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Vol. 73 No.7 - Monday November 23, 2015


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UNESCO Revised Charter on Sport: a Step Forward in the Promotion of Physical Activity and Sport Integrity

LAUSANNE / BRUSSELS (November 19, 2015) -- The European Lotteries (EL) welcomes the adoption of the UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport.

As historic partners of sport and strong defenders of sport integrity, the European Lotteries association welcomes the UNESCO Charter adopted yesterday which rightly stresses the benefits of physical activity, the role of sport as a tool for social change and empowerment and the integrity of sport.

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EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier comments: "As the special and sustainable lottery model is notably based on the principles of subsidiarity, precaution, solidarity and integrity, we do welcome the adoption of the revised UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport and call upon States to take its provision into deep consideration."

"They should encourage physical activity and sport at all levels, as well as address, as recommended by the Charter, the most significant global threats to sport, like match-fixing. Signing the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, which provides concrete provisions for all aspects of the issue, would be definitely the optimal way for states to deal with this phenomenon that undermines the credibility and core values of sport".

EL particularly shares the need for the protection, promotion of the integrity and ethical values of physical education and activity to be a constant concern for all, as enshrined in article 10 of the Charter. Having alerted for years against match-fixing which is one of the most important threats to sport, EL agrees that education and prevention programmes need to be developed. EL also welcomes the call for compliance with good governance principles and agrees that cooperation among all relevant stakeholders at both a national and international level is crucial.

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Lotteries fully recognise physical education and sport as a fundamental right for all and this is why they have for years been working towards making sport accessible to all members of the society, including the weakest ones. Recently, EL members partners to the European Week of Sport across Europe with the objective to inspire and encourage citizens to get physically active. Many Lotteries have also taken actions to ensure that people of all abilities and all ages participate in sport and take advantage of all benefits of physical activity.

EL also welcomes the Charter's invitation to media representatives to fulfil their role as critical and independent observers. Indeed, EL along with the World Lottery Association (WLA), recognising the important role of media in the field and feeling that they are in need of operational information on the topic, had organised in the past national workshops seeking to raise awareness among media representatives on relevant matters. Although the Charter is not binding for states, EL wishes that its recommendations will be followed.

For further information please CONTACT:

 

Evangelos Alexandrakis,
EL Sport Executive Secretary,
Tel: + 41.(0)21.311.30.25,
el-sport@european-lotteries.org
Jutta Buyse,
EL General Delegate,
Tel: + 32.(0)2.234.38.20,
jutta.buyse@european-lotteries.eu

 

European Lotteries (EL)

European Lotteries (EL) is the European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit. EL has members from 45 European countries including all 28 EU Member States. The association's EU members contribute more than 20 billion € p.a. to the state budgets and the funding of sport, culture, social projects, research and other causes of general interest. Unlike many commercial online gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national government.

Click here to view the revised UNESCO International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport.

Clémence Vatier, Policy Officer in charge of Regulatory Affairs, EU Representation.

SOURCE: European Lotteries (EL).

 

 

INTRALOT & Bit8 Celebrate Strategic Alliance in Presence of the Prime Minister of Malta

ATHENS, Greece (November 16, 2015) -- INTRALOT, a leading gaming company worldwide, and Bit8, a global innovator in online customer relationship management, celebrated their Strategic Alliance hosting a reception at Hilton Malta in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malta, Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat on November 13th, 2015. The event was honored by the presence of governmental officials, prominent members of the Maltese business community and media representatives.

Taking the floor, the Prime Minister of Malta Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat, stated: "The strategic alliance of INTRALOT and Bit8 set the example for other sectors of the Maltese economy. We are very satisfied to see innovative Maltese companies with clear vision becoming an international leader in its field and attract global investors. Both investors and consumers need a regulated environment and Malta is making great strides towards this direction."

The cooperation of INTRALOT and Bit8 started in February of 2015 when they announced their strategic cooperation during a Press Conference in London. In July 2015, INTRALOT acquired a 35% stake in Bit8 with a call option to raise its participation up to 60%. The two companies cooperate closely for the exclusive, joint development in the international online platform market, in order to provide INTRALOT's global customer base with unparalleled Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Player Account Management (PAM) services and innovative gaming platform solutions.

