Historic Powerball Roll Up Proves to be a Boon to New York
Retailers Have Earned
More Than $9.36 Million in Commissions in 10-Week Roll Up
NEW YORK (January 12, 2016) -- The
New York State Gaming Commission today announced that New York businesses
licensed by its Division of the Lottery to sell tickets for tomorrows
historic $1.4 billion Powerball drawing have earned a record $9,662,833 in
commissions during the 10-week roll up period that began on November 7, 2015.
Lottery retailers earn $.12 on each Powerball ticket sold.
The lottery is proud
to support business of all sizes across NYS. This historic jackpot has led to
record commissions for retailers and should help these businesses
thrive, said Gardner Gurney, Director of the Division of the
Stewarts Shops Spokeswoman
Maria DAmelia said a jackpot this size affects business in a number of
In addition to the positive
economic impact, we appreciate the buzz factor that comes with a Lottery
jackpot of this size. Our stores are filled with customers staying that extra
minute or two to share stories about a past Lottery experience and dream aloud
about what-if. It helps us build on the sense of community
thats so important to our brand.
Total Lottery sales, including
Powerball, for the current fiscal year up $310,000,000 over last fiscal year,
which translates to an increase of $18,000,000 in commissions for the same time
NOTE: National media
inquiries regarding Powerball should be directed to Kelly Cripe, Media
Relations Director at the Texas Lottery: email@example.com or at
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be
North Americas largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.11
billion in fiscal year 2014-2015 to help support education in New York
The Lotterys contribution
represents 14 percent of total state education aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education.
It takes into account both a school
districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
CONTACT: Communications (518)
388-3415, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: The New York Lottery.
State Lottery Launch Scientific Games-Developed Player Loyalty Program and
Interactive Solutions Are Innovating New Conveniences for U.S. Lottery Players
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (January 13,
2016) Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the
Company) today announced that the Maine State Lottery (the
Lottery) launched its new player rewards program, RewardMe Lottery
Club, through the Companys Loyalty Plus solution. For the first time,
lottery players in Maine can participate in a points-based rewards program that
allows them to enter their non-winning instant lottery games online, accumulate
points and redeem points for prizes and merchandise in the Companys
Points for Prizes online store. The RewardMe Lottery Club supporting mobile
app, developed by Scientific Games for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets,
may be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play store at no cost. With 13
mobile apps released and seven full loyalty rewards programs currently in use
by U.S. lotteriesmore than any other lottery providerthe
Companys interactive solutions are inventing conveniences for U.S.
lottery players and retailers.
Tim Poulin, Deputy Director, Maine
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations said, The mobile
app is really a key component of our new RewardMe Lottery Club. Our players can
use it to quickly check their instant and draw game tickets to see if they are
winners, and it allows them to scan their non-winning instant games directly
into their rewards account with their mobile phone. Were offering our
players the same convenience on the go theyve come to expect with other
consumer products, and it looks like theyre enjoying it so
The RewardMe Lottery Club app can
also store a players favourite draw game numbers and produce a barcode on
their mobile screen that can be scanned at the retail checkout to print their
Michael Lightman, Vice President,
Lottery Interactive for Scientific Games, said, With every rewards
program we create and every mobile app that goes live, we learn more and more
about consumer convenience and retail efficiency. We designed this app to
provide players in Maine with an easy way to engage with the Lottery and its
instant and draw games, and to provide support to the more than 1,200 lottery
retailers in the state.
Scientific Games began serving the
Maine State Lottery in 1975 as its instant game provider and has provided
systems technology to the Lottery since 1985. In the last year (FY 2014 to FY
2015), the Lottery experienced 9.9 percent growth in full-line retail sales,
ranking it No. 2 in the U.S. for full line percentage growth.
Since the first drawing in 1974, the
Lottery has paid over $2.2 billion in prizes to players and more than $335
million in sales commissions and bonuses have been paid to Lottery retailers.
Over the last 40 years, the Maine State Lottery has transferred over $1.24
billion to Maine State Government's General Fund to benefit the citizens of
Maine, including general purpose aid for local schools, higher education,
health services, as well as a variety of other programs.
