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INTRALOT Fosters Its Presence in Africa; Entering the Kenyan
ATHENS, Greece (December 22, 2015)
-- INTRALOT Group announces its 10-year cooperation with Acumen Communications
Limited (ACL) to organize sports betting in Kenya, under the brand name
mCHEZA. ACL is a local company authorized and regulated by the
Betting Control and Licencing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and
Gaming Act. mCHEZA was launched on Friday, December 18th, 2015 and
is initially available on mobile phones, while additional products and services
will be offered soon.
CEO, Mr. Peter Karimi and Mr. Antonis Markopoulos,VP Business Development,
Europe and Africa of INTRALOT Group
ACL and INTRALOT are also partnering
with Safaricom, the leading telecom operator in the region, through m-payment
platform MPESA, data center and cloud services.
The new product ʽmCHEZAʼ,
is deployed on INTRALOTʼs flagship sports betting platform, iFlex. It is
an intuitive, multi-channel sports betting platform, which focuses on providing
a complete betting management solution through a user-friendly environment. The
overall solution will include a Mobile Native Application, which will be
supported by iGC (iGaming Console), as well Player Account Management (PAM),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions together with INTRALOTʼs
During a press conference, held in
Nairobi, where the two companies announced the launch of the operation,
mCHEZA Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Karimi, noted:
We are very excited to launch mCHEZA, which will initially
be a pre-game betting platform. Numerous sports, markets and betting modes will
be incorporated on the platform in the first Quarter of 2016 with live betting
to follow thereafter. The platform is working on a strategic expansion plan
into other East African markets from 2016.
INTRALOT Group Vice-President
Business Development, Europe and Africa, Mr. Antonis Markopoulos, added:
Our investment in Kenya comes just a few months after our project in
Nigeria, ratifying our dedication to further penetrate to the African
continent. Todays partnership with Acumen and Safaricom through the MPESA
platform guarantees a reliable, secure and eventually successful operation in
"INTRALOTs iFlex platform
will efficiently implement our expert know-how and offer to the Kenyan players
a fully personalised, unique and entertaining game experience, while enhancing
the principles of responsible gaming countrywide. Kenya sets the basis of the
expansion of our presence in East Africa.
ACL Director, Ms. Julie Gichuru,
noted: Over and above being fun, mCHEZA is nurturing local
talent by identifying and sponsoring local sports initiatives that try to
uplift the living standards of the marginalized through sport. We are also
pleased that this partnership with INTRALOT will build credibility among our
customers by holding high standards in gaming.
Kenya has 45 million inhabitants,
while mobile penetration in the country exceeds 85%, according to the
Communication Authority of Kenya.
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 please CONTACT:
Ms. Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone:
+30-210-6156000, Fax: +30-210-6106800, email:
SOURCE: INTRALOT media release.
Griffin to Lead North Carolina Lottery Commission
RALEIGH, North Carolina (December
14, 2015) -- The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following
North Carolina Lottery
William K. Griffin, Jr. (Durham
County) - Griffin has been appointed as a member and chairman. Griffin is
President/CEO of Griffin Associates Realtors.
The company has been active in
developing and serving the real estate needs of Durham since 1977.
Griffin assisted in the development
of several communities across the state.
He served on the Durham City Council
from 1979 to 1983 and is the past president for numerous boards including the
Durham Regional Association of Realtors and the Sales and Marketing Executives
In 2013, he was inducted into the
C.E. Phillips, Jr. Wall of Fame by the Durham Regional Association of Realtors.
He is a graduate of Guilford College.
The commission specifies the types
of lottery games and gaming technology to be used; prescribes the nature of
advertising; specifies the number and value of prizes for winning tickets or
shares in lottery games; specifies the rules of the lottery games and the
method of determining winners; specifies retail sales price for tickets or
shares and establishes a system to claim prizes.
The commission approves and
authorizes the Director to enter into agreements with other states to operate
and promote multi-state lotteries and any other powers necessary for the
commission to carry out its responsibilities.
