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Vol. 74 No.8 - Monday February 22, 2016
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Carnival Cruise Line and IGT Commemorate 20 Years of Wheel of
Fortune® Slots with Year-Long Celebration
Awarding of Free Carnival Cruises, a $200,000 Shipboard Slot Tournament, a
Celebratory Week of Shows on Wheel of Fortune and more
MIAMI, Florida (February 16, 2016)
-- Carnival Cruise Line and International Game Technology PLC ("IGT")
(NYSE: IGT) have partnered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the IGT Wheel
of Fortune® slot machines, featured aboard all Carnival ships and in
Carnival Cruise Line and IGT have
partnered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune slots.
The World's Most Popular Cruise
Line® and the world's leading end-to-end gaming company will reward players
with free cruises and a variety of exciting giveaways throughout 2016. The
brands are also partnering with the most successful syndicated game show in
television history, Wheel of Fortune, on a first-ever Carnival Cruise
Line-themed week featuring an exciting viewer sweepstakes.
Carnival Cruise Line and
During 2016, Carnival and IGT's
partner casinos will give away hundreds of free cruises on the Carnival
Magic. The winners will participate in the onboard Spin N Sail slot
tournament featuring the IGT Wheel of Fortune slot machines exclusively during
an eight-day Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Magic from Port Canaveral,
Fla., in November 2016. The $200,000 prize pool, provided by IGT,
includes a $100,000 grand prize to be taken home by one lucky winner. IGT
customers across the U.S. and Canada will host qualifying events where winning
players are awarded a free cruise for two and an entry into the grand finale
"Wheel of Fortune slots and
Carnival cruises are synonymous with fun and excitement, so IGT's partnership
with Carnival Cruise Line provides the ideal way to celebrate 20 years of Wheel
of Fortune slots," said Victor Duarte, IGT global chief product officer,
gaming. "We appreciate the continued partnership between Carnival
Cruise Line and IGT. Featuring Wheel of Fortune slots on all 24 Carnival
cruise ships gives the games great exposure to millions of people, and has
played a valuable role in helping IGT's Wheel of Fortune slots become the most
popular casino slot brand of all time."
"We're delighted to team up with
IGT to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular Wheel of Fortune
slot machines and provide consumers with a number of fantastic prizes,
including the opportunity to win $100,000 in the Spin N Sail tournament,"
said Mike Hunssinger Turek, vice president of casino commercial operations for
Carnival Cruise Line. "We're also excited to offer a variety of special
Wheel of Fortune-themed activities on board and be a part of Spin & Sail
Week on this iconic show," he added.
Introduced in 1996, the Wheel of
Fortune slot machines have become a player favorite in shipboard casinos,
including all 24 Carnival Cruise Line vessels, as well as in casinos on
land. IGT has placed more than 200 versions of Wheel of Fortune slots in
casinos around the world, and the game has awarded more than $3 billion in
jackpots and minted more than 1,000 millionaires. Players enjoy how Wheel
of Fortune slots capture the spirit and creativity of the popular television
game show produced by Sony Pictures.
Throughout 2016, Carnival will also
host a number of Wheel of Fortune-themed events across the fleet that will
include special branded items and on-board activities and games every sailing,
including the popular Wheel of Fortune scratch-off game where guests can win up
to $30,000. Additionally, each sailing will feature a Wheel of Fortune
prize wheel offering a wide range of prizes, everything from Carnival logo
items and Casino Cash to entry into the $200,000 Spin N Sail slot
Wheel of Fortune
The 20th anniversary Wheel of
Fortune slot festivities will also include a "Spin & Sail Week" with five
Carnival Cruise Line-themed shows airing this spring on the iconic game show
that inspired the slot machine. Spin & Sail Week" airing March 21-25, 2016,
will feature a custom, tropical-themed set with high-definition Carnival ship
images and footage. Contestants will be able to win Carnival cruises to a
variety of exotic destinations including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and
In preparation for the broadcast,
Pat Sajak, Vanna White and the Wheel of Fortune crew went on location to shoot
customized segments aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship.
The "Wheel of Fortune Spin &
Sail Sweepstakes," will encourage viewers to watch "Spin & Sail Week" on
Wheel of Fortune and enter each night's bonus puzzle solution at
www.wheeloffortune.com. Twenty winning entries will be selected, and the grand
prize will be an eight-day Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Magic to be taken
in November 2016 with a guaranteed spot in the Spin N Sail $200,000 slot
For additional information and
reservations on Carnival's cruise offerings, contact any travel agent, call
1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.
Carnival can also be found on:
Facebook Fan Page:
Journalists also can visit
Carnival's media site, www.carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR
department on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
About Carnival Cruise
Carnival, a unit of Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular
Cruise Line®" with 24 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The
Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England,
Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The company
currently has two new 133,500-ton ships on order -- Carnival Vista, set to
debut in 2016, and an as-yet-unnamed vessel scheduled to enter service in
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has approximately 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit
About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune has been the number
one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned seven Emmy Awards,
including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. With
more than 26 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series
continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television
shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures
Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed
domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios
International, both units of CBS Corp.
For Carnival Cruise Line
For Wheel of Fortune
Krista Ostensen Osche
Sales & Transfer: Iowa Lottery Declares January A 'Bin
Lottery Sets Several
Records Following World-Record Powerball® Jackpot Drawing
Iowa (February 16, 2016) --- Fuelled
by a surge in Powerball sales leading up to the game's world-record jackpot
drawing, the Iowa Lottery smashed several long-standing records in January, its
latest figures show.
The lottery on Tuesday released its
financial figures for the month of January, showing that the lottery set
records for its highest monthly sales, highest monthly proceeds to state causes
and highest monthly prizes to players since its start in 1985.
"We extend our sincere thanks to
our players and retailers for being part of this historic moment," Iowa
Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. "It was a bin buster - definitely a busy time,
but we had a lot of fun, too. And our joint efforts have made a big difference
right here at home by raising additional lottery proceeds for state causes
while paying a record amount in prizes to players."
The Powerball jackpot grew for more
than two months before it reached a world-record level of nearly $1.6 billion
annuity ($983.5 million lump-sum option) and was split in the Jan. 13 drawing
by three tickets purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee.
During that jackpot run from Nov. 5,
2015, to Jan. 13, 2016, the Iowa Lottery sold about $34.2 million in Powerball
tickets. That compares to a total of $52.2 million in Powerball sales in all of
fiscal year 2015.