All copyrights, trademarks and
service marks are owned by their respective owners in the United States and
Presentation © 2016 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 Companys 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:
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Schafer Systems Dispenser Stack Works for the
Norwegian National Lottery
ADAIR, IA (January 7, 2016) --
In retail environments, customers are often inundated with creative product
displays, bright or lighted displays and even sounds and videos to draw
attention. Competing in this space is ever more difficult for lotteries.
Norsk Tipping (The Norwegian
National Lottery) worked with Schafer Systems on their new dispenser stack to
help draw attention at retail.
A bright blue custom mount was
chosen, along with branding decals around each dispenser. The look is
bright, fun and is often complimented with topper point of sale pieces.
Do you need something more
eye-catching at retail? Teresa Immel and Shay Wahl would love to work with you
on ideas for your market that can work within your budget.
SOURCE: Schafer Systems,
Florida Lottery Celebrates Its 28th Birthday with the Launch of
a New Family of Games!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 12,
2016) -- Following the success of the newest $20 Scratch-Off game, $5,000,000
FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER, the Florida Lottery today introduced the FLAMINGO
MULTIPLIER family of Scratch-Off games. The new games feature more than $370
million in cash prizes and more than 32.7 million winning tickets! All Lottery
retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for
purchase within 72 hours.
- The $10 game, $2,000,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER,
offers more than $164 million in prizes and more than 6.3 million winning
tickets. The games overall odds of winning are one-in-3.46.
- The $5 game, $500,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER, offers
more than $113 million in prizes, including 24 top prizes of $500,000. The
games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.23.
- The $2 game, $50,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER, has more
than 10.3 million winning tickets and over $66 million in total cash prizes.
The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.68.
- The $1 game, $10,000 FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER, offers
more than $26 million in total cash prizes. The games overall odds of
winning are one-in-4.88.
Four drawings will be held between
February 4 and April 7 for non-winning FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER tickets entered into
the Cash Multiplier Second Chance Promotion. In each of the four drawings, one
player will win $25,000, three players will win $10,000 and 20 players will win
Players can also earn 20 extra
entries per drawing by entering a special social media promo code that will be
posted to the Florida Lotterys official Facebook page during each of the
For more information about these
games and the second chance promotion, visit:
The Florida Lottery is also giving
retailers the chance to win.
For each book of FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER
Scratch-Off tickets a retailer activates, they will earn entries in up to four
drawings during the FLAMINGO MULTIPLIER Book Settlement Promotion for a chance
to win $2,000.
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 67 percent
of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than
725,000 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
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $48.5 billion in prizes and made more than 1,800 people
For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Loto-Québec Moves to Electronic Draws
MONTRÉAL, Quebec, Canada
(January 12, 2016) Beginning on February 1, all Loto-Québec draws
will be performed electronically. Only the main draws of Canada-wide lotteries
like Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max will continue to be performed using ball
machines. This change to the draw procedure is part of a broader plan to
optimize and modernize lottery sector processes, a plan that has been
implemented by the Corporation over the past few years.
By choosing to perform its draws
electronically ‒ electronic draws are already used for the lotteries Tout
ou rien, Plinko®, Eldorado and Roue de fortune Éclair as well as for
Lotto Max Maxmillions draws and Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize draws ‒,
Loto-Québec is following in the footsteps of several other Canadian and
American lottery corporations.
In addition to their increased
security, electronic draws enable customers to obtain the results faster. This
modification will save nearly a half-million dollars every year for the
Corporation, particularly in terms of equipment maintenance.
A trustworthy and secure
Electronic draws are based on the
same principles as ball machine draws in that the procedures are equally secure
and stringent, and that the results are completely random.
To perform its electronic draws,
Loto-Québec uses a computerized random number generator, tested and
certified by two independent specialized firms: This system is
designed to produce numbers as randomly as a ball machine, and the results are
verified by independent auditors using their own systems that are in no way
connected to Loto-Québecs system, stated Simon
Patenaude, President of Lottery Operations for the Corporation.
Loto-Québecs mission is
to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and
measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the
heart of its activities.
In 2015, Loto-Québec paid out
77 prizes worth $1 million or more.
SOURCE: Patrice Lavoie, Director,
Communications and Press Relations, Loto-Québec
Play Twice a Day Starting February 7
TOPEKA, Kansas (January 8, 2016) --
Pick 3 players will soon have twice the chance to win! Starting February
7, 2016, the Kansas Lottery will offer two Pick 3 drawings every day a
Midday drawing and an Evening drawing.
