Enters Into Agreement with Station Casinos to Provide Enhanced IGT Advantage
Casino Management System Allowing "On Device" Marketing, Bonusing and Guest
IGT Service Window will
Reside on Over 19,000 Slot Machines Across the Company's Las Vegas
LONDON, U.K. (April 6, 2016) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced an
agreement with Station Casinos LLC ("Station Casinos") to enhance Station
Casinos' IGT Advantage® casino management systems with state-of-the-art
gaming systems solutions and applications that will allow for "on device"
marketing, bonusing and guest communication on over 19,000 slot machines
located across its nineteen properties in Las Vegas, Nevada. The
comprehensive systems enhancement includes IGT's Universal Game Adaptor
(UGA®) and will permit Station Casinos to offer a premium guest experience
that includes real-time customized promotions and incentives through the IGT
"This enterprise-wide deployment
of IGT UGA and systems solutions at Station Casinos marks a significant
milestone in our continued focus on providing the gaming industry's most
advanced casino management systems," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President
of Sales, North America Gaming & Interactive. "As Station Casinos continues
to provide best-in-class entertainment offerings, we are pleased to have been
selected to deliver innovative gaming systems solutions that will allow them to
significantly enhance their overall guest experience."
"Our initial gaming systems
partnership with IGT allowed us to customize one of their bonusing programs
into Jumbo Jackpot ®, which quickly became a guest favorite," stated
Marc J. Falcone, Station Casinos' Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
"We are excited once again to be
at the forefront of bonusing with IGT, as the new IGT Advantage ®
applications will permit us to create customized guest incentives that can only
be found at Station Casinos."
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: Phil O'Shaughnessy, IGT, T:
Acquires Strategic Stake in Eurobet, Bulgaria
Further Strengthening Its
Presence In Eastern Europe
ATHENS, Greece (April 6, 2016) - -
INTRALOT Group announces the acquisition of a strategic stake in a leading
gaming company in Bulgaria, Eurobet, via its Bulgarian subsidiary, BILOT.
INTRALOT will acquire a 49% stake in Eurobet, a company that offers to the
Bulgarian market numerical games and scratch tickets through a network of 1,100
Points of Sales countrywide. INTRALOT already has strong presence in the
country as 49% owner of Eurofootball, offering Fixed Odds and Live Betting
thorough a network of 850 shops, since 2002. The completion of the acquisition,
which is subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to occur by June
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT
Group CEO, stated: We are proud to expand our presence in Bulgaria
through acquiring a strategic share in Eurobet, a market leader in its sector.
The complementarity of the product offering between our companies will lead to
strengthening our operations in a more consolidated market. This acquisition
aligns with our business growth strategy to seal strategic partnerships with
strong local players. Through synergies with Eurobets assets we will be
able to further boost our operations in Bulgaria and sustain our leading
position in the area.
Mr. Millen Stamatov, Eurobet CEO,
commented on the acquisition agreement: INTRALOTs strategic
participation in Eurobet highlights our companys ability to attract
international investors and reinforces our position in the local gaming market.
We are confident that INTRALOTs global experience in our sector will
further increase the value that we deliver both to our shareholders and the
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.
EUROBET, a private limited company,
established in 1996, is the leader of number games on the Bulgarian gaming
market. The company is developing its business since 2006 by providing
innovative solutions and unmatched excellence in its product portfolio. Based
on one of the oldest lottery games Keno, EUROCHANCE enjoys its status of
the most popular and loved number game in Bulgaria. EUROBET has in its
portfolio games, licensed by the Bulgarian Commission on Gambling, among which
Lottomania, Poker Chance and other. The whole suit of products is present from
the beginning of 2015 also online, enabling players to enjoy them on 2 more
screens on their PC and mobile devices. In 2011, EUROBET launched the
first private instant lottery in Bulgaria and in January 2015 upgraded it under
the name LOTARIA BULGARIA. LOTARIA BULGARIA is distributed together with
EUROCHANCE and all the other games of EUROBET in a network of over 1,100
betting shops. The scratch cards of LOTARIA BULGARIA are distributed in over
5000 points of sale. LOTARIA BULGARIA includes 14 scratch cards. LOTARIA
BULGARIA started as a TV show in January, 2016 and is one of the most watched
in Bulgaria with a share of over 30%. Faithful to the spirit of innovation, in
2016 EUROBET has in store the launch of several exciting products.
For more information CONTACT:
Mr. Vasil Stumbov, Marketing
Director and International Relations Manager, Phone: +359-2807 2500, Fax:
+359-2807 2501, email: email@example.com,
Ms. Dimitra Tzimou, Corporate
Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email:
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
Games' Key Dual Security System Exceeds $70 Billion Milestone in Prize Money
Protected for Lottery Players
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (April 7,
2016) -- Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company")
(NASDAQ: SGMS) today announced that the Company's Key Dual Security system has
now protected more than $70 billion (U.S.) in lottery player prize monies since
the patented system launched in 2004.
Key Dual Security has been chosen by
a select number of lotteries around the world to provide an additional,
advanced layer of security for their instant games. To date, the system has
protected more than 5,000 games for lotteries including Italy's Gratta e Vinci,
La Francaise des Jeux in France, UK National Lottery and the Pennsylvania
Lottery in the U.S.
Joe Bennett, Vice President
Operations, U.S. Instant Products, for Scientific Games, said, "Lotteries and
their players must be able to trust the integrity of the games, and Key Dual
Security delivers on this promise. More than a web of software tools that
protect the games, it is our entire approach to instant game security with
security integrated into every phase of our game design and manufacturing
The Key Dual Security system,
configuration of our servers, global security practices and highly experienced
personnel are among the key reasons Scientific Games is consistently selected
as the primary, trusted instant game supplier that can protect a lottery
Rated as a superior security system
by independent experts and lottery customers, Key Dual Security protects
against unauthorized attempts to determine the value of an instant game ticket.
