INTRALOT Shared Personal Gaming Experience with the European
Lotteries in Oslo
ATHENS, Greece (June 18, 2015) --
INTRALOT unveiled Personal
Gaming Experience at the EL Congress 2015, June 8-11, in Oslo, presenting its
array of innovations and technological solutions that caters to all aspects of
Personal Gaming, the future of
gaming that places the consumer at the heart of product and services design,
was available to visitors at INTRALOT booth through the live demonstration of
its customized and personalized product offerings that are extended from an
omnichannel approach unifying the various channels and user touch points.
|Intralot CEO, Antonios Kerastaris, discusses innovation and the
key drivers of the future of gaming at the CEO panel
||Paul Barnes, General Manager of INTRALOT Germany, presenting
how Intralot is leading the Innovation circle!
|Proud of our participation with Nikos Fountas at the EL Young
Lions programme. Two awards for his team. Well done!
||Congrats to the winner of Intralot "Heroes League" game! We
hope he enjoys his new Apple Watch!
INTRALOT is the leading supplier of
integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content,
sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed
gaming organizations worldwide.
Its broad portfolio of products
& services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery
operations and its leading-edge technology give INTRALOT a competitive
advantage which contributes directly to customers efficiency,
profitability and growth.
Leveraging its advanced know-how in
the development of cutting-edge products and capitalizing on its significant
experience in gaming operations management, INTRALOT offers customized and
fully integrated solutions that are highly efficient and absolutely secure. The
company was established in 1992 and has been publicly listed on the Athens
Stock Exchange since 1999.
INTRALOT has become an international
protagonist in the lottery sector, with approximately 5,400 employees and a
presence in 57 jurisdictions on all 5 continents. INTRALOT currently holds a
dominant position in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Central America and the
Caribbean, with a significant presence in North America, and is continuing its
dynamic expansion in Oceania and Africa.
During the last years, INTRALOT has
become the champion of the lottery sector globally. Despite the companys
international expansion and its predominance over its competitors, the
companys philosophy is still focused on its clients
The company is a member of all major
international gaming associations, including the World Lottery Association
(WLA), European Lotteries & Toto Association (EL), the North American
Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and CIBELAE (the
Hispanic association that covers South America and the Iberian peninsula), the
Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), as well as the Gaming Standards
Association (GSA) and Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) in
the USA, playing an active role in the international gaming community and
contributing decisively to the future development of the sector.
European Lotteries Congress -
Iowa Lottery Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Launch of Eco
Scratch Instant Ticket-the First In North
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (June 23, 2015)
-- Pollard Banknote Limited
(TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") is pleased to congratulate the
Iowa Lottery Authority ("Iowa
Lottery") on 30 years of success generating revenue and maximizing proceeds to
support good causes in the State of Iowa. To celebrate this exciting milestone,
the Lottery launched its $5 30 Somethings instant ticket on May 4, 2015-the
first Eco Scratch product to be released in North America and only the
Eco Scratch, a new product
innovation available exclusively through Pollard Banknote, offers players an
eco-friendly way to play and win! Eco Scratch paper stock is made from
60% recycled fibers (35% post-consumer) and resembles brown kraft paper, giving
instant tickets a hand-crafted, nostalgic feel.
The organic look and texture of this
sustainable, alternative paper product creates an ideal canvas on which to
commemorate the Iowa Lottery's 30th anniversary.
The Iowa Lottery has coupled its 30
Somethings instant ticket with an exciting promotion that allows players to
enter non-winning tickets into its Play It Again® program for additional
chances to win a range of 30-themed prizes. The cleverly named prize packages
include a monthly Iowa seasonal artisan cheese package, 18 holes of golf at an
Iowa course, the chance to win $1,000 cash, and more. The promotion continues
into the summer months with new prize categories added every 30 days. Each
entry also gives players a chance to win the grand prize of $30,000 to be drawn
on August 3, 2015!
"On behalf of Pollard Banknote,
we would like to take this opportunity to applaud the Iowa Lottery on 30 years
of hard work and dedication in support of good causes within the State,"
said Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer
Development, Pollard Banknote. "The Lottery's outstanding success and
longevity can be attributed to its unwavering commitment to offering its
players the best and most innovative instant tickets available. The Iowa
Lottery has proven itself once again to be a trailblazer with the launch of its
30 Somethings instant ticket featuring our new Eco Scratch paper stock
and we are confident that this trend will continue over the next 30
"We have established a strong and
successful working relationship with Pollard Banknote and we are pleased to
partner with them to develop a truly unique and engaging instant ticket to mark
the Iowa Lottery's 30th anniversary celebration," said Terry Rich, CEO of
the Iowa Lottery.