Pick 3 is a Kansas-only game. The
new daily Midday Pick 3 drawing will be held at approximately 1:10 p.m. The
deadline for purchasing tickets for the Midday drawing will be 12:59 p.m. The
Evening drawing will continue to be
held at approximately 9:10 p.m. The deadline for purchasing Evening tickets is
8:59 p.m. Both drawings will be held seven days a week, for a total of 14 Pick
3 drawings each week.
Wagers in all Pick 3 drawings will
be $1 each. A 50¢ wager will no longer be available. Players will continue
to choose their type of play Exact Order or Any
The prize structure is identical for
the Midday and Evening drawings. The top prize for matching three numbers in an
Exact Order play is $500.
Players who pick the Any Order
option and match the three numbers drawn will win $80, or $160 if two of the
three digits are identical.
Players who use Pick 3 play slips
will need to use new play slips after the February 6 drawing. New Pick 3 play
slips are being delivered to all Kansas Lottery retailers.
Please note: Fewer Pick 3
multi-draws will be available after the January 10, 2016, drawing, until the
game change on February 7, when players will once again be able to select up to
Here is the Pick 3
Stepdown chart indicating the maximum number of draws available
before and after each drawing:
# of Draws Available
BEFORE Draw Break
# of Draws Available
AFTER Draw Break
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Wednesday, January 13,
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Friday, January 15, 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Wednesday, January 20,
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Wednesday, January 27,
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Wednesday, February 3,
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, Director of
Public Affairs, Kansas Lottery, Phone: 785-296-5708, Email:
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Announce
Results of Officer Elections
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 13, 2016)
The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) announced today
that its Board of the Directors has elected a new slate of officers under the
leadership of Thomas A. Jingoli, Chief Compliance Officer for Konami Gaming, as
the organizations President.
Jingolis position as President
was not up for election as he transitions into the second year of a 2-year
term, but 1-year terms were approved for:
- First Vice President Dan Savage (Chief
Administration Officer, Scientific Games)
- Second Vice President David Lucchese (Executive
Vice President, Games, Everi)
- Secretary Mark Dunn (Executive Vice President &
General Counsel, Aristocrat Leisure Limited)
- Treasurer Tom Nieman (Vice President of Sales &
Marketing, JCM Global)
- Vice President of Government Relations Steven
DiMasi (Vice President of Global Government Relations, IGT)
- Co-General Counsel Harper Ko (Deputy General
Counsel - Gaming, Scientific Games)
- Co-General Counsel Daron Dorsey (General Counsel,
North American Operations, Ainsworth Game Technology)
AGEM is a non-profit international
trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming
devices, lotteries, systems, table games, online technology, key components and
support products and services for the gaming industry.
AGEM works to further the interests
of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action,
regulatory influence, trade show partnerships, educational alliances,
information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM
work together to create benefits for every company within the organization.
Together, AGEM has assisted
regulatory agencies and participated in the legislative process to solve
problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while
providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming
For more information, visit:
The current AGEM membership roster,
149 companies strong based in 21 countries, is a whos who of the supplier
segment of the global gaming industry.
SOURCE: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
LotSynergy Launch Cambodian Welfare Lottery Instant Scratch Card Logistics
Management and Price Claim System
HONG KONG, SAR (January 4, 2016) --
China Lotsynergy Holdings Limited (the Company) is pleased to
announce that the Cambodian Welfare Lottery instant scratch card logistics
management and prize claim system provided by Ace Metro Limited, a wholly owned
subsidiary of the Company, Khmer pool Welfare Lottery Co., Ltd (Khmer
Pool) has been successfully launched.
Khmer Pool is authorized and
approved by the Government of Cambodia to develop nationwide welfare lottery
business in Cambodia. In 2015, Ace Metro entered into a 10-year exclusive
cooperation agreement with Khmer Pool, where the two parties agreed on
comprehensive collaboration to develop Cambodias welfare lottery
The current businesses include
providing handheld mobile reading equipment, QR code reading equipment, Central
hardware management platform, construction of instant scratch card logistics
management and prize claim system, as well as providing training services for
the staff of Khmer Pool and points-of-sales with relevant technical support.
