the
Groups recent development direction. The Board will strive to capture
more of such opportunities in the future.
As at the date of this announcement,
the board of directors of the Company comprises Madam Cheung Kwai Lan, Mr. Chan
Ting as Executive Directors, Mr. Chan Tung Mei as Non-executive Director and
Zhang Xiu Fu, Mr. Yang Qing Cai and
Mr. To Yan Ming Edmond as Independent Non-executive Directors.
This announcement, for which the
directors of the Company collectively and individually accept full
responsibility, includes particulars given in compliance with the Rules
Governing the Listing of Securities on the Growth Enterprise Market of The
Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for the purpose of giving information with
regard to the Company.
The directors of the Company, having
made all reasonable enquiries, confirm that, to the best of their knowledge and
belief the information contained in this announcement is accurate and complete
in all material respects and not misleading or deceptive and there are no other
matters the omission of which would make any statement herein or this
This announcement will remain on the
Latest Company Announcements page of the GEM website at
www.hkgem.com for a minimum period of 7 days from the date of its posting and
on the website of the Company at:
SOURCE: China Vanguard Group
JCM Global to Supply Ticket2Go Ticketing System Solution in
Luxury Leisure Locations Across the U.K.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (February
18, 2015) JCM Global and its FutureLogic printer group have entered into
an agreement with Luxury Leisure to install its innovative
Ticket2Go ticketing system solution at Luxury Leisure gaming venues
located throughout the U.K.
Luxury Leisure is part of the
Novomatic UK Group of Companies, a leading Operator of Luxury Adult Gaming
Centers in the UK.
The Ticket2Go installation is the
first major rollout of Ticket2Go in the U.K. arcade market following the
introduction of new UK TITO protocol standards. The Ticket2Go system allows
Luxury Leisure to take advantage of the proven benefits associated with
Ticket-In/Ticket-Out (TITO) that provide an enhanced experience for players and
allows Luxury Leisure to further optimize their operation.
TITO has been proven worldwide and
is recognized as the leading method of cashless payment within the
international gaming industry for many years. The introduction of new open TITO
protocols specifically designed for the type of machines operated by Luxury
Leisure has allowed operators to bring TITO to their gaming operations.
We have had the pleasure of
working closely with Luxury Leisure during the installation of Ticket2Go, and
we are thrilled that the product meets their expectations and look forward to
our continued partnership with Luxury Leisure, said Rob Wheeler,
Director of Product Management for FutureLogic. With Ticket2Go,
UK-based operators, such as Luxury Leisure, can now implement TITO within their
gaming venues and enhance the player experience leading to increased customer
satisfaction and retention, as well as optimize their existing operation and
achieve a reduction in operating costs.
Ticket2Go is a retrofit
ticketing solution for gaming and AWP devices that do not support standard
ticketing protocols, and it is the first and only system to work across all the
post-2007 legacy machines in a location. Perfect for AWP and low payout gaming
machine markets, Ticket2Go delivers a networked TITO solution with a single
ticketing solution across the gaming floor. Multi-lingual and multi-currency,
Ticket2Go offers a retrofit ticketing solution for gaming machines that do not
support open standard ticketing protocols as well as the new GBG UK TITO
More information about Ticket2Go is
available at JCMs 24 hour online tradeshow, www.jcmglobal.com, and join
JCM on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About JCM Global
JCM Global is the worlds
leading transaction technologies supplier for the banking, retail, kiosk and
gaming industries. With unsurpassed service and support, JCM Global is trusted
by operators, manufacturers and integrators on six continents. Its extensive
line of award-winning products set global standards with ground-breaking
products like the iVIZION®, Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®) and
Vega-RC bill validators, Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®), PayCheck
4 thermal printer, Ticket2Go, TableXchange® and PromoNet®
systems products. For more information, visit JCM Globals 24-hour
tradeshow at: www.jcmglobal.com.
SOURCE: JCM Global.
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Announce 3-Year
Contract Extension for Executive Director Marcus Prater
Membership Total Hits 150 Companies
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (February 17,
2015) The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced
today that respected gaming industry veteran Marcus Prater has signed a new
3-year contract extension that will keep him as the organizations
Executive Director into 2018.
Prater has been AGEMs
Executive Director since 2008 and his current 3-year term was set to expire at
the end of this month.
Separately, AGEM also announced that
its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of five new
companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the worlds leading
gaming suppliers to a total of 150 members, an all-time high.
The new AGEM members are:
- Advanced Gaming Associates, based in Hammonton,
N.J., is a diverse sales and service organization focused on providing turnkey
technical services for gaming floors and slot manufacturers.
- CardConnect, based in King of Prussia, Pa., is a
rapidly growing payments technology company founded in 2006.
- G2 Game Design, based in Las Vegas, offers unique
game designs, development, mathematics, trademarks, patents, licensing and
- Ganlot, based in New Taipei City, Taiwan, is a new
Portwell company that provides integrated casino, lottery and amusement
solutions combined with comprehensive support and service.
- Zebra Technologies, based in Lincolnshire, Ill.,
provides a broad range of innovative technology solutions to identify, track,
manage and optimize the deployment of critical assets for improved business
AGEM is a non-profit international
trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming
devices, systems, table games, online technology, key components and support
products and services for the gaming industry.
AGEM works to further the interests
of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action,
regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances,
information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM
work together to create benefits for every company within the organization.
