Indiana Donates Their Fourth Computer Lab
The Boys & Girls Club
of Evansville Receive the Donation
EVANSVILLE, Indiana (June 8, 2016).
- IGT Indiana, the integrated services provider to the Hoosier Lottery, today
announced that the company has donated approximately $30,000 worth of
technology equipment and opened a new computer lab at the Boys & Girls Club
of Evansville. The lab will allow the Boys & Girls Club to serve more than
2,000 children during the school year and summer.
Executives from IGT Indiana joined
Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Boys & Girls Club of Evansville Executive
Director Ron Ryan and other staff for the labs official opening.
The Boys & Girls Club computer
lab is the fourth such donation under IGT Indianas Technology Giving
Program, which provides state-of-the-art computers, printers, software,
furniture and volunteer hours to non-profit organizations that sponsor
educational programs in Indiana.
The first two computer labs
benefited Hoosier veterans through the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation
and the Donald W. Moreau, Sr. Veterans House and the third benefited youth
through the Ft. Wayne Urban League.
IGT Indiana is honored to
provide computers and technology as part of our continued commitment to
charitable giving within the communities we serve. The Boys & Girls Club of
Evansville does a tremendous job serving our youth, said IGT Indiana
chief operating officer and general manager Colin Hadden. We are
excited to help the Boys & Girls Club carry out their mission by serving
more than 2,000 children throughout the Evansville area.
The Boys and Girls Club received 14
Dell desktop computers, along with a variety of professional software, 2 Dell
notebook computers, Flashforge and Prntrbot 3-D printers, Raspberry Pi and
Arduino circuitry building sets, a Dell server, wireless routers, sound mixing
equipment and a music keyboard. Additionally, IGT Indiana donated three
flat panel televisions that it purchased from Selbys Home Theater of
IGT Indianas generous
donation will greatly enhance the lives of more than 2,000 boys and girls every
year by providing them with access to the latest in advanced computer
technology, said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. Your act
of kindness demonstrates how much the community cares about the future of our
youth, and it will inspire them to study more, set goals and follow their
The Boys & Girls Club of
Evansville began operations in December 1957, and today the Club provides
programming and services for the most at-risk boys and girls of our community.
The Boys & Girls Club currently has two sites and in addition to the youth
directly served at their sites, the Club is reaching hundreds more through
their school extension sites at Cedar Hall and Delaware.
Words cannot describe the
excitement of Board, Staff, and Kids of the Club. BGC stress to our kids
the importance of education daily. This lab allows us to show our
commitment to the kids, families, and community. It will be cutting edge
as to what we will now be able to do for/with our kids, said the Boys
& Girls Club Executive Director, Ron Ryan. Our kids will now
have the opportunity to be above the curve Tech wise. They have no idea
of what is in store for them. Thank you to IGT Indiana for your support
of our kids who need us most.
About IGT Indianas
Technology Giving Program
IGT Indianas Technology Giving
Program donates on average to each computer lab $15,000 worth of
state-of-the-art technology, furniture and volunteer hours to non-profit
organizations that sponsor educational programs in Indiana. IGT Indianas
Technology Giving Program is modeled after IGTs global After School
Advantage program that began in 1999. The ASA programs goal is to
address the needs of children during the critical after-school hours. The
program strives to close the Digital Divide for disadvantaged
children who get left behind because they do not have the means to access
computers in todays increasingly digital society. The ASA program has
been implemented throughout the U.S., as well as the District of Columbia,
Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts,
Antigua, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since the launch of the ASA program IGT
has installed more than 260 computer labs. IGT employees volunteer their time
and technology skills to restore, establish, and maintain each computer lab.
For more information, visit www.igt.com.
CONTACT: Jessica Norris, Director of
Corporate Affairs, IGT Indiana, T: 317-264-4637, E:
SOURCE: IGT Indiana.
Arizona Lottery Introduces 35th Anniversary
New Instant Game is Part
of a Series of 35th Anniversary Tickets Eligible for Second Chance
PHOENIX, Arizona (June 9, 2016)
Four new Scratchers® game tickets, celebrating the forthcoming 35th
anniversary of the Arizona Lottery, are now available at retailers statewide.
Appropriately called 35th
Anniversary Scratchers, the $1, $2, $5 and $10 tickets enable players to win up
to $19.1 million in instant prizes and also qualify for second chance cash
drawings throughout 2016.