The Company will receive revenue-sharing-based fees.
Khmer Pool currently distributes the
nations largest instant lottery products in Cambodia in terms of the
scale and sales amount. The instant scratch card logistics management and prize
claim system newly provided by the Company is currently the largest, most
technologically advanced, and constructed to the highest standards in Cambodia.
Ace Metro has partnered with Khmer Pool to develop this project since August
2015. The new system provides a suite of convenient services including
point-of-sale top-up, prize claim, inventory management and inquiry. It also
provides technical support for Khmer Pools business expansion, while
further improving the job responsibilities within Khmer Pool and strengthening
the management of point-of-sale account funds, inventory, prize claim and
Management believes that the new
market prospects in Cambodia would bring broad development opportunities for
this project. The Group will join hands with Khmer Pool to contribute to
Cambodias national welfare initiatives and good causes, and will use its
actions to build a corporate identity exemplar of the growing Chinese lottery
China LotSynergy Holdings Limited
(CLS) is a technology company dedicated to the lottery business in
China, offering reliable and advanced lottery equipment, systems, games and a
full range of relevant solutions, as well as providing quality and professional
services to contribute to the healthy and rapid development of lottery business
Company core values: Focused,
Pragmatic & Innovative.
CLS was listed on the Growth
Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (8161.HK) in 2001,
and underwent a restructuring to be engaged in the China lottery business from
its original metals E-commerce business. On 16 October 2013, it successfully
transferred its listing from the GEM to Main Board (1371.HK). CLS is the first
HK-listed company to participate in the China lottery business.
CLS is committed to becoming a
leading enterprise with focus on innovations in the China lottery business. The
company is led by a global, professional and experienced management team backed
by a large group of specialists covering business operation, technical
development and capital markets, who help shape the companys
comprehensive capabilities in offering lottery systems, terminal products,
games, and operation for Computer Ticket Game (CTG), KENO-type
lottery, video lottery (VLT) and new media lottery. CLS works
closely with global lottery enterprise GTECH to enhance the companys
competitive advantages in VLT, KENO-type lottery and new media Lottery applying
proven technology and operational experience in accordance with the
requirements and circumstances in the China market.
CLS is the only listed company to
provide services for China Welfare Lotterys two nationwide lottery types,
including exclusive long-term provision of VLT terminals, as well as KENO
system, games and terminal equipment. In addition, CLS is an approved provider
of CTG terminals for both Welfare Lottery and Sports Lottery authorities, and
is well positioned to capture new opportunities in this flourishing market.
SOURCE: China LotSynergy Holdings
Limited media release.
American Gaming Association and Clubs Australia Announce
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (December 11,
2015) -- Clubs Australia and the American Gaming Association (AGA) today united
to call for a global approach to tackling the unregulated, unsafe and un-taxed
illegal online gambling market.
The two organisations also committed
themselves to forming an international alliance on the issue, in which both
parties will collaborate to raise awareness of the risks of illicit gambling
websites, and work on measures to prevent their spread.
It is estimated that US and
Australian residents currently spend $4 billion and $1.2 billion respectively
each year on illegal overseas gambling websites.
Not only do these illegal websites
deprive both Australian and US Governments of tax revenue and employment, their
operation greatly increases the risks of money laundering and terrorism
Clubs Australia Executive Director
Anthony Ball said that it was well past time to take the threat of these
illegal gambling operations seriously.
The proliferation of
illegal online gambling is a scourge that needs to be tackled by governments
world-wide, in association with legal and regulated gaming operators,
Put simply, these sites are
unethical and unsafe. There are no age verification checks, no
harm-minimisation measures, and the revenue they generate goes to offshore tax
havens not back to the community.
AGA Senior Vice President of Public
Affairs Sara Rayme said that there is a clear difference between the illegal
operators and the licensed, regulated industry.
Our partnership with Clubs
Australia will help to shine a spotlight on shady outfits that dont
create jobs, contribute vital tax revenue, protect players or serve as strong
As part of the international
partnership, both organisations will work together to provide details of these
illegal operations to governments in order for these illicit sites to be shut
They will also call on their
respective governments to ramp up efforts to target these companies.
