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IGT Announce the Signing of Four-Year Extension Agreement with the Nebraska Lottery

LONDON, U.K. (September 15, 2015) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation (the "Company"), has signed a four-year extension agreement with the Nebraska Lottery, extending the current agreement to June 30, 2021. Under the terms of the extension, the Company will provide additional lottery equipment to the Nebraska Lottery, including Altura® GT1200 lottery terminals, AccuTherm® Ultra printers, and ES MultiMedia flat panel advertising monitors. Additionally, the Company's Ticket-Scan® Plus self-service ticket checkers will be installed at all current lottery retail locations. The Nebraska Lottery has also been provided with the ability to receive certain instant-ticket print options at no additional cost over the extension period. In addition to being the lottery technology services provider, the Company is also the sole printer of instant tickets for the Nebraska Lottery.

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"IGT is committed to supporting the growth of its customers," said Michael Chambrello, CEO, North America Lottery, for IGT. "Over the years, we have worked together to understand the Nebraska Lottery's vision in order to deliver products and services that meet the Lottery's needs, as well as the needs of its retailers and players. IGT welcomes the opportunity to continue being of service to the Nebraska Lottery over the next several years and working to generate proceeds for its beneficiary programs."

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play.

We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 13,000 employees.

For more information, please visit: www.merger.igt.com

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INTRALOT Will Exhibit Industry Leading Innovations at CIBELAE Congress in Argentina

ATHENS, Greece (September 18, 2015) -- INTRALOT is ready to head off to CIBEALE Congress in Mendoza, Argentina, 22- 24 September, and unveil to lottery professionals its integrated and diversified portfolio of gaming solutions. INTRALOT will be a major exhibitor of the Congress demonstrating a string of innovative products and services under the umbrella of "Personal Gaming", the future of gaming that through an omnichannel approach places the consumer at the heart of product and services design and offers players an unparalleled gaming experience.

INTRALOT always being at the forefront of the global gaming industry will showcase at its booth exciting tools and content for Lottery operators and their end-customers. The industry's top retail solutions, including state-of-the-art retailer and self-service terminals will be presented, along with an entire range of in-store gaming applications, such as Lottery, Betting, Racing and Virtual Games delivered through its Horizon Content Network Solution. To secure success in operations, INTRALOT's enhanced VLTs Central Monitoring System iGEM, as well as its iFLEX Suite of Products & Services that manages and customizes sportsbooks, give an edge to operators for real time monitoring and performance enhancement.

At INTRALOT we have created an unparalleled Mobile experience supported by our Mobile product offering; a Lottery native app, which is a fully blown mobile platform enabling Lotteries to offer a complete game experience on mobile devices, and exciting e-Instants content, strengthen Lottery's product offerings and extends its player base.

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Furthermore, visitors will enjoy a preview of INTRALOT's player account and relationship management system that meets the growing demands of the Lottery industry. It enables the expansion of sales and services across all virtual sales channels and product verticals. The platform is fully integrated with the Interactive Gaming Console, which provides personalized user experience in relation to each player's access channel.

Excited to be present once again at the most prestigious lottery event in the Latin American region, INTRALOT invites all the participants of the CIBELAE Congress to visit its booth, so as to take a detailed look of its multi - solution portfolio for land-based and interactive channels.

About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)

INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers' efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 57 jurisdictions, about 5.400 people and revenues of €1,85 billion for 2014, 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: kartsoli@intralot.com.

SOURCE: INTRALOT.

 

 

Scientific Games' 360 Degree Solutions Will Power Your Gaming World

26,000 Sq. Ft. Exhibit Will Feature Newest Product Innovations from Leading Supplier at G2E 2015

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Sept. 14, 2015) -- Visitors to the Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") booth #1126 at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention Center, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, will experience how the Company can power the gaming world as a leading supplier of the industry's top gaming devices, table products, systems and interactive solutions, and lottery business products and solutions.

For the first time at G2E, Scientific Games will exhibit its Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master, Williams, and WMS branded products in the same booth. The 26,000-square-foot multi-level exhibit will feature products from the Company's gaming, lottery, and interactive divisions, and highlight the end-to-end solutions for gaming and lottery customers around the world.  The Company aims to showcase why it is better-equipped than any supplier to address the increasing convergence of land-based, online, social, and lottery entertainment solutions.

"We are uniquely positioned as the provider of the industry's most robust solution suite to offer our customers more brands, more solutions, and more possibilities to excite their players," said Gavin Isaacs, President and Chief Executive Officer for Scientific Games. "Our customer partners will see how we can power their gaming and lottery world with our innovative products to help grow their business as we strive to be their partner of choice."

Derik Mooberry, Scientific Games' Group Chief Executive, Gaming, said, "At G2E 2015 we will demonstrate our continued commitment to innovation by introducing trailblazing new cabinets, exciting slot and table games, and award-winning systems and interactive solutions. We will also show how bringing together the industry's strongest brands has enabled us to share resources and content to empower our customers with the best gaming and lottery experiences."

TwinStar Cabinet Delivers Diverse Content from Bally and WMS

A highlight of the Company's slot offerings will be the new TwinStar cabinet, which features dual, vivid, 24-inch full HD displays and debuts the new ArgOS state-of-the-art operating platform that combines the best technology from both Bally and WMS. This for-sale cabinet supports Bally- and WMS- branded content.

Scientific Games' innovators have also developed exclusive new game titles for TwinStar to take advantage of the processing power of this trailblazing new platform. Game themes include player-favorite Bally and WMS brands such as Gold Fish, Quick Hit, Kronos, and Zeus, along with exciting new games like Quick Shot, Steam Dream, and Hot Blooded.