With the world-record jackpot
drawing occurring in January, total monthly sales for the Iowa Lottery hit
$54.1 million, topping the previous monthly sales record of $42.2 million set
in February 2006.
Monthly lottery proceeds to state
causes also were a record, totaling $17.3 million. The previous monthly
proceeds total of $11.6 million had stood since February 2006.
Prizes to players also set a record
for the month, totaling $30.2 million. That surpassed the previous record of
$20.3 million set in March 2013.
Throughout the month, the lottery
also saw its highest Powerball sales for one day ($6.3 million on Jan. 13), its
biggest sales week ($19.5 million for the week ending Jan. 9), and its highest
monthly sales for instant-scratch tickets ($20.8 million).
Rich said that while fluctuations
must be anticipated in the months to come, the lottery's strong sales through
January have it well positioned to meet its budget targets for the year.
Lottery sales and proceeds through January both are ahead of budget and its
"Lottery sales are cyclical, so
we know that they will continue to ebb and flow in the coming months," he
said. "We will keep working hard to generate lottery proceeds for state
SOURCE: Iowa Lottery.
Interactive Limited Release Half Year Report
Reporting period: Half year ended 31
The following summary is provided
for the six months to 31 December 2015.
HY Dec 15
14 Actual Restated²
% Change (on
Total Transaction Value
Number of jackpots¹
Additional new accounts
¹ OZ Lotto/ Powerball jackpots
of $15 million or more.
² There was a correction of an
error recognised in previous years and the HY December 14 period has been
restated accordingly. The net effect was an increase in TTV, Revenue & NPBT
of $0.4 mil, an increase in income tax of $0.1 mil, and an increase in NPAT of
$0.3 mil. Refer to Note 6 in the Annual Report 2015 for details.
TOOWONG, Qld, Australia (February
16, 2016) -- Leading interactive lottery business, Jumbo Interactive Limited
(ASX:JIN), is pleased to announce a significant increase in profit driven by
growing customer numbers combined with a good run of Jackpots. A focus on
managing costs and improving Germany also contributed to the profit increase.
Dividends have increased to 2.0c from 1.5c for the half-year period.
Profits rose sharply to
$2.0 million for the half year due to successful marketing campaigns, a good
run of jackpots and a focus on managing expenses, especially in
Germany, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive.
Both ticket sales (TTV) and
Revenue reached record levels of $81 million and $17.8 million
respectively, he said.
The balance sheet remains healthy
with Net Assets of $22.9 million and the Companys cash position at $26.4
million ($20.0 million net cash plus $6.4 million players funds) as at 31
The second half of the 2016
financial year has had a good start in terms of large Jackpots, new customers
and customer activity.
Based on the strong first half
performance, an interim fully franked dividend of 2.0 cents per ordinary share
is declared for the half year (2014: 1.5 cents) with a franking percentage of
100% as follows:
Record date: 11 March 2016
Payment date: 25 March 2016
The Dividend Reinvestment Plan will
be suspended for the proposed interim fully franked dividend.
The current dividend policy of a
stable dividend payment remains unchanged.
The Australian Internet lottery
business was the main contributor to the strong result with ticket sales (TTV)
rising 22% to a record $80 million and a 20% increase in Revenue to $17.3
million. This was driven by 108,650 new online accounts over the half-year
period combined with increased customer activity and a solid run of
Jumbo invests extensively in online
marketing to grow and activate the database of customers who transact via its
website (www.ozlotteries.com) and associated mobile apps (iOS & Android).
The nature of lottery play is such that customers open an account online and
either play immediately or wait for a higher jackpot. Marketing activity is
therefore divided into first recruiting customers who open an account followed
by then encouraging them to spend and play. The following KPIs are used to
track the effectiveness of these campaigns and will be reported in the Annual
Financial Reports for comparative purposes.
1. CPL: Cost per Lead (new online
accounts) defined as total cost to acquire these new accounts divided by the
number of new accounts in a given period. New accounts potentially become
active customers after the account has been established.
2. Number of Active Online Customers
defined as customers who have spent money on tickets in the preceding 12 month
3. Average spend per active online
customer defined as the total spent by active online customers divided by the
number of active online customers over the preceding 12 month period.
The following table summaries the
Marketing KPIs at 31 December 2015.
Number of new online accounts for the half year
CPL (Cost per Lead for the half
Number of active online
customers (12 months)
Average spend per active online
customer (12 months)
Mobile activity, Social media
activity and customer demographic data are also indicators of customer
behaviour that influence marketing yield. Mobile activity shows a trend towards
mobile devices, which influences the development of the various mobile apps.
64% of customer interactions are via mobile device, up from 50% at 30 June,
2015. This has underpinned the development and release of version 3.8 of the
mobile app which has full native purchasing functionality streamlining the
order process without the need of a web browser.
The number of Facebook likes reached
106,000 at 31 December 2015, up from 95,000 at 30 June 2015. This indicates the
importance of social media in the overall marketing mix.
Customer demographic data show a
skew towards younger age groups (compared to traditional lottery players)
influencing which Internet sites are used for marketing as well as the tone of
voice and message used in communicating with customers.
Jumbo continues to invest in online
marketing and its proprietary lottery software platform www.ozlotteries.com to
underpin growth in future years.
In an effort to expand into overseas
markets, diversify risk, and underpin growth, Jumbo obtained licenses to sell
official lottery games in all 16 German states. Following a difficult first
year that resulted in a divisional loss of $3.6 million, the German business
was restructured in June 2015 to significantly reduce expenses and improve
online sales and marketing functions.
The office was moved to Hamburg from
Munich and a new Managing Director appointed. As a result of this, ticket sales
(TTV) increased 37% to $920,000 and Revenue increased 88% to $98,000. The
divisional loss was significantly reduced to $1.3 million for the half-year
period and efforts will continue to manage costs and increase sales for the
remainder of the financial year.
The German business is leaner
and more focused on growing sales in order to close the gap to break even. The
restructure has had a positive effect however further improvement is
needed, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive.
KPIs for the German business will be
reported as for the Australian online business once this business is more
mature and there is meaningful comparable information to report to.
About Jumbo Interactive
Jumbo Interactive Limited is listed
in Australia (ASX: JIN) as well as the German Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart
exchanges (Symbol: WKN A1C82X).