Scientific Games invested five years and millions of dollars working with
global security experts, including bank and credit card security professionals,
to develop this complex and comprehensive system.
In 2014, the Company launched the
next generation Key Dual Security 3.0 (KDS 3.0). Like the original product
release, KDS 3.0 is a patented game data security system that requires multiple
keys from multiple and independent parties in order to shuffle the prizes
within a game. KDS 3.0 is the most sophisticated instant game protection
available in the lottery industry today.
Scientific Games created the lottery
industry's first secure instant game in 1974 and is the world's largest
provider of lottery instant games. With operations on six continents, the
Company provides games, services, systems and retail technology to 125
lotteries globally, including nearly every North American lottery.
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
SOURCE Scientific Games
Laboratories Internationals (GLI®) New iGaming White
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 5, 2016)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), the global leader in
online systems and iGaming testing, is proud to announce the release of its
newest white paper, iGaming Information Security Management: Is Your
Business Adequately Protected?
There are 5 reasons why you should
It will highlight GLIs ability
- Discuss your concerns about network infrastructure
- Advise about data loss from players or your
- Assist you to ensure security when working with
- Provide effective personalized planning to maximize
- Work closely with you for continued compliance and
ongoing risk mitigation
GLIs Managing Director of GLI
Europe and Africa Martin Britton said, The growing expansion of
iGaming has created an increasing depth of internal knowledge. We can use this
knowledge bank to assist suppliers and operators and discuss and advise about
security measures to ensure systems and information are protected not just for
today but for tomorrow.
The first step is
understanding the security risks, determine the requirements, discuss system
architecture and build a plan specifically around these. This can be a
combination of audits, assessments and consultancy. We want our clients to be
confident that security breaches can be minimized by having effective and
logical controls in place. This is why the GLI iGaming team, headed by our VP
of iGaming Salim Adatia, has spearheaded this important white
In addition to the white paper, GLI
has also launched an iGaming webpage with additional information about their
unique iGaming services, which can be found at
Clients can learn more about
GLIs iGaming team as well as download GLIs iGaming Standard
GLI-19. The new iGaming white paper can be downloaded from this webpage,
Since 1996, GLI has provided
independent testing and assessment services for many emerging online gaming
jurisdictions. The company serves more than 475 jurisdictions, more than 130 of
which exclusively accept GLI certification letters.
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 Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
World Lottery Sales: FY on FY Global Growth Up 2%; Latin
America, North America up; Asia Pacific Down; Europe Holds
BASEL, Switzerland (April 7, 2016)
In 2015, full-year on full-year global lottery sales grew 2%, moderating
sharply from 2014 full-year on full-year sales growth of 9.9%. Strong growth in
the Americas over the whole year 2015 was offset by a contraction in sales in
the Asia Pacific region over the second half of 2015, with the result that
annual growth in global lottery sales is now at its lowest point in five years,
as the attendant graph (right and below) shows.
The Latin American region fared best
in 2015, with participating Latin American lotteries reporting an aggregate
increase in sales of 19.1% for 2015 over 2014. Continuing its dominant
run, Argentinas Lotería Nacional Sociedad del Estado was the
strongest performer, reporting an increase in sales of 25.5% for FY 2015, as
against FY 2014.
Owing to very strong first-half
sales of their flagship Lotto product, Chile's Polla Chilena also performed
robustly, with sales at the Chilean national lottery increasing 15.4% over the
course of 2015, as against the course of 2014. Building on a fourth-quarter on
fourth-quarter increase in revenue of 23%, sales at Brazils Caixa
Econômica Federal grew 10.2% over FY 2015, as against FY 2014.
The fourth-quarter on fourth-quarter
increase in sales at the Brazilian national lottery was due to several factors.
In November 2015, the lottery offered the largest jackpot ever on its Mega-Sena
product, resulting in the lotterys best monthly performance for 2015,
while a special year-end draw called Mega da Virada helped the Brazilian
lottery in recording its second highest monthly sales revenue of the year.
For its part, the North American
market continued to strengthen, with participating North American lotteries
sweeping the board once again to record an aggregate full-year on full-year
increase in sales of 8%. Canadas BCLC was the stellar performer,
reporting a twelve-month on twelve-month increase in sales of 14.5%. Following
hard on the heels of BCLC was the California Lottery, which saw its sales
increase by 14.1% year-on-year. Canadas Ontario Lottery and Gaming also
enjoyed double-digit growth over the same timeframe, seeing its sales grow by
12.8%. The Kentucky Lottery, Florida Lottery, and the Tennessee Education
Lottery Corporation also all performed strongly, reporting FY-on-FY increases
in sales of 8.7%, 7.8%, and 7.2% respectively, while sales at the Canadas
Loto-Quebec and the U.S.s Connecticut Lottery grew by 6.5% and 5.9%
respectively over the same period. The positive results from North America were
set against the backdrop of the improving U.S. economy, which saw real GDP
increasing 2.4% percent in 2015 (that is, from the 2014 annual level to the
2015 annual level).
In the African market, the situation
was similar to that reported for the previous quarter. For FY 2015, African
lotteries participating in the WLA Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator reported
an aggregate increase in sales of 3.4%, as against FY 2014. Continuing its
strong recent form, Ghanas National Lottery Authority witnessed an
increase in sales of 19.7% for whole year 2015, as against whole year 2014.
Both Moroccan lotteries continued to
fare well, with La Marocaine des Jeux seeing its FY-on-FY sales increase by
12.5% and Loterie Nationale seeing its sales rise by 10.1% over the same
period. Offsetting these results, sales at the Mauritius National Lottery
contracted sharply over the twelve months of 2015, as against the corresponding
revenue period of 2014.
