Announce Long-Term Extension Agreement with Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH in
Germany to Continue Providing Lottery Technology and
LONDON, U.K. (May 27, 2016) --
International Game Technology ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that it has entered
into a long-term extension agreement with World Lottery Association member
Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH (SACHSENLOTTO), the Company's lottery customer in
the German state of Saxony, to continue providing lottery technology and
services, as well as implementing a central system upgrade. IGT will also
continue to service the central system following the upgrade.
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...
"By cooperating with IGT, we
leverage their longstanding experience and the successful development of
lottery technology. We are convinced that this equips SACHSENLOTTO well for the
future, and ensures we meet the requirements of the market," said Siegfried
Schenek, managing director of Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH. "Our customers
trust in the good and safe lottery portfolio we offer, and they benefit from
"Since 1995, SACHSENLOTTO has
relied on our Company's technology for the successful operation of its lottery
program. This agreement is an important step in continuing to grow our presence
in the German market," said Declan Harkin, Senior Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer, IGT International. "This upgrade to the central system
platform will ensure SACHSENLOTTO continues to benefit from the flexibility and
integrity it requires to achieve its business objectives now and in the
Under the upgrade, IGT will provide
SACHSENLOTTO with an evolved central system solution that includes hardware and
technology updates, as well as system modularity and increased third-party
The IGT platform is a fully
integrated lottery central system for the management, processing, and reporting
of games, as well as commercial and financial transactions. It offers multitier
architecture for easier maintenance, scalability and enhanced performance, open
standards, and fast and secure transaction processing. It provides all the
applications and services needed to operate a world-class lottery operation,
with built-in flexibility that ensures growth throughout the life of a lottery
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 over 12,000 employees.
For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Robert K. Vincent,
Corporate Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside
U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
James Hurley, Investor Relations,
Simone Cantagallo, for Italian media
inquiries, (+39) 06 51899030.
Signs Extension Contract in Philippines
ATHENS, Greece (May 31, 2016) --
INTRALOT has signed an extension contract with Pacific Online Systems
Corporation (POSC), a public listed company that runs the games of the
Philippines Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), until 31 August 2018. This
is the 5th amendment between the two parties, since the establishment of their
cooperation in 2006 that has resulted to a continuous growth and expansion of
services for POSC.
Under the terms of the extension
contract, INTRALOT will continue to supply POSC with the industrys most
advanced and reliable LOTOS online lottery system and provide the company
with 1,200 terminals plus an additional 800 main units to be connected in the
expanded network of PoS.
Mr. Willy Ocier, President, Pacific
Online Systems Corporation said: INTRALOT has been a valuable partner
in our endeavours to modernize the lottery landscape of Philippines.
Harnessing INTRALOTs global
experience and gaming expertise, we have managed to expand our operations. The
scope of this extension contract is to build on the existing strong foundations
and offer our retailers a leading edge gaming technology that will boost the
INTRALOT Group Chief Operating
Officer, Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos, stated: It has been with great
enthusiasm that we have embarked on this long term partnership with Pacific
Online. We are looking forward to continuing support to our customers
team with our best-of-breed market-tested solutions in their efforts to offer
compelling gaming products, optimize players gaming experience and
further boost sales.
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 57 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.91 billion
turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in 2015,
INTRALOT is an innovation driven corporation focusing its product
development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to
offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested
solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and
omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class
gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming
verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless
and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across
multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive.
For more information CONTACT: : Ms.
Dimitra Tzimou, Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Scientific Games Wins Belgium National Lottery's Instant Games
in Competitive Bid
Company Will Continue to
Drive Lottery Revenue Growth in Europe with Innovation, Marketing Support and
Global Best Practices
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (May 30, 2016)
-- Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today
announced that the Company will bring the fun and entertainment of its
world-leading lottery instant games to consumers in Belgium. Following a
competitive procurement process, in which the Company replaced an industry
competitor, Loterie Nationale ("the Lottery") awarded Scientific Games a new
one-year contract for the design and manufacturing of instant games, with
options to extend the agreement for up to three additional years. The Company
will also provide the Lottery with consumer marketing support guided by its
global best practices resulting from more than 40 years serving lotteries in 50
Driven chiefly by Scientific Games
products and expertise, the US $80.4 billion global instant game category is
expanding across Europe with an average of 31 percent five-year sales growth
from 2009 to 2014, with exceptionally strong performances in Italy, U.K.
France, Portugal, Hungary and Lithuania.