In 2000, Jumbo sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and witnessed a dramatic rise in popularity due
to the convenience of buying tickets online. At first customers were attracted
to the security of never losing a ticket and the convenience of automatic
number checking, prize payments and auto-play. In 2012, Jumbo released a
lottery app for the iPhone and in 2016 one lucky customer using the app won a
$25 million Powerball division 1 prize. The appeal of mobile devices was taken
a step further with the release an app for the Apple watch with prize alerts,
winning numbers and ticket management now available on the wrist.
The Company operates the popular
website www.ozlotteries.com in Australia under agreement with the Tatts Group
(ASX: TTS) and www.jumbolotto.de in Germany under federal licence and agreement
with all 16 Länder (states).
Jumbo has proven its ability to open
up new lottery markets with its innovative technology and internet marketing
initiatives that have brought lotteries to new demographics via the internet.
Jumbo has succeeded in targeting a younger and more mobile demographic with
mobile now accounting for 64% of all online activity.
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, Ph: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
Lottery Sets New Record for Monthly Transfer to the State
TOPEKA, Kansas (February 15, 2016)
The Kansas Lottery has set a new record for the most lottery revenue
transferred to the State of Kansas in a single month! The February
transfer was more than $12 million about twice the average monthly
The size of the transfer is directly
related to the size of the Powerball jackpot in January.
By the time the nearly $1.6 billion
world record jackpot was hit January 13, the Lottery had set a new record of
its own nearly $9.7 million in Powerball sales in a single drawing. In
the last three drawings of the jackpot run (Jan. 6, 9 and 13) total
sales were more than $19.2 million.
The Kansas Lottery set a record in
Fiscal Year 2015 with $75.02 million transferred to the State. The Kansas
Legislature set a goal of $76.2 million for the Lottery to transfer in Fiscal
Year 2016, which runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
We were excited when this
transfer goal was provided to us and saw it as a challenge, said
Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta.
With the relative lack of
large jackpots in the past few years, much of our sales growth has come from
our instant ticket offerings. Now, with this latest record Powerball run, we
are well on our way to meeting and hopefully exceeding our transfer goal and
setting another record this fiscal year.
Two new Kansas millionaires were
created in the Jan. 13 Powerball drawing. More than 190,000 other Kansas
players won smaller prizes. Kansas Lottery retailers collectively earned nearly
$1 million in Powerball sales commissions during the jackpot run.
Thanks to our players, who
turned out in huge numbers to dream big, and the hard work of our retailer
partners, we are proud to make this record monthly transfer to the State of
Kansas, said Presta.
No ticket has matched all numbers in
Powerball since the $1.6 billion jackpot was hit by players in three states
The Powerball jackpot has rolled
nine times since then and now stands at an estimated $189 million ($126.2
million cash option) for the February 17 drawing.
Laboratories International (GLI®) Announce Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney as
Keynote Speaker at 2016 North American Regulators
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (February 16,
2016) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will welcome Lt.
Colonel Kevin Sweeney on Thursday, March 3 as the keynote speaker at the
companys 2016 North American Regulators Roundtable. The 16th annual event
takes place March 2 and 3 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and Sweeney will
inspire attendees with his motivational address, Pressure Cooker
Confidence: How to Lead When the Heat Is On.
GLIs President & CEO James
Maida said, We are thrilled to welcome Lt. Colonel Sweeney as the
keynote speaker for our 16th annual Regulators Roundtable. The theme of this
years event is strategically embracing innovation, and Lt.
Colonel Sweeney is the perfect speaker to motivate attendees with his stirring
stories while inspiring the crowd to value the importance of strategy and face
new challenges head on.
Pressure Cooker Confidence, enables you to say I
can, I will, I expect, and I did it when faced with intense pressure.
The Lt. Colonels flagship presentation is built around his dramatic life
or death flight during a night combat mission in Desert Storm. Sweeney will
position you mentally in the cockpit with him to personally live through his
incredible experience and challenge of having the two engines on his left wing
detach from his airplane. As he introduces the five principles of performance
under pressure, you will discover why the hard work you do beforehand matters
more than the work you do when the pressure is on.
Sweeneys keynote address is
just one of the Regulators Roundtables exciting presentations. The agenda
also includes the following key topics:
Risks associated with replacing core gaming
Technologies are changing
rapidly, and regulators need to continually embrace innovation in order for
their jurisdictions to remain competitive. This years Regulators
Roundtable is created to help regulators begin to develop innovation strategies
and prepare for the exciting new world of gaming that is at our
doorstep, Maida said.
GLIs annual Regulators
Roundtable, produced through the companys world-renowned training
program, GLI University®, is the largest regulator event of its kind in the
world. Registration for the two-day, intensive learning seminar is available
now. Attendees must reserve their seat at: www.gaminglabs.com/roundtable2016.
Join GLI in Las Vegas for the
16th annual North American Regulators Roundtable, and follow the company on
LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more
information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.
Romande is Modernising Its www.loro.ch Online
Games Platform, in Partnership with Camelot Global
SWITZERLAND (February 18, 2016) --
Loterie Romande has signed a partnership deal with Camelot Global, the purpose
of which is to modernise and enhance the functionality of its www.loro.ch
online gaming platform. The new site promises to be both fun and versatile,
enabling players resident in French-speaking Switzerland to have access to a
broader range of games on all interactive and mobile devices and media.
In a world of thousands of illegal
Internet gambling and betting sites, most of which avoid being supervised by
the authorities, Loterie Romande, staying true to its wide-ranging
social-responsibility policies, can stand out from this crowd, offering its
players a platform of games online that are totally reliable and secure,
protected with the most efficient and appropriate safeguarding mechanisms to
preclude those risks associated with excess gambling.
Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot Global and Jean-Luc Moner-Banet,
Loterie Romande's CEO and President of WLA
Since 2010, Loterie Romande has been
successfully offering players its www.loro.ch online gaming platform. As part
of its drive to improve interactivity on the platform and make it compatible
across the array of support media PCs, tablets and smartphones
Loterie Romande has signed a partnership deal with Camelot Global.
Through this partnership, Loterie
Romande will be acquiring a new system to enable it to develop an online games
site that is fun, modern and secure.