Together, AGEM has assisted
regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve
problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while
providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming
initiatives. For more information, visit:
The current AGEM membership roster,
150 companies strong based in 21 countries, is a whos who of the supplier
segment of the global gaming industry.
AGEM Gold Members: Ainsworth Game
Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming America, Austrian Gaming
Industries, Bally Technologies, Global Cash Access (GCA), GTECH, International
Game Technology (IGT), Intralot S.A., Konami Gaming, Multimedia Games,
Scientific Games / Bally / SHFL / WMS and Video Gaming Technologies (VGT).
American Gaming Association President Details the Organizations
Get to Know Gaming Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2015)
Dear Gaming Colleague:
As part of the AGAs Get
to Know Gaming campaign, which will aggressively promote the value of the
industry, today we released a
seminal report outlining the quality, range and skills
associated with the more than 200 types of careers at hundreds of casinos
across 40 states. Beyond the research, we have launched a video series that
highlights real-life stories of gaming employees, and announced an upcoming
multiyear national initiative to ensure presidential candidates understand
gamings significance in strengthening the middle class. Please visit
www.FacesofGaming.org to learn
how you may support the AGAs effort to aggressively shape the image of
the gaming industry across the U.S.
Gaming Careers: Gateway to Middle
Oxford Economics report,
Gaming Careers: Gateway to the Middle Class, reveals
- Creates Jobs and Opportunities:
Gaming offers a vast array of career paths for a diverse segment of the U.S.
workforce. According to projections, the industry is on track to add more than
62,000 well-paying jobs in the next decade. Additionally, few industries employ
as diverse a workforce as gaming. Forty-five percent of gamings workforce
is comprised of minorities and nearly half (48%) are women both far
higher than the national average.
- Promotes Educational Growth: In
addition to the industrys many programs providing benefits such as
tuition reimbursement and citizenship assistance, companies also encourage
flexibility to allow employees to pursue ongoing education. An industry-wide
commitment to employee development creates a culture of upward mobility while
also providing the security and stability of well-paying jobs.
- Builds the Middle Class: Gaming
provides hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs to workers from diverse
backgrounds with wide-ranging levels of job experience and areas of expertise.
With salaries comparable to or above the national average and
companies dedicated to growing employee talents and responsibilities, the
gaming industry serves as a gateway to the middle class. For many U.S. workers,
gaming offers an opportunity to earn above the U.S. average annual salary.
In conjunction with this report, we
launched a Faces of Gaming video series
that includes first-hand testimonials from employees about their experiences in
the gaming industry. These videos will be featured on our website and will air
nationwide to target policymakers and other industry stakeholders as part of
our goal to aggressively shape the image of the gaming industry. We encourage
anyone whose job is supported by gaming to share your story (http://www.gettoknowgaming.org/contest)
2016 Election: Gaming
As part of this launch, we are also
planning a multiyear national initiative called, Gaming Votes,
which incorporates in-district events highlighting the gaming industrys
workforce to ensure that as the 2016 election season ramps up, political
candidates understand gamings vital role in providing middle-class jobs
and driving economic growth in key states across the country.
Until Gaming Votes hits
the road, we encourage you to:
- Distribute the
Gaming Careers report
to policymakers in your communities;
- Take to social media and promote these impactful
employment studys key finding with AGAs tweet sheet; and
- Share your story about how gaming has impacted your
Oxfords report affirms that
gaming empowers its employees to pursue higher education, move up the career
ladder and build a better life for themselves and their families. We look
forward to rallying the industry to showcase first-hand the jobs that gaming
supports in key political states across the country in the months ahead.
President & CEO
SOURCE: American Gaming Association
Progress Report - The Legalization of Sports Betting at iGaming
North America 2015
New Jersey Senator
Raymond Lesniak to update attendess of the iGaming North America Conference on
the legalization of Sports Betting
LAS VEGAS (February 18, 2015) - New
Jersey Senator Raymond Lesniak has been at the helm of efforts to legalize
sports betting in the Garden State for years. He will be presenting the
"Progress Report - The Legalization of Sports Betting" at the iGaming North
America Conference on the 16th April at 3pm.
Senator Raymond Lesniak will update
attendees on where the effort stands, prospects for success and what to expect
followed by a discussion with other experts in this field. Don't miss out on
invaluable insight and analysis, register here today:
"This is a great panel - very
diversified, with panelists who have been around all aspects of this issue for
quite a while. Their commentary will be very insightful and informative. If
you're interested in the sports betting industry, you won't want to miss this
unfiltered conversation," said moderator Terry Leiweke, Managing Director
for Absolute Sports Info/The Linemakers.
The expert speakers include:
Senator Raymond Lesniak,
Senator, New Jersey
David Purdum, Gaming Industry
Benjie Cherniak, Managing
Director, Don Best Sports
Terry Leiweke, Managing
Director for Absolute Sports Info/The Linemakers
View the full conference schedule
and expert speakers here: http://ow.ly/Jg2AY
"I agree with NBA commissioner
Adam Silver: The question, right now, is "when," not "if," Americans will be
able to bet on the Super Bowl legally outside of Nevada. And what plays out in
the Third Circuit Court of Appeals this spring between the leagues and New
Jersey will go a long way in answering that question," said David Purdum,
Gaming Industry Reporter from ESPN.
iGaming North America conference
will take place on the 14th - 16th April 2015. For more information on the
event please go to www.iGamingNorthAmerica.com.
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
gaming segment. 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. Please visit
www.iGamingNorthAmerica.com for further information.
SOURCE: iGaming North America.