"Pollard Banknote's new Eco
Scratch product allows us to offer an environmentally-friendly instant
ticket concept that is unlike any other product currently available at retail.
The ticket, combined with exciting second chance draws provides an added
element of fun and more value to our players."
Since its inception in 1985, the
Iowa Lottery has raised more than $1.6 billion for State programs that benefit
all Iowans. Today, Lottery proceeds are allocated to three main causes: support
for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the State
General Fund, and backing for Vision Iowa - a program implemented to create
tourism destinations and community attractions, and build and repair schools.
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:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Live Updates at This years Australasian Gaming
SYDNEY, Australia (June 25, 2015) --
The Gaming Technologies Association, owner and operator of the Australasian
Gaming Expo, will showcase new technology at this years event to keep
visitors abreast of news and activities.
Visitors who have installed the
latest version of the AGE App version 1.6 or higher on any of their mobile
devices and agree to accept messages from the AGE, will receive a welcome
message as they pass through the entry.
Once theyre inside the
exhibition, theyll receive messages advising when and where different
activities will take place.
Further details about the app are
available at the AGE
web site or it can be downloaded by simply visiting the Apple App Store or
This years Australasian Gaming
Expo will be Tuesday 11 until Thursday 13 August at the Sydney
Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island. Register at the AGE web site or call the
Gaming Expo Help Line on 02 9211 7430.
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Australasian Gaming Expo 2015- Register
Sydney Exhibition Centre,
Glebe Island - 11 -13 August 2015
SYDNEY, Australia (June 23, 2015) --
AGE returns to Sydney on the 11th-13th August at Sydney Exhibition Centre Glebe
Showcasing the world's best and
latest gaming and hospitality equipment, the Expo brings together more than 180
exhibitors over 15,600 square metres of exhibition space, as well as gaming and
hospitality executives from around the region.
Registration can be completed by
forwarding to the AGE website
Conditions of Entry All registration
applications are subject to approval by the event organiser. Trade suppliers
are not eligible to attend the event unless exhibiting.\
General public and persons under the
age of 18 years are not admitted. For further details on our conditions of
entry please click here.
This is a not to be missed event, in
one of the most scenic and inspiring locations surrounded by Sydney
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe
Island is located near the Anzac Bridge, less than 4 kilometres from the centre
of Sydney CBD.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Complete WLA Responsible
Gaming Level Four Certification Assessment for California
MONCTON, New Brunswick (June 22,
2015) -- Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) has successfully completed a World Lottery
Association Responsible Gaming (WLA-RG) Level Four Certification assessment for
the California Lottery. The assessment was conducted by GLI's Professional
Services Division and Mike Randall from Engage Atlantic.
With the successful assessment, the
California Lottery becomes the only lottery in the United States to hold the
WLA- Responsible Gaming Level Four Certification.
"We were very pleased the
California Lottery chose GLI and our Professional Services Division and Mike
Randall to conduct this crucial, thorough assessment," GLI Professional
Services Director Gregory Doucette said. "Since creating the Professional
Services Division in 2011, we have carefully assembled a team consisting of the
industry's foremost leading experts, and the California Lottery, like our other
clients, can choose GLI, and be confident that their projects are carried out
by the industry's best."
The WLA-RG framework is the lottery
sector's only internationally-recognized responsible gaming framework. The
WLA-RG framework serves to integrate the Responsible Gaming Principles into the
day-to-day operations of the member lotteries. It has been designed with four
levels of achievement and enough flexibility so that member lotteries can build
programs that are in accordance with the laws in their jurisdictions and that
accommodate any organizational, cultural or regional differences.
"The California Lottery spent the
better part of one year preparing the material to earn these
certifications," said Acting Director Paula LaBrie. "We consider this
Level Four Certification a great success and an important business milestone
for our organization. It underscores the California Lottery's commitment to
Responsible Gaming principles, and it shows our public that we are a good
corporate citizen. We appreciate GLI's Professional Services team for their
GLI's Professional Services Division
has four main areas of services, each specifically designed to make doing
business in the lottery industry faster and more effective: Project Management;
Governance, Risk and Compliance, including World Lottery Association
Responsible Gaming Assessments; GLI University® Training; and Technical
GLI's Professional Services Division
has consulted with lotteries on a wide range of topics spanning the complete
spectrum of the lottery industry, from responsible gaming assessments to
project management, IT strategy and implementation of WLA and ISO
GLI is a member of WLA, NASPL,
CIBELAE and the European Lotteries Association.