The Arizona Lottery will turn 35
years of age on Friday, July 1.
The 35th Anniversary Scratchers
games are part of a series of 10 Scratchers® games designed to commemorate
the Lotterys milestone 35th anniversary. Each game ticket in the series
is printed with a 35th anniversary seal, which makes these tickets eligible for
second chance drawings for 197 cash prizes ranging from $500 to $150,000.
Tickets with the 35th Anniversary
seal that are eligible for the second chance drawing include: Big Money Game
Book, Happy Cash, 2X the Money, 35th Anniversary Scratchers and three games
that have yet to be released.
To enter a non-winning instant
ticket in the second chance drawing, players must visit
http://azlottery.playercircle.com/az35 to enter the code
number printed on the ticket. For more information on instant games and second
chance drawings, visit
Remaining drawings for the second
chance prizes will take place Wed., June 22, Wed., Sept. 21, Wed., Nov. 16, and
Players must be 21 years or
older to purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the announced
ending date for the game to claim their prizes 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
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales more than $3.7 million per
week fund Arts and Education; Community Enrichment; Economic
Development; Environmental Conservation; Health and Human Services; and Public
Safety programs. Our mission is to support Arizona programs for the public
benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner. Learn more at
CONTACT: Nikki OShea, Arizona
Lottery, (480) 921-4438.
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
State Of Texas Wins Big Money!
Texas Lottery Has Already
Generated $1 Billion In Revenue This Fiscal Year
AUSTIN, Texas (June 9, 2016)
With three more months still remaining in the fiscal year, the Texas Lottery
has already generated $1,019,639,473 in revenue for the state of Texas. This is
the 13th consecutive year the Texas Lottery has contributed more
than $1 billion in revenue to the state in the lotterys 24-year
This is by far the earliest
in the fiscal year that the Texas Lottery has passed the $1 billion revenue
mark, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
With phenomenal scratch ticket
sales and Januarys record-breaking Powerball jackpot, we anticipate that
we will easily break last years fiscal year-end record of $1.242 billion
In fiscal year 2015, with $4.529
billion in gross sales, the Texas Lottery broke the sales record it set in the
previous year, resulting in the single largest annual transfer of revenue to
the state including record contributions to the Foundation School Fund and the
Fund for Veterans Assistance.
The Foundation School Fund,
administered by the Texas Education Agency, funds the operational needs and
special program services for Texas school districts including teacher salaries,
utilities, equipment, bilingual education, special education, gifted and
talented education, and career and technical education. To date, Texas Lottery
sales have resulted in
more than $19 billion for Texas
public schools. The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans
Assistance makes grants available to eligible charitable organizations, local
government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct
services to Texas veterans and their families.
With 1.7 million veterans spread
across the state, these programs provide financial assistance, transportation
services, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and housing assistance.
Since the first veterans
themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has
contributed more than $60 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
Our tremendous sales and
revenue this fiscal year would not be possible without the talent and
dedication of our lottery staff, vendors and retailers, said Grief.
We are committed to our mission to generate revenue for Texas and we
will continue to provide players with the best entertainment experience
available through innovative games.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $25 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $49 billion in prizes to lottery players.
Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has
contributed $19 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public
education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas
Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans
Since the first veterans
themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has
contributed more than $60 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega
Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®,
Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five®, Texas Triple Chance and
scratch ticket games.
For more information visit us on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Media Relations,
512-344-5131, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery.
Pollard Banknote Confirms Voting Results of the Annual General
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (June 6,
2016) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) ("Pollard Banknote") confirms the
voting results of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders previously held on
May 12th, 2016, the results of which had been posted on SEDAR on May 17th,
A total of 19,172,127 common shares
representing approximately 81.43% of Pollard's outstanding shares, were
represented in person or by proxy at the meeting.
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
% Votes For
In addition Pollard's shareholders
approved the appointment of KPMG LLP as auditors.
Detailed voting results for all
resolutions were posted under Pollard's profile at:
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels.
The company is a proven innovator
and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement,
sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major
role in the charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America.
Established in 1907, Pollard
Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public
shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL).
For more information, please visit
our website at: www.pollardbanknote.com.
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited
(distributed by Canada News Wire).