The picture in Europe also mirrored
that of the previous quarter, where the impressive double-digit growth of
several central European lotteries was offset by decreases in sales elsewhere
in Europe. As a result, participating European lotteries reported an aggregate
increase in sales of 1.3% for full-year 2015 versus full-year 2014. For their
part, Polands Totalizator Sportowy and Hungarys
Szerencsejáték Zrt. continued their standout form, reporting
full-year on full-year increases in sales of 18.2% and 15.5% respectively. The
increase in sales at Szerencsejáték Zrt. was attributable to
several factors, including the introduction of a new technological system
(AEGIS) in August 2015, which allowed the Hungarian National Lottery to extend
its range of sports betting offerings, and the launch of a seasonal instant
ticket in the lead-up to Christmas. Counterbalancing these results, sales at
Greeces OPAP and Swedens Svenska Spel held steady over full-year
2015, as against full-year 2014, while sales at Italys Lottomatica
contracted over the same timeframe. Underpinning the weaker performance of
Europe as a whole was the wider European economy, where GDP increased by a
modest 1.5% in the Euro area (EA19) and by 1.8% in the EU28 over the whole year
In the Asia Pacific region, sales
moderated yet again, with the result that participating Asia Pacific lotteries
saw full-year on full-year sales contract by 1.6%. The slowdown in sales in
Asia Pacific was largely attributable to the mainland Chinese lotteries, with
the China Sports Lottery recording a full-year on full-year decrease in sales
of 5.7%, and the Chinese Welfare lottery reporting a full-year on full-year
decrease in sales of 2.2%. Overall, total lottery sales were down 3.8%
year-on-year in mainland China, with total lotto sales being down 4.9%.
Elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, Australias Lotterywest saw its
sales increase by 6.7% for FY 2015, as against FY 2014, while Japans
Takara-kuji lottery saw its sales hold steady over the same timeframe.
We close this edition of the WLA
Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator with the addition of the B.C. Lottery to the
list of lotteries participating in the WLA Quarterly Lottery Sales Indicator.
We extend a warm welcome to our newest member and look forward to bringing you
the first quarter results shortly.
Lottery Launches Texas Rangers Scratch Ticket
Game offers chance to win
tickets to the World Series
AUSTIN, Texas (April 6, 2016)
The Texas Lottery today announced the launch of the new Texas Rangers
scratch ticket which offers more than $16.4 million in total prizes, four top
prizes of $100,000 and a chance to win a trip to the World Series. The $5
game is available at Texas Lottery® retailers across the state.
"We are excited to enter into a
partnership with an iconic brand like the Texas Rangers, said Gary
Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
This game knocks it out of
the park by offering our players unique prizes and the incredible opportunity
to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the World Series.
Players that do not win instantly
can enter non-winning tickets into one of four promotional second-chance
Four lucky winners will win a trip
to attend Game 4 of either the 2016 or 2017 World Series.
The 2016 or 2017 World Series trip
prize is a three day, two night trip that includes the following:
- Two tickets to Game 4 of the 2016 or 2017 World
- Round-trip airfare for the winner and one
- Ground transportation and hotel accommodations at
- $1,000 spending money
- Three piece luggage set and a digital camera
This is a great new
partnership for the Texas Rangers, said Rangers Senior Vice President
of Partnerships & Client Services Jim Cochrane. The Texas Rangers
scratch ticket game not only provides the opportunity for our fans to win
fabulous prizes but also helps to support the Texas Lotterys mission to
benefit Texas education.
In addition to the World Series trip
prizes, 1,460 Texas Rangers merchandise prize packs, each valued at $565, will
be given away. These prize packages include an array of Texas Rangers-branded
merchandise including: framed memorabilia, neon desk lamp, tumbler, glass
clock, duffel bag, blanket tote and more.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $24 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $48 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $18 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 Assistance. Since the first veterans themed scratch ticket
game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $52
million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega
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:
Major League Baseball trademarks and
copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc.
Visit MLB.com MDI/MLBP 2016
CONTACT: Media Relations, T:
512-344-5131, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery.
Lotterys Biggest Ticket Ever and New Family of Sizzlin 7s
Super Tuesday Scratchers Launched
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (April 5,
2016) The New Mexico Lotterys biggest ticket ever, Super
Ticket, goes on sale today.
Super Ticket is
physically the largest ticket the New Mexico Lottery has ever sold. At 8″
wide by 12″ high, the game is taller than a piece of paper and almost as
wide. The game is so big it is only sold at retailers with special dispensers.
Super Ticket, a $10
Scratcher, features four Double Diamond play areas and 42 chances to win.
The game has top prizes of $100,000.
A new set of games featuring
Sizzlin 7s is also available today. Called a Family of
Games, the three new Scratchers have graphics and names similar to each
- With over $1.4 million in total cash prizes, $5
Super Sizzlin Hot 7s features 15 chances to win and top prizes of
- Sizzlin Hot 7s, the $2 Scratcher, has
over 50,000 prizes of $5 and above and top prizes of $7,777;
- And $1 Sizzlin 7s is a tic-tac-toe
style game with top prizes of $777.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery
has raised $686.75 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.
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638,
(800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: The New Mexico Lottery.
Americas Favorite Game is Now in the Palm of Your Hand
with the New Wheel of Fortune® Scratch-Off Game From the Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 6, 2016)
The Florida Lottery is introducing the new $5 game, WHEEL OF FORTUNE
today, featuring more than $42 million in cash prizes. The game also features a
second chance promotion, in which 12 players will win a trip to Hollywood,
California to participate in a lottery players-only Wheel of Fortune show for
the chance to win up to $1 million!
The WHEEL OF FORTUNE Scratch-Off
game offers eight top prizes of $250,000 and more than 100,000 prizes from $50
to $10,000! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.04.
Four drawings will be held between
April 28 and June 30 for non-winning WHEEL OF FORTUNE tickets entered into the
Wheel of Fortune Big Money Second Chance Promotion.
In each drawing, three players will
win a Grand Prize VIP trip to Hollywood, California to participate in a
non-broadcast Wheel of Fortune show and the opportunity to win up to $1
million. Additionally, players have a chance to earn extra entries into each
Wheel of Fortune Big Money Second Chance Promotion drawing by playing the
Buy a Vowel play-for-fun game on the second chance website. Visit
www.flalottery.com for more information.
The Florida Lottery also launched
two additional Scratch-Off games today, that offer more than $33.9 million in
instant prizes. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in
stock and available for purchase within 72 hours.
For just $2, players can win up to
$25,000 with EA$Y MONEY. There are more than 3.7 million winning tickets
totaling more than $22.5 million in cash prizes! The games overall odds
of winning are one-in-4.36.
TRIPLE CASH, the newest $1 game,
features more than $11.4 million in cash prizes, including 76 top prizes of
$3,000! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.92.
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Florida Lotterys portfolio of games, comprising approximately
67 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $632 million for the
Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2014-15.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $29 billion to education and sending more than
725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Floridas
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
For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Players Have Record Setting Day
The Number Combination of
222 Leads to Record Pay Out
CHARLESTON, West Virginia (April 5,
2016) The West Virginia Lotterys Daily3 players won big on Monday
(April 4, 2016) when the numbers 2-2-2 were drawn. That number combination led
to a total of 1,443 tickets sharing a record prize payout of $360,750 for the
The Daily3 drawing for Monday
generated $27,532 in sales, thus the prize expense of $360,750 was 1,310.29% of
sales. The total prize expense and the percentage of payout to sales are both
all-time records for the game that was introduced in March of 1987.
The previous record high payout for
the game was $344,750 for the numbers 1-2-3 that were drawn on January 13,
1996. The previous record for highest percentage payout to sales was 1,135
percent for the numbers 2-2-2 that led to a prize payout of $302,500 from the
Feb. 27, 2013 drawing.
Daily3 tickets cost only $1 and can
be purchased at West Virginia Lottery retail locations up until 6:49 p.m. each
draw day. Drawings are conducted Monday through Saturday at 6:59 p.m. The top
prize for matching all three numbers in exact order is $500.
SOURCE: The West Virginia Lottery
WyoLotto Makes First Revenue Transfer to
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (April 5, 2016)
A true Wyoming brand, born and raised in the Cowboy State, the Wyoming
Lottery has aspired to bring the fun and excitement of WyoLotto to
players across the state.
Due to the tremendous success of
WyoLotto games, the Wyoming Lottery was able to make its first revenue transfer
of more than $1 million to the state on April 5, and begin giving back to the
Wyoming communities who have supported WyoLotto from the start.
The first revenue payment follows
the earlier-than-expected $2.6 million payoff of the Lotterys startup
loan which was made on January 30.
Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO said,
These achievements were done the Wyoming way, with planning and
perseverance, as well as dedication from our staff and the tremendous support
of our players. Clontz continued, We were tasked with growing the Lottery
without state funding and developing a new sustainable revenue stream for
cities, towns and counties, and education. We are proud to say we have
accomplished that, and have done so earlier than anticipated.
For years, Wyomings lottery
players spent money in neighboring states. With the launch of Wyoming Lottery
ticket sales in August 2014, and the introduction of Cowboy DrawTM in March
2015, WyoLotto has successfully kept Wyoming dollars in Wyoming, spent at
With over 1.2 million Wyoming
winners and more than $19 million won by WyoLotto players, what began as a
startup has become an established Wyoming organization.
Said Clontz, With help from
retailers, board members, staff, legislators, players, and the state of
Wyoming, weve reached a number of significant milestones in a short
amount of time. We see this first payment to the state as a defining
achievement in the history of our organization, and the beginning of a new era
for WyoLotto and our partnership with Wyoming.
The initial transfer is larger due
to the revenue generated by the increased ticket sales for the $1.6 billion
Powerball jackpot earlier this year, as well as the sales created by the
introduction of Cowboy Draw.
Both were also factors which
facilitated the early loan payoff. A revenue transfer will now be made to the
Wyoming State Treasurer every financial quarter, with the amount dependent on
Wyoming State Treasurer, Mark Gordon
said, I am looking forward to the opportunity to return the proceeds
of Wyomings home-grown lottery to our own towns and counties. It is
a bright spot at a time when Wyoming is experiencing shortfalls
Per the state statute, revenue
transfers each year will be distributed by the State Treasurer to
Wyomings 99 cities and towns, and 23 counties. Should revenue transfers
exceed $6 million, amounts for that year beyond $6 million will go to the
Wyoming Permanent Land Funds Common School Account.
Treasurer Gordon added,
Congratulations are in order for the WyoLotto team, the Legislature,
and the people of Wyoming who worked tirelessly to make the Wyoming Lottery a
To increase revenue, the Lottery
will look forward to launching a new draw game later this year and research
other new game options allowed under state statute.
About The Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires the first $6 million of Lottery revenue to be distributed to
cities, towns and counties based on Wyoming's sales tax formula. Any additional
earnings will be deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School
SOURCE: The Wyoming Lottery
Lottery Sales Continue Positive Trend
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 4, 2016)
-- Fueled by Januarys world-record Powerball jackpot and what is shaping
up to be record scratch-off ticket sales in the Commonwealth, lottery sales in
Kentucky remain strong. This was announced in a meeting of the Kentucky Lottery
Corporations board of directors.
According to the lotterys Vice
President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison, sales for February were
$82.8 million, which is $4.8 million (6.2%) more than the same month last year.
Year-to-date sales through February
were $663.6 million, which is $76.1 million (13%) more than the same period
last year and $30.6 million (4.8%) more than budget.
Garrison said sales were led by
scratch-off tickets, which at $395.4 million are up $35.8 million (10%) over
last year and $7.3 million (1.9%) over budget.
The largest percentage sales
increase was for the Powerball game, up $24.3 million (51.5%) from last year at
$71.6 million. Keno also posted large gains with $41.8 million in sales, up
$11.4 million (37.5%).
Garrison said year-to-date income
before transfer of dividends is $170.6 million, which is $16.9 million (11%)
ahead of last year and $13.3 million (8.5%) more than budget.
Were having a
successful year especially thanks to the boost from the world-record
Powerball jackpot but our budget for this year was aggressive,
said the lotterys Executive Vice President and CFO Howard Kline.
Sales are definitely up,
but that was the expectation. As we enter the final quarter of the fiscal year,
there remains a lot of work to do in order to maximize profits for the college
scholarship and grant programs we fund.
Kline also announced the lottery had
achieved $17 billion in sales since inception. Today (April 4) is the 27th
anniversary of the first day of sales for the Kentucky Lottery.
In other business, the board
approved contract renewals with:
- Tescom Software Systems Testing and Gaming
Laboratories International for quality assurance testing;
- The Governors Office of Technology for the
lease of space for the KLCs data back-up center;
- Smartplay International for
drawing machine maintenance and repair;
- Garron Lottery Products for draw machine and ball
- Affiliated Forensic Laboratory for lottery ticket
- Delehanty Consulting for third party security
- Gaming Laboratories International
for lottery ball testing and random number generator evaluation services,
- Blue and Company for draw audit services.
The board also approved a three
month contract extension with Bandy Carroll Hellige for advertising and related
services, a new contract with SHI Inc. for LogicManager online services, and
rules and regulations for 15 instant games and five instant play games.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be June 10th. The meeting will begin at 10 AM EST, and
will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in Louisville.
Committee meetings will begin at 8:00 AM EST.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery
Michigan Lottery Teams Up with Speedway to Give Players a
Chance to Win Free Fuel for a Year
LANSING, Michigan (April 1, 2016) --
Two lucky players will be filling their tanks for free for a year thanks to the
Michigan Lottery and Speedway LLC (Speedway).
Beginning Monday, April 4, Lottery
players who purchase instant game tickets at Speedway convenience stores and
scan their registered Speedy Rewards® card will be entered in a giveaway to
win free fuel for a year. A registered Speedy Rewards® card is one that is
associated with a valid email address or phone number.
Customers may register their Speedy
Rewards® card online at http://www.speedway.com or via the in-store kiosk
at any Speedway convenience store. Players will earn one entry for each dollar
spent on Michigan Lottery instant games.
Two grand prize winners will each
receive free fuel for a year in the form of a $2,500 Speedway gift card.
In addition to two grand prize
winners, eight lucky winners will each receive $400 in Michigan Lottery instant
game tickets. Winners will be selected at random in mid-June from eligible
Players may earn entries through
11:59 p.m. on May 31. There is no limit on the number of entries a player may
earn. Purchases of Michigan Lottery draw game tickets are not eligible for
This marks the second time that the
Michigan Lottery and Speedway have teamed up to offer players a chance to win
free fuel for a year and free instant game tickets.
In 2015, Sarah Kundinger, of Elk
Rapids, and Ann Ureel, of Harrison Township, each won free fuel for a year. Ron
Demaggio, of Farmington Hills, Randall Heck, of Standish, Daniel Howarth, of
Davison, James Howe, of Webberville, Joseph Leyva, of Mayville, Adam Oldenburg,
of Swartz Creek, Cherri Reynolds, of Davison, and Kyle Woods, of Clio each won
$400 in instant game tickets.
Each winner was selected from more
than 2.6 million contest entries.
SOURCE: Michigan Lottery.
Betting: The New National Pastime
Article By: Geoff Freeman
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2016) --
The same week he selected his nominee for the Supreme Court, President Obama
filled out his March Madness bracket in a nationally broadcast event that has
become an annual White House tradition over the last eight years.
The Presidents bracket is just
one of 70 million that were completed by more than 40 million Americans this
year, and the number of brackets completed is more than the number of votes
that will likely be cast for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or any other
presidential candidate in November.
If the Super Bowl was any indication
of the Presidents affinity for betting on sports he told late
night host Stephen Colbert that he bets on the Big Game then he likely
stands in good company by putting a few bucks down on March Madness.
With an estimated $9.2 billion
wagered on the NCAA tournament, including on the Final Four and championship
game in Houston tonight, it stands as the biggest betting event of the year
twice the size of the Super Bowl.
Yet just like betting on the Big
Game, on professional basketball and on baseball and on hockey and on
pick-your-sport, nearly all of this activity is happening illegally. On March
Madness, 97 percent of bets are made in the illegal market.
Whats abundantly clear is how
popular betting on sports has become. Whats also clear is that
Americas prohibition, which pushes fans to engage in whats
technically illicit activity, is failing.
Officially, federal law largely bans
sports betting outside of Nevada and three other states. Unofficially, a
thriving illegal gambling market operates outside the reach of law enforcement,
with no regulatory oversight, no consumer protection and no consideration for
the integrity of games. And unlike legal gambling, no federal, state or local
taxes are collected.
Despite this prohibition, Americans
placed an estimated $150 billion in illegal bets on sports last year. Two
possible remedies exist: dramatically increase law enforcement resources to
crack down on illegal gambling, or adopt a new approach that would bring sports
betting out of the shadows and into robust regulation, full transparency and
real-time monitoring of wagering activity.
Fans are already saying its
time for a new approach. A recent survey by leading public opinion researcher
Mark Mellman found that 80 percent of NFL fans want to change current law.
Further, a change in law would boost sports leagues and the media companies
that pay billions for the rights to broadcast games. Seventy percent of fans
are more likely to watch a game if theyve wagered on it; nearly
two-in-three say they follow teams more closely if theyve placed a bet.
That Cleveland Browns-Jacksonville Jaguars contest suddenly becomes a lot more
The current sports betting
prohibition was enacted before Peyton Manning graduated from high school,
before the first President Bush exited the White House and before casinos
expanded from a handful of states to more than 40 today. Times have changed,
and so have American attitudes towards sports betting in particular and
gambling in general.
Perhaps most significant is that
professional sports leagues are taking a different approach. The most prominent
example is NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who has repeatedly called for a
regulated framework to bring sports betting out of the shadows and to protect
the integrity of games. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred suggests its time to
discuss the sports position on betting, given that the country
has changed in terms of its approach to legalized gambling.
The NFL recently made a big
investment in a sports monitoring company that provides data to sportsbooks, a
sign that the league is preparing for legalized sports betting nationwide, and
Commissioner Roger Goodell said he wouldnt block a team moving to Las
Vegas, a city that had been previously shunned. Even the NCAA is reconsidering
its ban on holding championship events in Las Vegas.
Some critics suggest that sports
betting could harm the integrity of the games. In truth, the greatest threat to
todays games is a thriving unregulated black market, where no one knows
if the fix is in.
The gaming industry is aligned
from Nevada casinos to regional operators and the American Gaming
Association is building a coalition of sports leagues, law enforcement and
other stakeholders to discuss the right regulatory structure.
After all, as the longtime sports
broadcaster Brent Musburger said recently about sports betting, Get your
head out of the sand. Its just part of American life.
Follow Geoff on
About the Author
Geoff Freeman is the President and
CEO of American Gaming Association.
SOURCE: American Gaming
Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Report Best Results in
Historic guest and sales
record for domestic casinos, lotteries with great leap in return performance,
further improvement for CAI
VIENNA, Austria (April 1, 2016) --
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the 2015 business year at the Casinos
Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group. With sales of EUR 3.6 billion, the Group
achieved operating results of more than EUR 100 million which is a first
in its 50-year history. This successful development can be attributed to the
extraordinary business development of the Austrian casinos and the online
segment, but also and mainly to the significantly improved cost structure. This
led to the best operating results in history, with Casinos Austria AG achieving
EUR 20.99 million and Österreichische Lotterien GmbH (Austrian Lotteries)
achieving EUR 62.79 million. Casinos Austria International also continued its
successful restructuring process and improved its operating results to EUR 8.1
More guests, increased sales, but
most of all significantly increased earnings this is the short summary
of the year 2015 at Casinos Austria. Due to new impulses in the gaming
portfolio, large-scale casino investments, as well as the expansion and
enhancement of the food and beverage (F&B) offer, Casinos Austria was happy
to welcome more than 2.7 million guests in the last year. This represents a
plus of 8.6 per cent year-on-year and marks the best result in the past 15
Following from these excellent
results, sales were increased considerably: For the first time in history, the
twelve domestic casinos were able to surpass the 300 million euro sales mark.
With EUR 310.73 million, they increased sales by 20.3 per cent year-on-year.
Guests also positively acknowledged the F&B initiative. The ten restaurants
operated under the in-house brand Cuisino generated total sales of EUR 15.2
million, which equals a year-on-year increase of 15 per cent.
Last year, Casinos Austria invested
nearly EUR 23 million in the refurbishment and further development of the
existing casinos as well as the new location in Zell am See. At Casino Bregenz,
the second construction phase was completed with the expansion of the F&B
area and the completion of the façade. In Linz, Cuisino successfully
took over the F&B segment. Casino Graz expanded and redesigned its Jackpot
Café and in Vienna, the gaming area on the third floor was completely
overhauled and a VIP area was created. Casino Salzburg saw a general,
large-scale renovation accompanied by a spatial extension of the gaming
Austrian Lotteries achieved the best
operating profit in its history of nearly 30 years. Despite a small decline in
sales, the company presented the second-best result with EUR 3.084 billion and
increased its operating profit by 8.8 per cent to EUR 62.8 million. Moreover,
the profit on ordinary activities with roughly EUR 76.3 million and the annual
income of EUR 60.3 million mark absolute record figures.
With EUR 1.33 billion, the classic
lottery games remained basically on the same level in a year-on-year
comparison. However, the company's flagship product Lotto 6 aus 45
benefiting from veritable jackpot fireworks generated a
gratifying plus of five per cent resulting in sales of EUR 615.7 million.
Bingo achieved a sales increase of
5.1 per cent due to long multi-bonus cycles and in the scratch-off ticket
segment, the multi-game strategy generated a plus of 1.3 per cent with several
A less lucky jackpot
development in EuroMillions was reflected in a small sales decline of just
under ten per cent, which led to total sales of EUR 306.2 million. However,
this tendency has already been reversed during the first months of 2016.
The online platform win2day expanded
its mobile game range and sales went up by 10.5 per cent to EUR 1.30 billion
which also marks an all-time high. The Video Lottery Outlets of WINWIN
had to face aggravating circumstances in terms of regulatory framework
conditions: Due to a legally required reduction of the number of VLTs by 28 per
cent and various new provisions (registration of every single guest since 1
January 2015 and access only with player card), sales dropped by 29 per cent to
EUR 451 million. However, during the first months of 2016, WINWIN has already
Casinos Austria International also
reports good news: The operating result of EUR -5.7 million in 2014 was turned
into EUR +8.1 million in 2015. Consolidated results were improved from -10.9
million to -3.8 million. The improvement of operating profits (before
restructuring) by EUR 7.2 million can be attributed to increased sales in
Germany (+ 1.72 million), Hungary (+ 1.54 million) and Belgium (+ 0.9 million),
as well as additional savings in terms of expenses and the sale of the
loss-making operation in Canberra in 2014.
In his tenth year in office,
Chairman Karl Stoss looks back on an extremely successful track record:
The figures show that the reorganisation and efficiency programmes have
been as successful as the numerous innovations and improvements in the product
portfolio. Naturally, there are things especially in the
lottery business on which we have little or no influence at all, as is
the case in terms of the development of jackpots, says Chairman Stoss:
However, the fact that we were able to substantially increase
profitability in nearly all segments is mainly the result of hard work and will
therefore also have a sustainable effect.
Although healthy figures are more
than enough reason to celebrate, the main principle of the Group has always
been and will always be its socio-political responsibility. The most important
topic in the portfolio of measures: player protection. Precautionary measures
are continuously improved and enhanced, e.g. in the context of events like the
12th Annual Responsible Gaming Academy, as well as recurring certifications
according to external audits, which contribute to the fact that the entire
group remains an international leader in this respect.
The big winners are, on the one
hand, our customers: EUR 2.4 billion were paid out to guests and customers in
the past year. On the other hand, in terms of taxes and duties, the Group is
among the top 3 of the country. EUR 519 million of game-related taxes and
duties plus other tax payments and contributions result in an impressive total
of EUR 589.4 million.
Moreover, the Group supports and
promotes various projects, events and initiatives regarding social and
humanitarian activities, as well as activities in the fields of science,
research, arts and cultures, and tourism and sports. Many of them could
probably not continue their work without this support and funding. Evidently,
this involvement always follows the principle of sustainability. Many
partnerships are more than 30 years old; the cooperation with Wiener Festwochen
(Vienna Festival) even exceeds this number, as it has been existing for nearly
50 years. This might also be a record-breaking fact.
The Casinos Austria AG and
Österreichische Lotterien GmbH Annual Reports in German are available for
download at the following links. The Financial Report for Casinos Austria
International Holding will be published on 1 April, at 11:00, at the website of
Annual Report Casinos Austria AG (German)
Report Österreichische Lotterien GmbH (German)
Financial Report Casinos Austria International Holding GmbH
For further information CONTACT:
Martin Himmelbauer, Head of Corporate Communications, Casinos Austria
Österreichische Lotterien, Phone: +43/1/53440-31900, E-mail:
SOURCE: Casinos Austria
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Announce 50th
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (April 5,
2016) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) has reached a milestone in a
club most everyone wants to join the ranks of millionaires. Last week,
Jeff Hornback of Jonesboro became the 50th million-dollar prize winner since
the Lottery began seven years ago.
Hornback actually purchased a
non-winning instant game ticket at the Parker BP convenience store on West
Parker Drive in Jonesboro, but then he entered the ticket number into his free
ASL Play it Again Rewards Club account which gives players a second chance to
win with losing tickets.
On March 28, his ticket was drawn to
win the $1,000,000 prize in the Platinum Payout Play it Again Drawing Number
49. Still overwhelmed when he claimed his prize March 30, Hornback said he
plans to invest some of his prize money, spend some on his grandchildren and
help others with the rest.
Randall Irvin of Uniontown was the
first million-dollar ASL winner, with his Jan. 22, 2010 win, just months after
the Lotterys 2009 launch.
In between, the Lottery has made
millionaires all over the state in Atkins, Pearcy, Bono, Sulphur Rock,
Grubbs, Diaz, Hamburg, Lepanto, Marmaduke, McRae and beyond. Below is a
complete list of winners and their hometowns.
ASL Director Bishop Woosley said
this is just the first 50 ASL millionaires noting
that nearly $2 billion overall has been awarded to Lottery players.
The state of Arkansas has
50 more millionaires now than before the Lotterys launch,
Woosley said. Their lives have changed forever, and hopefully our
winners will always have financial security. Were proud of them.
Were also proud of the scholarships our players and retailers provide to
college students in the state, since obtaining a college degree is the surest
way to financial security.
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
As a result, tens of thousands of
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships are awarded to Arkansas residents for
in-state colleges and universities across the state annually.
Lottery officials encourage both
traditional and nontraditional students in the state to apply for the Arkansas
Academic Challenge Scholarship at ADHE before the June 1 deadline:
About the Arkansas Scholarship
Since Lottery sales started in
Arkansas in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has accumulated more than
$573 million in net proceeds for scholarships, Lottery players have won nearly
$2 billion in prizes, and Lottery retailers have earned more than $162 million
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships and retailer commissions in the
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join
the free Play it Again Rewards Club.
To get help with problem gambling,
contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
To hear winning numbers, call the
Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966).
Please follow the ASL on Facebook,
Twitter and Instagram.
CONTACT: Stephen Koch at
(501)683-2055 for more information.
SOURCE: The Arkansas Scholarship
Casinos Generate $97.85 Million in Revenue During March
BALTIMORE, Maryland (April 5, 2016)
Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 2016 revenue numbers
for the states five casinos 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.
March 2016s combined statewide
revenue totaled $97,852,133, the second highest in Maryland casino history,
behind July 2015s $98,951,644.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $7,044,010 from both slot machines and table games in March.
Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $226.03 for slot machines, $2,627.82
for banking table games and $353.58 for non-banking table games.
Hollywood Casinos March 2016
revenue increased by $525,892, or 8.1%, from March 2015. Hollywood Casino
Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10 non-banking)
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$27,631,69 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $227.22 for slot machines, $2,336.57 for banking
table games and $1,324.72 for non-banking table games.
Horseshoe Casinos March 2016
revenue increased by $2,931,647, or 11.9%, from March 2015. Horseshoe Casino
Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 178 (153 banking and 25 non-banking)
Maryland Live Casino generated
$54,606,979 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $276.07 for slot machines, $3,955.59 for
banking table games and $1,308.13 for non-banking table games. Maryland
Lives March 2016 revenue increased by $2,672,806, or 5.2%, from March
2015. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,923 slot machines and 206 (154 banking
and 52 non-banking) table games.
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$4,471,371 from slot machines in March, and its gross gaming revenue per unit
per day was $180.06. Casino at Ocean Downs March 2016 revenue increased
by $448,655, or 11.2%, from March 2015.
The Casino at Ocean Downs operates
800 slot machines, and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,098,078 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $178.92 for slot machines and $1,008.31 for
banking table games. This facility does not have non-banking table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resorts March
2016 revenue increased by $242,398, or 6.3%, from March 2015. Rocky Gap Casino
Resort operates 631 slot machines and 19 table games.
In a year-to-year comparison, March
2016 casino revenue increased from March 2015 by $6,821,399, or 7.5%. See
attached document (or click HERE) for a detailed breakdown of March 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
casinos. 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 gaming.mdlottery.com.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghlep.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
For Information, CONTACT: Carole
Everett, 410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Gaming Group Announce Associate Membership in the World Lottery
LOS ANGELES, California (April 5,
2016) -- INNOVA Gaming Group Inc. ("INNOVA" or the "Company") (TSX: IGG), today
announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Game Enterprises ("Diamond
Game"), has been approved to join the World Lottery Association ("WLA") as an
"We are delighted that Diamond
Game has joined the WLA as an Associate Member," said Richard Weil,
Chairman and CEO of INNOVA.
"This honor recognizes our
success as a provider of unique local, extended play gaming solutions to North
American lotteries and our growing influence within the global lottery
community. As an Associate Member of the WLA, we have joined a network of
responsible gaming organizations and suppliers who are committed to sharing
their knowledge and experience with fellow members to continue to meet the
needs of global lotteries."
The WLA is a worldwide, member-based
organization that advances interests of the state and provincial lottery
companies by advocating the highest ethical principles and supporting its
members in achieving their visions. The WLA includes state lottery and gaming
organizations from more than 80 countries on 6 continents and has associate
members from the supplier industry worldwide. Members adhere to the strictest
standards of social responsibility, responsible gaming, security and risk
The WLA offers a full program of
seminars throughout the year in different locations around the world, where
specialists from inside and outside the industry, including internationally
respected academics, share their knowledge and insights to support the
continuing education programs of WLA members. As part of this initiative, on
April 6th, the WLA is hosting an i-Lottery Workshop in New York City.
About INNOVA Gaming Group
INNOVA develops unique games and
products for the global gaming industry, with particular focus on state and
provincial lotteries. Through the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond
Game, INNOVA focuses on enhancing the revenues of government-sponsored
lotteries and other regulated operators by offering its unique extended-play
products in traditional and non-traditional gaming venues. Its primary product
is the LT-3, an instant ticket vending machine that dispenses tickets while
simultaneously displaying the results of each ticket on a video monitor in an
entertaining fashion. For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: INNOVA Gaming Group.
Seals Danske Spil Deal
Supplier reaches major
agreement with Denmarks largest operator
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (April 7, 2016)
Swedish slots specialist Quickspin has signed a deal to provide Danske
Spil with its full portfolio of games and promotional tools.
The agreement will see
Quickspins market-leading games including Second Strike, Genies
Touch, Big Bad Wolf and Crystal Queen featured on Danske Spils Vegas.dk
It will also receive
Quickspins set of flexible promotional tools including the unique feature
trigger and free rounds across all games.
Danske Spil becomes the first member
of the World Lottery Association (WLA) to sign with Quickspin.
Quickspin CEO Daniel Lindberg said:
We are delighted to have a reached an agreement with Danske Spil which
will deliver Quickspins award-winning games to players across
Through our partnership
with Relax Gaming, we can offer our own state-of-the-art platform directly to
our customers and this has proved transformational to our business.
Danske Spil is one of the
most respected names in our industry, and this deal is further proof that our
comprehensive platform and gaming offer holds appeal to operators across the
board, including some of the worlds most successful
Danske Spil head of product for
poker, casino and games Søren Schneider added: Quickspins
engaging games and innovative promotional capabilities perfectly complement our
continuing mission to create the ultimate modern casino experience.
We are committed to
offering the very best in online casino and partnering with Quickspin ensures
we remain at the cutting edge of gaming.
Quickspin was founded in 2011 and
has quickly established itself as a leading development studio for real money
and social casino gaming. It now counts the majority of Europes leading
operators among its clients.
It has announced a number of deals
with operators in recent months, including agreements with Betsson, Mr Green,
188BET and Casumo.
For more information about Quickspin
please CONTACT: Daniel Lindberg on
or 00 46 709 67 67 68.
Quickspin is a Stockholm-based game
development studio that targets the online real money and social gaming
sectors. The aim of its 40-strong team of gaming industry veterans is to cause
a market-changing shift in quality and innovation. The company delivers
outstanding triple-A video slots with design, style, artwork, sounds and
features that surpass the competition as standard.
GAMING EXPO 2016
Than 9% of Exhibition Space Left, at Australasian Gaming Expo
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (February 22,
2016) -- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) is delighted to advise that
143 exhibitors have taken exhibition stands to date at the annual Australasian
Gaming Expo, to be held on 9-11 August 2016 at Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe
With less than 751 square metres of
exhibition space remaining available, any company wishing to connect with
thousands of qualified gaming and hospitality industry decision making
executives is advised to contact Rayner Sales & Marketing on 02 9360 6177
or at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as convenient.
Fully serviced exhibition facilities
including a range of café facilities will be provided for the
Australasian Gaming Expo. Complimentary ferry services will operate from
Darling Harbour and complimentary shuttle buses will operate from Central
Station during the event.
Further information about the venue
is available at http://sydneyexhibitioncentre.com.au and further information
about the event including an exhibition floor plan is available at
www.austgamingexpo.com or from the event app which can be
downloaded free of charge from the event website, from the Apple store or
Entry is complimentary for gaming
industry executives, who can register at
www.austgamingexpo.com or call the Gaming Expo Help line on
02 9211 7430.
Trade suppliers are not eligible to
attend unless exhibiting.
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
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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
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
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
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