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INTRALOT Group CEO Bit8 CEO presenting a gift 'The Victorious' to the Prime Minister of Malta

Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, commented: "We are delighted to ratify INTRALOT's strategic alliance with Bit8 in the presence of the Prime Minister of Malta, Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat. The combination of Bit8's innovative and flexible technology with INTRALOT's global footprint, operational expertise and jointly developed cutting-edge products will provide our customers with a world of new and exciting gaming experiences." Mr. Kerastaris underlined INTRALOT's long-term presence in Malta, noting "We have invested in the Maltese market since 2004 when our subsidiary, MALTCO Lotteries, was granted the first licence to operate the National Lottery. All these years we have become part of the country's economic growth, creating employment, generating revenues for the state, fostering cooperation with local stakeholders and supporting the Maltese community."

"The global alliance between Bit8 and INTRALOT enables us to widen our reach on a global level, taking us closer to reaching our goal of becoming the world's best gaming platform", said Dr. Angelo Dalli, CEO, Bit8. "The alliance also gives Bit8 additional resources to provide services to both online and land based gaming operators, enhance our service levels and professional services, while allowing us to invest more in our human resources and in our award winning Bit8 platform and our innovative artificial intelligence technology and solutions", he added.

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Mr. Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman, Malta Gaming Authority, stated "I am sure that this strategic alliance between INTRALOT and Bit8 brings more value to the new shareholders but also to the gaming industry in general where irrespective of size and history, innovation is a must. The same is true for Malta and as we embark on the road to regulate for innovation - to develop and employ innovative regulatory approaches that provide for the MGA to intervene only in as much as necessary, based on evidence of potential and actual risks to integrity and players. While there is a new dynamism in technological development and innovation to enhance player retention, for us it is equally, if not more important, that player protection remains our number one objective. We are aware that such new technologies also capture more player data that can be useful to develop more intelligent player protection mechanisms".

Going forward, INTRALOT and Bit8 aim to maximize their respective industry-leading technological expertise to deliver solutions that offer to the global gaming industry the most advanced and extended products and services portfolio and offer players an unparalleled gaming experience.

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.

INTRALOT's subsidiary in Malta, MALTCO Lotteries Ltd., was granted a license to operate the National Lottery in 2004. MALTCO operates all National Lottery and Additional Games (Super 5, Lotto, Quaterno, Grand Lottery, Instant lotteries -Scratchers, U*BET Fixed Odds Betting and Horseracing, Quick Keno, Bingo75 and Fast Bingo) in Malta and offers its services through an extensive network of Points of Sale (Lotto Booths). In 2012 MALTCO Lotteries has been granted the license to operate the National Lottery of Malta for 10 additional years.

About Bit8 (www.bit8.com)

Bit8 is a gaming platform software development company that offers an innovative intelligent gaming backend catering for current and future needs of modern gaming operators, both online and land-based. Available in both standalone and hosted versions, and complimented with a variety of professional services, our platform solution provides a source of competitive advantage to operators that maximizes player lifetime value while increasing revenues and decreasing costs through the use of Artificial Intelligence technology and automation of manual labor.

For more information please CONTACT: Ms. Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: kartsoli@intralot.com or Ms. Pauline Galea, PA to the CEO, Bit8, Phone: +356-2092 5207, email: pauline.galea@bit8.com.

SOURCE: INTRALOT.

 

 

Scientific Games Announce Retirement of Chief Financial Officer Scott Schweinfurth

  • Company Initiates Search for Successor;
  • Schweinfurth to Remain with Company through Year-end Closing and Filing of Form 10-K;
  • Names Michael Quartieri Vice President and Corporate Controller

 

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (November 16, 2015) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that Scott D. Schweinfurth, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, will be retiring from the Company. Mr. Schweinfurth will continue in his role through the Company's year-end financial audit and filing of its Form 10-K and the appointment of his successor; and he will work closely with Scientific Games management to ensure a smooth and successful transition of responsibilities.

The Company has initiated a search process and retained Egon Zehnder, a leading executive search firm. The Company plans to consider both internal and external candidates to fill the CFO position.