Jannie Haek, Administrateur
Délégué for Loterie Nationale Belgium, said, "One of
the primary reasons we selected Scientific Games is the results experienced by
several other major lotteries in Europe with instant game products. We believe
that Scientific Games' consumer insights, marketing strategies and the
innovation they are bringing to instant games will be a means to entertain our
players and grow revenues for Loterie Nationale."
Scientific Games currently provides
the games that account for 75 percent of the world's instant game retail
revenues. The Company supplies 23 of the world's top 25 lotteries ranked by
instant game per capita sales. Scientific Games analysts recently completed
OneTM, the first player motivation-based segmentation study of lottery and
gaming consumers in Europe and the U.S. Insights from the study are integrated
across all areas of product development to fuel innovation and deliver bottom
line profits to lottery customers.
John Schulz, Senior Vice President,
Global Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, "Instant products, often
supported by interactive second-chance drawings on mobile and web, continue to
be the largest year-on-year revenue growth for lotteries in many jurisdictions
around the world. Our expertise with instant games is unrivaled, and we believe
we can empower Loterie Nationale with the analytics, strategy and creativity to
entertain Belgian players and grow sales."
Scientific Games created the world's
first secure instant game in 1974. Today, with operations on six continents,
the Company provides lottery games, services, systems and retail technology to
more than 150 lotteries globally.
© 2016 Scientific Games
Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery, and interactive markets.
The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems;
table games products 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: http://www.scientificgames.com.
(702) 532 7663
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Laboratories International (GLI®) Certifies First Interactive Gaming System
for The Bahamas
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (June 2, 2016)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), the global leader in online
systems and iGaming testing, is proud to announce its success as the first
registered independent test laboratory to certify a Gaming House
Operators full interactive gaming system under the new Bahamian gaming
GLK Limited, a Gaming House Operator
headquartered in Nassau, Bahamas, worked with GLI to have its full complement
of casinos, numbers and sportsbook offerings tested for compliance with the new
Bahamian gaming legislation, which incorporates a reliance on GLIs
iGaming technical standards (GLI-19: Interactive Gaming Systems). This
achievement further reinforces GLIs continued commitment to fair, secure
and auditable interactive gaming operations across the Caribbean. Moreover, it
demonstrates GLI's commitment to Gaming House Operators seeking iGaming
expansion in The Bahamas.
Co-Founders of GLK Limited Garvin
Newball and Leander Brice said, We are pleased and excited to be the
first Gaming House Operator to complete the full testing and certification
process with GLI and to have our interactive gaming system authorized by the
Gaming Board for The Bahamas.
It is truly an honor to be the first
of a handful of operators licensed in this historical undertaking to regularize
a domestic gaming sector. We would like to sincerely thank everyone from GLK
Limited, GLI, and the Gaming Board for The Bahamas who helped make this
achievement possible. We would also like to thank our customers who have worked
with us through this demanding regulatory process.
Gaming Board Secretary Verdant R.
Scott said, The Gaming Board could not be more pleased with the level of
effort and commitment that GLK and its suppliers demonstrated during the
testing, certification and system integration process. To have the interactive
games offered by GLK comply with the highest standards for integrity, fairness
and player protection is a milestone for The Bahamas. I look forward to the
swift completion in upcoming weeks of the certification process for the
remainder of our licensed Gaming Houses.
GLIs Vice President of iGaming
Salim Adatia said, With any new market opening, there are bound to be
unforeseen challenges for stakeholders to face. However, close collaboration
between the regulatory agency, operator, software supplier(s) and testing
laboratory can make all the difference in terms of success level. This was the
GLIs iGaming Service Delivery
Manager Stephen Naylor added, The Gaming Board, GLK and GLI cooperated
greatly to reach this successful deployment goal. We could not be happier for
Since 1996, GLI has provided
independent testing and assessment services for many emerging and existing
online gaming jurisdictions. The company serves more than 475 jurisdictions
worldwide, fulfilling their testing and certification needs.
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.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
NOVOMATIC to Showcase Latest Products at Peru Gaming
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (May 31,
2016) -- A selection of the latest NOVOMATIC products will be on show at the
14th annual Peru Gaming Show at the Jockey Plaza Convention Center in Lima, on
June 15-16. Positioned at the entrance of the show floor, the NOVOMATIC stand
#59 is divided into three areas to present the newest range of products for the
market, as well as host the wholly owned subsidiary Octavian and accommodate
private meeting rooms to speak with customers.