Laboratories International (GLI®) Awarded Continued ISO/IEC
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (June 7, 2016)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce the
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has awarded the
companys locations in New Jersey, Nevada, Colorado, British Columbia and
Macau continued accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, which helps ensure that
testing is done consistently regardless of laboratory location.
Laboratories that are accredited to
this international standard have proven they are technically competent to carry
out tests and/or calibrations.
GLIs Quality Management
Systems Global Manager Mark J. Mensik said, Continuance of these
accreditations demonstrates the daily dedication to quality from all GLI
personnel. A2LA thoroughly assessed all aspects of our quality management
system and the technical implementation of our testing, inspection and
certification procedures. The successful conclusion is a credit to the
professionalism of all personnel and a demonstration of our ongoing commitment
to our clients.
The accreditation renewal is the
culmination of a two-month assessment process performed by A2LA. During the
assessment, GLIs world headquarters in New Jersey also received continued
accreditation to ISO/IEC 17020:2012. ISO/IEC 17020 outlines specific
requirements for the competence of bodies performing inspections. The
laboratory earned continued accreditation to ISO/IEC 17065:2012, which
specifies requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services,
These accreditations provide the
basis for GLIs quality management system across all 20 laboratory
locations worldwide, and ISO/IEC 17065:2012 provides the foundation for the
Gaming Labs Certified® mark program.
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, +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
Euro 2016 to be Tournament of Second Screening, Says
New data from sportsbook
specialist shows two-thirds of users will use a second screen to place bets
during biggest games
MALTA (June 9, 2016) Premium
sportsbook provider Kambi says the upcoming European Championships in France
will be the first major football tournament where second screen betting becomes
the primary way to place a wager.
An analysis of data from the
sportsbook provider also shows that the higher the profile of an event, the
more likely it is that users will place a bet on a mobile device while watching
For the biggest sporting events,
around 65% of bets wagered through Kambis market-leading sportsbook come
from mobile, compared to 45% for smaller events.
Kambi is gearing up for its busiest
international football tournament to date, having recently signed and
integrated three new operators in the last four months; LeoVegas, Mr Green,
Rank Group and at the same time enabled some of our existing operators to
operate in Italy, Germany and Romania.
Kambi is able to integrate with new
operators in as little as six weeks. Additionally, Kambis new HTML5
client, which is being rolled out to all operators, empowers them to create a
unique player experience.
Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén
commented: As with all football fans, we cannot wait for the big
kick-off in France on Friday. It is sure to be an action-packed tournament on
the pitch, but also off the pitch at Kambi where we are expecting a busy
Our analysis clearly shows
that the trend towards mobile shows no sign of slowing. But what is
particularly interesting is that the bigger the match, the more likely
customers will reach for their phone to bet while keeping one eye on the
As one of the pioneers of
instant betting, we have seen demand for these markets grow in the past 12
months, demand is particularly strong in the mobile channel. We expect
this trend to continue and our operators will be empowered to offer these
unique and exciting instant betting events during the tournament.
For more information, CONTACT: Erik
Logdberg, CBDO, +447799873128 or Ian Freeman, CCO, +447720497215.
About Kambi (www.kambi.com)
Kambi is a provider of premium
sports betting services to licensed B2C gaming operators. Kambi Group plc is
listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm. Our services encompass a broad
offering from front end user interface through to odds compiling, customer
intelligence and risk management, built on an in-house developed software
platform. Kambi's 12 customers include Unibet, 888, Paf, 32Red and Napoleon
Games. Kambi employ more than 450 staff across offices in Malta (headquarters),
Bucharest, London, Manila, Stockholm and Sydney.
Kambi utilises a best of breed
security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001. Kambi is eCOGRA
certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm under
the symbol "KAMBI". The Company's Certified Advisor is Redeye AB.
Lottery Launches a Summer Blockbuster: GHOSTBUSTERS
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (June 9,
2016) -- Put on your Proton Pack because this game is for you. The New Mexico
Lottery has launched new Ghostbusters Scratchers in
anticipation of the July 15 release of the Ghostbusters
The Scratcher game features top
prizes of $10,000 and five collectable scenes displaying icons from the films
including Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Ectomobile.
Infused by 30 years of
pop-culture nostalgia, the Ghostbusters brand is a perfect fit for a Scratcher.
It appeals to a variety of players including those who saw the original films
and now a younger generation who are about to be introduced to our slimy green
friend for the first time, said New Mexico Lottery CEO David
To celebrate the Scratcher and movie
release, players will receive double entries for Ghostbusters Scratchers in the
Points and Rewards promotion at nmlottery.com this summer.
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Additional radio and web-based
promotions offering chances to win Ghostbusters movie tickets are slated for
Also on sale now are four additional
- 50,000 Payout features three bonus
spots and chances to win up to 23 times;
- Crossword Connect has $50,000 top
prizes and two crossword puzzles with a connecting bonus word;
- Bingo Multiplier features a bonus
multiplier, four bingo boards and $25,000 top prizes; and
- Double Doubler displays a
rainbow-dotted disco scene with $4,000 top prizes.
About Points and Rewards
Points and Rewards is a New Mexico
Lottery promotion that offers a chance to win $5,000 or one of 300 banks of
points for prizes each month.
Players enter non-winning $1, $2 and
$3 Scratchers at nmlottery.com or via the Points and Rewards app for a chance
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
The Lottery celebrated its 20-year
anniversary on April 27. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $690.23
million for education and more than 100,000 students have attended college on
Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
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Thirty years after the original
Ghostbusters took the world by storm, it makes its long-awaited return,
rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Director Paul Feig brings his
fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors
working today - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones,
and Chris Hemsworth.
This summer, they're here to save
the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by
Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," written
by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
The film will be released in
theaters nationwide on July 15, 2016.
Licensing rights for
Ghostbusters has been obtained from IGT.
Ghostbusters TM & © 2016
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638,
(800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Lottery Scares Up 80s Nostalgia with Ghostbusters Game
Justin Pirtle to race
Hoosier Lottery Ghostbusters car at Salem Speedway
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 7, 2016)
- Hoosiers don't have to wait for this summer's Ghostbusters movie premiere to
enjoy a Proton Pack blast from the past. The Hoosier Lottery's nostalgic
Ghostbusters-themed Scratch-off game hit stores around Indiana today. The
$2 collectible Ghostbusters tickets feature six different scenes inspired by
the original 1984 movie.
The $2 Ghostbusters Scratch-off game
is easy to play and offers the chance to win up to 10 times on a single
ticket! Simply find the ghost to capture the green, and win up to
Three $20,000 top prizes are
available. There are also thousands of $100 prizes up for grabs, in addition to
$20, $40, $50 and $500 prizes. Overall Odds are 1 in 4.28.
The Ghostbusters Scratch-off game is
available at approximately 4,500 Hoosier Lottery retailers state-wide.
Justin Pirtle to race Hoosier
Lottery's Ecto-1 at Salem Speedway
In addition to the game, race fans
have extra chances to get in on the Hoosier Lottery Ghostbusters fun.
The Hoosier Lottery is teaming up
with Justin Pirtle Racing and Salem Speedway to bring to life Ecto-1, the
iconic Ghostbusters car from the original movie.
The public is invited to an
exclusive sneak peek of the Hoosier Lottery's Ecto-1 with Justin Pirtle June 16
from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. at Circle K at 700 S. Main St. in Salem.
Racing fans can then catch Justin
Pirtle and Ecto-1 in action at Salem Speedway June 18 and July 3. Visit
hoosierlottery.com for more information.
TM & © 2016 Columbia
Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:
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
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.
CONTACT: Carrie Stroud, Hoosier
Lottery Chief of Staff, 317-264-4840 office or 317-319-9075 cell, E:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
and ESSA Sign Partnership Protocol on the Eve of Euro 2016
FRANCE (June 8, 2016) -- This Monday
(June 6), Charles Coppolani, Chairman of ARJEL, the French independent
administrative authority in charge of online sports betting regulation in
France, and Mike OKane, Chairman of ESSA, a non-profit betting and sport
integrity monitoring association consisting of the major European sports
betting operators, have signed a partnership protocol.
This protocol aims at organizing the
exchange of information between both institutions regarding unusual patterns
detected through their respective monitoring systems of sports betting.
The upcoming Euro is expected to
generate the greatest amount of bets in 2016 (reaching approximately 60 billion
This innovative approach to fight
against match fixing will be maintained over time. First, for the Olympics
Games in Rio, and then, for all the sports competitions on which licensed
operators are authorized to offer bets in France.
Mike OKane, Chairman of ESSA,
said: We are delighted to be working with ARJEL, this agreement
represents an important milestone in establishing a network of international
information sharing agreements between regulators and responsible regulated
One of our key objectives has been
to establish cross-sector partnerships as the most effective means of tackling
betting related corruption in sport.
Charles Coppolani, Chairman of ARJEL
stated: The exchange of information and international cooperation with
betting companies is a key part of the Council of Europe Convention to protect
sport and tackle corruption."
"This agreement strengthens our
betting integrity framework ahead of one of the biggest sporting events in the
world, taking place on French soil. Sports betting integrity is paramount and
ARJEL is committed to protecting that ethos and to working with responsible
stakeholders such as ESSA.
Appointed Director of Nebraska Lottery and Charitable Gaming
LINCOLN, Nebraska (June 6, 2016)
Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton announced today that Brian Rockey, former
manager in the Nebraska Department of Revenue Lottery and Charitable Gaming
Division, is being appointed Director as of July 1, 2016.
Director Rockey, 55, has a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Creighton University, a Master of Arts from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master of Public Administration from the University
of Nebraska Omaha. Rockey previously served the Lottery Division in various
capacities, including Marketing Manager, from startup in 1993 through 2011. He
then worked for International Game Technology (IGT, formerly known as GTECH),
the primary contractor for the Nebraska Lottery. He now returns to the Lottery
and Charitable Gaming Division as its Director.
It is an honor and a
privilege to serve Nebraskans again in this new capacity, said
Rockey. I want to thank Tax Commissioner Fulton for the trust he has
placed in me. Ill have the opportunity to work with many of the same
wonderful people I worked with before, and I look forward to taking the
Nebraska Lottery and Charitable Gaming Division into the future.
Tax Commissioner Fulton would like
to thank Jill Marshall (Acting Lottery Director) and Aaron Hendry (Acting
Charitable Gaming Director) for their service since 2014. I have
appreciated all of their efforts. They have been critical to the continued
success of this Division, said Fulton.
The Nebraska Lottery and Charitable
Gaming Divisions of the Department of Revenue were merged under a single
administrator in July 2007. The creation of the Lottery and Charitable Gaming
Division resulted in greater organizational efficiencies and enhanced service
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery
is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment
options to Nebraskans. Over $596 million has been raised for the Nebraska
Lotterys beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93
counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska
CONTACT: Neil Watson, Phone: (402)
471-6120, Mobile: (402) 560-4580, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Nebraska Lottery.
Spil CEO to Step Down in 2017
The process of finding a
new CEO has started
DENMARK (May 26, 2016) -- After 12
years in office Hans Christian Madsen will step down on April 1, 2017 as
Managing. Director Danske Spil.
Danske Spil will need a new CEO in
2017. Hans Christian Madsen's departure is done in full cooperation with
the Danske Spil Board.
Mr. Madsen has been very important
for the development of Danske Spil. He has been involved since the company was
called Danish Tipstjeneste and gaming market in Denmark so much different than
Hans Christian will turn 66 years in
2017 and has been President and CEO of Danske Spil since 2005. Danske Spil has
gone through a transformation from state-owned monopoly to a competitive
company, while Hans Christian Madsen has been the director.
Nobody expected that Danske Spil
would fare liberalization as well and still be the biggest gaming provider in
Denmark. But it is the Danske Spil with HC Madsen headed succeed really well
with, and he leaves behind a well-run company with a solid profit, says Peter
Gæmelke, Chairman of Danske Spil.
There are still many important tasks
to tackle for a coming new director.
One Of the most important
tasks for a new director will be to realize the Danish Ventspils 2020 strategy.
The strategy has a strong focus on the digitization of the entire company, but
also to ensure customers the best customer experience in the Danish game and
make sure we are at the forefront when it comes to providing responsible
gambling, says Peter Gæmelke.
For the outgoing director has been
the mix of challenges and the good cause, who once lured him to Danske
Completely Was basically
one of the things that excited me most on the job, the company finances and
props up so many good causes. It still means a lot to me to this day. At the
same time, already in 2005 the talk of liberalization of the gaming market, and
the challenge I felt like "merchant", I would be the one to solve,
says HC Madsen.
Although his time in Danske Spil is
running out, he expects not to stop completely working.
I am quite ready to quit
full-time work as President. Director, but I still hope I can get permission to
use my skills, perhaps in the form of any board member, says Madsen.
The process of finding a new CEO has
started, and the chairman expects to announce a new CEO in early 2017.
SOURCE: Danske Spil press release
(Read the Danish
Casinos Set New Revenue Record of $104.4 Million in May
BALTIMORE, Maryland (June 6, 2016)
Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that monthly combined
revenues for the states casinos reached a new high of $104,351,219 in May
The total surpassed the previous
best month, April 2016, which saw casinos generate $103.9 million.
Marylands first casino opened
in September 2010, and there are now five casinos operating in the state:
Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in
Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino
in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.
"Maryland's casino business is on
a roll, said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon
Medenica. Two consecutive record months is a noteworthy
achievement and I congratulate all of our casino partners. Well
Casino contributions to the state go
to the Maryland Education Trust Fund and also support small-, minority- and
women-owned businesses, local impact grants and the states horse racing
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $6,898,407 from both slot machines and table games in May.
Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $225.14 for slot machines, $2,332.05
for banking table games and $311.11 for non-banking table games.
Hollywood Casinos May 2016
revenue decreased by $222,204, or 3.1%, from May 2015. Hollywood Casino
Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10 non-banking)
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$28,793,484 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $229.67 for slot machines, $2,588.38 for banking
table games and $1,067.07 for non-banking table games.
Horseshoe Casinos May 2016
revenue increased by $6,869,863, or 31.3%, from May 2015. Horseshoe Casino
Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banking and 25 non-banking)
Maryland Live Casino generated
$59,086,463 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $298.71 for slot machines, $4,338.46 for banking
table games and $1,253.05 for non-banking table games.
Maryland Lives May 2016
revenue increased by $1,044,375, or 1.8%, from May 2015. Maryland Live Casino
operates 3,923 slot machines and 206 (154 banking and 52 non-banking) table
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$5,150,693 from slot machines in May, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per
day was $207.48.
Casino at Ocean Downs May 2016
revenue increased by $159,116, or 3.2%, from May 2015. The Casino at
Ocean Downs operates 800 slot machines, and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,422,173 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $192.92 for slot machines and $1,121.37 for
banking table games. This facility does not have non-banking table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resorts May
2016 revenue increased by $173,776, or 4.1%, from May 2015. Rocky Gap Casino
Resort operates 634 slot machines and 18 table games.
In a year-to-year comparison, May
2016 casino revenue increased from May 2015 by $8,024,925, or 8.3%. See
attached document (or click HERE) for a detailed breakdown of May 2016s
fund disbursement, fiscal year-to-date totals for the individual casinos and
combined state total.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for all matters relating to regulation of the states
In this regulatory role, the agency
oversees all internal controls, auditing, security, surveillance, background
investigation, licensing and accounting procedures for the facilities. To
keep Marylanders informed and maintain integrity and transparency in its
regulation of the states casinos, monthly financial reports are posted on
Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
For Information, CONTACT: Erica
Palmisano, 410-230-8803 (office), 410-703-5806 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Entertainment Joins Forces with Leading Game "Loteria"
Lotería card game
heads to the US, Canada and Mexico
TORONTO, Canada (June 4, 2016) --
One Entertainment is announcing a partnership to bring the iconic Loteria card
game to consumers in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Loteria is a bingo-like game dating
back centuries. In 1887, Don Clemente Jacques created his own version of the
game in Mexico. Thanks to engaging and iconic designs, it has been a staple of
life in Latin America ever since.
One Entertainment has teamed up with
Don Clemente, Inc. for this exciting new venture with the goal of developing a
comprehensive merchandising program across all product categories, including
apparel, stationery, gifts, promotions and publishing.
"Loteria is a fixture in
Mexico," says Alex Altamirano, Managing Partner, One Entertainment.
"Mexicans have played the game for generations, and it holds a special place
in our culture. We are honored to be bringing this piece of Mexican popular
culture to new product categories."
"We are excited to start working
with One Entertainment and to expand the reach of our game to new product
categories and consumers," says Luis Landin, President, Don Clemente Inc.
"Mexico and the United States are
strong markets for our card game, and we are confident Loteria will prove to be
a valuable asset for licensing and retail partners."