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The Company also announced that Michael Quartieri has joined Scientific Games as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Quartieri most recently served nine years as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Global Controller for Las Vegas Sands Corp. Previously, he had a 13-year tenure at Deloitte & Touche, rising to the position of Director of Audit and Assurance Services and specializing in gaming and hospitality clients.

Scientific Games President and Chief Executive Officer Gavin Isaacs said, "We welcome Mike to Scientific Games and to our finance and accounting team. I am confident that his leadership, experience and wide range of capabilities will benefit our organization and all of our stakeholders as we grow and evolve our business."

Mr. Isaacs also commented on the retirement of Mr. Schweinfurth, "On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone on the Scientific Games team, I want to thank Scott for his leadership and significant contributions to our company. We look forward to an orderly and seamless transition of his responsibilities. I've known Scott for many years and having worked so closely with him during the last 18 months, I will miss his good humor and friendship. We wish him and his family all the best as he embarks on a new chapter in his life."

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Mr. Schweinfurth said, "I am privileged to have been part of the Scientific Games team, working alongside many talented people across our global organization. I've thoroughly enjoyed my 20+ years in the gaming industry at Scientific Games, WMS and Bally, but now it's time for me to retire. With the talented and experienced team we've built as we integrated our companies, I am confident that it is the right time to transition the Company's financial leadership. I look forward to enjoying my retirement and spending more time with my family and friends."

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 and utilities; 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.

 

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Arizona Lottery Award Schafer Systems Inc. with A 2-Year Contract for Playcenters and Dispensers

ADAIR, Iowa (November 17, 2015) -- Schafer Systems Inc. announces an awarded 2-year contract by the Arizona Lottery.

The contract, awarded in October has three 1-year renewal options and includes dispensers and play centers as part of the product offerings.

About Schafer Systems Inc.

Schafer Systems Inc. is a subsidiary of Owner Revolution Inc. located in Adair, Iowa. Schafer Systems Inc. is an innovative leading manufacturer of plastic products for the lottery industry.

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Servicing clients domestically and internationally, Schafer Systems Inc. has a solid reputation for quality and customer service; producing and manufacturing products for over 25 years.

If you would like more information on this topic, contact Kayt Gabrielson at 641-742-5140 or email at kayt.gabrielson@ownrev.com.

SOURCE: Schafer Systems Inc.

 

Schafer Systems Inc. is Awarded Super Ticket Contract by Virginia Lottery

Virginia Lottery Awards Schafer Systems Inc. With A 1-Year Contract For Super Ticket Dispensers

ADAIR, Iowa, (November 19, 2015) -- Schafer Systems Inc. announces an awarded 1-year contract by the Virginia Lottery.

The contract provides the lottery with scratch ticket dispensers to house multiple offering of tickets; including the Lottery's new oversized 8" scratch ticket, the Super Ticket.

About Schafer Systems Inc.

Schafer Systems Inc. is a subsidiary of Owner Revolution Inc. located in Adair, Iowa. Schafer Systems Inc. is an innovative leading manufacturer of plastic products for the lottery industry.

Servicing clients domestically and internationally, Schafer Systems Inc. has a solid reputation for quality and customer service; producing and manufacturing products for over 25 years.

If you would like more information on this topic, contact Kayt Gabrielson at 641-742-5140 or email at kayt.gabrielson@ownrev.com.

SOURCE: Schafer Systems Inc.

 

 

Dutch Lottery Operator, De Lotto, and Abacus Solutions International Introduce a New Way of Selling Lottery Tickets

Abacus In-Lane Solution is now Live

LONDON, U.K. (November 12, 2015) -- Abacus Solutions International and De Lotto are pleased to announce that the Abacus in-lane solution is now live, selling tickets with Kruidvat and The Readshop in The Netherlands.

Working with the Dutch Lottery Operator, De Lotto, Abacus is introducing a new way of selling lottery tickets through the retailers' existing point of sale infrastructure. De Lotto is Abacus's first customer to adopt this new concept and is introducing its products 'Lotto Express' and 'Eurojackpot Express' with its retailers Kruidvat and The Read Shop.

In line with international developments this new way of selling enables a faster sales process between customer and retailer. The numbers for both Lotto and Eurojackpot are selected automatically as a 'Quick-pick' and the consumer will always play in the first available draw. After printing the sales receipt, the till subsequently prints the lottery ticket with the numbers that have been allocated to the consumer. This enables the consumer to play anywhere, any time.

Hannelore Jager, Sales Director of De Lotto and Job Erftemeijer, Category Manager Kruidvat (AS Watson) launching Lottery Express In Rotterdam

Hannelore Jager, Sales Director for De Lotto, said: "We are always looking for innnovation and a low-threshold way of selling. We are now combining this with Lotto Express and Eurojackpot Express. You can buy these tickets easily and quickly at the till, at the same time as paying for your normal shopping. Easy for the consumer and additional sales for the retailer. We are very excited to be introducing this concept using Abacus's technology and services in The Netherlands in conjunction with Kruidvat and The Readshop."

Simon Butler, CEO for Abacus, said: "We are delighted to be working with De Lotto who are are a forward thinking lottery. Abacus's technology is based on its Fusion Platform, a totally software based solution, offering many different opportunities for lotteries to expand their sales network, enabling them to sell lottery literally everywhere, using the retailers' existing point of sale infrastructure without the need to invest in hardware."

About Abacus Solutions International

Abacus Solutions International is a software based Technology Company specialising in solutions for the lottery industry. Their Fusion Platform® is a versatile transaction gateway enabling retailers and lotteries to connect to sell lottery products using the existing retailer hardware and infrastructures, eliminating the need for lotteries to invest in dedicated hardware and connectivity. Abacus provides a Fully Managed Service and will work with all the existing suppliers. Abacus is based in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands and is an associate member of both the World Lottery Association and NASPL. For more information visit www.abacus-bv.com or contact Simon Butler on s.butler@abacus-bv.com.

About De Lotto

De Lotto has been established 54 years ago and has the task within the contours of its responsibilities in the short and long term to ensure a maximum payment to NOC*NSF for the development of recreational and top-sport in the Netherlands and charity organisations in the field of culture, social wellbeing and health. For more information please visit www.delotto.nl or contact Rieneke van de Laar

SOURCE: Abacus Solutions International.

 

 

Connecticut Lottery Temporarily Suspends 5 Card Cash Game to Update Software and Further Enhance Integrity Features

ROCKY HILL, Connecticut (November 12, 2015) -- The Connecticut Lottery has temporarily suspended the sales and cashing of its 5 Card Cash game to install new software. The software change is necessary in order to further enhance the security features of the game.

The CT Lottery discovered that the terminal was being misused by some retailers in the 5 Card Cash game's instant component.

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The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) believes some retailers may have intentionally manipulated the reporting mechanism on the terminal for their own personal benefit. DCP Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris stated that: "the Department is investigating the matter."

CT Lottery President and CEO Anne Noble explained that "integrity is paramount, and this temporary suspension, an unusual step, allows us to bring the game back in a very short period of time."

Players with winning 5 Card Cash tickets, including for the November 13th drawing, will be able to cash their tickets as soon as sales resume, as early as next week. No other lottery games are affected.

Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's residents in valuable ways.

In fiscal year 2015, players won more than $707.7 million in prize money. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided a record $319.7 million to support the valuable services and programs funded by the state's General Fund including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.

Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have exceeded $8.5 billion. 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 now on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery) and Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery).

SOURCE: CT Lottery.

 

 

The Florida Lottery Will Make Seven New Millionaires on New Year's Eve

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 12, 2015) -- Just in time for the holiday season, everyone's favorite Florida Lottery Raffle game, Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE™, is returning. This year's Raffle will make seven players new millionaires on New Year's Eve! With only 750,000 tickets available statewide, Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE offers the best odds to win $1 million of any Lottery game available.

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The $20 tickets go on sale Sunday, November 15, and will remain on sale through Wednesday, December 30, or until tickets sell out, whichever occurs first.

"MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE is extremely popular with our players, they ask for the game year in and year out," said Florida Lottery Interim Secretary Tom Delacenserie.

"This year's Raffle gives players the chance to become a new millionaire before the year's end, plus those who buy early will have even more chances to win."

In addition to the New Year's Eve Drawing, all Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets purchased by December 23, will automatically be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win up to $10,000.

Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE tickets purchased by December 8, will come with a voucher that can be entered in the Playoff Bonus Drawing on flalottery.com, where 10 winners will be selected to attend the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, and have the chance to win up to $25,000 cash in an exciting prize reveal on-field at the game.

More than 1,550 prizes are available in this year's Raffle game. Ten prizes will be won in the Playoff Bonus Drawing.

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A total of 1,005 prizes will be available in the five weekly Raffle drawings, one $10,000 winner and 200 winners of $500 in each draw.

In the New Year's Eve drawing, seven $1 million prizes will be won, along with 540 other prizes ranging from $500 to $50,000. If the 750,000 tickets sell out, the odds of winning $1 million are one in 107,143.

Holiday MILLIONAIRE RAFFLE is expected to generate approximately $4.95 million in revenue to benefit education.

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: Florida Lottery.

 

 

Vermantia Joins World Lottery Association

GREECE (November 19, 2015) -- Vermantia, a leading provider of premium content for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide, is delighted to announce that it has been accepted as an Associate Member of the World Lottery Association (WLA), the global authority on lotteries and gaming industry. As a member of WLA, Vermantia joins a community of respected gaming organisations and suppliers who are committed to sharing knowledge and experience amongst each other.

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Through its cutting edge technology, prominent customer service and strong partner relationships with some of the largest gaming operators in the European, African, and Latin American markets, Vermantia enables the creation, management and delivery of virtual sports content and instant win games across multiple platforms.

Approval for membership of the WLA provides further recognition of Vermantia's innovative and market-leading gaming solutions, enabling the company to enhance its contribution to the lottery industry's 'new age'.

Filippos Antonopoulos, Vermantia's CEO, said:

"We are delighted to have been granted membership to the World Lottery Association, which is recognised as the leading global authority on the lottery industry. This is a testament to the tremendous growth and progress Vermantia has made as well as the quality of our services and product offers for lottery customers. Membership of the WLA will open up a new era for Vermantia and allow our business to exploit the growth opportunities available to us, including supplying even more lotteries with our premium gaming content and dedicated customer service."

About Vermantia

Vermantia is a provider of premium content for lotteries, gaming and betting operators worldwide. The company specializes in the creation, management and delivery of virtual sports and instant win games, as well as providing premium content services.

For more information about Vermantia visit: www.vermantia.com.

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SOURCE: Vermantia.

 

 

Bwin Extends Supply Deal with Danish Partner Danske Licens Spil

Danske Licens Spil Will Continue to Use bwin.party's Poker and Casino Games Until at Least 2019

DENMARK (November 17, 2017) -- bwin.party is pleased to announce a multi-year extension to its existing B2B supply agreement with Danske Licens Spil ('DLS'), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danske Spil A/S ('Danske Spil').

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Owned by the Danish Government (80%), Sports Confederation of Denmark (10%) and Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (10%), The Danske Spil Group is one of the largest betting and gaming organisations in Europe with DKK4.5 billion of gross gaming revenue in 2014.

Offering a variety of gaming products in Denmark including the national lottery, numbers games, instant games as well as gambling on machines, Danske Spil has also established a large online gaming business.

Commenting on today's announcement, Norbert Teufelberger, CEO of bwin.party said:

"Having supplied poker and casino games for DLS since January 2012 when the licensed market first opened in Denmark, we are thrilled that our Studios business unit has extended its existing relationship until the end of 2019. Danske Spil is the clear market leader in Denmark and we are delighted to be their supplier of online poker and casino games."

Niels Erik Folmann, CEO at DLS, said: "The digital channel has become a meaningful part of our overall business and we are determined to grow it further over the coming years. Given our existing relationship and their proven technology platform, bwin.party was the obvious choice to support us in achieving our goal."

CONTACTS: bwin.party digital entertainment plc., Investors, Peter Reynolds, Phone: +44 (0) 20 7337 0100, Media, Jay Dossetter, Phone: +44 (0) 20 7337 0134.

SOURCE: bwin.party digital entertainment media release.

 

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DC Lottery Back in the Paint with New Wizards Scratcher

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 12, 2015) -- There’s a new starter on the Wizards team! The DC Lottery’s new $5 Washington Wizards instant scratch ticket is now in play with a lux feel, TWO top prizes of $50,000, and experiential prizes that will make winners feel like MVPs.

Available at WinStations located on the concourse at Verizon Center and wherever DC lottery tickets are sold, the new ticket actually feels like a basketball and invites players to ‘palm the cash’ as they play for prizes ranging from $5 to $50,000.

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For that extra shot, players are invited to enter the Second Chance contest for prizes that include 2015-2016 Season Tickets; 2016-2017 Season Tickets; Wizards away game trips that include travel, lodging, game tickets, and spending cash; Wizards Suite Experience; VIP tickets with Courtside Club access; the chance to be a Wizards team co-captain for a game; and a locker full of autographed team jerseys, basketballs, and player photos.

The Washington Wizards ticket is just one of the ‘signing bonuses’ from the DC Lottery as a returning sponsor for the Washington Wizards 2015-16 Season. Sure to be a slam dunk—Wizards/Bullets Alumni Association member Michael Adams, the Wizards Girls, and G-Wiz will be ‘on the court’ to celebrate the new ticket at Union Station on Wednesday, November 18 from noon to 2 pm on the Lower Level.

The event will feature special on-site promotions, games, and TWO chances to win $3,000 in the always exciting Money Machine.

Here’s your layup for a chance at the Money Machine. The DC Lottery will host a series of Money Machine Nights at the Verizon Center. At each event, one lucky player will have the chance to score $10,000.

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Get in the game with the new Washington Wizards scratcher and SCORE SOME CASH!

About the Washington Wizards

The NBA’s Washington Wizards are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports.

The company also owns and operates the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex– the training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University.

About the DC Lottery

Founded in 1982, the DC Lottery is the District of Columbia Government agency that regulates the sale of gaming products and charitable gaming activities in the District of Columbia. Since its inception, the DC Lottery has awarded more than $3 billion in prizes, transferred more than $1.8 billion to the District’s General Fund which supports essential services in the District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $125 million in support of social causes.

Visit www.dclottery.com for detailed information about the DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.

SOURCE: DC Lottery.

 

 

New Year’s Millionaire Raffle Now on Sale for January 2, Drawing

MIDDLETON, Pennsylvania (November 11, 2015) -- Tickets are now on sale for the New Year’s Millionaire Raffle, featuring the Pennsylvania Lottery’s best chances of winning a $1 million prize. The drawing will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Only 500,000 tickets are available for this game, which features 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million. Tickets will be sold until 8 p.m. on the drawing date or until sold out.

A Millionaire Raffle ticket makes a fun stocking-stuffer for anyone over 18,” said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “Winning up to $1 million could be a great way to ring in 2016.

Winning Millionaire Raffle numbers are randomly selected from among ticket numbers sold. If all available tickets are sold, each $20 ticket offers a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning one of the $1 million top prizes. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 83.33. The game’s prize levels are:

  • Four prizes of $1 million
  • Four prizes of $100,000
  • 100 prizes of $1,000
  • 5,892 prizes of $100

 

Each ticket features a unique, eight-digit number issued sequentially as tickets are sold across the state. The first ticket sold is number 00000001 and the final one available is 00500000.

To be considered a winning ticket, the number on the ticket must exactly match a winning number selected in the drawing, with all digits in the same sequence.

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Winning Millionaire Raffle numbers will be randomly selected after 8 p.m. on January 2 and announced after 10 p.m. at www.palottery.com. Players should also check their tickets using scanners found at Lottery retailers

For the convenience of players who like to pool their ticket purchases with others, Millionaire Raffle Pool Play forms are available on www.palottery.com whenever the game is on sale.

First launched in 2005, Millionaire Raffle was originally offered twice a year but is now conducted four times annually. It was last drawn on Halloween.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $25.8 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

For drawings results, winning numbers, winners’ stories and to subscribe to the Lottery’s RSS news feed, visit www.palottery.com. Like us on Facebook or follow us at www.twitter.com/palottery.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.

 

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The Florida Lottery is Giving Away Tickets to the College Football Playoff Semifinals

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 16, 2015) -- The Florida Lottery announces it will be conducting a Twitter contest to give away two pairs of tickets to the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game at the Capital One Orange Bowl in South Florida.