Representatives of the local
NOVOMATIC subsidiaries will be on hand to demonstrate new technology available
for the market, including the brand new V.I.P. Lounge that made its
international release this year. Other highlights of the stand will be the
DOMINATOR® Curve, as well as the IMPERATOR and NOVOSTAR® II
One of three new V.I.P. cabinets
released this year, the V.I.P. Lounge gives operators the opportunity to
feature a V.I.P. area in their casino while preserving space on the floor. This
stylish new cabinet features two 32 full HD LED screens, a 12
TouchDeck interface with various button panel layouts available, an
integrated high-performance sound system and comes with a highly comfortable
V.I.P. chair that incorporates buttons in the armrests.
The industry-proven DOMINATOR®
Curve will be once again shown at the Peru Gaming Show, due to its continual
success in global markets. This machine will be presented with a range of
thrilling NOVO LINE Interactive Curve games. The IMPERA LINE
platform will also be demoed and connect to the Four Seasons progressive
Boasting substantial success
throughout Latin American gaming jurisdictions, Octavian will once again be
present in Peru to demonstrate the latest tools of its ACP casino management
system. This modular and scalable system provides casinos with a comprehensive
management solution for all modern gaming management and accounting
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and
exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries.
The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus
gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
Capital Partners Acquire Italian Lottery and Gaming Operator SISAL Group
CVC Capital Partners
Acquires SISAL Group S.P.A. From Permira, APAX and Clessidra
LONDON / MILAN (May 30, 2016) CVC C
apital Partners announced today that
funds advised by CVC Capital Partners (CVC) have acquired a 100%
equity stake in Italian gaming and payments operator, Sisal Group S.p.A.
(Sisal), from funds advised by Apax Partners, Permira and
Clessidra. The value of the transaction was 1.0bn.
Headquartered in Milan, Sisal is a
leading operator in the Italian gaming market and the number one provider of
Established in 1946, Sisal was the
first Italian company to operate in the gaming sector as a Government Licensee.
Through its capillary network of 45,000 points of sale, the company offers the
public in excess of 500 payment services. Sisal employs about 2000 people.
CVC has a strong track record in the
gaming industry through its strategic investments in Sky Bet (UK), Tipico
(Germany) as well as its previous investment in William Hill.
Giampiero Mazza, Partner and Head of
CVCs Italian team, said:
We are very pleased to have
the opportunity to invest in Sisal. The Company is a well-diversified
entertainment business with a historical brand in Italy and strong market
positions across gaming, lotteries, betting and convenience payments. Under its
previous shareholders and the management team led by Emilio Petrone, Sisal was
able to grow and reshape its business perimeter thorough a period of difficult
macro conditions and regulatory uncertainty. Sisal today is ideally positioned
to capture growth in a number of areas.
We look forward to support Emilio
and his team to consolidate Sisals leadership in the payments space,
continue to develop its online gaming and betting platform and further innovate
its proposition in proximity retail.
Emilio Petrone, CEO of Sisal, added:
I would like to congratulate the entire CVC Milan Team for finalizing
a great acquisition. Sisal, celebrating its 70th anniversary, is a very
important Italian company that is enjoying a period of fantastic growth and
overall results. I am confident that with CVC, we will make a formidable
team enabling Sisal to fully exploit its potential, becoming even stronger and
more competitive. Personally, I am thrilled to lead this new, exciting phase in
the company's history. I want to thank Apax, Permira and Clessidra for the
consistent and valuable support they have given to me and the company over the
Giancarlo Aliberti, Partner at Apax
Partners, Roberto Biondi, Partner at Permira and Simone Cucchetti, Partner at
Clessidra, added Under the ownership of the Apax, Permira and Clessidra
funds, Sisal was transformed from a lottery player into a retail
conglomerate diversified across payment services, online, video lotteries,
sport betting and lotteries.
Over this period, profitability more
than doubled and the company successfully increased market share in its
verticals. We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Sisal's management
team and employees and wish them all the best for the company's next phase of
CVC was advised by Morgan Stanley,
M&A, Bain and Company and AT Kearney on Commercial DD, PwC on Transaction
Support, Latham and Watkins on Legal and Facchini Rossi e Soci on Tax, while
the sellers were advised by Deutsche Bank, UBS, Legance, Maisto e Associati and
Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and
Unicredit provided committed debt financing to support the transaction.
SOURCE: CVC Capital Partners.