Clubs Australia will also call for
moves to ensure that Australian financial institutions that facilitate
transactions with illegal operators put a stop to the practice.
The partnership between AGA and
Clubs Australia also forms part of the AGAs Stop Illegal
Gambling Play it Safe initiative, which focuses on four key
areas of illegal gambling: illegal sports betting; black market machines;
Internet sweepstakes cafes; and illegal online betting.
SOURCE: Clubs Australia media
AIGA, and OIGA Combine Forces to Seek New Business Opportunities in Europe at
ICE Totally Gaming
LONDON, U.K. (January 11, 2016)
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and Victor Rocha, editor
of Pechanga.net, in collaboration with the Arizona Indian Gaming Association
(AIGA), and Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), have combined forces to
seek new business opportunities in Europe at the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming
Additionally, NIGA, AIGA, and OIGA
will present an informative seminar series during the tradeshow. The seminar
series is produced by Victor Rocha, owner of the influential news website
NIGA, AIGA, and OIGA are
united in coming to ICE Totally Gaming for a very clear purpose: To let Europe
know we are open for business and are actively seeking business
opportunities, said Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National
Indian Gaming Association.
ICE is the worlds
largest and most important global casino industry tradeshow, and the world
needs to understand that Tribal Gaming is an integral part of the global gaming
landscape. We are coming to ICE to expand our enterprises, and we are actively
seeking business partners who value the opportunities we have to
To help attendees and exhibitors
understand the past history, present economic scope, and future business
potential for gaming in Indian Country, NIGA, AIGA and OIGA are presenting the
U.S. Tribal Gaming Seminar Series on Tuesday, February 2
The series takes place in the ExCel
Centre South Gallery, rooms 9 & 10 from 10:25 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free to all ICE Totally Gaming visitors.
Seminar chair Rocha said, To
do business in Indian Country, it is imperative to have a full understanding of
where we came from, where we are, and where we can go in the future.
We carefully created this series to
help attendees gain knowledge from the worlds leading experts, who have
graciously volunteered their time to make this series a success.
Topics covered during the day-long
- A Brief History of Tribal Gaming
- Sovereignty and Unique Aspects of Tribal
- The 2016 Politics of iGaming
- Business Opportunity Building a Bridge to
- How Technology and Innovation are Reshaping Indian
Gaming and Creating Economic Development Opportunities
- Leadership Forum on the Top Issues and
Opportunities in Indian Country
- A Brief History of Tribal Gaming
- Sovereignty and Unique Aspects of Tribal
- The 2016 Politics of iGaming
- Business Opportunity Building a Bridge to
- How Technology and Innovation are Reshaping Indian
Gaming and Creating Economic Development Opportunities
- Leadership Forum on the Top Issues and
Opportunities in Indian Country
Speakers in the seminar represent a
whos-who of Indian Gaming and globally respected thought-leaders from
across the industry spectrum. Speakers and moderators include:
- Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman, National Indian
- Valerie Spicer, Executive Director, Arizona Indian
- Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian
- Andy Ebona, NIGA Treasurer, Tinglit Tribe of
- Chairman Louis Manuel, AK-Chin Indian
- Salim Adatia, Vice President, iGaming &
Canadian Services, Gaming Laboratories International
- Mario Galea, Random Consulting
- Roger Gros, Publisher, Global Gaming Business
- Gene Johnson, CEO Gaming Knowledge Partners
- Dan Little, Vice President of Government Relations,
- Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum
- Frank Pracukowski, Director of Administration,
- Victor Rocha, Editor, Pechanga.Net
- Richard Schuetz, Executive Director, Bermuda
Casino Gaming Commission
- John Tahsuda, Principal, Navigators Global LLC
- Loretta Tuell, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
ICE attendees and participants are
invited to visit the NIGA stand S7-431 for special offers to attend the Indian
Gaming Tradeshow, March 10-13, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information,
For more information on the seminar
series, visit: www.ICETotallyGaming.com or
Information about NIGA is available
CONTACT: Victor Rocha, Pechanga.net,
SOURCE: Media release distributed by
Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications.
Fantasy Sports Firm Fanaments Secures UK
LONDON, U.K. (January 12, 2016) --
Fanaments, the only multi-sport fantasy provider in Europe, has been awarded
their UK betting license.