For more information about how GLI's
Professional Services can benefit your company, visit www.gaminglabs.com to
schedule a demonstration.
For more than 25 years, Gaming
Laboratories International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality
land-based and iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy
while reducing time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across
Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South
America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and
international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and
17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery
industries. For more information, visit:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Kambi Group plc: Kambi and Grupo Televisa Reach Agreement for the
Provision of Sports Betting in Selected PlayCity Casinos in
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (June 24, 2015) --
Kambi and Grupo Televisa reach agreement for the provision of sports betting in
selected PlayCity Casinos in Mexico.
Kambi Group plc and Grupo Televisa
have signed a contract for the provision of sports betting services to Grupo
Televisas PlayCity brand. Under the terms of the agreement, Kambi will
initially deploy its fixed odds betting terminals into the sports betting areas
of two PlayCity Casinos in Mexico. The partnership will enable Grupo Televisa
to upgrade its sports betting offering by providing Kambis managed
betting service to its customers, with a view to both extending the scope of
the retail roll-out and exploring the multi-channel potential following this
proof of concept.
We are delighted to be
working with Grupo Televisa on this project and look forward to delivering an
exceptional user experience through our retail offering to PlayCity Casino
customers. We look at Grupo Televisa as a future market leader in Mexico and
could not be more pleased that Kambis first customer in the region aligns
very well with our strategy of focusing on licensed Tier 1 operators around the
world. We hope that this will be the first step toward a long and successful
partnership. said Kristian Nylen, CEO of Kambi Group plc.
We are looking forward to
the results that an improved sports betting experience will bring for PlayCity
customers. We have chosen Kambi as our partner as we have been very pleased and
impressed by the quality of the Kambi offering and the commitment of the
organisation as a whole. said Kevin Rosenberg, Director of
Kambi Group plc
Kambi Group plc is a B2B supplier of
fully managed sports betting services on an in-house developed software
platform, providing premium turnkey sports betting solutions to B2C operators.
Kambis service encompasses a broad offering from front end through to
odds compiling and risk management.
Kambi employs approximately 380
staff across offices in Malta (head office), London, Stockholm and Manila.
The companys current coverage
includes more than 110,000 live betting events and 250,000 pre-match events per
year, covering 65 different sports from all over the world. Kambis
customers include Unibet, 888, Paf, 32Red and Napoleon Games. Kambi utilises a
best of breed security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001.
Kambi Sports Solutions is eCOGRA
certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm under
the symbol "KAMBI". The Company's Certified Advisor is Redeye AB.
For any further information, please
CONTACT: CEO Kristian Nylén +44 7764 161 055, Email:
Kristian.email@example.com or CFO
David Kenyon +44 7595 106 647, Email:
SOURCE: Kambi Group plc.
Survey Stats Show MGS Are Charting the Right
Asia For the World - November 17th to 19th - Venetian Macao
MACAU, SAR (June 22, 2015) --
Following the success of last years Macao Gaming Show, the expo
organisers have been busy analysing the statistics to help harness the
events strengths and continue on the path to further growth.
The early forecasts indicate that
the 2015 edition already looks set to build on last years attendance
figures, with at least 99% of attendees confident that they would return at the
When asked for their opinions on the
Macao Gaming Show and specific reasons for returning, attendees focused on the
show logistics, commenting on the organisers professionalism, the
informative conference topics and the brilliantly diversified
exhibitor base. They also said that the Asian theme had drawn them to the show,
with the centre-piece on this rapidly developing market offering valuable
insight for international attendees.
MGS visitor levels soared by 40%
from the previous year in 2014. But it wasnt just the quantity of people
at the show that appeared to impress exhibitors; it was also the quality.
Of the twelve thousand visitors who
passed through the doors of the Venetian to attend the 2014 By Asia, for
the world show, at least two thirds were senior management figures or
An overwhelming 84% of visitors had
the authority to either approve or recommend purchases, while the remaining 16%
could identify potential areas for investment.
MGS General Manager and Event
Director Marina Wong commented: People are the true driving factor
behind any world class show, which is why we aim to attract the most
influential visitors and highest quality exhibitors that the industry has to
In 2013 and 2014, we had a
strong track record of bringing key decision makers, high level casino
executives and powerful regulators together and we were enthused to hear
guests commenting on this winning formula.
More information: Click Here
Lottery Insider is a media partner for the Macao Gaming Show.
NYXGG Obtain European Lotteries (EL) Associate Membership and Launch
NYX Lottery Gaming System
NYX Gaming Group (TSXV:
NYX) obtains The European Lotteries (EL) Associate membership, allowing its
lotteries division to extend its Lottery Gaming System (LGS) to an increased
number of member clients
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (June 22, 2015) --
NYX Gaming Group is proud to announce that the Executive Committee of The
European Lotteries (EL) last week approved NYX as an associate member of The
European Lotteries (EL) during its General Assembly in Oslo.
The granting of the membership is
further evidence of NYXs continued focus and growth in the Lottery
segment. NYX are an existing associate member of the World Lottery Association
and this additional membership allows NYX to extend its offering to further EL
Matt Davey, CEO for NYX Gaming
Group, commented, We are extremely proud to have been approved for
membership by the Executive Committee and we look forward to providing a
valuable contribution to the Association over the coming years.
Davey continued, NYX have
several existing lottery clients with whom we continue to expand on our product
portfolio and partnership together. Having also completed the launch of our new
Lottery Gaming System (LGS), NYX further builds on its heritage as a serious
player in the lottery market.
Commercial CONTACT: Staffan
Lindgren, Director, NYX Gaming Group, Office: +46 (0)8 586 12101.
ABOUT NYX GAMING GROUP (www.nyxgg.com)
NYX Gaming Group is headquartered in
Las Vegas with development out of Stockholm and Sydney. The group provides
flexible gaming solutions to some of the largest lotteries, casinos, poker
rooms and I-gaming operators across the globe.
NYX Poker Network, is a leading
internet poker network deliver poker solutions for online poker operators
Game development arm NextGen Gaming
is the industrys leading platform agnostic provider of engaging, repeat
play Slots, providing entertainment for players and profits for Operators.
The technology division, NYX
Interactive, specialize in developing gaming system solutions for World Lottery
Association members, media companies and both private and publicly listed
Gaming companies worldwide. Through its Open Platform System(OPS),
operators can take advantage of best of breed products and services, including
their own, all managed via a single interface.
Through its fully hosted Open Gaming
System (OGS), licensees can leverage the best in multi-vendor Casino
content from around the world. Through its Lottery Gaming System (LGS),
licensees can take advantage of a full portfolio of lottery, probability,
scratch and bingo games, with enhanced tools for the creation of bespoke
The Las Vegas office provides social
Poker & Casino solutions out of the group headquarters.
NYX Gaming Group is a proud
recipient of several awards including, awards for Bingo, Casino, Slot provision
and the Special Achievement Award from EGR Magazine, which recognized the
groups consistent growth and innovation in multiple e-gaming
For further information CONTACT:
Matt Davey, CEO, T: 702-586-8428.
About The European Lotteries
The European State Lotteries and
Toto Association is an independent European association composed of State
Lottery and Toto companies established in Europe. It is established in
Switzerland (Av. de Béthusy 36 1005 Lausanne) and has an office
in Brussels (Wetstraat / Rue de la Loi 67 1040 Brussels), registered in
Belgium with corporate number 0888.001.247.
The Association can be reached by
e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (+41 21 311 30 25) and fax (+41
21 312 30 11).
The European Lotteries (EL) CONTACT:
Bernadette Lobjois, Secretary General.
SOURCE: NYX Gaming Group.
Florida Lottery Scratch-Off Sales Break All-Time Record, with Time
Left to Grow
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (June 23, 2015)
-- Florida Lottery's Scratch-Off sales this fiscal year have already surpassed
last year's record-breaking Scratch-Off sales year. Last week's launch of the
WEEK FOR LIFE family of games helped generate more than $72 million in
Scratch-Off sales for the week ending June 21, 2015. This fiscal year to date,
the Lottery has generated more than $3.62 billion in Scratch-Off sales
"This is a great achievement for
the Florida Lottery and great news for Florida's students and schools since a
portion of every ticket sold contributes to education funding in all of
Florida's 67 counties," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia
"With just one week remaining in
the fiscal year, the Lottery is committed to doing everything possible to make
this another record year in prizes paid to winners, commissions paid to
retailers which helps grow Florida's economy, and most importantly, in
transfers to education."