Scholarship Lottery Surpasses Previous Sales Records
LITTTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 1,
2016) -- With still one full month remaining in the fiscal year, the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery last week surpassed its previous cash sales record for
annual draw game sales. Additionally, over Memorial Day weekend,
Arkansass Lottery surpassed its cash sales totals for fiscal year 2015.
This is an incredible
achievement that simply could not have been accomplished without the hard work
of our small but dedicated staff, our players, and our incredible network of
nearly 2,000 Lottery retailers in every corner of the state, Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said.
The previous high-water mark for
annual draw games cash sales of $87,682,793 was set in fiscal year 2014.
Current draw cash sales for fiscal year 2016 again, with a month left on
the fiscal year calendar are at $88,631,455. Overall, Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery sales for 2016 presently are at more than $419 million,
compared with sales of just over $410 million for all of 2015.
More sales equals more
winners equals more scholarships for Arkansas students, Woosley said.
So to us, this equals good news all around.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Act
of 2009 provided for revenue raised by a state lottery to provide for college
scholarships, to be administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education
(ADHE). Since then, more than 200,000 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships
have been awarded to Arkansas residents for in-state colleges and universities
across the state.
With today being the application
deadline for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, Lottery officials
encourage both traditional and nontraditional students in the state to apply at
About the Arkansas Scholarship
Since Lottery sales started in
Arkansas in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $573
million for in-state college scholarships to Arkansas students, while players
have won nearly $2 billion in prizes -- and Lottery retailers have earned more
than $166 million in commissions. More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery
revenue goes to prizes, scholarships and retailer commissions in the state.
Please follow the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join
the free Play it Again Rewards Club.
To hear winning numbers, call the
Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem
gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Stephen Koch at
501-683-2055 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Group Launch New Lotteries Brand the Lott
BRISBANE, Australia (June 1, 2016)
-- Tatts Group, Australias largest non-casino gambling group, announced
its Lotteries division will be repositioned under a unified channel master
brand the Lott.
The new name and logo will be
launched across all customer touch points and communications channels and will
operate as a channel umbrella brand for the lottery operations that include
Golden Casket, NSW Lotteries, Tatts, SA Lotteries and Tatts NT across seven
jurisdictions in Australia.
Lotteries Chief Operating Officer
Sue van der Merwe said Tatts Groups Lotteries business has had a long and
proud history of operating lotteries and delivering dreams to players across
Lotteries has evolved and
we recognised we were ready for our next growth phase our next
evolution. While our game brands offer players a high level of trust and
integrity with strong emotional attachment and community core values, we know
the global landscape is changing and we needed to adapt our branding strategy
to remain ahead of the game, Ms van der Merwe outlined.
Were confident the
Lott, a derivative of the word lottery, captures the essence of our games that
our customers know and love to play. Our new brand is bold and simple.
Inspired by the rainbow, our new symbol dynamically sweeps over the horizon to
where you would expect to find a pot of gold.
For more than twelve months Tatts
Group has worked with Hulsbosch one of Australias leading branding
and design agencies to create the new channel umbrella brand that will
be introduced across all channels: retail, on-line and via the app.
Were taking a long
term approach to establishing the Lott as the single destination brand for
Australias official lotteries a one-stop lotteries shop for
customers which will sit alongside the well-known and trusted state licensee
brands of Golden Casket, Tattersalls, New South Wales Lotteries and SA
Lotteries, Ms van der Merwe said.
The new channel umbrella
brand will build on the strength and market leading capability of the Tatts
Groups Lotteries business and puts the customer at the centre of the
Were focussed on
continuing to improve the experience for all our players as we work hard to
retain our loyal lottery players and attract new players to our popular lottery
games that customers across the country love to play.
Were confident the
Lott delivers the spirit and attitude that encompasses who we are boldly
vibrant, inclusive, community focussed, real and genuine. We offer bright,
colourful and exciting games that inspire dreams and possibilities for our
customers every day of the year.
After stepping into the role of CEO
and Managing Director at Tatts Group in 2013, Robbie Cooke recognised the
Lotteries business needed to be unified by simplifying the complex brand
architecture that had been created following its lottery acquisitions which had
resulted in multiple retail lottery brands.
The channel umbrella brand
initiative will build and unify the value of all lottery licensee entities
operated by Tatts Group, Mr Cooke added.
The new brand will be operational
from 1 June as Tatts Groups Lotteries business continues to be the
national icon of lotteries in Australia.