The aim is to fulfil the
expectations of new generations of players who are ever keener on using their
As Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Loterie
Romande's CEO, points out, "the habits of those playing online are evolving
fast to keep pace with technological advances. More and more players want to
access our online gaming site from their tablets and smartphones; this explains
why our new platform will be designed so it can be adapted in an optimum way to
work with these devices."
Partnership with one of the
giants of the European lotteries sector
"Our partner in this venture is
the sister company of the UK National Lottery company that specialises in the
digital world and which knows, inside out, the exacting demands required in the
lotteries industry", explains Jean-Luc Moner-Banet. Camelot Global also has
a corporate culture geared to striving non-stop for innovation and
optimisation, which should stand us in good stead as a guarantee for the
sustainability and ongoing development of the platform. Nigel Railton, Chief
Executive of Camelot Global, commented:
We are delighted to have
been awarded this significant contract following a rigorous selection process.
Loterie Romande has a long history of innovation and delivering new and
exciting games to their customers. By partnering with Loterie Romande, Camelot
Global will deliver its industry-leading eGaming platform and implementation
process enabling them to move at the speed of the market to interact with their
players giving them the opportunity to play whenever and wherever they
want. We look forward to working with Loterie Romande over the coming years to
deliver this contract.
Let's play responsibly
Island 9 - 11 August 2016
For more than 15 years, Loterie
Romande has pursued and developed an extensive Responsible Gaming programme
designed to prevent and combat gambling to excess. As part of this programme,
Loterie Romande has put in place stringent measures to moderate gambling and to
check the age and place of residence of those players opening an online gaming
account. Registering a compulsory requirement is restricted
exclusively to individuals aged over 18 years and resident in one of the six
French-speaking Swiss cantons.
The possibility for all users to set
a cap on their spending (compulsory for some games), the possibility to
self-assess their gambling behaviour and the possibility to exclude themselves
from playing feature among several of the gambling moderators already in use on
Loterie Romande's existing www.loro.ch online gaming platform.
Camelot Global is a leading
technology and professional services provider to lotteries around the
Our mission is to provide proven and
pioneering solutions for responsible lottery growth.
We do this through
Providing industry-leading lottery
technology and managed service solutions. The lottery industry has struggled to
develop cost-effective and agile solutions in response to the digital
revolution. Camelot Global has developed an interactive platform, game content,
managed service and in-lane solutions that lotteries can deploy rapidly at low
cost. Camelot Global supplies the interactive platform to the UK National
Lottery, one of the largest interactive lotteries in the world.
Advising lotteries and lottery
owners on the key issues facing their organisations. We have worked with the
worlds leading lotteries on critical decisions around technology
procurements, game design and commercial strategy. Where appropriate, we will
manage complex technology programmes or processes on behalf of our clients.
We are owned by the Ontario
Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP), Canadas largest single-profession
pension plan with over $130 billion in net assets. OTPP is the owner of Camelot
UK Lotteries Limited (the operator of the UK National Lottery, which Camelot
has operated since 1994) and majority shareholder in Premier Lotteries Ireland
(the operator of the Irish National Lottery).
Loterie Romande's CEO and President of WLA, talking about the new partnership
with Camelot Global.
Lottery Introduces Fast Play Jackpot!
New game offers chance to
win progressive jackpots on the spot
(February 15, 2016) - The Hoosier Lottery launched a new Fast Play game today
that combines elements of Scratch-offs and elements of draw games. The Fast
Play game is called Jackpot! and it offers the chance to win progressive
jackpots instantly, with no waiting for a drawing.
Fast Play Jackpot! plays like a
Scratch-off in that it is an instant-win game and everything needed to play is
printed on the ticket, but there's no scratching necessary. Fast Play Jackpot!
offers the chance to win a rolling jackpot prize, like some draw games, but
there's no waiting for a drawing!
$2, $5, or $10 options. The game is
available at three price points, $2, $5 and $10, and prize payouts are
proportionate to the price point.
A jackpot win on a $10 ticket pays
100 percent of the jackpot. A jackpot win on a $5 ticket pays out 50 percent of
the jackpot. A jackpot win on a $2 ticket pays out 20 percent of the jackpot.
Jackpots start at $1,000 and grow
larger until won. Current jackpots print at the top of every ticket. The game
also offers the chance to win non-jackpot prizes from $2 to $5,000!
Win by finding three like symbols.
Players win by matching three like symbols in a single line or a "spin." A $2
ticket has five "spins" or chances to win. A $5 ticket has 10 "spins" or
chances to win. A $10 ticket has 15 "spins" or chances to win.
Ask for it by name at Hoosier
Lottery retailers. Adults 18 and older should ask for Fast Play Jackpot! by
name and price point. It is as easy as, "Give me a $2 Fast Play Jackpot!,
Curious? Try it for FREE! Players
can try Fast Play Jackpot! for FREE for a limited time at select Hoosier
Lottery retailers throughout the state.
Starting Feb. 22, players can
receive a FREE $2 Fast Play Jackpot! ticket with every $5 single-ticket Hoosier
Lotto purchase through March 6 at participating Indiana Casey's General Stores,
Family Express, Martin's Supermarkets and Meijer stores. Feb. 15 through
March 15, at participating Indiana Low Bob's Discount Tobacco stores players
can receive a FREE $2 Fast Play Jackpot! ticket with every $20 Lottery purchase
with their Low Bob's Loyalty Rewards card.
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million annually to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million
annually to the Teachers' Retirement Fund.
In fiscal year 2015, the Hoosier
Lottery contributed $182.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more
about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow
on Facebook and Twitter.
Jersey Lotterys Million Dollar Replay Finalists Share $1.5 Million in
TRENTON, New Jersey (February 12,
2016) The New Jersey Lottery held the Grand Prize Drawing of the 2015
Million Dollar Replay program with more than 100 semi-finalists and their
guests in attendance at the War Memorial in Trenton.
The excitement and anticipation in
the room was palpable as attendees hoped their name would be drawn as the next
New Jersey Lottery millionaire or recipient of another top prize.
Fifteen finalists received a share
of the $1.5 million prize pool.
Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery
Executive Director, opened the event and welcomed all to the festivities. She
shared notable moments that transformed the Lottery during its 45-year journey
from fledgling start-up to its current status as the fourth largest revenue
producer for the state and a source of public entertainment.
As such, the Lottery provides vital
funding to its beneficiaries that include educational programs, facilities for
disabled veterans, centers for developmentally disabled and institutions that
make a difference in the lives of New Jerseys residents.