The WEEK FOR LIFE Scratch-Off games
feature the largest top prize of any Florida Lottery Scratch-Off game available
at each price point, with top prizes paid over the winner's lifetime. In
addition, the Payday Second Chance Promotion gives players a second chance to
win cash prizes using non-winning tickets.
Lottery Scratch-Off sales alone have
accounted for 67 percent of total Lottery revenue this year and more than $2.47
billion in prizes paid to winners. Maintaining a healthy and broad product mix
through research and testing has resulted in the Lottery achieving record sales
for the past several years and being ranked second in the nation in total
The Florida Lottery offers
approximately 60 Scratch-Off games, ranging in price for $1 to $25, at any
given time through vending machines or counter displays at more than 13,000
retailers statewide. To learn more about Florida Lottery games and promotions,
visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA
Florida Lottery is
responsible for contributing more than $28 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 $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Kansas Lottery Deliver Record Transfer to the
TOPEKA, Kansas (June 19, 2015) --
The Kansas Lottery is
putting one in the record books! The Lottery has set an all-time record,
transferring more revenue to the State this fiscal year than ever before. The
transfer of $75.02 million for FY15 beats the previous record by more than half
a million dollars and is $1.5 million more than the Lottery's original transfer
goal of $73.5 million set by the Kansas Legislature.
"To say that I am proud of this
accomplishment by the Kansas Lottery team would be an understatement," said
Kansas Lottery Director Terry Presta. "Every department made vast strides of
improvement over the year." This was at a time, Presta said, when the
lottery industry nationwide was facing many challenges.
- Powerball went into a jackpot drought, sending
sales down 40 percent nationwide the first two quarters of FY15.
- Mega Millions also experienced its own jackpot
drought and was down 25 percent in the first quarter of this year.
- A new national draw game the Kansas Lottery was
counting on for $6 million in sales in FY15, collapsed in other state lotteries
in December before Kansas even began selling it.
To make matters worse, Presta said,
one of the Lottery's largest retailers stopped allowing lottery players to
include lottery tickets in their purchases if they used debit or credit cards
because of a change in fees for this, and also decided to reduce the number of
instant scratch games it would sell in its stores from 24 to 8 (causing instant
sales to drop almost $100,000 per week).
"By February 2015, our prospects
of making the $73.5 million transfer looked pretty bleak," said Presta.
"However, the Kansas Lottery
remained focused on all of our new initiatives and made internal changes with
the sole focus of helping us make or at least get very close to our transfer
goal. If this year were a prize fight I would have said we were knocked down in
the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th rounds. But somehow we got up from the mat and won the
Total Kansas Lottery sales for FY15
won't be tabulated until the end of the fiscal year on June 30, but Presta
predicts total sales for the year will also set a new all-time record. The
previous record for sales was in FY14.
Where Does the Money
Lottery revenue goes into the State
Gaming Revenues Fund. On a yearly basis, the first $50 million is divided by a
formula which first transfers $80,000 to the Problem Gambling and Addictions
Grant Fund. Then 85 percent of the balance is transferred to the Economic
Development Initiatives Fund, 10 percent to the Correctional Institutions
Building Fund, and 5 percent to the Juvenile Detention Facilities Fund. Any
receipts in excess of $50 million must be transferred to the State General
The Economic Development Initiatives
Fund supports state programs that create and retain jobs in Kansas. Those
programs include the Rural Opportunity Zones Program, Kansas Department of
Commerce programs, Tourism and Parks programs in the Kansas Department of
Wildlife & Parks, and many more.
Proceeds from the sale of the Kansas
Lottery's Veterans games go directly to programs that benefit Kansas military
veterans such as the Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program which brings
services to veterans where they live, National Guard scholarships and Kansas
For more information on how Kansas
Lottery revenue is used, visit Where the Money Goes, and Economic Development
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
FDJ® Launch Major Advertising Campaign to Promote Its Digital
FRANCE (June 15, 2015) --
La Française des Jeux
(FDJ) today launched its first major advertising campaign to publicize its
digital offering to a wider audience. This campaign underlines the will of
FDJ® to continue the digital transformation of its products and services to
the benefit of its network and its customers in which it is strongly committed
to its President General Director Stéphane Pallez.
2015, the year of the
digital turn in FDJ®
During the 1st half , FDJ® has
launched a new website and new mobile and tablet portals, simpler, more
intuitive, clean design and proposed new mobile games: Tic Tac Toe, or Astro
Bingo which offers " scratch "on his screen virtual ticket - and recreates the
fun of gesture that makes the success of scratch cards available in stores.