Introducing the Lott
Tatts Group has developed a unified
master brand for its lotteries division. The new brand is called the Lott. The
Lott will operate as a channel master brand for the lottery in each
jurisdiction including Golden Casket, NSW Lotteries, Tatts, SA Lotteries and
The Lott operates and markets
Australias leading lottery games that customers know and love including
Saturday Lotto, Monday and Wednesday Lotto, Powerball, Oz Lotto, Set for Life,
Lucky Lotteries, The Pools and Instant Scratch-Its.
For more information please CONTACT:
General Manager Public
0457 759 945
Senior Public Relations
0412 404 626
Public Relations Executive
0457 731 671
SOURCE: Tatts Group.
Global Delivers the Loterie Romande Sports App
LONDON, U.K. (May 31, 2016) --
Camelot Global has today announced that it has successfully and ahead of
schedule delivered the new Loterie Romande SportTip Sports App. The new Sports
App is the first delivery to Loterie Romande following the announcement earlier
this year of Camelot Globals partnership with them to modernise its
online games platform.
The new SportTip App, available in
both French and German, will benefit both players and retailers in Switzerland,
and represents a true digital in retail experience for
SportTip One and SportTip Set App
users will be able to check results and get more frequent and up to date
programme information, but more importantly will be able to create their wagers
on the app before going into their local retailer to play.
The App, which was delivered
specifically in time for Euro 2016, will also help retailers with quicker
transactions and bringing new players into their stores.
Camelot Global have truly partnered
with Loterie Romande to deliver this App, in the process assisting Loterie
Romande in their transition to a more agile way of working. This approach
has not just enabled the App to be delivered ahead of schedule, but also to a
high level of quality.
This App represents the first in a
series of deliveries to Loterie Romande over the next 5 years, providing
players with new and exciting, yet responsible, playing options.
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Loterie
Romandes CEO commented; We have enjoyed working with the Camelot
Global team on the project. We look forward to continuing with our partnership
as we continue to modernise and enhance the functionality of the www.loro.ch
online gaming platform.
Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot Global
commented; I am delighted that we have been able to successfully
deliver the Loterie Romande Sport App ahead of time and to such a high quality.
We have achieved this by truly partnering with Jean-Luc Moner-Banet and his
team. I would also like to thank my team for their hard work in delivering this
About Camelot Global:
Camelot Global is a leading
technology and professional services provider to lotteries around the world.
Our sister company is Camelot UK - the operator of the UK National Lottery and
we also have strong links through our shareholder (Ontario Teachers
Pension Plan) to Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI).
Our VISION is to be the leading
provider of the modern lottery experience, and our MISSION is to truly partner
with our customers to build popular, profitable and responsible lotteries.
We do this through three distinct
propositions to lotteries and lottery owners:
1. People - A
talented team, combining lottery, commercial and digital expertise
We advise lotteries and lottery
owners on the key issues facing their organisations. We have worked with the
worlds leading lotteries on critical decisions around game, channel,
technology and digital strategy. We also support large and complex technology
programmes such as vendor transitions and mass retail roll-out.
2. Platform - an
agile, modular, future ready and iterative platform, primed to drive growth
We provide lotteries with the
Camelot iLottery Platform - a modern and flexible interactive lottery platform.
This world leading platform provides a suite of products that can be customized
to any market and has been designed to give players a tailored experience
depending on what device they use to access the site mobile, tablet, PC.
The new platform also delivers a transactional mobile service, allowing
consumers to play a selection of Instant Win Games on their mobile.
3. Play - a belief
in delivering quality, fresh, fast-to-deploy game content, even if its
not our own
We provide lotteries with a wide
range of interactive Instant Win Games.
For more information please CONTACT:
Laura Pearson, T: 0044 (0) 7968 939 340 E:
SOURCE: Camelot Global.
than One Billion Dollars Paid Out to New Jersey Lottery Instant Ticket Players
TRENTON, New Jersey (May 27, 2016)
New Jersey Lottery instant ticket players claimed more than $114 million
in cash prizes during the month of April. That brings the Fiscal Year 2016
instant ticket prize winning total to over one billion dollars. Of those, there
were 55 top-tier annuity prizes greater than $10,000 claimed in April totalling
$4.095 million. Two of those prizes were for $1 million.
Mohinder Singh from Zanesville,
Ohio, won one million dollars playing the $10 Wild Cash Bonanza game. He
purchased the ticket at Centre Exxon, 1441 Route 1 South, Edison in Middlesex
County. Singh was visiting his son in Fords, New Jersey when they stopped for
gas and the ticket. I couldnt believe it, Singh said. He
plans on investing the money.