TwinStar also builds on the award-winning iDeck button deck by offering a 40-percent larger area for player interaction. TwinStar's 22-inch full HD digital topper will be offered in two distinctive styles. Both versions include chrome details, improved sound, and edge lighting, adding beauty and excitement to casino floors.

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At G2E 2014, Scientific Games announced a partnership with Playboy and global music superstar Pitbull. This year, the Company introduces Playboy Don't Stop the Party!, a progressive video slot featuring Playboy Playmates and Pitbull on the ALPHA 2 Pro Theater cabinet with a Pro Sound Chair. The game will entertain players with three hit songs from Pitbull, popular play mechanics, and a five-level progressive jackpot, including a life-changing wide-area progressive award on the Bally Cash Connection link that is sure to heat up casino floors.

The incomparable Cher performs five of her most popular hits in the CHER Live video slot, which will be featured at G2E 2015 on the Pro Series V22/32 platform with a Pro Sound Chair. A Concert Wheel Bonus awards credits and five Free Games bonuses: Believe, Turn Back Time, It's in His Kiss, All or Nothing, and Strong Enough. With hit songs, a variety of popular play mechanics, and a huge progressive award, this game gives players the chance to become the ultimate fan.

MARGARITAVILLE, featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, will be presented on the Blade Stepper with a 42-inch curved LCD top box. This three-reel low denomination game includes six bonuses and plenty of tunes to keep players wasting away in Margaritaville. Not only is fabulous music featured, the massive LCD top screen will show concert clips, crowd shots, and plenty of the fun associated with Margaritaville.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and CADDYSHACK themes will make their slot debut on the WMS Blade cabinet.

Go golfing with the hilarious cast in CADDYSHACK, which features seven character bonuses from Warner Bros.' classic comedy. The game includes clips from memorable moments in the movie and proven gameplay features that will keep players in their seats. It'll be the best round of your life!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW features clips from the cult classic movie, five Time Warp base-game features, and a wheel that awards credits, four jackpots, or a Free Spin Bonus. With all this zany fun, this game will have players doing the Time Warp again and again. The game also includes many of the famous songs to keep players singing along.

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Additionally, Scientific Games will debut five follow-up titles to its hit licensed game library: Michael Jackson Icon on the Bally Pro Wave cabinet with Digital Wheel; THE WIZARD OF OZ Not in Kansas Anymore and ELVIS Lives on the Gamefield xD cabinet; FRIENDS I'll Be There For You, and TITANIC Heart of the Ocean on the Pro Theatre cabinet.

Bally Systems Adds Cutting-Edge Solutions to Robust Lineup

Scientific Games will offer demonstrations of some of our most popular casino and slot management solutions including BetVIEW, a secondary wagering application that generates incremental revenues while adding to the player experience. The award-winning Elite Bonusing Suite continues to offer more exciting applications that now includes Power Progressive Strike and Power Paytable Progressive, two new coin-in driven and pay-at-the-slot machine progressive applications. Also on display will be Social Link, a pioneering Elite Bonusing Suite feature that enables casinos to integrate the suite's bonusing events with their social media in real time

Customer service is always a top priority for casino properties. Visitors to Scientific Games' exhibit can experience interactive demonstrations of BallyVIP, a comprehensive CRM (Customer Relationship Management) built to offer faster service to casino players and resort customers.

Scientific Games also will demonstrate its high-performing Bally CoolSign 8K Video Wall Controller, a new product that quadruples the previous power of CoolSign by enabling unprecedented 4x4 video with multiple regions of content playback using any 1080p monitor - with no loss of resolution. The CoolSign 8K Video Wall Controller can increase efficiency and decrease costs for casino operators because no intermediary device is needed.

Also on display will be the Bally Servizio suite of mobile service solutions; version 13 of the Company's core systems products including ACSC, SDS, CMP, and Business Intelligence; and the new InSite site controller for operators with multiple locations featuring a user-friendly interface

Booth #1126 will also feature Tournaments Express, a stand-alone tournament system designed to offer exciting slot tournaments on more than 100 different cabinets from various manufacturers that easily and quickly converts stand-alone games to tournament games and back.

Company Introduces 12 Proprietary Table Games and Trailblazing New Shuffler

DJ Wild Stud Poker headlines an array of 12 Shuffle Master proprietary table games that include Fortune Asia Poker, Flushes Gone Wild, Picture Perfect and an assortment of blackjack side bets that feature an automatic dealer tipping feature. DJ Wild is a player-vs-dealer poker game with five wild cards: four deuces and one joker.

Scientific Games will showcase several Shuffle Master progressive table games incorporating its enhanced Game Manager 2 software and Nexus Command hardware.

The Company's Shuffle Master shuffler segment will feature the Safe-Bacc, a machine that combines a shuffler and card-reading shoe into one device to increase game speed and improve security on baccarat tables. Also on display will be the i-Deal Plus, the DeckMate2, and the utility products i-Score Plus and the Chip Star sorter for roulette.

Innovative Electronic Table Systems (ETS)

Scientific Games continues to provide innovative electronic table game solutions ("ETS") for every type of casino floor through its Shuffle Master brand. Several of these e-table innovations will be prominently featured, including Tablemaster Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, and Fusion Auto Roulette.

Headlining the ETS segment this year will be a new game available: Tablemaster Fusion - Playboy Bonus Blackjack. This one-of-a-kind blackjack game features the first-ever licensed brand ETS product that incorporates a community "slot-like" bonus round and highlights the beauty of four Playboy Playmate dealers. The Tablemaster Fusion line uses a high-definition, 75-inch 4K display for the attractive virtual dealers as well as 22-inch widescreen player terminals with touchscreen betting, enhanced graphics, and multiple side bets.

Also taking center stage will be the cutting-edge Fusion Hybrid, which features connections to up to four live-dealer games and user-friendly, 22-inch widescreen electronic betting terminals. For a dynamic gaming experience and increased revenue potential, players can switch between and concurrently play baccarat, roulette, and sic bo from the same terminal with the convenient touch of a button. Also, the Company will also display community blackjack on the Fusion Hybrid, where all players are dealt the same first two starting cards but subsequently each player can independently make unique playing and betting decisions on each hand.

Fusion Auto Roulette, which brings traditional roulette to a fully configurable, live-action, electronic layout, will also be shown. A beautiful, color display board offers the latest statistics on table happenings, and a camera displays the live ball drop on-screen. The game includes an array of terminal- and wheel-lighting options, allowing players to customize a unique experience that captures the essence of each casino area.

SG Interactive on Display

At G2E 2015, SG Interactive will showcase its industry leading suite of digital gaming solutions for both online and land-based casinos, anchored by renowned slot and table content.

Highlighted will be SG Universe, a suite of products that enables land-based casinos to deepen their relationships with players through incremental engagement both on and off the casino floor, keeping their brand top-of-mind between casino visits while generating excitement for increased casino visits. SG Universe's award-winning platforms include Mobile Concierge, VenueBet and Play4Fun Network.

With Mobile Concierge, players can engage with a casino's brand and amenities, including the ability to view loyalty rewards, receive personalized messages, and book hotel rooms, spa treatments and more. With the VenueBet platform, players can engage with slots and table games, as well as more casual and skill-based content, from their smartphone or tablet within pre-determined areas of a casino property, turning players' mobile devices into incremental gaming positions on the casino floor. The Play4Fun Network is a proven social casino platform that drives player engagement with multiple forms of content from across the Company's breadth of studios. SG Universe integrates into a casino's CMS allowing for a single, 360-degree view of the player and the ability to deliver a powerful, personalized, branded experience based on a player's activity both on and off the casino floor.

SG Interactive continues to provide the deepest and broadest portfolio of player-favorite wagering content to online casinos globally through its Bally, Barcrest, Shuffle Master and Williams game development studios. Remote Game Server content features numerous licensed brands already popular with many players including the Hasbro classic MONOPOLYTM, with new launches joining recent hits such as MONOPOLY Big EventTM and Super MONOPOLY MoneyTM, as well as the legendary KISSTM and the whimsical THE WIZARD OF OZTM. Now HTML5 games are launching simultaneously for web and mobile and with features like free spins, wilds and scatters; players can continue to expect an exciting ride from the SG Interactive portfolio.

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Lottery Comes to G2E

Additionally, Scientific Games will have its breakthrough lottery retail technology on display at G2E with the PlayCentral HD, an interactive self-service kiosk for lottery instant and draw games, and high-frequency draw games where allowed by law. PlayCentral HD takes the self-service retail experience to a new level with a 42-inch LCD touchscreen display with a 3-D graphical user interface that offers unique interactive capabilities. PlayCentral HD puts the player in command of the game options and the information they want to access, while offering features like cash and debit card payment, ticket checking and validation, age verification, integrated advertising display and - for the first time in lottery self-service - a "shopping cart" experience similar to internet retailers.

A central focus of the Company's lottery exhibit will be the Play Central EX self-service betting terminal. This reliable, easy-to-navigate, eye-catching kiosk delivers an extensive, configurable betting program in real time offering unlimited sports, events and markets. It can be used as an end-to-end sports betting solution or as an integral part of the omni-channel, Scientific Games unified sports betting system to deliver pre-game and in-play excitement.

New for lottery play, Scientific Games combines its intriguing LinkedPlay holographic instant game concept with three popular WMS slot brands to create all new instant games. Players scratch off the play areas of Jackpot Party, Gold Fish and Zeus II instant games to reveal familiar symbols from these popular slots games. The Company is the first to use holographic play symbols under an instant game scratch-off coating, adding a dynamic and exciting play experience for both instant and casino players as they scratch to win big.

Scientific Games currently leads the industry in mobile and web solutions for lotteries. The Company delivered more distinct mobile and web-based projects to lottery organizations than all competitors combined, managing diverse regulatory environments, player sophistication, third-party system integrations and multiple languages. At the core of Scientific Games' interactive focus are bonusing and rewards solutions. More than 600 solutions have been delivered to more than 40 lotteries around the world, ranging from single game second-chance promotions to full-line loyalty and bonusing programs. Scientific Games has also delivered iLottery solutions to more than 13 World Lottery Association members, beginning with Lotto Bayern (Germany) in 2001 and most recently with North Dakota Lottery (U.S.) in 2014. Where permitted by law, the Company's mobile and web iLottery solution is an exceptional opportunity for channel extension. Central to all of the Company's interactive solutions is its lottery mobile app that is currently deployed with nine U.S. lotteries with two more soon to be released. Scientific Games embraces "mobile first" and our many deployments are a testimony to this in action.

CHER ©2003 Apis Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW TM & © 1975, 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

CADDYSHACK and all related characters and elements © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment. (s15)

© 2014 Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. MARGARITAVILLE is a registered trademark of Margaritaville Enterprises, LLC and is used under license.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © & TM Turner Entertainment Co. (s15)

ELVISTM and ELVIS PRESLEYTM are trademarks of ABG EPE IP LLC.  Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights:  Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC.  © 2015 ABG EPE IP LLC elvis.com.

FRIENDS and all related characters and elements © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s15)

TITANIC TM & ©1997, 2015 by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

MICHAEL JACKSON ©2015 Triumph International, Inc. under license from Bravado Merchandising.  All rights reserved.

© 2015 Playboy Enterprises International, Inc.  PLAYBOY, PLAYMATE, PLAYBOY BUNNY and Rabbit Head Design are marks of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. and used under license by Scientific Games Corporation.

The MONOPOLY name and logos are trademarks of Hasbro. The distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces, are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. for its property trading game and game equipment. ©1935, 2015 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02862. All Rights Reserved

Unless otherwise noted above, trademarks are owned in the United States and elsewhere by Scientific Games Corporation or one or more of its directly or indirectly owned companies.  Press release © 2015 Scientific Games. All Rights Reserved.

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services.

For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.

SOURCE: Scientific Games Corporation.

 

 

 

Global Growth Up 4.6% Half-Year on Half-Year; Growth Buoyed by Sales Surge in Latin America

BASEL, Switzerland (September 14, 2015) -- After a sunny start to the year in which sales grew by 8% quarter-on-quarter, growth slowed in Q2 2015, with aggregate half-year on half-year growth coming in at 4.6% globally. Regionally, growth in the Americas strengthened, while growth across the African, Asia Pacific, and European markets moderated.

The Latin American region was the standout performer in H1 2015, with participating Latin American lotteries reporting an aggregate first-half on first-half increase in sales of 20.3%. Spearheading a very good first half for the Latin American lotteries was Chile's Polla Chilena, where sales increased by 39% half-year on half-year. Sales at Argentina's Lotería Nacional Sociedad del Estado also continued to perform strongly, with the Argentinian national lottery reporting an increase in sales of 26.1% for the first half of 2015, as against the first half of 2014. Elsewhere in Latin America, sales at Brazil's Caixa Econômica Federal grew modestly over the same timespan, while Mexico's Lotería National para la Asistencia Pública held steady.

Continuing its robust first quarter showing, the North American market also enjoyed a strong second quarter, participating North American lotteries reporting an aggregate increase in sales of 6.6% for the period January-June 2015, versus the corresponding revenue period in 2014. Yet again, the standout performer in the North American region was the California Lottery, which oversaw a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 15.1%.

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The Kentucky Lottery, Minnesota State Lottery, and the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation all also performed strongly, reporting H1-on-H1 increases in sales of 8.7%, 7.5%, and 7.1% respectively. Similarly, sales at the Connecticut Lottery and Canada's Ontario Lottery and Gaming grew by 6.3% and 6.2% respectively over the same timeframe. Framing the series of positive results reported by the participating North American lotteries was the improving U.S. economy, which saw real gross domestic product - the value of the goods and services produced by the nation's economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes - increase at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter of 2015; this according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis second estimate.

In the Asia Pacific region, the situation was more nuanced. Relative to Q2 2014, sales for Q2 2015 in Asia Pacific moderated, with the result that participating Asia Pacific lotteries recorded an aggregate first-half on first-half increase in sales of 4.6%, down from an aggregate first-quarter on first-quarter increase in sales of 14.3%. The moderation in sales was most notable with respect to the mainland Chinese lotteries, with the China Sports Lottery recording a half-year on half-year increase in sales of 6.2%, and the Chinese Welfare lottery reporting a half-year on half-year increase in sales of 4.4%. The comparatively modest positions of the mainland Chinese lotteries for H1 2015 relative to H1 2014 is apparently attributable to the effect of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the staging of which led to exceptionally large sales for Q2 2014 at the China Sports Lottery in particular. Thus, for example, sales of Guess Lottery (sports betting) were down by 66.8% in Q2 2015, as compared to Q2 2014. Elsewhere in Asia Pacific, Australia's Lotterywest saw its sales increase by 4.8% for the first six months of 2015, as against the first six months of 2014, while Japan's Takara-kuji lottery saw its sales dip slightly over the same timeframe.

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The picture in Europe was similarly nuanced. Although participating European lotteries eked out an aggregate increase in sales of 1.6% for H1 2015, as against H1 2014, a number of European lotteries nonetheless recorded stellar double-digit growth. In particular, the Czech Republic's SAZKA a.s., Poland's Totalizator Sportowy, and Hungary's Szerencsejáték Zrt. recorded half-year on half-year increases in sales of 30.1%, 28.5%, and 21.6% respectively. The growth in sales at these lotteries was occasioned by a confluence of factors. At the Czech Republic's SAZKA a.s., for example, the main engine of growth was the Eurojackpot multi-jurisdictional game, which SAZKA a.s. joined in Q3 2014. An increase in the price point of SAZKA a.s.'s flagship lotto game Sportka also affected sales figures. On the other hand, an incredibly high jackpot of HUF 5 billion on Lotto 5/90 (Ötöslottó) at the end of May 2015 resulted in a high sales income at Hungary's Szerencsejáték Zrt.; moreover, this very large jackpot had a knock-on influence on other games such as instant games and Szerencsejáték Zrt.'s Joker game.

At the same time, relatively high prizes in the January 2015-April 2015 period stimulated the sales of the Hungarian lottery's Tippmix (sports betting) game. The results from the central European lotteries were all the more impressive given Europe's continuing lackluster economic performance, which saw seasonally adjusted GDP rising by an anaemic 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by a lukewarm 0.4% in the EU28 during the second quarter of 2015 (according to Eurostat). Offsetting these positive results, however, was the performance of Italy's Lottomatica, the third largest lottery in the world. Sales at Lottomatica contracted over the period January-June 2015, as against the corresponding revenue period in 2014; given Lottomatica's position as Europe's largest lottery, this inevitably impacted upon the performance of the European region as a whole

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In Africa, the state of affairs was also quite complex. Overall, African lotteries participating in the WLA Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator reported an aggregate increase in sales of 1.3% for H1 2015, as against H1 2014.

At one end of the scale, Ghana's National Lottery Authority continued its strong run from the first quarter, reporting a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 33.7%. At the other end, sales at the Mauritius National Lottery contracted sharply over H1 2015, as compared to H1 2014.

The performance of the Mauritian National Lottery for the period in question was adversely affected by budgetary measures taken to ban Quick Win cards on the one hand, and by a prohibition of advertising of the lottery on the other, with the ban on quick win games resulting in an exceptional inventory writeoff. In addition, the restructuring of company operations resulted in downsizing that led to an exceptional severance payment.

Set between these two extremes was the performance of lotteries in Morocco, with Loterie Nationale reporting a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 7%, and La Marocaine des Jeux reporting a first-half on first-half increase in sales of 6.9%.

The WLA will continue to track the progress of global lottery sales in future editions of the WLA QLSI.

Once again we thank all WLA member lotteries participating in this initiative, and look forward to bringing you the third quarter 2015 results shortly.

Jean Jørgensen

WLA Executive Director

SOURCE: WLA media release.

 

 

Pollard Banknote's Exclusive Corvette® License is Engineered for Instant Lottery Greatness

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (September 14, 2015) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") a leading lottery partner that provides instant tickets, interactive solutions, and marketing support, is pleased to announce the addition of Chevrolet Corvette®-a North American automotive icon-to its portfolio of licensed brands. This new licensing agreement will provide lottery clients the opportunity to capitalize on Corvette's brand prestige and social media presence, and add this luxury sports car and branded merchandise into a lottery program-for a supercharged instant ticket lineup.

The very first Corvette® rolled off an assembly line in Michigan on June 30, 1953. After more than six decades, Corvette® has proven its longevity-driving enthusiasts continue to covet this visually impactful, high-performance sports car.

Under this exclusive license, Pollard Banknote can now provide instant tickets that feature the redesigned Corvette® Stingray™-considered a flagship brand in the Chevrolet lineup. Chevrolet introduced the all-new Corvette® Stingray™ in 2014 with a great deal of fanfare. This seventh generation Corvette® was the industry's most decorated car of the year, winning more than 20 industry awards, including North American Car of the Year for 2014! Praised for its sculpted exterior, driver-focused interior, brilliant engineering, and superb performance, the 2014 Corvette® Stingray™ has adorned the cover of many top industry magazines, including Car and Driver and Motor Trend. Like this sports car's prowess at capturing the attention of the automotive industry, the encapsulation of its aesthetics, speed, power, and exhilaration into an impactful instant ticket will capture the attention of players at retail.

The popularity of the Corvette® is also apparent on social media. More than three million admirers interact with the brand via Facebook, and fans follow on Instagram to view the latest photographs that display the car's provocative and distinct design. This strong social presence facilitates the incorporation of social media elements into a lottery program, resulting in invaluable player engagement.

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"Pollard Banknote is very excited to offer Corvette®-the epitome of automotive excellence-to our lottery clients. With hundreds of vehicular-themed instant tickets launched in the last few decades, automotive is a tried-and-true category that consistently performs well at retail," noted Sina Aiello, Pollard Banknote's Vice President, Marketing. "The quintessential luxury sports car, Corvette® Stingray™ is an ideal aspirational prize that will appeal to car enthusiasts and lottery players alike. Corvette® also offers a robust licensing program with premium products that mirror the superb craftsmanship of the Corvette® brand and will be great for second chance prizing."

Pollard Banknote's Licensed Products team offers a full turnkey program that includes the design, programming, and printing of themed tickets, as well as various options such as second chance draws, a POS program, and broadcast and digital marketing.

The Corvette® license enhances Pollard Banknote's sales-driving portfolio of high profile brands selected to appeal to the existing lottery player while attracting new players that are brand loyal. Current licenses include NASCAR, Tetris®, Frogger, Star Trek™, and others. Lotteries are invited to contact the Licensed Products team at Pollard Banknote to learn more about the strengths of the Corvette® brand and how a licensed instant game can complement their instant ticket lineup.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sina Aiello Vice President,

Marketing Telephone: (204) 474-2323 E-mail: saiello@pbl.ca

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote .

 

 

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Its WLA-SCS & ISO 27001 Certification Audit Services to Europe and Africa

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (September 15, 2015) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is expanding its market for World Lottery Association Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS) and ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification audit services to Europe and Africa. Already well established in North America with numerous lottery clients, GLI’s Professional Services Division is receiving increasing interest from lotteries around the world for its global lottery expertise and services.

GLI’s Professional Services Division has successfully completed a WLA-SCS Certification audit for its first African lottery client, the Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise (LONASE), and is continuing to grow its client base in Africa as well as in Europe.

We were very pleased Loterie Nationale Sénégalaise chose GLI and our Professional Services Division to conduct their WLA Security Control Standard audit,” GLI’s Director of the Lottery & Gaming Practice Thomas Bierbach said. “Since GLI’s creation of its Professional Services Division in 2011, we have grown to a global team consisting of the industry’s foremost leading experts, and lottery clients around the world can rely on GLI, confident that their projects are carried out by the industry’s best.

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The WLA Security Control Standard is the lottery sector’s only internationally recognized security standard. The WLA-SCS combines a leading international standard for information security, ISO 27001, with current best practices in lottery security. WLA accredited Security Control Standard auditors at GLI’s Professional Services Division conduct certification audits for lotteries worldwide.

GLI’s Professional Services Division has four practice areas of services, each specifically designed to make doing business in the lottery industry faster and more effective: Software Quality Assurance & Testing; Core Systems Modernization; Governance / Risk / Compliance; and Lottery & Gaming Practice, which includes the World Lottery Association Security Control Standards (WLA SCS) and WLA Responsible Gaming Framework services.

GLI’s Professional Services division is headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and has consulted with lotteries worldwide on a wide range of topics spanning the complete spectrum of the lottery industry, from broad scope security assessments to project management, procurement support and system renewal, IT strategy and implementation and WLA and ISO standards.

GLI is a member of WLA, NASPL, CIBELAE and the European Lotteries.

For more information about how GLI’s Professional Services can benefit your company, visit www.gaminglabs.com to schedule a demonstration.

About Gaming Laboratories International

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and consulting services. GLI’s laboratory locations are found on six continents, and the company 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 Marketing, Phone: +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email: c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com.

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International.

 

 

Online Scratchcard Lottery Warning

LONDON, U.K. (September 14, 2015) -- Online scratchcard players are being advised to beware of a money-making scheme that could result in them promoting an illegal lottery.

The warning comes after the Gambling Commission was alerted to plans for a system which involved customers paying a monthly fee in return for digital scratchcards.

Customers are also told they will receive more scratchcards in return for encouraging others to take part - but by doing this the player may commit the offence of promoting an illegal lottery. Under the Gambling Act 2005, the penalty could be up to 51 weeks in jail and/or a fine.

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Nick Tofiluk, Commission director of regulation, said: "The law is quite clear on this matter - you cannot promote a lottery for private or commercial gain.

"We would advise anyone thinking about taking part in any scheme that involves purchasing, or encouraging others to purchase, online scratchcards to think very carefully before promoting an illegal lottery to others."

Anyone wanting to promote a lottery in Britain must either have a gambling licence from the Gambling Commission or be registered with their local licensing authority.

Members of the public can check if an organisation has a gambling licence by using the Commission's licence register. If ticket sales are less than £20,000 for a single lottery, or £250,000 from aggregated lotteries, in a calendar year, then the organiser should instead be registered with their local licensing authority. Customers can ask the lottery organiser which local licensing authority they are registered with.

Anyone who believes that an organisation, or person, does not have the necessary permissions to promote a lottery can contact the Commission's via its confidential intelligence line 0121 230 6655.

Consumers may also want to read the Commission's How do I know if a lottery is legal webpage.

The Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.

SOURCE: UKGC.

 

 

Walmart Shoppers Can Start Scratching

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 14, 2015) - Beginning September 16th, the Oklahoma Lottery and Walmart will become partners in an effort to increase funds available for Oklahoma education programs through the sale of lottery tickets.

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The retailer will start selling a full complement of Lottery games through new electronic lottery kiosks located at 32 Walmart Neighborhood Markets across the state, with all designated locations to be selling by October 15th.

The 32 Walmart Neighborhood Markets are located in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, as well as rural locations around the state.

Lottery Executive Director, Rollo Redburn, said "We are excited about this new partnership with Walmart and about the additional selling locations that will now be available to our players."

Redburn continued, "This partnership, along with Powerball changes in October, should help us meet our mission to provide additional funds for Oklahoma education programs."

About the Oklahoma Lottery

Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $693 million has been contributed to education since November 2005.

For more information about the Oklahoma Lottery, please visit www.lottery.ok.gov.

SOURCE: Oklahoma Lottery.

 

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Maltco Participates in the European Week of Sports Awareness 2015

MALTA (September 12, 2015) -- Before the traditional rowing event; the Regatta, hundreds of people had the chance to do their bit of rowing in The Maltco Indoor Rowing Event, which was held yesterday (8th September) morning at the il-Ponta, Senglea.

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Taking yet another initiative to support and strengthens the Maltese athlete, Maltco Lotteries was the main sponsor for this rowing activity, during which, participants were split into 10 different categories including Under 10s, Under 30s, Over 55 and even a Special Olympic category.

The last challenge towards noon and only minutes before the Regatta, was the TEAM RACE, in which teams made up of 4 employees represented their company, rowed their way in a "relay" manner to compete against other companies. The companies participating in this category were Ken Lake Fitness, Freemyme Fitness Club, GO, Vodafone and KMS.

This was part of The European Week of Sport awareness (7th to the 13th of September) - organised by the Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport (KMS), aimed to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. Regardless of age, background or fitness level this is your week to be active.

The European Week of Sport Awareness is meant to inspire Europeans including Maltese to #BeActive on a regular basis and to introduce opportunities in peoples' everyday lives to exercise more..

Each category awarded the top three rowers and teams placing in their respective category. The medals were presented by the Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Chris Agius, Maltco Directors Georgios Kakouras and David A Gatt as well as KMS representative Tanya Zahra.

SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries.

 

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"Play4 Day" Number 5-5-5-5 Costs the CT Lottery 3rd Largest Prize Payout in Game's History

CT Lottery's "Play4 Day" Number 5-5-5-5 Pays Out $3,400,000 in Prizes on Sept. 10

ROCKY HILL, CT/ (September 11, 2015) -- By the time the dust settles and all the prizes are claimed, a total of $3.4 million will be paid out by the CT Lottery on the Play4 Day winning number 5-5-5-5 drawn on September 10, 2015.

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Not only is it the first time that the Play4 Day number 5-5-5-5 has been drawn in the game, it's also the third highest prize payout since the game began 1998.

Statewide, a total of 947 winning Play4 Day tickets were sold for the September 10 drawing. Because prize payouts in the game are based upon amount wagered, players could have won $2,500 (for a $.50 wager) up to $25,000 (for a $5.00 wager).

High-Tier Centers are able to cash CT Lottery prizes up to $5,000.

Though the bulk of winners will most likely redeem their tickets in the next few days, players with winning tickets have 180 calendar days from the date of draw to collect their winnings.

The odds of making a 4 digit match, such as 5-5-5-5, are 1 in 10,000, the same odds that any given number will be randomly drawn in the Play4 game.

Play4 Day drawings are held daily at 1:57pm.

Tickets cost from $.50 to $5.00.

The CT Lottery reminds the public that purchasers must be 18 or older, and to please play responsibly. For information about the CT Lottery, call (860) 713-2700, visit ctlottery.org or join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) and Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery).

SOURCE: CT Lottery.

 

 

WyoLotto Makes History as Cowboy Draw Celebrates the Game’s First Million Dollar Jackpot Winner

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (September 14, 2015) -- Week after week, records were broken as Cowboy Draw’s™ jackpot climbed to unprecedented heights. WyoLotto™ players around the state continued to play and win with $1,000 tickets, but the jackpot for Wyoming’s own game proved to be as elusive as WyoLotto’s jackpotalope mascot, Yolo.

History was made during Monday’s drawing as one lucky ticket laid claim to Cowboy Draw’s first million dollar jackpot. The winning ticket was purchased on Sunday, September 13 at Ridley’s located at 300 East Wyoming Boulevard in Casper, and was the fifth jackpot-winning ticket sold for Wyoming’s own game. The last Cowboy Draw jackpot winner was announced on June 4, 2015.

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The final jackpot amount (advertised at $975,000) totaled $1,000,022 and shattered the previous record jackpot amount of $628,630 announced on April 16, 2015.

The winning numbers for Monday’s drawing were 5, 10, 16, 23, and 31.

Cowboy Draw, which launched on March 15, is a draw game similar to Powerball® and Mega Millions®. Players choose two sets of five numbers ranging from 1 to 45. A player who correctly matches all five numbers is the jackpot winner!

Players who correctly match four, three, and two numbers also win cash prizes of $1,000, $20, and $5, respectively. Each $5 ticket provides two chances to win. The weekly drawings for Cowboy Draw will be held every Monday and Thursday at 2 p.m. MST.

The jackpot starts at $250,000 and keeps growing until someone wins.

Tickets for Cowboy Draw are sold only in Wyoming.

To receive updates and notifications about the Wyoming Cowboy Draw game, visit: www.wyolotto.com/signup

About the Wyoming Lottery

The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.

State law requires the first $6 million of Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties based on Wyoming's sales tax formula.

Any additional earnings will be deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account.

SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery.

 

 

Lottery Release Statement in Relation to Lottery Ticket Dispute

RICHMOND, Virginia (September 9, 2015) -- Recently the Virginia Lottery was notified by Ms. Ardella Newman about discrepancies regarding a series of lottery tickets she purchased from one of our ticket dispensing machines in Northern Virginia. With the assistance of our ticket vendor, the Virginia Lottery has concluded its investigation and determined that the original reports published by media were missing information key to the story. The investigation has concluded that there are actually two different issues.

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The case in question involved a game that Ms. Newman believed entitled her to a $20,000 prize. The investigation has concluded that Ms. Newman was actually trying to cash two separate tickets, the lower portion of one ticket and the top portion of another ticket. Based on the ticket codes we obtained from our ticket vendor, we have determined that the top ticket was not a winner, but the small piece of the bottom ticket would have been a $4.00 winning ticket if Ms. Newman had the entire ticket.

The Lottery rules for the game clearly address this issue:

Virginia’s Instant Game Lottery 1552 “5x The Money” Final Rules for Game Operation

1. Ticket Validation Requirements:

2. The Ticket must have been issued by the Lottery in an authorized manner. The Ticket must be intact and must not, in whole or in part, be defectively printed, produced in error, counterfeit, unreadable, incomplete, mis-registered, defective, torn, stolen, mutilated, altered, reconstituted, tampered with or previously paid.

Our investigation also determined that the machine in question was responsible for the torn tickets. There are clear rules that govern tickets of this nature and the responsibility of the Virginia Lottery.

11VAC5-41-120. Replacement of Ticket.

If a misprinted or otherwise defective ticket is purchased, the agency's only liability or responsibility shall be to replace the misprinted ticket with an unplayed ticket of equal price from the same or another current game or to refund the purchase price of the defective ticket.

CONCLUSIONS

  1. The tickets presented by Ms. Newman were valid tickets that were torn, apparently when they were dispensed from Lottery self-service machine.
  2. The claim made by Ms. Newman involved two tickets. It would be a violation of the rules to award Ms. Newman a prize for mis-matching parts of two tickets. The integrity of our games is our highest priority which is why we have rules that govern each game. It would be both unethical and unfair to all players to violate the rules for the benefit of one player.
  3. Had Ms. Newman returned the tickets to the store or to the Lottery unplayed, she would have received a full refund or replacement tickets.

 

The second case was not reported in the media and once again involved two tickets that Ms. Newman claimed to be worth a prize of $52.00. It was clear to our customer service representative and our investigators that this too was an altered ticket where someone attempted to tape together two parts of separate tickets to claim a prize. Ms. Newman admitted to our Lottery investigator that she taped the two tickets together.

This is a clear violation of Lottery rules and in this case, the law:

§ 58.1-4017. Alteration and forgery; presentation of counterfeit or altered ticket or share; penalty. Any person who forges, alters or fraudulently makes any lottery ticket or share with intent to present for payment or to transfer to another person to be presented for payment or knowingly presents for payment or transfers to another person to be presented for payment such forged, altered or fraudulently made counterfeit lottery ticket or share sold pursuant to this chapter is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

 

CONCLUSION

This second claim of Ms. Newman’s involved altered non-winning tickets to make them appear to be winning tickets. The Virginia Lottery is still reviewing this case to determine if additional actions are necessary.

SOURCE: The Virginia Lottery.

 

 

New Chairwoman Announced for Lotterywest

Heather Zampatti replaces John Atkins as chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board

PERTH, West Australia (September 16, 2015) -- Premier Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of Heather Zampatti, head of Wealth Management at Bell Potter Securities, as the new chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board. Mr Barnett said Ms Zampatti had strong credentials to carry out the role, including a background in strategic planning, financial management and governance.

"Her current position at Bell Potter Securities and her experience as a board member will bring significant commercial and financial expertise to the Lotterywest Board," Mr Barnett said. Ms Zampatti is a Member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Financial Services Consultative Committee and was previously a Member of the Takeovers Panel.

Ms Zampatti also has a long history of community involvement, with appointments on a number of boards including current positions with the West Australian Ballet, Osteoporosis Australia, Chief Executive Women (CEW) and The University of Western Australia University Club. She has also been chairwoman of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

The appointment will take effect immediately.

Ms Zampatti said she was honoured and excited at her appointment to the board of an organisation committed to serving the community.

WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations.

The Premier also expressed his appreciation to outgoing chairman John Atkins, who recently took up the position as Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom. Mr Atkins completed a five-year term as chairman and led the Lotterywest Board during a time of record business success and innovative grant making to the Western Australian community.

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Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $283 million to support the WA community

This included $130.8 million in direct grants to more than 900 community organisations around the State

CONTACT: Keryn McKinnon - 08 6552 5200 or 0429 361 781.

SOURCE: Lotterywest.

 

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EquiLottery Joins NASPL as Associate Member

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (September 9, 2015) -- After just over a year in business as North America's newest draw game solution, EquiLottery has officially joined the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) as an Associate Member. Joining other members of the lottery vendor community, EquiLottery looks to expand on the momentum it has built since July of 2014 when the lottery game based on the results of a daily live horse race was first introduced to the general public.

"We are thrilled to be an official member of an organization as well regarded as NASPL," said EquiLottery President & CEO Brad Cummings. "This membership is an investment in our future, and even more importantly, an investment in an industry so dear to us. We look forward to this being the beginning of a long term relationship with NASPL and the many lotteries they represent."

A daily $2 live action draw game based on the results of live horse racing, EquiLottery represents a next generation in draw games that makes the drawing as much a part of the lottery experience as the actual winnings. Research conducted over the summer of 2015 shows that players are drawn to the live action excitement of horse racing, love the ability to watch races on their mobile devices and would play often with minimal cannibalization of other lottery games. Testing also shows that many game attributes specifically appeal to the millennial generation.

"We are excited to have new vendors enter the lottery space as state and provincial lotteries look for ways to expand their game portfolios and increase their contributions to the good causes they support," said NASPL Vendor Relations Director Jake Coy. "With this in mind, EquiLottery is a welcome addition to our vendor community."

CONTACT: Brad Cummings, Phone: (502) 644-1454, Email: brad@equilottery.com.

SOURCE: EquiLottery.

 

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Florida Lottery Honours Bright Futures Scholarship Recipients

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (September 14, 2015) -- The Florida Lottery and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) today celebrated Bright Futures scholarship recipients at an event attended by Lottery Interim Secretary Tom Delacenserie and TCC President Dr. Jim Murdaugh. More than $23.4 million of Florida Lottery contributions have directly benefited TCC Bright Futures students.

Interim Secretary Delacenserie and Dr. Murdaugh had the opportunity to interact with students one-on-one to discuss their academic goals and future plans in a laid-back setting with other TCC faculty and Lottery staff. Students enjoyed music, giveaways and ice cream donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer, Winn-Dixie.

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Bright Futures scholarship recipients weren't the only ones honored at today's ice cream social; Leon County's 2016 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Betsy Penn was also recognized at today's event as part of the Florida Lottery's Everyday Heroes Campaign which recognizes educators and students who are making a difference.

"We are proud of the opportunities made possible for Florida's students as a direct result of Lottery contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund," said Interim Secretary Delacenserie. "We are also extremely proud of all of the wonderful educators in Florida who are dedicated to helping Florida students succeed."

Recognized as one of the most efficient lotteries in the nation, the Florida Lottery has remained a strong partner in helping generate additional funds for public education for the past 27 years. Lottery contributions have made an impact with more than $1 billion being transferred annually to the EETF for the past 13 consecutive years, resulting in a total contribution of more than $28 billion. Florida Lottery contributions represent approximately six percent of the state's total education budget.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The 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 97 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 $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people millionaires.

For more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.

SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.

 

 

Macao Gaming Show: Your Ticket to Asia's Lucrative Lotteries

MACAU, SAR (September 15, 2015) -- The lottery market in the Asia Pacific region is a multi-billion dollar industry. In mainland China alone, sales are rising at an estimated 10-15 per cent on 2014 when they hit almost USD50 billion.

Around the new and established markets in Asia, lotteries are generating revenues of a such significant magnitude, lottery systems, ticketing and new lotto launch companies have targeted the continent as a must enter market.

Make sure you pick your lucky numbers. Come to the Macao Gaming Show and use your ticket to reach the whole of Asia's rapidly expanding lottery industry.

MGS Lottery Hotline:

Macau: +853 6363 0053 (Marina Wong).

International: +44 1257 277400 (John Sullivan).

Standard Sales Contact: Macao Gaming Show, (General): enquiry@macaogamingshow.com or GB Media Corporation (International): jsullivan@gbmedia.eu.

Visitor Registration: www.macaogamingshow.com.

DISCLOSURE: Lottery Insider is a media partner of the Macao Gaming Show

SOURCE: Macao Gaming Show.




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