In June 2015 , FDJ® launches an
advertising campaign to promote its services, games and digital applications to
In the middle of the 2nd half ,
promises a new generation of exclusive online games. Recall that in 2014, the
development of digital has seen increased growth starts (+ 16.7% compared to
5.5% in 2013) to reach 478 million (versus 410 million). In
particular, the development of mobile use was striking: over 20% of the digital
set Loto® and Euro Millions
A campaign on the "uses" the
This campaign reflects the
adjustment of supply to digital uses FDJ® consumers. It plunges the viewer
into the everyday players and illustrates, through a series of four films, four
digital services and games offered by FDJ®:
- The warning gain that can be informed when you have
won film "4 Menus B
- ! Live Bingo game or "grandmothers bingo"
digitized: film "Knitting is the future"
- The betting limits that guarantee mastered the
game: film "The shower, she is bipolar"
- The ability to play anywhere anytime until the last
minute: the film "5, is the number of fingers on the hand qu'j'ai"
On the form, FDJ® chose a tone
and performance in line with the target of 25-34 years it wants to touch. Humor
"crazy" and "murderous valves" - like the mini web series (how
"Norman made videos") or TV series (American series like "How I met your
mother") who know a great success, provide a link with the shifted tone
that made the brand awareness in the past while bringing a real facelift.
The campaign, designed by BETC, is
built like a saga where we find the same in every episode 4 characters, 4 young
thirties living in collocation: 2 boys, Peter and Walid, 2 daughters, Matilda
and Zoe take turns experiencing the benefits of services and FDJ®
The realization was entrusted to
another thirty, Jean-Baptiste Saurel (BIG Productions), a specialist in genre
films and humor in the second degree.
A media plan that relies
heavily on digital
To reach its target, FDJ® put on
a digital media plan since the films will be first broadcast on various digital
platforms - in long versions (between 42 '' and 53 '' according to the films) -
before being broadcast radio and online TV - in shorter versions (30 '').
FDJ® also relies on a strong
presence on YouTube and Facebook to complete his device.
The campaign starts from June 11 to
June 14 and digital TV in (first broadcast Sunday night on TF1 8:30 p.m.).
Finally, the first week of the
campaign, a 5th movie web 20 '' (where Walid attempts to lure users with a
"performance" of his roommate Peter ...) accompanies the start of the campaign
so web series launch.
Kansas Lottery Celebrate One Millionth Kansas Hold'Em Drawing with
Million Hand Milestone BOGO Sale
TOPEKA, Kansas (June 22, 2015) --
The Kansas Lottery is
celebrating its 1,000,000th Kansas Hold'Em drawing by having a BOGO sale! The
Million Hand Milestone promotion offers players a chance to get in on the fun.
Beginning at 5:06 a.m. June 23
through 2 a.m. June 24, players who purchase any Kansas Hold'Em ticket will get
a $2 Kansas Hold'Em ticket FREE!
Kansas Hold'Em is a virtual poker
game, with a new hand dealt every four minutes. Players can wager $2, $4, $6,
$8 or $10 for up to 10 drawings on one ticket.
All plays for Kansas Hold'Em are
Players can watch the Kansas
Hold'Em/Keno monitor at their favorite Kansas Lottery retail location to view
the community cards and three virtual players' cards as they are dealt.
To win, players must have the best
five-card poker hand using the community cards and at least one of the cards on
their ticket. Beat or tie the virtual high hand to win! Kansas Hold'Em winning
hands can also be viewed on the Kansas Hold'Em Previous Numbers page on the
Kansas Lottery's website, kslottery.com.
The Kansas Lottery estimates the
1,000,000th Kansas Hold'Em drawing will take place at approximately 7:42 p.m.
Thank you, Kansas Lottery players,
for your continued support of Kansas Lottery games! Are you in? Shuffle up and
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Lottery Corporation Provides More Flexibility with New Ticket
Purchase Time Schedule
Wager closing time at
10:30 p.m. - Starting on July 13, lottery fans will have more time in the
evening on draw dates to buy their tickets
MONTRÉAL, Canada (June 22,
2015) -- Starting on July 13, 2015, consumers will have more time in the
evening on draw dates to try their luck at lotteries. Previously set at 9:00
p.m. (EDT), wager closing time will be pushed back by 90 minutes to 10:30 p.m.
The Interprovincial Lottery
Corporation's (ILC) five members, including Loto-Québec, decided to push
back the deadline for players to purchase their Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max
tickets on draw dates.
In the interest of consistency,
Loto-Québec will apply the new wager closing time to all its draw
lotteries. Naturally, the new schedule will also apply to online purchases.
This change will provide Quebecers
with more flexibility for buying tickets in the evening on draw dates.
Tickets and draw results may be
checked on Loto-Québec's web site at lotoquebec.com/loteries and the
Lotteries mobile application, at any of 8,500 retailers throughout
Québec, on self-serve ticket checkers or the crawler at the bottom of
the screen on the LCN television network. In addition, Loto-Québec will
ensure the public is informed of this change by posting the new wager closing
time at all points of service.
Happy 25th Birthday, Daily 3 and Daily 4!
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 24,
2015) - Numbers fans, take note! This month marks the 25th anniversary of the
Hoosier Lottery's Daily 3
and Daily 4 games. Players have won more than $675 million playing Daily 3 and
Daily 4 over the years.
The Daily 3 and Daily 4 games
launched in June of 1990, just months after the Hoosier Lottery started in
October 1989. Daily 3 and Daily 4 drawings occur twice daily, midday and
evening. Players choose numbers from a field of 0 to 9. The games pay prizes
only for matching all numbers wagered, with prize amounts differing based on
the type of wager the player has made and the amount of repeating digits in the
winning number combination.
Come celebrate with the Lottery in
central Indiana! The Lottery is celebrating the anniversary of both games June
25 with wheel-spin events around the state. At select locations, players who
purchase $2 worth of Daily 3 or Daily 4 tickets will receive a t-shirt and a
chance to spin the wheel for prizes.
Hoosier Lottery street teams will be
hosting events at the following Indianapolis locations June 25:
- Five Star Petroleum, 37 W. 38th St. - 9:30 to 10:30
- 38th Street Citgo, 2719 E. 38th St. - 10:45 to
11:45 a.m. ET
- Indy Gas & Food Mart, 3410 N. Emerson Ave.- 12
to 1 p.m.ET
The evening Daily 3 and Daily 4 ball
drawings, with hosts Chayzee Smith, Erin Cohenour and Jessica Jackson, can be
viewed nightly on television in most areas of the state. Check local listings
for air times.
Like all Hoosier Lottery games,
profits from the sale of Daily 3 and Daily 4 help the Hoosier Lottery support
good causes such as local police and firefighters' pensions, the Teachers
Retirement Fund and the Build Indiana Fund.
About The Hoosier
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
SOURCE: The Hoosier Lottery.
Restaurant Entertainment Chain to Introduce Live in-Venue
Fantasy Sports Books
ALBANY, New York (June 22, 2015) --
The fantasy gaming industry continues to innovate, bringing with it fresh ideas
that provide more types of games in a variety of contexts. That is certainly
the case with the announcement of Latitude 360s foray into the space,
promising to roll out the first chain of live in-venue fantasy sports
Its dining and entertainment venues
are currently located in Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Pittsburgh, with plans
to open another location in Albany, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and a 100,000
square-foot location in the heart of Wall Street.
Latitude 360 will not venture into
the competitive fantasy sports space alone. It has also revealed an acquisition
of Major League Fantasy (MLF), a growing destination for online daily fantasy
sports that is partnered with the Golden State Warriors. According to MLF CEO
Jesse Merl, MLF has seen its user base triple over the past 2 months.
Were thrilled to
become a part of the Latitude 360 family, added Merl. We
cant imagine a better way to grow our audience than to make it accessible
through the most exciting entertainment destination to come along in a very,
very long time. The Latitude 360 venues ensure that after proper game
implementation, our competitors will be fighting for second place in the live
real-money fantasy vertical we are creating.
The plan starts with including iPads
in Latitude 360's sports theater that offer patrons the ease of interacting
through fantasy-style gaming. It extends to the creation of VIP rooms for high
rollers with contest entries projected to range from $250 to $25,000 along with
a viewing experience for players and spectators that will cause many to flock
to Latitude 360 venues. The concept is centered around enticing fantasy-crazed
people to come to Latitude 360 locations for sporting events, because it will
be the optimal entertainment venue to participate in fantasy sports.
Our HD Sports Theaters are
the perfect venue to prove that people want to play fantasy this way and
360 Fantasy LIVE will be available by NFL kickoff, said
Latitude 360 CEO Brent Brown. The Latitude 360 brand has never been
second best in any category we entered willingly. We are confident that this
will be a shining reflection of this continuing trend.
Latitude 360 is unique because it is
essentially a company that owns dining and entertainment venues that is
entering the fantasy sports space as opposed to a technological start-up
seeking to build a platform from scratch. It quickly fills a need of having a
fantasy-related platform through the acquisition of MLF. Incorporating that
platform into its existing and future locations, Latitude 360 has the
opportunity to focus on capturing a share of a fervent fantasy sports market
that few, if any, have attempted to attack.
Sports-related shareholders of
Latitude 360 include Cliff Avril of the Seattle Seahawks, Rashad Jennings of
the New York Giants, Derek Wolfe of the Denver Broncos, Chris Ivory, Tyson
Alualu and other current and former National Football League players. The
company also recently signed a partnership with wide receiver Julio Jones of
the Atlanta Falcons.
The deal between Latitude 360 and
MLF was brokered by Matthew Gavin of Brand Synergy Group. Darren Heitner is a
lawyer and the Founder of South Florida-based HEITNER LEGAL, P.L.L.C., which
has a focus on Sports Law and Entertainment Law.
AGA: Nine in Ten Voters Across the Country Approve of Casino
Casinos Send Letter to
Presidential Candidates: Take a Stand in Support of Gaming
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2015) --
If presidential candidates want to win votes in Nevada, they should learn the
ins-and-outs of modern casino gaming, a $53 billion Nevada industry that
supports 425,000 Nevada jobs, says American Gaming Association (AGA) President
and CEO Geoff Freeman in a letter to declared and likely candidates today who
have demonstrated an interest in competing in Nevada.
candidate seeking votes in Nevada should take a stand in support of
gaming, wrote Freeman. Talk to Nevadas elected
officials, especially those advising your campaign, who understand the
importance of backing gaming. Meet with stakeholders who directly benefit from
our industry, such as charities whose programs would not exist without
contributions from casinos.
demonstrate an appreciation for gaming by visiting a casino resort or gaming
supplier facility. Take a back-of-the-house tour to see firsthand how thousands
of hardworking employees power the industry that is the lifeblood of the
states economy. Without a doubt, you will hear stories about how gaming
provides a path to the middle class and opportunities to advance ones
career in a fulfilling way to people of all backgrounds and
Whether one is an immigrant
seeking a better life for his or her family or someone looking for a high-tech
career, theres a place for him or her in the gaming industry,
Three presidential candidates are
descending on Nevada this week with the goal of capturing the support of the
states influential Latino community. The candidates are speaking to more
than 1,200 Latino leaders from across the country at Aria Resort and Casino
during the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
(NALEO) Annual Conference, which serves to highlight the gaming industrys
highly diverse workforce, of which 20 percent are Latinos.
In the letters, Freeman noted that
voters across the country approve of gaming in record numbers.
With nine in ten American
voters approving of gaming, your presence in casinos and gaming supplier
facilities will only boost, not hurt, your chances of securing more votes
not just in Nevada, but nationwide, he wrote.
Beyond Nevada, Freeman highlighted
that 40 states have casinos today.
presence is largest in Nevada, it is not limited to the Silver State,
Freeman wrote. As you travel to other key presidential states, you
will quickly realize that gaming is no longer a niche, novel industry, but a
nationwide, quarter-of-a-trillion dollar industry that is supporting more than
half a million jobs in the key states of Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, and
Pennsylvania, among others.
AGA sent letters to the following
candidates: Governor Jeb Bush; Dr. Ben Carson; Secretary Hillary Clinton;
Senator Ted Cruz; Carly Fiorina; Governor Mike Huckabee; Governor John Kasich;
Governor Martin OMalley; Governor Rick Perry; Governor George Pataki;
Senator Rand Paul; Senator Marco Rubio; Senator Bernie Sanders; and Governor
Earlier this year in Las Vegas, the
AGA launched a national initiative, Gaming Votes, to ensure
presidential candidates understand gamings vital role in providing middle
class jobs and driving economic growth. Casino gaming supports more than
half-a-million jobs and contributes $75 billion to local communities in key
presidential states. On Monday, AGA is hosting a roundtable discussion in
Council Bluffs, Iowa, to highlight the impact of gaming in the early voting
The American Gaming Association is
the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion U.S. casino
industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include
commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated
with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the single most
effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against harmful and
often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth, innovation and
SOURCE: The American Gaming