The other million dollar ticket was
claimed by Estefania A. from Lakewood. This mother of two is a factory worker
and enjoys playing scratch-offs. The 50X the Cash has always been her favourite
and this win reinforced that sentiment.
She scratched the winning ticket but
moved onto scratching off other tickets before she gave this one a second look.
Her children were present when she scratched the winning ticket and so they
were able to share in the excitement. Estefania is still considering how she
will enjoy the money but said that she may purchase a house. Her lucky retailer
is Hometown Food Market, 1000 Route 70 East, Lakewood.
Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery
Executive Director said, Congratulations to all of our top-prize
winners and to the thousands of other instant ticket prize winners throughout
the state this month.
Everyones a winner with the
New Jersey Lottery because game revenue supports vital educational programs and
institutions, tuition aid grants, school nutrition programs, veterans
homes, and other beneficiaries across the state.
A minimum of 30 percent of game
revenue is contributed to the state on behalf of these recipients. In April,
instant ticket sales generated an estimated $33 million towards funding Lottery
For Fiscal Year 2016, instant
tickets have generated more than $315 million toward the funding of good
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed nearly $24 billion to the State
in support of education and institutions. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans
homes, colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for the
developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education scholarship
programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
CONTACT: Judith L. Drucker Chief
Communications Officer, T: Phone: (609) 599-5875, E:
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Networks, Powered by Microgaming, and Dutch Lottery Sign Letter of
MALTA (June 1, 2016) Prima
Networks, powered by Microgaming, has signed a letter of intent to be the
primary provider of casino and exclusive supplier of poker to the newly merged
Dutch gambling organisation, Nederlandse Staatsloterij / De Lotto, once
regulations for online gaming permit them to go live.
Prima Networks entered a competitive
tender process for this contract in early 2015. Impressed with the software,
company culture and focus on building lasting relationships, the Malta-based
company was triumphant in securing the contract.
Prima Networks will supply
Microgamings market-leading casino games on desktop and mobile via the
Quickfire platform, as well as Microgamings well-respected poker
software, which is feature-rich and delivers player-friendly tournaments and
Once integrated with the Quickfire
platform, the new Dutch Lottery (its new name will be announced this summer)
will also gain access to 3rd party content from over 20 development partners.
The entire range of Microgaming and
development partner content is accessible through a single integration.
Loraine Schoevers, Director of Prima
Networks, comments: Following a competitive and in-depth tender process,
we were delighted to be chosen by Nederlandse Staatsloterij / De Lotto as their
preferred casino and poker supplier.
We are well versed in regulated
markets and working with state lotteries, and winning this contract strengthens
Prima Networks and Microgamings position in the European regulated
market. While we wait for the Dutch market to open, were busy getting the
bespoke solution for the newly merged organisation ready, for when we can
Visit Microgaming and the Prima
Networks team at the iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam, 8-9 June 2016, at stand
For further information please
CONTACT: Microgaming Press Office, T: 01624 647777, E:
About Prima Networks
Prima Networks is a company
incorporated in Malta with the purpose of licensing software and providing
services to operators in Regulated Markets.
Prima Networks has the rights to
license Microgaming branded software to third parties in Regulated Markets in
Europe, which include Italy, Denmark, France, Belgium, Spain and Germany.
In addition Prima Networks has the rights to use the Microgaming trade marks,
such as Powered by Microgaming and the Microgaming logo in their
Microgaming developed the first true
online casino in 1994. It has been breaking records, breaking new ground and
breaking its back in pursuit of original gaming ever since.
Developer of thousands of unique,
genre-defining casino, mobile, poker, bingo, land-based and multiplayer games,
and a pioneer in virtual and wearable gaming, the software giant hosts the
worlds largest progressive jackpot network.
Its products include Live Dealer,
Sportsbook, Business Solutions and Quickfire. Microgaming is an award winner. A
millionaire maker. The father of player protection and responsible gaming. And
through Microgaming PlayItForward, it is a pillar of its local community on the
Isle of Man.
Research Funded by Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) Poses Challenging Questions
for Gambling Industry, Regulators and Ministers
LONDON, U.K. (May 25, 2016) -- The
Responsible Gambling Trust today publishes new research that poses questions
for the gambling industry, regulators and Ministers. NatCen Social Research,
Geofutures and Featurespace, were commissioned by RGT to address research
questions set out by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB).