This is the fifth year that
the Million Dollar Replay program has provided New Jersey Lottery players the
opportunity to win significant cash prizes with previously non-winning
Hedinger said. It is
thrilling to have the semi-finalists in the audience to experience the
anticipation and excitement surrounding the potential of becoming a millionaire
or recipient of one of the other significant cash prizes.
Erica Young, New Jersey Lottery
Ambassador, and Kaitlyn Cunning, drawing hostess, conducted the drawing. The
drawing was performed under the observation of Mercadien Certified Accountants,
and the official results will be posted to the New Jersey Lottery website (www.NJLottery.com).
Svenska Spel Report Growth in Revenues, Earnings and Operating
Sweden (February 10, 2016)
In 2015, we demonstrated the strength of our strategy experience through
Responsibility. After an expected decline in revenue in 2014, when compulsory
registration of gaming was introduced, we now see growth, says Lennart
Käll, CEO Svenska Spel.
Both revenues and earnings
and profitability improved. Swedish Games is well prepared for the upcoming
deregulation of the gaming market, Svenska Spel's profit after financial items
and tax for 2015 was 4.803 billion kronor, an increase of 41 million (0.9%)
compared with 2014. The operating margin was 22.6%, which is above the owner's
Significant events and key figures
A new agreement with the Swedish Ice Hockey
Association (SIF) has been signed. The agreement runs for six years at a value
of just over SEK 121 million.
A new agreement with Hockeyallsvenskan have been
signed. The agreement runs for six years at a value of just over 50
Today's systems and machines for product Vegas has
reached its service life. Decision taken to carry out replacement
A new agreement has been signed with the Swedish
Handball Federation. The agreement runs for three years with a value of over 30
Fourth quarter October - December
Net gaming revenue for the Group amounted to SEK 2
426 M (2 389), an increase of 1.6%.
Operating income for the Group amounted to SEK 1
245 million (1 246), a decrease of 0.1%.
Quarterly profit for the Group amounted to 1 246
MSEK (1 258), a decrease of 0.9%.
Operating margin was 21.3% (22.2).
customer Satisfaction index was 69 (70).
Swedish games has a maximum image value in the
gaming industry, 62% (64).
Responsible gaming Image amounted to 54% (56).
period January - december 2015
Net gaming revenue for the Group amounted to SEK
8,961 million (8,941), an increase of 0.2 %.
Operating income for the Group amounted to SEK
4,791 million (4,705), an increase of 1.8%.
Net income for the Group amounted to SEK 4,803
million (4,763), an increase of 0.9%.
Operating margin to 22.6% (22.2).
Svenska Spel's AGM will be held in
Visby April 27, 2016, at 11:00.
For questions, please CONTACT:
Andreas Jerat, Press Officer, T: 0700-87 46 94.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel press
Lottery Launch New Brand Image, Logo
PIERRE, South Dakota (February 16,
2016) After 10 years with its familiar sunset-South-Dakota-and
L image, the South Dakota Lotterys logo has a new
look and a new attitude.
The Lottery today officially
launched their Its All Good Fun brand campaign aimed at
improving the publics perception of the agency and its products. A recent
study conducted by Lawrence & Schiller, the Lotterys advertising
agency, showed many South Dakotans are neutral, unfavorable or unfamiliar with
Executive director Norm Lingle said
the new brand slogan, which replaces the familiar Your Ticket to
Fun, has a two-fold purpose.
We wanted the
Its All Good Fun campaign to highlight two important things
about the Lottery. First, that our products are designed to be fun and
entertaining for players. And second, that theyre good for the
beneficiaries of Lottery revenues, said Lingle.
Crafting that clearer
message also provided a chance to give our logo a more modern look.
The updated logo features a simpler,
contemporary design in orange, black and white. The new logo and slogan will
initially be featured in TV and radio ads, billboards, social media and digital
marketing. In the months ahead, the public will also see it on scratch and
lotto tickets, video lottery machines, jackpot signs, the Lotterys
vehicles, and point of sale items.
The Lottery will also utilize a
landing page at GoodFunSD.com to display statistics, facts and figures of the
Good Fun the agency provides for the state. Lingle hopes it will
help better explain the Lotterys mission to the public.
We frequently get asked
where lottery proceeds go and how theyre used because there seems to be a
lot of misconceptions about that. GoodFunSD.com will break that information
down to make it easier to understand, Lingle said.
Revenue from the sale of scratch
tickets goes to the state general fund. The first $1.4 million in monies from
lotto ticket sales is transferred to the general fund with any additional money
going to the Capital Construction Fund. The states share of video lottery
revenues, minus 0.5% for operating costs, is deposited in the general fund.
Also planned for later this year is
a redesigned more user-friendly Lottery website.
SOURCE: South Dakota Lottery.
Florida Lottery Revenue for Education Surpasses $1 Billion for
Current Fiscal Year
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (feruary 15,
2016) -- The Florida Lottery today announced that recent sales revenue brings
the Lotterys fiscal year-to-date education contributions to an estimated
$1 billion. This accomplishment comes a full month before Lottery revenue for
education reached $1 billion last fiscal year.
This is a tremendous
accomplishment, not only for the Lottery, but also for education in
Florida, said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
For the past 28 years
Lottery contributions have benefitted Florida students and schools, and we are
hopeful that this year will mark the largest contribution yet. It would
also mark the 14th consecutive year that the Lottery has transferred more than
$1 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.
The Florida Lottery has
experienced record sales for six months of this fiscal year, with total sales
to date 11.78 percent higher than for the same period last year. In January,
the Florida Lottery set an all-time high monthly sales record of $716 million,
driven in large part by sales generated from the series of POWERBALL®
jackpot rollovers that resulted in the historic $1.5 billion jackpot.
Florida Lottery contributions
represent approximately six percent of the state's total education budget.
Lottery funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and are administered
by the Florida Department of Education.
Inspired Enters Exclusive Deal with the Colombian National
Inspireds Virtuals soon to be
live across lottery venues in Colombia following exclusive deal with
Corredor Empresarial S.A.
LONDON, U.K. (February 15, 2016) --
Inspired, the leading provider of Virtual Sports, Mobile Games and SBG Video
Lottery, today announces that its Virtual Sports will soon be available across
every street corner in Colombia, following completion of an exclusive deal with
Corredor Empresarial S.A.
Corredor Empresarial is the
Colombian national lottery. It covers the vast majority of the Colombian street
gaming market, operating more than 50,000 terminals nationwide in over 5,000
venues.Details of the deal are:
Inspireds Virtual Sports will be deployed
across thousands of venues going live within the year.
Inspired will be providing a range of its industry
leading Virtual Sports, including Rush Football 2, Rush Horses, Rush Motor
Racing, Rush Greyhounds, Rush Motor Racing and market leading Numbers
All products have been specially adapted for the
Colombian market, with local language and specific bet types.
Steve Rogers, CCO Digital Games,
Inspired, comments: This exclusive deal is demonstrative of our
commitment and leadership in the Colombian market. We have made significant
investment into this market to develop a bespoke, customised solution that we
are confident will entertain, excite and delight players, whilst driving
incremental revenues for Corredor Empresarial.
Inspired is the global leader in
Virtual Sports. Its Virtual Sports are used by land-based, online and mobile
operators across 50,000 venues and over 300 web and mobile sites, across 35
countries, generating over US $10bn in revenue.
For more information about this
press release, please CONTACT: email@example.com / Tel: +44 (0)20 7438
Inspired is a global technology
company, headquartered in London, creating the future of gaming and lottery
entertainment. It offers unique Virtuals, Casino, Slots and Video Lottery games
and technology in 35 countries around the world.
Having pioneered the invention of
networked gaming in the UK over a decade ago, Inspired is at the forefront of
the global digital gaming evolution with over 35,000 gaming terminals connected
to its leading technology. Via this trusted network, Inspired provides fresh
gaming and lottery content to operator-controlled devices in shop, online and
Its Virtual Sports are the most
original and trusted Virtuals in the world. Created by a BAFTA award-winning
team of graphic designers and sports betting experts, Inspired is always
pushing the boundaries to create ever more compelling virtual entertainment
Inspireds customer base
includes regulated operators of lotteries, casinos, licensed betting offices,
gaming halls, bingo halls and regulated online sportsbooks and casinos. Key
customers include major regulated gaming companies such as Sisal, Lottomatica,
William Hill, Gala Coral Group, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Genting, Paddy Power,
Codere, Sky Vegas, PartyGaming, Fortuna, bet365 and Caliente.
SOURCE: Inspired press release.
Lottery Reports Nearly $380 Million in Sales During the First Half of Fiscal
PHOENIX, Arizona (February 18,
2016) Arizona Lottery sales exceeded $379.9 million during the first
half of its 2016 fiscal year, which ran from July 1 through December 31, 2015.
This gross sales figure is an
increase of 12.2 percent over the same period during the previous fiscal
These first half of fiscal year
sales results do not reflect the entire windfall of sales generated by the
record breaking $1.5 billion Powerball® jackpot drawing which took place in
Sales data indicates there
were an average of more than 97,000 winning Arizona Lottery tickets sold every
day during the first half of the fiscal year, said Brian Townsend,
deputy director of the Arizona Lottery.
The Arizona Lottery paid more than
$219.7 million in prizes from nearly 18 million winning tickets sold during the
first half of the fiscal year.
During the first half of Fiscal Year
2016, the Arizona Lottery transferred more than $81.3 million back to the
state. That is an increase of more than $8.3 million or 11 percent over the
same time period during the preceding fiscal year.
So far this fiscal year, funding
from the Arizona Lottery has contributed to the State General Fund, Healthy
Arizona, Heritage Fund, Mass Transit, Tribal College Dual Enrollment and Court
Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.).
Scratchers® ticket sales
generated the strongest growth with a 14 percent increase over the previous
year. In fact, an all-time record for single month sales of Scratchers tickets
was set in December as more than $54 million worth of these game tickets were
sold during the final month of 2015.
Sales of the entire category of draw
games, which includes Powerball, Mega Millions®, The Pick, Fantasy
5 and others, saw an increase of 6.8 percent over the same period last
The top five most popular games
among Arizona Lottery players, by sales revenue, between July and December 2015
$185 Million Cash Explosion Scratchers
Crossword Deluxe Scratchers
The nearly 2,900 Arizona Lottery
retailers statewide received more than $24.5 million in commissions from sales
of Arizona Lottery games between July and December 2015.
Players must be 21 years or older to
purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to
claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail.
Overall odds vary by game. All sales
are final. In accordance with the ADA, these materials may be made available in
an alternative format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP (1-800-639-8783).
Please Play Responsibly.
Scratchers® is a registered service mark of the California Lottery.
About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates
entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it
doesnt receive any General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from
sales of Lottery tickets nearly $3.4 million per week, fund a variety of
Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery
has paid out more than $5.8 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion
in net funding to the state and more than $686 million in commissions to
Billion Powerball Jackpot Sets New Proceeds Record to
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (February
16, 2016) -- The Missouri Lotterys February proceeds transfer to public
education has set an all-time record, thanks to the record-breaking $1.5
billion Powerball jackpot on Jan. 13. The Feb. 11 transfer of $42.1 million is
by far the highest monthly transfer ever in the Lotterys 30-year
Not only was the record
jackpot run a lot of fun, giving players a chance to do some serious dreaming,
but it was also very beneficial for Missouri public education, said May
Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. It
wasnt just Powerball sales that pushed sales and proceeds so high; we
also had strong Scratchers sales, due in part to the holiday games and
promotion, and more traffic in retail locations. Altogether, they created
enormous sales and proceeds.
Prior to this transfer, the largest
monthly proceeds transfer was $30,359,547 in April 2012, which was a result of
a then-record Mega Millions jackpot worth $656 million.
Reardon said many players also
benefited from the jackpot run, including one $1 million Powerball prize won by
eight U.S. Postal Service employees in St. Louis and 34 prizes worth $50,000
sold to players across Missouri. The state of Missouri collected 4 percent
withholding taxes on these 35 prizes, which totalled $108,000.
A total of $8.5 million in
Powerball prizes were won during this run and $3.1 million was earned by
retailers who sell Lottery tickets, Reardon noted.
This months transfer of
$42,101,583 is based on January ticket sales, and brings the FY16 total to
education to more than $212.7 million.
Since Missouri Lottery sales started
in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.3 billion for the state and
public education. Annual Lottery proceeds comprise about 4 percent of the
states funding for public education and effort shared by local,
state and federal governments.