In contrast to industry competition,
the Icelandic-based firm offers users not only a variety of football
competition-based tournaments, including the English Premier League, La Liga
and UEFA Champions League, but NBA basketball, MMA and PGA golf as well.
Since their initial launch in August
of last year, Fanaments has grown by at least 100 percent month-on-month having
paid out over 300,000 in winnings. Football and perhaps more
surprisingly, their offering of basketball are the main factors for the
exponential increase in growth.
The operator, who plans to
capitalise on first-mover advantage, is confident that their real time data
product, user incentives, variety of games and their large operational
jurisdiction will ensure they are always a step in front of their
The Maltese-licensed platform,
headed up by co-founders Bragi Ægisson (CEO), Arnor Davidsson (CPO) and
Gudmundur Sveinsson (CTO), allows users to choose a different team each game
Ægisson explained: It
is very exciting that we are the only multi-sport fantasy service on the
continent. It was clear to us that there was an over reliance on football and
so our objective is to satisfy the craving for additional sports.
Our launch co-insides very
nicely with prominent sporting fixtures this week. London will be treated to
NBAs Magic v Raptors game as well as the mammoth Premier League tie
between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday.
Fanaments are expecting a
strong reception, to what is a high-profile week within the sporting calendar,
as we aim to inject further excitement into a variety of sports
For more information please CONTACT:
Square in the Air Communications, Phone: +44 (0) 20 3586 8266, Email:
SOURCE: Square in the Air
Launch Spin & Bet; Provides Sports Bettors Chance to Increase Odds by Up to
ONCHAN, Isle of Man (January 13,
2016) -- BetStars has launched a unique new sports betting product that gives
bettors the chance to multiply the odds and potential winnings by
up to 10 times. BetStars is the new sports betting brand from PokerStars, an
Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) company.
Spin & Bet, which takes its name
and inspiration from the extremely popular Spin & Go poker format that
launched just over a year ago on PokerStars, gives sports bettors the chance to
multiply the odds of their bets and potential winnings by up to
10 times the original amount.
"We're really excited by the
launch of Spin & Bet, which we believe is set to be the game-changing
innovation in sports betting this year," said Guy Templer, Director of
Group Business Development and Strategy. "We're convinced our customers will
love the new product as it brings a new and exciting dimension to betting for
sports fans around the world. This is only the first in a number of exciting,
unique products that we expect to introduce in 2016 to distinguish the BetStars
brand from its competitors."
HOW DOES SPIN & BET
To use the new Spin & Bet
feature, bettors simply choose their bet from the available markets, enter
their stake, and click 'Spin & Bet'. The bet will be placed and an
animation will display the potentially enhanced odds and potential winnings,
with the result being one of five multiples: 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 5x or 10x.
When playing Spin & Bet, 10% of the bettor's stake goes towards an enhanced
For example, a £10 bet at 2/1
would become a £9 Spin & Bet with the chance for the odds to increase
to as much as 20/1 with a potential payout of £189 (£9 x 20 +
£9 stake back).
A short video, showing how Spin
& Bet works, can be viewed
Spin & Bet will form the focus
of an international marketing campaign to launch the BetStars brand over the
coming months, which is anticipated to begin over the next week. This campaign
will feature a significant TV presence, including during televised football
matches of the English Premier League.
The Gamechanger TV advert that will
be aired in the UK can be viewed here:
Spin & Bet is now available on
the BetStars.com, BetStars.eu and BetStars.uk websites, and on dedicated iOS
and Android devices. Amaya expects that BetStars, including its Spin & Bet
feature, will be offered in additional jurisdictions through 2016. BetStars is
not available in the United States, Canada or certain other jurisdictions.
BetStars is a new online sports
betting site from PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room. The sports
betting service features a wide range of popular and specialist betting
options, fantastic promotions, and exclusive new products.
BetStars offers players a seamless
experience between sports betting, casino and poker, with a single wallet
between all three services. BetStars is available online and on mobile and
tablet, with dedicated iOS and Android apps for a quick and simple betting
BetStars is owned by Amaya Inc.
(Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA).
Amaya is a leading provider of
technology-based solutions, products and services in the global gaming and
interactive entertainment industries. Amaya owns gaming and related consumer
businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt, BetStars, StarsDraft,
the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker
Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. These brands have more than 97 million
cumulative registered customers globally and collectively form the largest
poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments,
live poker competitions, branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities
around the world, and poker programming created for television and online
audiences. Amaya, through certain of these brands, also offers non-poker gaming
products, including casino, sportsbook and daily fantasy sports. Amaya has
various gaming and gaming-related licenses or approvals throughout the world,
including from the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Estonia, Belgium,
Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece, Ireland, Romania, the Isle of Man, Malta, the State
of Schleswig- Holstein in Germany, the Province of Quebec in Canada, and the
State of New Jersey in the United States.
For further information please
CONTACT: Tim Foran, Tel: +1 416.545.1325, Email: email@example.com or Eric Hollreiser, Tel: +1
514.744.3122 x2609, Email: Press@amaya.com.
SOURCE Amaya Inc.
Evolution and Scientific Games Sign Exclusive Deal for Ultimate
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (January 11, 2016)
-- Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has signed an
agreement with Scientific Games to exclusively provide a Live Casino version of
Ultimate Texas Holdem.
Ultimate Texas Holdem is the
worlds most popular house-banked Texas Holdem game, and generates
in excess of EUR 1.5 billion per year in GGR in land-based casinos globally.
Under the terms of the 3.5-year
agreement, Evolution will be the sole Live Casino provider to offer the game as
part of its product range with the possibility to extend with additional game
content from Scientific Games proprietary portfolio.
Ultimate Texas Holdem is fully
scalable, making it possible to deal an unlimited number of players from a
single table. Evolution expects the game to be an attractive tool for operators
to convert poker players into casino players.
A first launch to licensees is
expected this summer.
Tom Wood, Vice President and Chief
Product Officer, B2B, Interactive at Scientific Games said: There was
a time when a dozen different Hold'em games were being offered by casinos, but
only this one emerged from the pack as the dominant game at land-based casinos
around the world."
"With its scalability and pace,
we are confident that it will be an excellent game in the Live Casino
environment, and we are excited to see Evolution with its industry-leading
platform being the provider to make it happen.
Todd Haushalter, CPO of Evolution
Gaming, said: "We are excited about furthering our partnership with
Scientific Games. Being able to exclusively offer our partners the most popular
Holdem game in the world helps us further cement our leadership position
in the live casino space."
"Building up our specialty game
offering which also includes Caribbean Stud and Three Card Poker is part of our
strategy to make the transition from land-based to online seamless for
CONTACT: Helen Hedgeland, Head of
Marketing, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Evolution Gaming.
Organisers Advise Early Registration for
LONDON, U.K. (January 11, 2016) -
Organisers of London Baby, the best attended networking party on the first
night of ICE, are advising people to sign up sooner rather than later if they
want to join the crowd at Café de Paris.
Last year the demand for the event
was so high that Sports Betting Community (SBC) and iGaming Business (iGB) had
to close off registration early as delegate numbers were stretching capacity at
the luxury venue on Leicester Square.
iGaming Business Shona
ODonnell commented: London Baby always gets a fun crowd but last
year the numbers signing up were phenomenal. So this year we are advising
people to register their interest nice and early.
Registration is open HERE.
SBC founder Rasmus Sojmark added:
If firms want to be sure of entry, then they could also take out a
sponsorship package for the evening. We still have opportunities for firms that
want to treat their customers at VIP tables with the added benefit of promoting
your brand over ICE week.
It is through the support of the
events sponsors that London Baby is able to be held every year. This
years sponsors are Secure Trading, Iforium, Ali Quantum Gaming, Magnet
Gaming, W2 Global Payments, Viks.com and XB Net.
Phil Parry, CEO at regular London
Baby sponsor Iforium, commented: Iforium are pleased to support London
Baby again in 2016. Its by far the most enjoyable evening during ICE and
gives us the perfect opportunity to engage with our partners and promote our
presence at the show during one of the key weeks in the gambling
Consultant Austin Carney, who worked
with one of last years main sponsors, described the sponsorship packages
as by far the best value opportunity in and around the ICE Show.
Special VIP only tables are also available for those wanting to provide
customer hospitality in a fun environment.
Anyone wishing to get more
information on the sponsorship opportunities should contact SBCs Tiana
Sinclair on email@example.com.
SOURCE: Lyceum Media.