Findings from Geofutures reveal that
rates of problem gambling are higher among those who
lived near clusters of
bookmakers. Whilst the correlation does not necessarily prove causation, this
is the first time that research has confirmed this relationship.
NatCen Social Research and
Featurespace, used a 2014 survey of more than 4,000 machines gamblers in
bookmakers and data from the 10% of players who have a bookmaker loyalty
The limited nature of this sample
data means that, while insightful, findings from this study are not
representative of all people who gamble on B2 machines, but of highly engaged
The research looked at £100
stakes on FOBTs and at-risk groups:
- Overall 16% of regular loyalty card users had
placed a maximum bet of £100 on B2 machines.
- However, stakes of £100 are rare only
accounting for one in every 388 bets. In a typical scenario £100 stakes
happen less at the beginning of a playing session but are more common at later
- There is a correlation between problem gambling and
use of the £100 maximum stakes. Problem gamblers are more likely to place
a £100 stake on B2 machines than non-problem gamblers.
- There is a correlation between certain at-risk
groups and the use of the £100 maximum stake on B2 machines. Minority
ethnic groups are more likely to place a £100 stake, and the unemployed
are more likely to place a £100 stake more often.
The findings also highlight
different player behaviour patterns, which can be used to support
identification of problem gambling:
- Four different types of problem gamblers were
identified, deepening our understanding of different player behaviours
Introspective, Control-loss, Diverse Aware and Severe Aware.
- The most informative aspects of problem gambling
behaviour are chaotic variation in choice of stake and amounts of
- Somewhat counter to general expectation, problem
gamblers are likely to win more often, have a higher average return on money
spent, but also to have higher one off losses.
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Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the
Responsible Gambling Trust, who funded the review said:
The Responsible Gambling
Trust focus is not just about funding treatment its about
preventing the harm and misery caused by problem gambling. This research
deepens our understanding of problem gambling, specifically associated with
regular users of B2 and B3 gaming machines.
This research poses some
challenging questions for the bookmaking industry, for regulators and for
Ministers, on the effect of clustering and the maximum stakes on FOBTs in
However, it also reinforces
our belief that we need to tackle all forms of gambling related harm
rather than focus on one narrow category or location.
The aim for all RGT funded
research is to help us better identify and support people at risk of harm,
whatever form of gambling they are using. Todays findings show promising
development in the potential to identify risky patterns of play on gaming
machines, and therefore design more effective intervention methods in the
Heather Wardle, lead project
researcher from National Centre for Social Research, said:
This research confirms for
the first time that there is a correlation between problem gambling and use of
the £100 maximum stakes on B2 machines. It also shows not all problem
gamblers are the same. That means that different algorithms may be better at
picking up different types of problem gamblers, which will help in developing
the next generation of intervention methods.
Gaynor Astbury, lead researcher from
Our research has shown that
the spatial configuration of LBOs with B2 machines is related to levels of
problem gambling. Problem gambling prevalence rates were higher among those
living in areas of higher density LBO concentrations. However, we cannot say
that these concentrations cause problem gambling. When thinking about these
areas, we suggest there is a need to consider local population characteristics
to help understand this trend.
David Excell, CTO & Co-founder
of Featurespace, said:
Reverse engineering of
player data revealed that diversification characteristics, based on money
loaded and money spent, can play a role in identifying problem
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Health Lottery Adds Health Bingo to Income Acccess-Managed Affiliate
Bingo product integrates
with leading lottery brands Income Access-managed affiliate
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada (May 31,
2016) The Health Lottery, the London-based lottery brand operated by
Northern and Shell, has announced that its official bingo partner, Health
Bingo, has been added to the brands affiliate programme. The programme is
powered by the Income Access software and managed by Income Access
in-house team of affiliate managers.
The Health Bingo product, which was
launched in 2014 in partnership with The Health Lottery brand, gives players
the opportunity to play bingo, slots and casino games from a single site. A
variety of bingo games provided by the Bede Gaming software company are
available, including hourly and weekly pre-buy rooms and a 24-hour 90 ball
At a player level, Health Bingo is
offering many enticing promotions, including a 200% deposit bonus of up to
£150 for new registrations and a 50% reload bonus on all deposits up to
£100. There are also exciting monthly promotions such as prize giveaways
and buy-one-get-one-free deals.