Programs funded in FY16 include the
A+ Scholarship Program, the Foundation Program and Access Missouri, among many
others. For complete information about Missouri Lottery proceeds, including
maps of proceeds by program and by county, see the Where the $
Goes section at MOLottery.com.
In addition to providing funds for
public education, the Lottery also benefits the state by collecting state taxes
on prizes of more than $600. During the past fiscal year, the Lottery added
$8.7 million in state tax collections from prize winnings to the General
SOURCE: The Missouri Lottery.
Florida Powerball® Winner Comes Forward to Claim
Share of World-Record Billion-Dollar Jackpot
Historic jackpot set new
record for most money generated for education in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (February 17,
2016) At a press conference today, the Florida Lottery announced that
the Florida winner from the $1.5 billion POWERBALL® jackpot drawing held on
January 13, claimed one-third share of the jackpot at Lottery Headquarters in
The $528.7 million prize was claimed
by The Nickel 95 Trust. The trustee is Maureen Smith, 70, of Melbourne Beach.
The Trust chose to receive the
winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $327,835,077.79.
The Florida Lottery is all
about creating winning moments and giving people the chance to fulfill their
dreams, said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
Floridas newest jackpot winner, and recognize how this POWERBALL jackpot
will not only change their life but allowed the Lottery to generate more money
for education from a single jackpot than ever before, with more than $114
million raised for Florida students and schools.
Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie presents the trustee of The Nickel 95 Trust
with a check for 1/3 share of the January 13 world-record $1.5 billion
The winner stated she had been
playing the same Lottery numbers for years and though she did not watch the
drawing live, she realized the next morning that her ticket had the winning
numbers. She frequently shop at the Publix, located at 3830 Highway A1A in
Melbourne Beach, where her winning ticket was purchased. She also expressed how
difficult it was to keep such a big secret for over a month.
The winning numbers from the January
13 drawing were 4-8-19-27-34 and the Powerball was 10. The jackpot-winning
ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 3830 Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach.
The retailer received $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
This POWERBALL jackpot roll series,
which began on November 7, 2015, resulted in more than 5.3 million winning
tickets in Florida, totaling more than $558.8 million in prizes.
This includes creating 18 new
Florida POWERBALL millionaires.
Additionally, Florida Lottery
retailer earned more than $14 million in commissions and bonuses during this
Media who have inquiries or requests
may contact the Trusts representative at the law firm of Kurt D. Panouses
P.A. of Indialantic, Florida.
Florida is a great place to play
POWERBALL, as it is among the top-selling POWERBALL states in the country,
exceeding more than $3.4 billion in sales, yielding $1.4 billion in education
funding to date.
Florida has the most jackpot winners
of any other state since joining the game in 2009, 11 so far. In total, more
than 63.5 million prizes have been won by Florida players, totaling $1.9
billion in prizes.
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 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
CONTACT: Lottery Communications,
Lottery Platform Provider Powers Up BetConstructs Online Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (February 11, 2016) --
LOTTOTECH just struck one of the most significant deals this year. The leading
lottery platform provider will supply cutting-edge online lottery solutions and
services for award-winning betting and gaming software developer and provider
BetConstruct. LOTTOTECHs powerful online lottery platform will enable
BetConstruct clients from casino and sports betting to diversify their end-user
offering with instant and reliable online access to the worlds biggest
and most exciting official lotteries.
The strategic partnership is a
win-win game for both parties. On one hand, LOTTOTECH is expanding operations
further towards the gaming industry by joining forces with the global market
leader. On the other, BetConstruct is securing its way into the fastest growing
online gaming vertical by choosing the most advanced and reliable lottery
LOTTOTECH - The Lottery
PlatformLOTTOTECH has provided BetConstruct with a tailored online lottery
solution including access to a wide variety to famous lotteries from around the
world, advanced back office and exclusive features to maximize the
cross-selling capability of their current client offerings.
The online lottery vertical
shows enormous potential and we firmly believe it is the right direction both
for us and for our clients. We chose LOTTOTECH as our lottery platform provider
because they were able to offer an easy-to-integrate, scalable and reliable
solution with the level of flexibility to perfectly match our needs and
goals, explained BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian.
The deal is another reached
milestone on LOTTOTECHs way towards becoming the global leader in online
lottery B2B solutions and services. Over the last year, the company has opened
up the online lottery industry with a growing number of white label brands and
a steady expansion across other online gaming verticals.
BetConstruct made the right
choice. We are delighted to step up our game with one of the industrys
finest, commented LOTTOTECH CEO Delzar Khalaf.
BetConstruct is a leading developer
and provider of online and land-based sports betting and gaming solutions and
services. Since 2003, the company has developed and provided its clients with
the market leading technology, including online and land-based Sportsbook,
Poker, RNG and Live Dealer Casino, Skill and Virtual games, Financial Betting
and Fantasy Sports.
LOTTOTECH is a leading software
provider which offers digital access to lotteries from around the world through
a sophisticated end-to-end solution. Founded in 2013, the company provides a
wide range of online lottery products and services such as added-value features
and widgets, side games, skins and specialized lotto tools that guarantee an
outstanding gaming experience and increased revenues. Among LOTTOTECHs
brands are FTV Lotto, Lotto365.com, LottoPalace, IstLotto, LottoGold and many
Enters the Slovak Market with Its Video Lottery Terminals
SOFIA, Bulgaria (February 15, 2016)
-- Euro Games Technology (EGT) signed a distribution agreement with the Slovak
operator Top Game a company with large experience and established image
in the gaming sector in the country, which will now be undertaking the sales of
EGT VLT products on the local market.
The partnership was announced and
celebrated at a vibrant party where the VLT products of EGT were shown for a
first time in Slovakia the slot cabinets P-24/24 Up and P-24/24 St Slim
with dual-sided Rainbow jackpot panel and a VEGA jackpot controller.
For a maximum performance they were
equipped with the specially created multigame mixes Red Game VLT and Blue Game
VLT, each containing 20 different games.
It is hard to penetrate the
gaming market of Slovakia, said Csaba Pardi, sales manager of Demar
KFT, a distributor of EGT for Hungary, Austria, Poland and Sweden.
At present there are 20,000
gaming machines installed in the country and their number cannot be raised
because of the restriction for new licenses. This remarkably intensifies the
competition between the gaming equipment manufacturers that have to rely
entirely on the high quality and performance of their products. These are the
only arguments that could persuade the operators that it is in their interest
to change their not so efficient machines with the models of EGT. It is also
substantial, of course, to find the appropriate partner to present your
products in an apt way and to cooperate for their initial launch on the local
gaming floors. We believe that Top Game is the right choice for us in this
Soon after the official debut of
EGTs VLT machines, that raised an enormous interest among the local
gaming elite, in December, 2015 took place the first installation of six
cabinets P-24/24 Up and four P-24/24 St Slim in Cezar Club, Bratislava.
At present over 130 machines of the
company have entered different gaming establishments in Slovakia. EGT will
continue diversifying its products for the local market, planning to present
its whole portfolio in near future.
SOURCE: Euro Games Technology
NASPL Lottery Leadership
Registration NOW Open!
Are you looking to grow or tap
into your leadership potential, network with colleagues, challenge your
creativity and have fun? Then this seminar is for you. Over 1400 lottery
professionals have completed this unique seminar since 1994.
The NASPL Lottery Leadership
Institute is designed to develop business leaders at all organizational levels
and to bring out the very best performance in each and every employee. In this
seminar, we focus on the key issues in today's ever-changing workplace and
those that affect our industry.
Sessions are fun / interactive
and focus on:
Team Building and Motivating
This program will reinforce an
individual's leadership development through specifically designed exercises and
activities that support the leadership practice principles, concepts, and ideas
discussed during the week.
The NASPL Lottery Leadership
Seminar website is now open.
Click the link below to learn
more about the Seminar and how to register.
forward to seeing you in Cleveland, Ohio for another great event!
Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August
are the dates for the 2016 Australasian Gaming Expo to be held at Sydney
Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.
Featuring more than 200 exhibitors
across 17,000 square metres of exhibition space, the Australasian Gaming Expo
is easily the biggest event of its type in Australia and one of the world's
All indications are that the
exhibition will again be full to capacity with a wide range of companies
showcasing the worlds best gaming and related equipment and services.
Following on from last years
Gaming Expo where we saw a 16.5% increase in visitors over the previous
years Expo, there are a number of improvements being introduced this
These include greater use of the
Glebe Island site resulting in a 9% increase in floor space, the installation
of a visitors lounge that takes advantage of the panoramic views of the
harbour and an exhibitors sales area which will preview the Australasian
Gaming Expo for 2017.
This years event still
includes complimentary ferry travel from Darling Harbour to Glebe Island,
providing all visitors with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise.
Of course theres more to the
Expo than a cruise, with one visitor summing up their Gaming Expo experience in
the following words: I find the AGE great for networking and Im
easily able to compare products & services under the same roof.
In fact, our post show research showed that 93% of the visitors saw the Expo as
an opportunity to see new products and technology.
Event owner and operator, the Gaming
Technologies Association, will again add to the fun by offering a surprise trip
for 2 to Las Vegas for visitors at each day of the Expo, which was won last
year by Liz Jacobs from the Hellenic Club in the ACT, Rod Pittorino from the
Bayview Hotel at Gladesville in NSW and Gavin Hood from Skycity in
Of course the Gaming Technologies
Associations members, whose exhibition stands would sit comfortably
alongside the worlds best at any global event, will be in full force at
the Australasian Gaming Expo - which is the must attend 2016 gaming
Note: The Australasian Gaming Expo
is a trade exhibition, for management representatives of Gaming Industry
Organisations only including government, regulatory, research and support
bodies, clubs, hotels, casinos, resorts and similar Hospitality Industry
Trade suppliers are not eligible to
attend the event unless exhibiting.
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, eBet Limited, IGT (Australia), Konami
Australia and Scientific Games.
The Asia Pacific Lottery Association
(APLA) and the World Lottery Association (WLA) are pleased to announce that
registration for the APLA/WLA Seminar 2016 is now open!
Operational Excellence is an
imperative, alongside the lottery industrys pressure to perform in this
highly competitive environment, to be leaner and more efficient to drive better
productivity and bottom line for stakeholders.
With the theme of "Operational
Excellence Getting Things Done from Good to Great, this Seminar is
specially put together with a different format this year.
Led by distinguished invited
speakers, its workshop format focuses on best practices and in-depth
interactive learning and sharing, which will come in useful for both emerging
and mature lottery organisations.
Each workshop will be followed up
with insightful discussions among lottery industry leaders sharing best
practices from their respective organizations. There is also a panel
comprising APLA Sponsors, most of whom are also WLA Contributors, sharing their
insights from the suppliers and partners perspectives.
This Seminar caters to both senior
and middle managerial levels, particularly those of us working in or dealing
It gives us insights into achieving
operational excellence and also exposes us to other aspects such as web
services (also known as cloud computing) and cybersecurity/cyberfraud which
will also impact operations.
Hosted by Singapore Pools, the
Seminar will be held in Sule Shangri-La Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, a country
with unspoiled beauty and mythical allure, undergoing rapid transitions on
every front and emerging as the next travellers and investors
A definite high-point in the
networking program is a visit to the 2,600-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, one of
the oldest and most beautiful pagodas in the world.
Highlights of the seminar program
Ms Catherine DeVrye, Best-selling Author of
8 Books, Speaker on Customer Service, Managing Change and Resilience, and past
winner of Australian Executive Woman of the Year Award Add Value
not Cost to Your Bottom Line and Your Life
Mr Sam Wong, Partner, Performance
Improvement, Ernst & Young Solutions The ABCs of Activity
Mr Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director,
Asia Pacific and Japan (Global Public Sector), Amazon Web
Services Using Web Services by Lotteries to Reduce Costs, Improve
Efficiency & Increase Productivity
Mr Simon Piff, Associate Vice President,
Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Asia/Pacific Managing Cyber Security
in the Era of the 3rd Platform
Mr Goh Su Gim, Senior Enterprise Cyber
Security Consultant, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Its Not
Just Security, Its Defence
We look forward to seeing you in
Yangon, Myanmar from 18 21 April, 2016.
The Seminar hotel, Sule Shangri-La,
Yangon, is offering discounted room rates specially for APLA/WLA Seminar 2016
participants and their companions. As April is a peak period for tourism
in Yangon, please make your booking early. The necessary information is
in the Seminar brochure.
SOURCE: Asia Pacific Lottery
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