About Don Clemente, Inc.:
Don Clemente, Inc. is a leading
publisher and distributor of playing cards - in both American and Spanish
styles - and calendars.
The company operates in Mexico, the
United States and Latin America. Its flagship game, Loteria, is one of the
oldest and most popular card games in Mexico.
About One Entertainment:
One Entertainment is a fully
integrated brand-management agency, offering licensing, creative and retail
support to select brands in the worlds of sports and entertainment. Its
portfolio of representations includes FC Barcelona, Consejo Mundial de Lucha
Libre, Chivas Guadalajara and Copa America USA 2016, to name just a few.
CONTACT: Casandra Rossi, E:
SOURCE: One Entertainment (MENAFN
Supplies Terminals for the Catalonia Lottery in Spain
PARIS, France (June 9, 2016) --
Safran Identity & Security announced today that it has delivered 2,500 S8
lottery terminals to the Catalonia Lottery in Spain, within the scope of a
strategic partnership with Novomatic Lottery Solutions (NLS).
The software embedded in these
terminals was developed in conjunction with Lotsys, a subsidiary of
Française des Jeux (FDJ), the French lottery operator.
This latest contract
clearly confirms the capabilities of Safrans gaming terminals, along with
our ability to mobilize technical and industrial resources to offer solutions
tailored to our customers specific needs, said Samuel Fringant,
EVP, Security Division, Safran Identity & Security.
Miriam Lindhorst, CEO de NLS, the
Catalonia Lottery operator, added: The NLS system is a state of the
art solution utilizing the most modern technologies in the industry. It was
important to us that this was the case end to end. This is why we chose Safran
as our partners for the retail element of our solution. Sharing the same values
of quality, technology and performance made Safran a perfect fit.
The terminals were successfully
commissioned throughout Catalonia on April 1, 2016. Nearly 900 screens that
display information for players were also supplied as part of the contract.
This was Safrans first gaming terminal contract in Spain, and its first
time teaming up with NLS.
More than 90,000 S8 terminals have
been delivered worldwide, making it the global benchmark for multifunction
terminals with an A4 scanner. Like all of Safrans modular terminals, it
can be customized to adapt to the specific needs of each lottery or betting
Safran is a leading international
high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and
equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000
employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed
on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50
Safran Identity & Security is a
global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more
than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics,
the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private
sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security
For more information :
www.safran-group.com and www.safran-identity-security.com.
Follow @Safran and @SafranIDSec on
CONTACT: Pierre-Yves ROGER :
email@example.com / T +33 (0)1 58 11 89 58.
SOURCE: Safran Identity &
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Officially Launches First-of-its-Kind
Responsible Gaming Initiative at Plainridge Park Casino
MASSACHUSETTS (June 8, 2016) -- The
Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) is pleased to announce tomorrow's
official launch of "PlayMyWay", a new responsible gaming initiative that
provides casino patrons with a voluntary option to budget and track their play.
Available June 9th at Plainridge
Park Casino, the PlayMyWay program is an innovative budgeting tool designed to
allow customers the ability to monitor the amount of money they spend on
electronic gaming machines, and to support their decision to continue or stop
PlayMyWay is an optional electronic
system by which slot machine players will have an opportunity to personalize
their play by setting a budget before they begin gambling.
A first-of-its-kind initiative in
the United States, this pilot program is part of a comprehensive approach to
responsible gaming strategies implemented by the Massachusetts Gaming
Commission, with a particular focus on problem gambling prevention and customer
PlayMyWay is intended to help
players make decisions about gambling, allow them to monitor and understand
their playing behavior in real time, and support their decisions.
The PlayMyWay program is the latest
tool added to MGC's wide-ranging and unique responsible gaming framework known
"The PlayMyWay initiative
provides MGC and Plainridge Park Casino with an important opportunity to
advance responsible gaming by implementing technology that supports informed
player choice. A player should have all the necessary information and resources
available to make well-informed decisions on when to gamble, when to stop and
how much to spend," said Mark Vander Linden, MGC's Director of Research and
Responsible Gaming. "It is exciting to add this valuable tool to our
distinctively comprehensive GameSense program.
Watch the following video on how PlayMyWay works
SOURCE: The Massachusetts Gaming
Professional Development Seminar
Join us for the 2016 NASPL Professional
hosted by the
August 2-5, 2016
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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