SOURCE: Governor McCrory News
States Patent Approved for a Revolutionary Instant Online Alpha Numeric Lottery
Players Can Now Play A
Personalized Word-Based Game
POWELL, Ohio (December 29, 2015) --
In a second major step forward, Inventors Craig Sedoris and Gary Kadlec have
received Notice of Allowance on their second Patent Application.
This time it is for a novel Alpha
Numeric game system that enables Lottery players to enter Letters, Numbers and
Symbols in virtually any combination, creating a personalized Instant Online
Scratch-off game they call SCRATCHEZZ.
Players click on covered spots on
the online card, trying to match some or all of those characters to win.
When the game is complete, players click a REVEAL ALL button to see where all
of the winning characters were on the card.
This is certain to be an engaging
game when Lottery players can play their Kids' or Spouses' names, a favourite
pet, recording artist, movie star or a sports team name or player. In
fact there are more than 2.7 Billion combinations playable on the 6 character
game available for fun at:
www.phrazzeslottery.com. "JOHNNY", "4PEACE", "@LANTA"
and "MYKIDS" are examples of the virtually unlimited possibilities players can
create. "There is not another Lottery game giving players the ability
to customize a game to their personal interests," Kadlec said.
This approval follows the September
Patent approved on an AlphaNumeric Slot game system. Both of the very
flexible game concepts have applications in Lotteries and Casinos in addition
to Regulated Online Gaming markets in the US and Internationally.
Stressing that the Games they have
Trademarked as PHRAZZES are Revolutionary and something really New, not just
Different the Inventors have initiated the process to protect the concept
Internationally. Dozens of played examples can be seen on Instagram at
Google Surveys of over 2,300
respondents showed that 62% of All Lottery Players liked a game offering
Letters, Numbers and Characters versus just numbers and the interest was
highest in the 18-34 age bracket reaching 71%.
For fun you can play SCRATCHEZZ 6
Character Instant Win game
Sedoris points out that this game
includes the very novel feature of a REVEAL ALL Button. After the player
has clicked to "scratch off" a spot in each column and that specific
game is complete, the player can click REVEAL ALL and see exactly where the
winning characters in their personal phrase were for that game.
This clearly illustrates players
actually have the chance to win every time they play the game. The winner
is not predetermined.
Promising something truly
Revolutionary, not just Evolutionary, the Inventors are beginning to market the
Patent Protected game concepts to Lottery and Slot Manufacturers interested in
a Licensing Agreement. That Licensing Agreement may be exclusive for a
period of time.
As they say, "Players looking for
Gaming Entertainment have many options.
We believe they will find PHRAZZES
to be very New, Fun and Engaging. It may be the next BIG thing!"
SOURCE: Phrazzing Games, LLC
(www.phrazzeslottery.com) media release.
Bucks' is NOW on Sale, Celebrating Gus's Return to PA
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (December
30, 2015) -- The Pennsylvania
Lottery's new Gus Bucks instant game is now on sale, celebrating the return
of Pennsylvania's second most famous groundhog. This $5 instant game offers
more than $40 million in total cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of
"The response from our players
has been overwhelmingly positive since Gus returned in early November,"
said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "We hope that our players will
continue to celebrate Gus's return by playing this exciting new instant
Other new instant games launched
this week include: Win It All Millionaire Edition ($20); Cupid's Cash ($5);
YAHTZEE ($3); Lucky Heart$ ($2); and Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Full details about Gus Bucks (Game
1184) and other instant games, including rules, available prizes and chances of
winning, are found at palottery.com. Choose Games, then Instant Games. Players
are encouraged to understand the chances of winning and play responsibly.
This is the sixth Gus-themed instant
game to be offered by the Pennsylvania Lottery. The others were: HumonGUS Bucks
(Game 612, issued 2006); Go For The Gus Dough (Game 692, issued 2007); Gus
Bucks (Game 762, issued 2009); Gold Rush Gus (Game 0819; issued 2010); and Gus
Bucks (Game 0876, issued 2011).
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,
Like us on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/palottery or follow us at
CONTACT: Lottery Public Relations,
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Government Modifies Agreement with the ONCE, the Organization
Now Has the Ability to Sell Lottery Tickets Inside and Outside
Provides for Christmas
Lottery and Strengthens the Merger and Operation of Social Enterprises Under
the brand ILUNION
MADRID, Spain (December 21, 2015)
El Consejo de Ministros (Council of Ministers) is reported to have
approved a Royal Decree that the agreements with the
Organización Nacional de
Ciegos Españoles (ONCE), approved in November 2011, will now
be valid until the end of 2021, in order to ensure its financial stability and
its social action is partially modified.
The authorization also granted that
ONCE can hold a special draw on January 1, each year during the period that the
current agreement is extended.
In order to strengthen its
international presence, the Government has extended the authorization for ONCE
to sell lottery products with qualified operators in countries
within the European Union, or in the process of accession to the European
ONCE will also be able to offer its
products to other Latin countries, with a commitment to devote a portion of the
results to programs for people with disabilities in these countries arises.
These measures, together with other
lower impact provisions, will help ONCE ensure the achievement of its primary
objective. It will also ensure institutional and financial stability for the
ONCE so it can maintain the solvency and quality of social work through the
new business group in the resolution adopted by the Council of Ministers
the creation of the "Grupo Empresarial ONCE and its Foundation," which will be
formed through the merger of Grupo Empresarial ONCE (Ceosa) and Grupo
Empresarial ONCE Foundation (Ilunion Group is contemplated, formerly called
This new business group is launched
with a fully social-oriented job creation for people with disabilities in
economically sustainable business projects in time basis.
Through the Protectorate Council of
ONCE, the Administration will keep its ability to control and supervision in
the economic, financial and social environment on the new Business Group of the
ONCE and its Foundation, in order to ensure compliance with social goals for
which it is created.
The stability of the ONCE is assured
by this Agreement, based on its institutional consolidation, in a clear social
vocation and its recognition as a singular entity of social economy through the
Law 5/2011 of Social Economy, it will ensure its continuity and its future as
an organization for the blind, created for the welfare and social integration
of its members, promoting their personal autonomy and their full integration
into society, and the commitment to solidarity acquired with other people with
disabilities through the ONCE Foundation.
68,000 workers are currently
estimated to be working in ONCE institutions and companies. The ONCE Foundation
now employs 5,500 more people than four years ago.
Of the 68,000 people employed by
ONCE, 56 100 are disabled. Also, in the last twenty years ONCE has created
another 99,500 jobs in other companies and entities (27,000 jobs over the past
four years), of which 98 100 are jobs for people with disabilities.
The Government understands that the
agreements adopted today favour the fulfilment of social purpose and solidarity
entrusted to the ONCE, especially access to employment of people with
disabilities, ensure legal and financial stability.
SOURCE: Organización Nacional
de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE).
America Casino Player Study Definitively Proves Electronic Table Games Players
Play Longer and Play More Often
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (December 22,
2015) - A recently completed independent study of U.S. and Canadian casino
players has definitively proven that electronic table games (ETGs) drive
valuable benefits to casinos that have ETGs on their casino floor.
The study, commissioned by luxury
gaming manufacturer Interblock®, was conducted by Andrew Jones and Brand
Outlook in July and August 2015 and surveyed more than 1,200 casino players
from the United States and Canada.
"Interblock is the established
thought leader in the electronic table game space, understands what appeals to
this player, and continuously innovates in this space," Interblock
President of North America Rob Bone said.
"Building on that foundation, we
wanted to conduct an independent study, with the goals of helping our casino
customers gain a greater understanding of their existing and potential
electronic table games player base, and to leverage that data to drive future
Among the study's key findings
- ETGs drive incremental revenue because ETG players
play more often. ETG players are more likely to be "core" players who play more
often than non-ETG players. 46% of U.S. ETG players played six or more times in
the last 12 months, compared to only 33% of non-ETG players. In Canada, the
statistical significance is even stronger: 54% versus 34%.
- ETGs drive incremental revenue because ETG players
play longer per session than non-ETG players do. In the U.S., they play
approximately 10.7% more per session than non-ETG players do. In Canada, that
average is 15% more.
- ETGs attract game-agnostic players who enjoy a
variety of live and electronic games, meaning ETG players are willing to play
something new or at least not leave when his/her favourite game is occupied.
This means ETGs give players an option to turn to when they are bored with or
have finished playing slots.
- ETG players enjoy slots and table games in addition
to ETGs more than non-ETG players do. Not having ETGs on the casino floor means
the opportunity to extend the trip is lost.
"The results of this independent
study are clear: ETG players play more often and longer, have larger gaming
budgets, are more likely to spend more, and play games across the entire
operation. These findings reinforce what Interblock has been telling casino
customers for years -- ETGs are crucial to building successful casino revenue
streams," Bone said.
When available, this full report
will provide further detail into the motivations and behaviours of ETG players
and Interblock welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with our customers to
identify partnership opportunities that can leverage these findings into more
profitable and long-term relationships.
Interblock offers a complete line of
electronic table games.
View Interblock's portfolio today
at: www.interblockgaming.com and join Interblock on Facebook,
LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
SOURCE: Interblock media
Start-Up Companys Mobile Technology Platform Now Offered
by Almost All German Lotteries
Company Plans to Expand
from Germany to Africa and Asia
ZAGREB, Croatia (December 26, 2015)
-- Score Alarm,
a start-up from Zagreb, has become the official technology platform used by
mobile applications for Oddset, the most popular sports betting service in
Germany. It is a service which is offered by almost all lotteries in Germany
and is represented at more than 15,000 retail outlets, reports Poslovni.hr on
December 26, 2015.
Ivan Klarić, the founder and
director of Score Alarm, said that he was pleased with the latest success of
his company. Now we can truly say that we do business with German
lotteries, given that they are the ones which distribute the Oddset service
whose mobile applications are running on our platform", Klarić
He added that currently they have
eight large corporate clients, including Bet Live, the biggest provider of
gaming services in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then the Romanian Casa Pariurilor
and Hungarian state lottery Szerencsejatek.
With these clients, Score Alarm has
become a platform used by more than 250,000 end users. By the end of 2016, they
expect the number of end users to exceed one million.
Klarić explained that he could
not go into details about his customers, but did say that the applications
which are being used in Germany have been downloaded several thousand times and
are achieving high growth.
The German market is one of
the most valuable in the industry, and Oddset - Die Sportwette is one of the
first and most recognizable sports betting games in that market. Together with
new clients and technological solutions which we are going to present soon,
that will enable us to reach a million end users of our platforms in
2016, Klarić said.
Score Alarm began its expansion in
spring of 2012. A mobile application which displays results of sporting events
appeared on Google Play and AppStore at a cost of two dollars.
Six months later, Score Alarm
already had more than 13,000 paying customers and the Croatian Lottery
expressed its interest. For 250,000 kuna, it bought exclusive rights to the
Croatian market for a year.
Cooperation was continued in the
following years, and Score Alarm in the meantime transformed from an
application for end users into a platform, a specialized IT system for large
national lotteries and other companies offering sports betting services.
Klarić said that he expected
that most of the growth in the sports betting industry in the next few years
will switch to mobile platforms.
This represents an opportunity for
Score Alarm to become the market leader in this new and rapidly growing
He added that they are now preparing
for the ICE conference in London next year, which is the largest annual
gathering of gaming industry.
"Once we achieve good results in
the European market, we want to spread to Asia, where there are opportunities
in the Far East, and to Africa, where there is also interest for our
platform", Klarić concluded.
to Appeal Ruling by Kentucky Trial Court
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (December
24, 2015) Amaya Inc. (NASDAQ:AYA; TSX: AYA) today announced it will
appeal a judgment issued yesterday by a state judge in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky and will avail itself of any and all remedies available to it.
The litigation was filed by the
Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2010 and sought recovery of alleged losses by
Kentucky residents who played real-money poker on PokerStars website
during a period between 2006 and 2011.
In the decision, the judge imposed
an approximately US$290 million award, which he trebled to approximately US$870
million excluding interest and applicable costs, in favor of the
The latest ruling is in stark
contrast to the same trial courts decision just last month when it
determined that damages should be based on the net losses of players.
Yesterdays order applies a methodology that is not grounded in applicable
law as it calculates damages based on gross losses of players without any
reduction for winnings, bonuses or free play.
This is a frivolous and
egregious misuse of an antiquated state statute to enrich the contingent-fee
plaintiffs attorneys hired by the Commonwealth and not the people of
Kentucky, said Marlon Goldstein, Executive Vice President, Corporate
Development and General Counsel of Amaya. Given that PokerStars
only generated gross revenues of approximately US$18 million from Kentucky
customers during the five years at issue, a damages award in excess of US$800
million is notable only for its absurdity.
To bring the action, Kentucky relied
on a centuries old statute that was intended to allow individuals who incurred
gaming losses to sue their opponents; it was never intended to authorize the
Commonwealth to sue and collect such losses for its own benefit.
In fact, no other state in the union
has brought an action under this type of antiquated statute to recover alleged
gaming losses in the name of a state.
Amaya intends to post a bond to stay
the enforcement of the order and to appeal in early January. The appeal
will, among other arguments, raise factual and legal errors (including
violations of the state and federal constitutions) that include, but are not
limited to, the trial courts ruling permitting the Commonwealth to assert
standing, its failure to find facts that give rise to the violation of the
statute, its clearly erroneous decisions of law, and its failure to properly
apply the law to the facts.
Amaya will also vigorously challenge
the trial courts calculation of alleged gaming losses, which was based on
an improper reading of a 100-year-old leading appellate decision.
Regardless of the dollar amount, to
the extent the PokerStars entities may be ultimately obligated to pay any
amounts following exhaustion of all appeals and other legal remedies, Amaya
intends to seek recovery against the former owners of the PokerStars
Amaya has been a leader in promoting
the regulation of online gaming in the United States.
Earlier this year, following an
extensive review, Amaya received approval to begin operating its PokerStars
brand in the regulated market of New Jersey, which it plans to launch in the
first half of 2016. PokerStars is the worlds most licensed and heavily
regulated online gaming brand.
SOURCE: Amaya Inc.
Scratch and Smell the Bacon with the Missouri Lottery's Newest
Missouri (December 24, 2015) --
Missouri Lottery players
will be bringing home the bacon with the Lotterys newest scented
Scratchers game, Makin Bacon. The $5 Scratchers game, which
officially goes on sale Dec. 29, offers a top prize of $100,000 and a chance to
win up to 15 times on a single ticket. But the best part might be the
The bacon craze is
everywhere, said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the
Theres bacon ice
cream, bacon doughnuts and now, bacon-scented lottery tickets. Its sure
to be a big hit with our players. Who doesnt love the smell of
Reardon said this is the second
scented ticket the Lottery has offered. The first was a chocolate scented
ticket called Chocolate Cash, which went on sale December 29,
For more information about Missouri
Lottery Scratchers tickets, go to MOLottery.com.
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery (http://www.molottery.com).
Sports and NBC Sports Group Renew and Expand Digital Sports
Partnership Provides Fans
with Integrated Fantasy Sports Products, Original Video Programming, and Other
Enhanced Digital Experiences
SUNNYVALE, Calif. & STAMFORD,
Conn.(December 22, 2015)--Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and NBC Sports Group today
announced a renewal of their multi-faceted partnership that combines the
content and experiences of Yahoo Sports, including its fantasy sports product,
with NBC Sports Digitals growing video assets and significant promotional
power. This expanded partnership brings even more content to Yahoo/NBC Sports
viewers, including Premier League highlights, NBC Sports Regional Network team
reports, and Golf Channel. It also extends the reach of the digital and on-air
experiences beyond desktop to mobile and Tumblr.
Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports Digital
will continue to collaborate on premium sports news and events coverage both
online and on-air on NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks,
NBCSports.com and Yahoo, while maintaining separate sites and editorial control
of their respective newsrooms and digital properties.
Yahoo has been a great
partner, and we are pleased to extend this very complementary alliance that
will now include Golf Channel, said Rick Cordella, SVP and GM,
Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. This partnership extends the digital
reach of both sides, and allows us to collaborate on the creation of
widely-consumed, cross-platform content, particularly around short-form video
and fantasy sports.
Were thrilled to not
only continue our relationship with NBC Sports but also to expand the
partnership as we work to bring more premium digital sports content to our
users, said Ian Weingarten, SVP of Corporate Development and
Partnerships at Yahoo. The addition of the Premier League and Golf
Channel complements the current lineup, and were excited to extend the
reach of NBC Sports content to Yahoos mobile and Tumblr
Additional features of the alliance
- Live Sports: Yahoo will continue to offer
its users access to NBC Sports lineup of live streaming properties,
including Sunday Night Football, NHL, Notre Dame Football, NASCAR, Premier
League, PGA TOUR, LPGA, and others, through NBC Sports Live Extra and Golf Live
- Rotoworld + Yahoo Fantasy:
NBCSports.coms popular digital destination, the webs premier
fantasy news and information site, will contribute season-long fantasy content
to Yahoo audiences in fantasy football, basketball, baseball, and hockey.
- Golf Channel: The addition of Golf Channel
will play a significant editorial role in Yahoos professional golf
- NBC Sports Regional Networks: Local coverage
will be contributed by NBC Sports Regional Networks who will provide daily
topical video reports on the teams they cover in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston,
Washington D.C., Baltimore, Portland and the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Fantasy Football Live: The franchise,
started by Yahoo and now celebrating its 10th season, will continue to air
every Tuesday through Thursday on NBCSN and every Sunday on Yahoo. Further, NBC
Sports will continue promoting Yahoos best-in-class, season-long fantasy
Yahoo Sports and NBC Sports will
continue to partner to provide scalable advertising solutions to reach engaged
audiences through distinctive opportunities and sponsorships. In addition,
Rotoworld.com will integrate with Yahoo Gemini for access to native advertising
About NBC Sports Digital
A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC
Sports Digital services sports fans around the clock and on the go by providing
an array of best-in-class products that include live video streaming,
short-form videos, sport-specific websites, and fantasy sports information. NBC
Sports Digital consists of 15 websites and 13 apps, and distributes its content
across desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Yahoo is a guide focused on
informing, connecting, and entertaining our users. By creating highly
personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what
matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create
value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their
businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices
located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle
East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom
(pressroom.yahoo.net) or the Company's blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).
NBC Sports Digital
SOURCE: Joint media release.
Gambling Commission Launch New Website to Clamp Down on
Corruption in sport
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (December 17, 2015)
-- A website aimed at tackling betting-related corruption in sport has been
Sports Betting Integrity
Forum website will form the hub of the Forums strategy to address the
risks associated with match fixing to help preserve and protect sports betting
integrity in the UK.
It features a range of best practice
products and resources - including examples of education programmes and
prevention strategies, models of best practice and case studies and relevant
research and reports.
Progress reports on the delivery of
Sports and Sports Betting Action Plan will be published on
the website, along with news articles and updates related to betting integrity
from sport, law enforcement agencies, the betting industry and the Gambling
Nick Tofiluk, director of
regulation, said: We have already taken some very positive steps in
Britain to address the risks to the integrity of sport and sports betting.
Im delighted that what we have achieved so far, along with our plans for
the future is now accessible to all, in one place, via the SBIF
Tracey Crouch, Parliamentary
Under-Secretary for Department for Culture, Media and Sport, added:
The integrity of sport is absolutely paramount and we have to do all
that we can to protect it. The Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan is about
ensuring that Britain remains a safe place to bet on sport and to tackle any
threat of corruption that emerges.
We cannot be complacent.
The Gambling Commission, sports bodies, law enforcement agencies and betting
operators are all well aligned on this with effective collaboration vital in
the fight against match fixing.
Anyone wishing to contact the SBIF
for advice or more information on the UKs strategy to protect betting
integrity can do so though the
websites contact us page.
CONTACT: Gambling Commission press
office, Phone:0121 230 6700 or email:
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Tennessee Lottery Recognized for Responsible Gaming Program;
World Lottery Association Awards Level 3 Certification
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (December 22,
2015) The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) has been
recognized for its Responsible Gaming program by one of the industrys
most respected associations, the World Lottery Association (WLA).
This international organization
awarded the Lottery a Level 3 Certification based on the high standards of
corporate and social responsibility seen throughout TELC operations and
The TELC is one of only seven U.S.
lotteries to have reached WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Level 3
An integral part of the
Tennessee Lotterys success is our commitment to the best practices and
standards created by the WLA, said Rebecca Hargrove, President and
CEO of TELC.
Operating in a socially
responsible manner, creating new strategies that serve as models for other
lotteries, and adhering to industry best practices is yet another way the TELC
proves its commitment to education in Tennessee.
About the Tennessee
The Tennessee Education Lottery
Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of
its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.5
billion for designated education programs to fund college grants and
scholarships, a variety of after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise
In addition to the educational
beneficiaries, players have won more than $8.7 billion in prizes and Lottery
retailer partners have earned more than $896 million in retailer commissions.
For additional formation, visit
tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, Director,
Communications, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 615-324-6556 or
SOURCE: The Tennessee Education
Gambling Integrity Completes WLA Responsible Gaming Level Four
Certification Assessment for Hoosier Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (December 20th, 2015)
Gambling Integrity has successfully completed a World Lottery
Association Responsible Gaming (WLA-RG) Level Four Certification assessment for
the Hoosier Lottery. The assessment was conducted by Malcolm Bruce (Director)
and Sarah Ramanauskas (senior partner).
With the successful assessment, the
Hoosier Lottery becomes only the second lottery in the United
States to hold the WLA- Responsible Gaming Level Four Certification.
We were very pleased the
Hoosier Lottery chose Gambling Integrity to conduct this in-depth assessment of
Hoosiers commitment to corporate social responsibility,
Gambling Integrity Director Malcolm Bruce said.
This is our first WLA
Assessment and we hope to do many more, particularly for lotteries where cost
is an issue.
The WLA-RG framework is the lottery
sectors only internationally-recognized responsible gaming framework. The
WLA-RG framework serves to integrate the Responsible Gaming Principles into the
day-to-day operations of the member lotteries. It has been designed with four
levels of achievement and enough flexibility so that member lotteries can build
programs that are in accordance with the laws in their jurisdictions and that
accommodate any organizational, cultural or regional differences.
"Responsible gaming is a core
value of the Hoosier Lottery," said Sarah M. Taylor, Executive Director of
the State Lottery Commission of Indiana. "Corporate social responsibility is
put at equal value with driving sales, and we are pleased this has been
recognized by the industry and international community."
Gambling Integrity provide a range
of audit, training and consultancy services for lotteries and Gaming companies
For more information about how
Gambling Integrity can benefit your company, visit
CONTACT: Malcolm Bruce, Gambling
Integrity, Tel: +44 (0)1264 980509