To celebrate the launch of Health
Bingo on The Health Lottery affiliate programme, affiliates are being offered
an enticing welcome promotion. While the standard commission structure for
Health Bingo promises a lifetime revenue share of 25% to 35%, affiliates can
earn additional 10% revenue share if more than 10 active players are referred
per month and 20% for more than 20 players. This special promotion is available
as of now until the end of July.
The addition of Health Bingo
provides our affiliate programme with some interesting variety, which will make
the brand more attractive to a larger number of affiliates, said Yakir
Firestane, Head of Online Gaming at The Health Lottery. We expect that
affiliates will see a big boost in player registrations. Affiliates will
also have access to the latest banners and creatives and up to date information
and tips from experienced affiliate managers. They will also benefit from the
widely recognized Health Lottery brand which has a large national reach and
continuously invests in branding opportunities.
We are looking forward to
seeing the impact the added product will have on the affiliate programme,
said Allan Petrilli, Manager of Affiliate Services at Income Access. With
the ability to cross-promote multiple products, affiliates will be able to
drive results from a larger variety of players.
For more information on Health Bingo
and The Health Lottery affiliate programme, please contact Income Access.
About The Health Lottery &
Health Bingo is the official bingo
partner of The Health Lottery, giving Health Lottery players the opportunity to
play bingo and other games while also helping some great good causes in Great
Charity Bingo: Health Bingo donates
20% of its profits to good causes registered with the Charity Commission in
Great Britain, so someone really is always winning with Health Bingo!
Health Bingo operates from Alderney
under a licence from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC), but is
also regulated and licensed by Great Britains Gambling Commission, so you
know your charity bingo will be operated to the highest standards of
About Income Access
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada,
Income Access is a technology company as well as a digital marketing and PR
agency servicing the global gaming market, including traditional iGaming,
social gaming, land-based casinos and online trading (Forex, Binary Options).
Through award-winning software and a partnership-centric approach, Income
Access delivers comprehensive data and strategic insight on performance
marketing campaigns across all acquisition channels.
As part of continual software and
service innovation, Income Access supplies proprietary Ad Serving technology,
mobile tracking and a digital marketing service portfolio including SEO, paid
search, social media, web design and content marketing. Income Access is a
leading provider of affiliate marketing services, leveraging its affiliate
network comprising over 25,000 affiliates across all gaming verticals.
Income Access partners include:
Betfred, Gala Interactive, Coral, Sportingbet, Sky Betting & Gaming, PMU,
Jackpotjoy, Stan James, Bet Victor , Twin Spires, PKR and Pinnacle. Recent
expansion into the US market has seen the addition of New Jerseys Betfair
Casino and The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
SOURCE: Income Acccess.
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GAMING EXPO 2016
Exhibitors at the Gaming Expo with the AGE 2016 App
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (April 26,
2016) -- Last year, AGE
visitors were able to download an App for their mobile phone. This year at the
AGE we have updated the App with new features which will help visitors to find
exhibitors at the show and also keep the visitors abreast of news and
activities while they are at the show.
As with last year, visitors who have
installed the AGE App on any of their mobile devices will receive a welcome
message as they pass through the entry gate.
Once theyre inside the
exhibition and pass various points they will get updates to remind them about
such things as the time of the Daily Vegas Draw, entertainment and other
In addition to this, visitors can
use the App to locate any exhibitor at the show. They can search the
alphabetical exhibitor database thats included in the App and then simply
click on the stand number for an exhibitors location on the interactive
In order to get these features,
visitors must install the latest version of the AGE 2016 App.
Further details about the app are
available at the AGE web site or it can be downloaded by simply visiting the
Apple App Store or Google Play.
Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th August
are the dates for the 2016
Australasian Gaming Expo Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
|Install the latest version of the AGE 2016
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
biggest. 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
Last years Gaming Expo saw a
number of changes resulting from the move to the temporary location at Glebe
Island, all of which have been favourably received. Interstate visitors were
particularly pleased with the free Ferry travel from Darling Harbour to Glebe
Island, affording them 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: Always interesting not just to see new products
but totally new ideas and ways of doing business..... new areas of thought into
how to trade.
In fact, our post show research
showed that 97% of the visitors saw the Expo as an opportunity to see new
products and technology.
The Gaming Technology
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. The Australasian Gaming Expo is the must
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
venues. Trade suppliers are not eligible to attend the event unless
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, eBet Limited, IGT (Australia), Konami
Australia and Scientific Games.
For further information CONTACT:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies