Provide 1,500 New Video Lottery Terminals to Oregon Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (June 27, 2016) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) today announced its
agreement to provide 1,500 new video lottery terminals (VLTs) to the Oregon
This extension of the existing
contract between IGT and the Oregon Lottery serves to move the Lottery closer
to an all Game to System (G2S)-ready network, and further solidifies IGT's
leadership in the Oregon VLT market.
The agreement includes a selection
of popular content on two IGT cabinets. The E20 Upright cabinet will provide
the Oregon Lottery with player-proven titles such as Prince of Thieves,
Pharaoh's Fortune®, White Nights Money Bags® and Lucky Larry
Lobstermania. The Oxygen cabinet will feature
industry-leading benchmark themes Big City 5s, Sphinx Wild, Wild
Witch and Dragon's Temple.
"As the long-standing central
control system and lottery system provider to the Oregon Lottery, we're very
pleased to maintain our leading position in the Oregon VLT market with this
extended agreement. We secured this business with game themes that came
from the two highly complementary legacy organizations that formed IGT, which
serves as a powerful testament to the strength and market demand for our
content portfolio," said Nick Khin, IGT Senior Vice President of Sales,
North America Gaming & Interactive.
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:
Media CONTACT: Phil O'Shaughnessy,
IGT, T: (702) 669-2975.
© 2016 IGT. All other
trademarks used herein are owned by IGT or its affiliates, may not be used
without permission, and where indicated with a ®, are registered in the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Dimitriadis of INTRALOT Re-Elected ISACA Board Chair
ATHENS, Greece (June 30th, 2016) --
INTRALOT Group is proud to announce that Christos Dimitriadis, Group Director
of Information Security, was re-elected, for the second consecutive term, as
Chair of the Board of Directors of ISACA, a global association serving the
assurance, cybersecurity, risk and governance professions.
I would like to
congratulate Christos, a distinguished professional and member of INTRALOT
management team, for his re-election as Chair of ISACA, said Mr.
Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, and added Technology-driven
innovation and trusted operations have always been at the top of our agenda and
adopting international good practices on governance of technology, risk and
security management are the means to achieve our goals. INTRALOT and the gaming
sector at large will be greatly benefited by ISACAs initiatives under
In an era of digital
transformation, ISACA supports professionals and organizations using technology
as a business enabler and innovation vehicle. We do this through the deployment
of technology governance and management frameworks, through the establishment
of capability maturity models, by addressing impeding factors like
cyberthreats, and through the creation of trust that assurance programs
introduce, said Mr. Christos Dimitriadis. It is an honor,
privilege and great responsibility to chair the board of directors for a second
term. I am looking forward to working with our international community to
increase ISACAs contribution to the industries and professionals we
Christos Dimitriadis has worked in
information security for more than 16 years, has written more than 150
security-related publications, and holds two patents on fraud prevention and
game design. He has received innovation awards from the European Lotteries
Association, the John W. Lainhart IV award for major contributions to the
development and enhancement of the common body of knowledge used by the
constituents of ISACA, and the ISACA Presidents Award for Illustrious Service.
Dimitriadis has previously served on the ISACA board as chair and international
He has also served on several ISACA
volunteer groups, including ISACAs Knowledge Board, COBIT for Security
Task Force, Strategic Advisory Council and Academic Relations Committee.
Additionally, he was a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) of the
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) from 2012 to 2015.
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. INTRALOT has been
awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by
the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.
ISACA (isaca.org) helps
professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in
an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards,
credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in
ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create
positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a
global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in
187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps
organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology.
Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop
skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Dimitra Tzimou, Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Grassroots Sport Shaping Europe
High Level Group Presents
its Recommendations for the Promotion of Grassroots Sport in Europe,
Highlighting the Significant Role of Lotteries
BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 29, 2016) --
The High Level Group (HLG) on Grassroots Sport, composed by 15 high level
independent experts in relevant matters, set up under the political leadership
of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, after 9 months of intensive work, presented
today its recommendations to Commissioner Navracsics.
The High Level Groups report
contains general recommendations as well as specific ones, within the areas of
health, social inclusion, informal learning and skills development,
volunteering, economic dimension, sustainable financing and urban planning and
EL welcomes the fact that the report
makes a special reference to the role of Lotteries, recommending to the
Commission to recognise the role of Lotteries in the sustainable financing of
grassroots sport and urging Member-States to promote and safeguard the role of
Lotteries in terms of their financing of grassroots sports and take measures to
prevent and/or combat illegal betting.
EL President, Hansjörg
Höltkemeier notes: EL Members belong to a sustainable model which is
based on principles, like solidarity, precaution and integrity. Driven by these
principles, Lotteries have been a sustainable pillar of funding of grassroots
sport in Europe.
In fact, our core principles enable
Lotteries to go even further and consider sport as a tool for social inclusion
and non-formal education and we are delighted that these dimensions are clearly
reflected in the High Level Groups Report. We now have to work hard
towards the implementation of these significant recommendations.
Indeed, Lotteries have been for
decades the primary partners of European sport, providing a sustainable
financing of more than 2bn EUR per year to sport and in fact this contribution
according to a
recent study (SportEconAustina, 2015) has a further impact
on economy and employment, with around 40,000 direct and indirect jobs secured
each year thanks to this contribution.
The safeguarding of this funding is
indeed vital and, as illegal betting might jeopardise this sustainable funding
of grassroots sport, concrete measures against illegal operators (as also
required by the EPAS Convention against the manipulation of sport competitions)
need to be taken by Member-States.
The full report of the High Level
Group on Grassroots Sport can be accessed
For further information please
CONTACT: Jutta Buyse, Deputy Secretary General, Brussels
Tel: + 32 (0)22.214.171.124, E:
or Evangelos Alexandrakis, EL Sport Executive Secretary, Lausanne, Tel: +
41.(0)21.311.30.25, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Lotteries (EL)
European Lotteries (EL) is the
European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance
for the public benefit. EL has members from 45 European countries including all
28 EU Member States.
The associations EU members
contribute more than 20 billion p.a. to the state budgets and the
funding of sport, culture, social projects, research and other causes of
Unlike many commercial online
gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and betting services in the
jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the respective national
SOURCE: European Lotteries (EL)
Global Enhances the UK National Lottery App with Ticket Scanning
LONDON, U.K. (June 28, 2016) --
Camelot Global has today announced that it has successfully enhanced the UK
National Lottery mobile App with ticket scanning. The updated App allows retail
players in the UK to use their smartphones to check draw results to find out if
theyre a lucky winner - using the National Lottery App. All a player has
to do is tap on the Scan Ticket button and scan the QR code on the
National Lottery ticket.
The latest version of the App,
extends Camelot Global relationship with Scandit, who they first partnered with
to deliver ticket scanning to the Irish National Lottery, and delivers a rich
player experience with varying content displayed to the user depending on a
number of variables including game type, time of day, win or lose.
Alongside the Ticket Scanning
feature, and to complement the retail customer focus of the feature, this
release also includes the rollout of a 'Lite' version of the Android
application - this meets the restrictions in place in the Google Play Store so
that the app can be added there for the first time.
The Results Checking App, or
'Android Lite' allows the UK National Lottery to reach the majority of the UK
Android user base from the ease of the Play Store for the first time, which is
anticipated to result in a substantial increase in installed user base. With
the existing Android application, the Google restrictions on Gambling
applications have prevented placement in the Play Store, which is the default
method of application install for Android users. Due to this restriction,
Camelot Global have delivered an alternative - Android Lite, for
the National Lottery, to reach Android users who previously would not have been
able to access the app.
The latest release of the UK
National Lottery App builds on the features that were already available to
players and follows on from extensive usability studies to refine the user
journies following customer feedback.
Tim Copper, Digital Director at
Camelot UK commented; The enhanced mobile App is great news for UK retail
customers, allowing them to check their tickets on the go. The seamless
delivery of the App by Camelot Global is testament to their lean and agile
approach to delivering our digital requirements. Their ability to generate a
whole new version of the application - Android Lite is testament to the hard
work Camelot Global have put into creating a flexible application that can be
deployed in multiple formats and configurations to meet the changing needs of
the UK National Lottery .
Nikos Kryvossidis, CTO of Camelot
Global commented; Camelot Global is leading the field in digital
innovation, by truly partnering with Camelot UK we have be able to deliver a
significant release across both IOS and Android to enhance the digital offering
for players of the UK National Lottery.
For more information please CONTACT:
Laura Pearson T: 0044 (0) 7968 939 340 E:
About Camelot Global:
Camelot Global is a leading
technology and professional services provider to lotteries around the world.
Our sister company is Camelot UK - the operator of the UK National Lottery and
we also have strong links through our shareholder (Ontario Teachers
Pension Plan) to Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI).
Our VISION is to be the leading
provider of the modern lottery experience, and our MISSION is to truly partner
with our customers to build popular, profitable and responsible lotteries.
We do this through three distinct
propositions to lotteries and lottery owners:
1. People - A talented team, combining
lottery, commercial and digital expertise
We advise lotteries and lottery
owners on the key issues facing their organisations. We have worked with the
worlds leading lotteries on critical decisions around game, channel,
technology and digital strategy. We also support large and complex technology
programmes such as vendor transitions and mass retail roll-out.
2. Platform - an agile, modular, future ready
and iterative platform, primed to drive growth
We provide lotteries with the
Camelot iLottery Platform - a modern and flexible interactive lottery platform.
This world leading platform provides a suite of products that can be customized
to any market and has been designed to give players a tailored experience
depending on what device they use to access the site mobile, tablet, PC.
The new platform also delivers a transactional mobile service, allowing
consumers to play a selection of Instant Win Games on their mobile.
3. Play - a belief in delivering quality,
fresh, fast-to-deploy game content, even if its not our own
We provide lotteries with a wide
range of interactive Instant Win Games.
SOURCE: Camelot Global.
Publishes New Edition of Data-Driven Report Analysing the Online Gambling
LONDON / MUNICH (June 28, 2016)
The market researchers at MECN have just published their most recent
edition of the Online Gambling Quarterly. As before, this edition includes
analyses of the most relevant financial KPIs, the companies likely to be
winning in the future, trends, in-depth SEO and affiliate analyses, and much
The Online Gambling Quarterly
features a wealth of in-depth analyses, but two key elements are the quarterly
assessment of the business climate in the online gambling industry and the
benchmark of the most recent quarterly revenue figures.
Business climate likely to improve
within the next 12 months
A key part of MECN's quarterly
studies is a survey of industry participants regarding the current and future
business climate of the online gambling industry. Here are the key results of
the survey conducted in June 2016:
Current business climate
The majority (58%) of the experts and market insiders surveyed assess
the current business climate of the online gambling industry as
satisfactory or even "poor". But 42% of the experts consider the
current climate good.
Regarding the future (in the next 12 months), 46% of the experts surveyed
believe that the industry climate will be good, an increase
compared to the current figure of 42% - see exhibit.
Analyses of quarterly revenue
development - on average, revenues increased by 45% in Q1/2016 (YoY)
In the exhibit below the report
benchmarks the latest growth rates of quarterly revenue (total across all
segments/verticals). In most cases the figures used are net revenues (after
); however, in a few cases net revenues were not reported, and
therefore MECN took gross revenues (gross win/yield = stakes less prizes paid
out) or turnover instead. Here the key results:
- A Average growth On average, revenues grew
in Q1/2016 (compared to the previous year) by 45%.
- Top growth rate Best practice growth was
achieved by Gaming Innovation with 170%.
- Lowest/negative growth At the bottom of the
ranking we find Mybet and Lottomatica.
- Best practice analyses Gaming Innovation
Group (Guts.com, ...) also was on top in Q4/2015; just a short time ago the
company changed its focus to online gambling. According to the company, the
growth was driven by various factors, incl. a continued relevant TV advertising
campaign, strong growth of active players of the company brands Guts and
Betspin, the launch of rizk.com, and the acquisition of two additional
Online Gambling Quarterly
free data-focused report for the online gambling industry
The Online Gambling Quarterly covers
a wide range of topics from key company sectors, such as finance, marketing,
strategy, .... This regular report offers unprecedented insights into the
- Strategic issues Strategic topics, such as
overall industry climate, trends, forecasts, stock development, ...
- Financial benchmarks Quarterly and half-year
revenue benchmarks, EBIT, and cost benchmarks, ...
- Marketing benchmarks Social benchmarks, SEO
benchmarks, affiliate marketing benchmarks,
- Product-related topics and benchmarking
Growth potential for selected products, benchmarking of product offers,
- Q2 special analyses: Consolidation and mergers,
Sweden-specific SEO analyses, mobile KPI benchmarking, ...
Access the report via
MECN is a network of experts on
issues concerning the media and entertainment industry. Together they provide
in-depth knowledge, analysis, and advice to global clients.
CONTACT: Martin Oelbermann, Tel: +49
(0)89 3835 6785, e-mail: email@example.com.
Secretary General of the Red Cross to Head Norsk Tipping
NORWAY (June 28, 2016) -- The board
of Norsk Tipping has appointed ASNE Havnelid new CEO. She comes from a position
as secretary general of the Red Cross.
Havnelid new CEO of Norsk Tipping
I am very happy and
satisfied to present Asne Havnelid as new CEO of Norsk Tipping. She has a broad
and solid background from various top jobs in both commercial and governmental
organizations. I am confident that she will secure Norwegian Tipping an even
clearer and stronger role in society and together with the staff's ability to
enthuse a new generation of customers, says Chairman Linda
Havnelid knows the company well
after five years as secretary general of the Red Cross. The organization is a
significant recipient of lottery from Norwegian Tipping. Her background also as
CEO of WSC in 2011, responsible for the crew both in SAS Norway and SAS
Braathens, assistant Toppidrett Chief in Olympiatoppen and general manager at
Toppidrettsenteret ensures vital and necessary skills and knowledge to take
Norwegian Tipping into a new and challenging time.
I am very happy, excited
and especially humbled to have this opportunity. Norwegian Tipping is a
prominent member of society in Norway. I'm really looking forward to leading
the work of the company's social mission; offering attractive games in general
forms, thereby securing a large profit to good causes as possible,
She does not hide that this is
exciting and challenging at a time when digitization is faster, the
technological advances provide ever new opportunities, competition on the
gambling market increases and consumer habits changed.
I'm looking forward to
getting to know the company, tasks and not least the employees. However, it is
sad to leave the Red Cross which is an important humanitarian organization,
both in Norway and internationally says the outgoing Secretary General of the
ASNE Havnelid will take up her new
position during the fall.
For further information, please
ASNE Havnelid, tel. 419 00 370
Linda Silseth, Chairman Norwegian
Tipping, tel. 907 35 979
Bjorn Maaseide, deputy chairman of
Norwegian Tipping, tel. 996 39 000
About Norsk Tipping
Norsk Tipping is a government
corporation with a monopoly on a number of gambling on the Norwegian market.
Our social mission is to offer attractive gaming that does not create social
problems. Proceeds are donated to charitable purposes.
Since 1948 NorskTipping contributed
over 120 billion (price adjusted) to charitable causes.
SOURCE: Norsk Tipping.
Sarekoski Appointed CEO of the New Finnish Gaming Company
VANTAA, Finland (June 28, 2016) --
The Board of FRV Evo Oy has appointed Mr Olli Sarekoski, M.Sc.(Econ.), CEO of
the new gaming company as of 1 January 2017. Mr Sarekoski (51) has been working
as Executive Vice President of Veikkaus, responsible for the companys
Business Operations, for the past eight years.
The appointment of the CEO of the
new gaming company was prepared for several months. The Board had thorough
discussions with many good candidates from outside of the present gaming
companies and many good candidates from the inside.
Following the process, the Board
decided to appoint Mr Sarekoski, says Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Chairman of the
Board of FRV Evo Oy.
Mr Sarekoski has been working for
Veikkaus in several different positions, so he is thoroughly familiar with the
changes in the gaming industry, together with the needs for development in the
Finnish gaming system.
The gaming company to be launched at
the beginning of next year will need to earn its position among Finns from the
very beginning. The company will be operating on a market that is subject to
digital competition. We will need to be able to respond to that competition in
a responsible manner in all respects. The new Veikkaus will be supporting the
wellbeing of all Finns, including equine industry, in a broad-ranging sense.
This means that the proceeds of the new company will affect the lives of almost
everyone, says Sarekoski.
It was reported previously in June
that the name of the new gaming company will be Veikkaus. The new company will
strengthen the responsible domestic gaming system.
For further information: requests
for interviews of Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Olli Sarekoski: Communications
Manager Anna-Maria Halle, Tel. +358 40 821 3406
- The new Finnish gaming company will start its
operations on 1 January 2017, as the gaming operations of Fintoto, RAY, and
- The new company will offer fun and benefits by
providing entertaining Finnish games: it will generate over one billion euros a
year to the common good for everyone living in Finland.
- For the present,
the company operates under the temporary name FRV Evo Oy. As of 1 January 2017,
the new gaming company will be called Veikkaus. The company has a total of 1.9
million Finnish loyal customers.
- FRV Evo Oys board has currently four members:
chairman Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Outi Henriksson, Hanna Sievinen, and Pekka
Hurtola. The company will employ nearly 2,000 people.
CONTACT: Riitta Nissi, Development
Manager, Communications, Veikkaus Oy, Tel. +358 40 776 1459, E:
SOURCE: Veikkaus Oy (www.veikkaus.fi).
Joins the European Lotteries Association
ATHENS, Greece (June 29, 2016) --
Vermantia, leading omni-channel provider of Virtual and Live Sports Content to
licensed operators and lotteries globally, announces that it has been accepted
as an Associate Member of the European Lotteries Association, the umbrella
organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public
benefit, bringing together state-owned and private operators, both profit and
non-profit, who operate on behalf of the state.
As an associate member of European
Lotteries, Vermantia joins a community of acknowledged gaming organisations,
committed to promote the sound and sustainable gaming model for the benefit of
society based on the values of subsidiarity, precaution, solidarity and
integrity. Approval for membership of the EL provides further recognition to
Vermantias innovative and market-leading gaming solutions, enabling the
company to enhance its contribution to the lottery industrys new
Filippos Antonopoulos, Vermantia
Founder & CEO, stated:
The European Lotteries (EL)
Association membership follows through Vermantias strategic focus on
lottery operators, and validates our mission to provide them with our premium
gaming content and dedicated customer service. This honor recognizes our
success in understanding the lottery industrys evolution, in which we
will strive to play a fundamental role.
Invitation to Comment on the Public Lotteries
SYDNEY, Australia (June 27, 2016) --
The Public Lotteries Regulation 2007 is due for staged repeal on September 1,
2016. It is proposed to replace this regulation with the
Public Lotteries Regulation 2016.
A formal review process is underway
and comment is sought from members of the public and stakeholders on the Public
Lotteries Regulation 2016.
The primary objective of the draft
Regulation is to effectively support the operation of the Public Lotteries Act
1996 in providing for the proper conduct of public lotteries in the public
interest and minimising any harm associated with public lotteries.
Regulatory Impact Statement is available to explain the
clauses of the draft Regulation along with costs and benefits.
Alternatively, a hard copy of the
draft regulation and impact statement can be mailed to you by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9995 0491.
Have your say
Submit your feedback by 5pm, Friday
8 July either
online, by emailing email@example.com or by posting
Public Lotteries Regulation 2016
Liquor & Gaming NSW
GPO Box 7060
Sydney NSW 2001
You can find out more about the
SOURCE: Liquor & Gaming NSW, a
division of the Department of Justice.
Government Release Gambling Review Discussion
Press Release: New Zealand
Hon Peter Dunne
Minister of Internal Affairs
NEW ZEALAND (June 27, 2016) -- A
public discussion document about the sustainability of community funding from
pub and club gaming machines is now available, Internal Affairs Minister Peter
Dunne said today.
Earlier this year I
announced a review of class 4 gambling and the release of a public discussion
document gives the public a chance to have their say.
The release of the
discussion document is the next step in the Governments review of the
class 4 gambling sector, which operates pokie machines in
non-casino venues, says Mr Dunne.
The discussion document sets out the
key characteristics of the sector, and explores some of the challenges faced by
those involved in class 4 gambling. It includes specific questions for the
public about the challenges faced by the sector, and how to address those
The public consultation period will
run for seven weeks.
The aim of the review is to
ensure funding to communities from the class 4 sector remains sustainable,
without any growth in gambling, and minimising harm from gambling.
The class 4 sector is a
valuable source of community funding, and we will be looking at proposals to
future-proof that funding. This discussion document is an opportunity for the
community to let the Government know what they think are the challenges faced
by the sector, and how to ensure that we get the maximum benefit from class 4
gambling, without growing gambling and minimising harm, said Mr
The deadline for submissions is 12
August 2016. The discussion document and further information is available
SOURCE: Press Release: New
Zealand Government, Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs.
Lottery De Lotto Adds Jumbo to in Lane Sales Network
LONDON, U.K. (June 24,2016) - Abacus
are pleased to report that through use of the Abacus Fusion Platform® their
client, the newly merged organisation Nederlandse Staatsloterij/De Lotto, have
further expanded their in-lane sales network in The Netherlands, with the
addition of the major Dutch supermarket retailer Jumbo.
The project was completed on time
within a very tight timescale, 6 weeks from agreement to go-live. The final
Jumbo stores went live on the Abacus system on 23rd June following a carefully
planned phased rollout lasting 1 week. In total 574 Jumbo stores were enabled,
allowing tickets to be sold in-lane from 5,451 EPoS tills
Abacus CEO, Simon Butler, commented;
We believe the addition of the Jumbo stores to the in-lane sales
network will be a great success, bringing incremental sales to and allowing
players to buy tickets in a very convenient and simple way. Supermarkets are an
ideal environment for in-lane sales, placing the ability to play right in front
of the consumer as they are buying their groceries. Our research shows that, in
supermarkets in particular, only around 5% of customers visit the area of the
store where the lottery terminal is sited. An in-lane solution puts the lottery
in front of 100% of the stores customers and fits in to their existing
behaviour. We are very excited by the addition of Jumbo which we were able to
enable very quickly thanks to the design of our system and the amazing
professionalism of all involved.
To view the TV commercial
advertising the launch in Jumbo please visit:
About Abacus Solutions
Abacus Solutions International is a
software based Technology Company specialising in solutions for the lottery
industry. Their Fusion Platform® is a versatile transaction gateway
enabling retailers and lotteries to connect to sell lottery products using the
existing retailer hardware and infrastructures, eliminating the need for
lotteries to invest in dedicated hardware and connectivity. Abacus provides a
Fully Managed Service and will work with all the existing suppliers. Abacus is
based in both the United Kingdom and The Netherlands and is an associate member
of both the World Lottery Association and NASPL. For more information visit
www.abacus-bv.com or contact Simon Butler on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Nederlandse
Staatsloterij/De Lotto CONTACT: Krista van Beelen
M: +31 6 13395161.
SOURCE: Abacus Solutions
Announces May 2016 Atlantic City Gaming Revenue Results
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (June 14,
2016) -- Based upon filings with the Division of Gaming Enforcement, Casino Win
for the month of May was $203.3 million compared to $208.6 million in May 2015,
a 2.5% decrease.
Internet Gaming Win was $16.5
million in May compared to $12.5 million in the prior period, reflecting an
increase of 32.6%.
Total Gaming Win for the month was
$219.8 million compared to $221.1 million in Total Gaming Win for May 2015,
reflecting a 0.6% decrease. Note that the weekend calendar for May 2016
compares unfavourably to May 2015.
For the year-to-date, Casino Win
totalled $954.3 million through May 2016 compared to $939.6 million in the
prior period, reflecting an increase of 1.6%.
Internet Gaming Win was up 30.0% to
Total Gaming Win was $1.0 billion,
up 3.3% for the first five months of 2016.
For the month of May 2016, total
gaming taxes were $17.3 million. Total gaming taxes reflect 8% of taxable
casino gross revenue and 15% of Internet gaming gross revenue.
In addition, the casino industry
incurred $3.0 million in reinvestment obligations with the Casino Reinvestment
Development Authority, which reflects 1.25% of casino gross revenue and 2.5% of
Internet gaming gross revenue.
CONTACT: Kerry Langan, T: (609)
317-6201, E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: NJ Department of Law and
Public Safety / Office of the Attorney General.
Gaming Authority Joins Forces with the iGaming Academy in Delivering the First
iGaming Education Forum, as part of SiGMA 2016
MALTA (June 28, 2016) -- The iGaming
Education Forum which is taking place during the SIGMA Conference (16/17/18
November), has gained official support from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA),
the independent regulatory body responsible for the governance of all gaming
activities in Malta. The endorsement represents a major coup for Forum
organisers, the iGaming Academy, widely recognised as a leading force in the
provision of expert training and education, for the online gaming industry.
iGaming Academy Director, Jaime
Debono, stated: "In many people's eyes, the MGA represents a 'gold standard'
for gaming governance in the EU and to have secured the Authority's support
assists our aim to make Malta synonymous with training and educational
"Our mission statement is to
'grow the industry through education' and the first Forum will deliver
comprehensive, current and relevant content tailored for any individual who
strives to hold a successful position within iGaming. This years SiGMA is
set to break all records and we are looking forward to bringing a new and
dynamic dimension to this successful event."
Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman
of the Malta Gaming Authority, said: "Education and training are fundamental
to the professional on-going development of what is the fastest growing gaming
sector in Malta. Education, innovation and professionalism underpin our brand
and we are looking forward to taking an active part in the first iGaming
Education Forum in November." He also added As part of this
important initiative - the MGA has nominated Thomas Mahoney to head the
training division which will further address the need for education within the
The iGaming Education Forum, which
offers the opportunity for delegates to benefit from 80-years of gaming
experience in just three days, will focus on three of the major areas of
contemporary interest to the industry including Compliance, which will touch on
regulatory aspects including AML, Anti-Fraud and Payments as well as
Responsible Gaming. The event also covers product specific topics, such as
Sportsbook, Casino or Lottery Management and eSports. The Acquisition and
Retention workshop, will address Customer Relationship Management, Social Media
Marketing and Affiliate Management. All participants in the iGaming Education
Forum will also have free entrance to the expo as SiGMA delegates.
For more information and to register
for the iGaming Education Forum, visit
http://www.igacademy.com/igaming-education-forum.htm. Note that spaces are
limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Enquiries: Jonathan Taylor, E:
firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +44 (0) 1273
SOURCE: The Malta Gaming
the Latest Scam: Text Messages That Suggest You Have Won a Big Cash
MONCTON, N.B. (June 24, 2016)
Atlantic Lottery is warning Atlantic Canadians of the latest lottery scam: a
text message that says youve won a large prize in a 2016
PROMOTION. The message asks you to send your details to an email address
that contains the words lotto and 649.
Weve recently become
aware of these text messages, says Jay Merritt, Manager of Risk
Management and Investigations for Atlantic Lottery. A legitimate
lottery would never ask a winner to provide banking details through email or a
Scams like these are becoming more
common. They may originate as a letter, phone call, email or text message. If
you get a notification of any kind that says youre a winner, here are
some points to consider:
- To be eligible for a lottery prize from Atlantic
Lottery, you must be 19+ and have purchased a ticket from an authorized
retailer in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland
& Labrador, or on the alc.ca website.
- Canadian lotteries only operate lotteries, games of
chance or contests in their own jurisdiction. Atlantic Lottery only operates in
- Canadian lotteries dont send out unsolicited
cheques and do not require tax payments, administration fees or other monies in
advance of releasing cash prizes.
If you buy tickets at
retail, the best way to know if youre a winner is to validate it at your
local retailer or call Atlantic Lottery, says Merritt. If
you purchase tickets on alc.ca, we will send an email if you win; its
part of our secure and convenient system.
If you think youve received a
fraudulent notice from someone claiming you have won a lottery prize, your best
plan of action is to contact either your local police agency or the Canadian
Anti-Fraud Centres PhoneBusters line at: 1-888-495-8501.
Atlantic Lottery is publicly owned
by the four Atlantic provinces which means that we return 100% of our
profits to Atlantic Canada. Interested in finding out more about who we are and
what we do? Please visit askaway.ca, find us on Twitter at @al_lottery, or like
us on Facebook.
CONTACT: Carla Bourque, Atlantic
Lottery Communications Counsel, T: (506) 867-5800 ext. 5814, E: e-mail:
SOURCE: Atlantic Lottery Corporation
GAMING EXPO 2016
Registration for AGE 2016 Through Facebook
9 11 August 2016
Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (June 23,
2016) -- Visitors registering to attend the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will
find it easier this year with the addition of social media
Social media registration fills in
the necessary forms automatically via the most popular social networks on the
planet Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Visitors can then see who else from
their social media network is attending, identify their most meaningful
contacts whore attending and who they can reconnect with at the
So not only will visitors using
social media registration save time avoiding forms, theyll save time by
avoiding having to line up at the event and theyll know which friends and
colleagues are attending.
www.austgamingexpo.com and click on Visitor
Registration to use social registration.
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 Corporation.
For further information CONTACT:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Launch Macau Government Incentive Scheme for Visitors to 2016
MACAU, SAR (June 22, 2016) -- The
Entertainment Show, the Asian gaming industrys premier trade
exhibition, has partnered with the Macau SAR Government to help drive more
international buyers and business partners into the region. As part of its
expanded project activity with the Macau SAR, MGS will be launching the
Governments targeted Qualified Buyers program to the global
market for its 2016 expo. The agreement will enable MGS, currently the
industrys fastest growing trade show, to provide extensive travel and
accommodation sponsorship for visitors to the Government-supported exhibition
which is being held at the Venetian Macao, 15-17 November 2016.
The Macau Governments Buyer
Sponsorship program is one of a number of key joint initiatives scheduled for
launch at the MGS Entertainment Show over the next three years, as the
exhibition rolls out its business programme in support of the SARs drive
for greater diversity in the domestic and regional economy.
Designed to draw in new visitors
from the expanding zones of the MGS show, the QB scheme will be open to
registered visitors from all companies exhibiting at the MGS expo, including
grant support of up to MOP 7,000 (US$875) to international visitors at this
years show. The grants will be used to subsidise travel, transport and
accommodation costs for visitors from anywhere in the world to the MGS
MGS Chairman Jay Chun stated:
The Qualified Buyer incentives are a pioneering initiative by the
Government aimed at building trading links from Macau across the globe. MGS is
excited to join the program and bring these significant benefits of financial
support to our own global business community. Its an important boost to
our endeavours and cements the ever developing relationship between the SAR
Government, the show and our exhibitors.
He added: With the push for
economic diversity top of the regions agenda, the path is opening up for
fresh investment, new business opportunities and major developments both here
in Macau and around the Asia Pacific continent. MGS will be using the QB scheme
as a starting point for the show's three year vision - we want our vast network
of visitors from all sectors and locations to come to Macau, experience our
vision and join us on this economic journey. QB offers a significant investment
in building not just our's but our partners' business relationships over the
coming years - its part of MGSs support and commitment to our
visitors and our exhibitors.
The Qualified Buyers scheme will be
operated through a designated team at the MGS offices in Macau and is open to
official buyers of any exhibitor at the 2016 show. Visitor subsidies will be
aligned to exhibitor stand size - the larger the stand, the more visitors
eligible for the subsidy. Contributions will be available towards the
costs of round trip flights, transportation services to Macau and hotel
accommodation in Macau or Taipa. The maximum grants at this years
exhibition range from: MOP 1,200 (US$150) for visitors from Hong Kong SAR &
Guangdong Province; MOP 4,000 (US$500) for buyers from China (outside Guandong
Province) and Asia; MOP 7,000 (US$875) for all visitors from regions outside
For Qualified Buyers wishing to
apply for the MGS Entertainment Shows Buyer Sponsorship Program, download
the application form
MGS Entertainment Show |
Entertainment Show (MGS) is owned and organised by the Macau SARs
largest trade association, the Macau Gaming Equipment Manufacturers Association
(MGEMA). Working in partnership with the senior gaming, entertainment and
sports associations in the region, MGS is supported and sponsored by the Macau
SAR Government through its various labour, tourism and cultural departments.
MGS, the only large scale gaming and entertainment exhibition organised and run
by the Macao business community, commands a floor area of over 12,000 m2.
Exhibitors and buyers eyeing the Asian market will be coming from all corners
of the world. The event will cover three key zones - gaming, technology and
entertainment and features new product launches and innovations from
Gaming Equipment and Accessories, Gaming Promoters (Junkets) and VIP Clubs,
Casino Fixtures and Fittings, Promotional Services and Memorabilia, Food and
Beverage, Entertainment and Performance. In addition, the show features a
special Macau Creative and Culture zone promoting the innovations and technical
skills of young entrepreneurs in the city, and includes the support and backing
of the regions primary concessionaires.
SOURCE: The MGS Entertainment Show
Professional Development Seminar
Visit us in Pittsburgh for the NASPL Professional Development
Seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Lottery
TIME IS RUNNING OUT, REGISTER NOW!
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Onsite registration not
REASONS TO REGISTER...
- Networking Opportunities! Network
with over 40 registered lottery organizations and industry providers over the
three day span.
- Educational Opportunity! Learn
from experienced speakers representing both inside and outside the lottery
industry. Those attending and representing specific committee disciplines will
receive CEU/CPE credits and a Certificate of Attendance. Actual approved credit
hours granted are determined individually by each jurisdiction.
- Great Value! Cost of registration
is affordable and includes limited meals, breaks, breakout sessions and CEU/
CPE credits for specific committee disciplines.
Hotel Reservation cut off date July 8,
Transportation not provided. NASPL will provide the
following meals: Opening reception, three lunches, six breaks and an Associate
Member sponsored off-site event Tuesday.
Robbie Bach, Innovation Expert, Former Chief Xbox
Officer for Microsoft & Author, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate
and Civic Renewal
For conference information
NASPL does not
provide transportation for this event
7470 Auburn Road, LL1
Concord, OH 44077