The Lottery's College Football Playoff Payoff Giveaway Twitter Contest will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, and the Lottery will tweet a trivia question at 10:00 a.m. ET and 2:00 p.m. ET.

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To enter, participants must follow the Florida Lottery's official Twitter account @floridalottery and reply to the trivia question tweeted by the Lottery, tagging @floridalottery and using the hashtag #PlayoffPayoff.

The first participant to tweet the correct answer to each trivia question will be the winner.

Winners will be awarded a 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game ticket package consisting of two tickets to the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game at the Capital One Orange Bowl on New Year's Eve; two tickets to the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest; and one parking pass.

For official rules, please visit: http://www.flalottery.com/twitterContest.

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.

 

 

SNAI First to Market with Game 360's Native Sports Betting App for AppleWatch, iOS and Android

Featuring Betradar live streaming and dual scoreboards

ROME, Italy (November 16, 2015) -- Game360, an NYX Gaming Group (NYX) company announces the launch of their first wearable version of the '360 Betting Mobile' app with partner SNAI, a leading sports betting and gaming operator in Italy.

This launch follows the recent announcement of SNAI's contract with Game360 for the supply of online casino gaming content through their partnership with NYX. SNAI is the first client to go live with the sportsbetting app, now available to its burgeoning player base in Italy.

The Game360 mobile sportsbetting solution runs on Android, iOS and AppleWatch wearable technology and promises players an intuitive, responsive and seamless experience on their chosen devices.

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In partnership with Betradar, the new app features fully embedded live streaming, providing bettors 24/7 seamless viewing of sporting events with no need to access other sources. Some of the newest features include live streaming of sporting events, provided by Betradar and players-choice live scoreboards. A new "fast bet" feature enables confident bettors to confirm their bets with a simple touch of the screen.

Andrea Guzzon, General Manager for Game 360 commented, "This launch marks a significant milestone for Game360, NYX and the mobile gaming market in Italy. We are pioneers with what we believe to be the most comprehensive and user-friendly app for sportsbetting available to date. I am confident that SNAI is the ideal partner to first introduce this innovative app to players in Italy."

Sportradar's Director of Sales, Lorenzo Caci, said, "The long term partnership between Betradar and SNAI has been taken to the next level with this launch. Thanks to the Game360 mobile App and our live-streaming channel, SNAI players are able to stream hundreds of live events while taking full advantage of Game360's slick betting interface. We are happy with this partnership, and look forward to this being the first of many new mobile products that we deliver to Game360 in the future."

"The SNAI Sport app is the first of a variety of mobile products that we plan to release in the coming months. Through our partnership with Game360,We look forward to extending this new offering in the future." said Alessandro Allara, Head of Online for SNAI.

Developed internally by Game360 and branded as "SNAI Sport", the app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store and is directly accessible from https://www.snai.it/mobile for both iOS and Android.

About NYX Gaming Group Limited

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NYX Gaming Group Limited is a leading digital gaming supplier headquartered in Las Vegas with a staff of more than 350 employees based in 8 countries across Europe, North America and Australia. The Company provides one of the world's largest portfolios of market leading content and technology to some of the largest gaming operators, lotteries and casinos across the globe. NYX also has one of the broadest distribution bases in the industry with over 170 unique customers and a collective game catalogue of over 650 games. The market leading game catalogue includes slots, table games, scratch cards, lottery, bingo and poker available across web and mobile formats.

NYX Gaming Group is also a proud recipient of the Special Achievement Award from EGR, which recognized the group's consistent growth and innovation in multiple e-gaming verticals.

NYX Gaming Group Limited is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol (TSXV: NYX).

About SNAI

SNAI (www.snai.itwww.snaigroup.com) is one of the main national operators in the market of gaming and betting. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, SNAI is a leader in Italy in horse racing and sports betting, with one of the largest networks of betting shops in the country. The company also offers gaming on "new slots" and video lotteries, online games, betting on virtual events and online versions of prediction games such as "SuperEnalotto" and "Win for Life", thanks to agreements with other dealers and concessions obtained by the Italian "Agenzia per le dogane e i monopoli" (Agency for customs and monopolies). Through the subsidiary Teleippica, SNAI provides television broadcasting of Italian and foreign horse races. The company owns three racecourses including San Siro Gallop and La Maura Harness in Milan and Sesana Harness in Montecatini Terme.

About Betradar

Betradar is a brand of Sportradar, a global leader in understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for its clients around the world. Sportradar provides cutting-edge solutions and services to media companies, bookmakers, sports federations and state authorities. More than 800 businesses in over 80 countries rely on Sportradar's data depth and quality services in their daily business. Sportradar occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, employing more than 1,300 highly experienced staff worldwide.

SOURCE: NYX Gaming Group Ltd.

 

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MGEMA Confirms 'Macao Gaming Show is Here to Stay'

MACAU, SAR (November 16, 2015) -- The Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), the influential trade body behind the Macao Gaming Show, will confirm at tomorrow's opening ceremony that the rapidly expanding international exhibition and summit 'is here to stay'. Jay Chun, Chairman of the organisation, will deliver the key message concerning the show's long term plan when he officially declares the 2015 edition of MGS open for business.

Ahead of the declaration, MGEMA officials will be joined on the ceremony platform by representatives of the Macau SAR government, government agency and sponsor the Macao Foundation, the show's co-organising groups and senior figures from Macau's entertainment and gaming industry.

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During his opening speech, Mr Chun will confirm the association's long term backing for the Macao Gaming Show and its associated summit, and draw reference to the exhibition's commitment to extending its remit by supporting the region's objective to diversify its economy.

In his commentary, Mr Chun will declare: "This year is only MGS' third showing - still relatively young for an exhibition on the international stage. However, we are a show with huge aspirations, and we look forward to a long term future ahead of us. And as such, MGS can start to express itself in a bolder, more confident way. And that means driving our focus, not just on the most significant entertainment developments and trends in the core industry, but also beyond that and into broader business opportunities in Macau and the entire Asia Pacific region."

The MGEMA chief will pay tribute to the support of the Macau SAR Government and the various departments who have played a crucial role in the show's development. "Macau is a city in transition. It has a clear mission to develop into a tourism and cultural hub, with an infrastructure that fits a major 21st century destination.

The Macao Gaming Show is a mirror image of this ambition: over the next 5 to 10 years, we will build a show that takes the entertainment and gaming industry on to new levels. Innovation, technological development, creativity and vision - this will be the driving force behind the show's objectives in the coming years. Macau and Asia is a vast market of opportunity, and MGS must serve as that gateway.

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The exhibition will develop and evolve - just like the economic model of Macau, and indeed like Las Vegas and other significant destinations - into an all-encompassing, one-stop show delivering every element that our business needs. Finance, investment, top grade engineering and manufacturing, cutting edge technology, creative games and entertainment and top notch hospitality.

"It may be a few years ahead, but this is where the Macao Gaming Show is heading. And with increasing visitors, increasing exhibitors and the key support of Government and Macau's top business, this vision is certainly attainable. We had already set our sights on becoming the number one show in Asia, but our aspirations go further than that. MGS is a show owned and run by the industry, there is no reason why we cannot stand side by side with the exhibition leaders in the world."

For more information and to register for the 2015 Macao Gaming Show and the associated Macao Tourism and Cultural Summit with Gaming Topics, visit: www.macaogamingshow.com

Macao Gaming Show | OVERVIEW

Macao Gaming Show (MGS) is organised by the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association (MGEMA), co-organised by the General Association of Administrators and Promoters for Macau Gaming Industry, Associação de Mediadores de Jogos e Entretenimento de Macau, Macau Jockey Club, MACAUSLOT, and Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome. MGS is the first large scale gaming and entertainment exhibition organised and run by Macao organisations. MGS will have a floor area of over 10,000 m2. Exhibitors and buyers eyeing the Asian market will be coming from all corners of the world. The event will cover six gaming industry segments: Gaming Equipment and Accessories, Gaming Promoters (Junkets) and VIP Clubs, Casino Fixtures and Fittings, Promotional Services and Memorabilia, Food and Beverage, Entertainment and Performance.

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SOURCE: Macao Gaming Show.

 




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