Northstar NJ, NJ Lottery & IGT Staff Volunteer at Ronald
McDonald House of Southern New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey (September 1,
2016) On Aug. 11 and Aug. 30, employees from the New Jersey Lottery,
Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group (NSNJ), and International Game Technology
New Jersey (IGT), volunteered their time at the Ronald McDonald House of
Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ).
All three organizations are
committed to social responsibility and we try to engage our employees in a
variety of civic activities, said Russ Knapp, General Manager, NSNJ.
One of our main goals, shared with the New Jersey Lottery and IGT, is
to give back to the community. Volunteering at the RMHSNJ, spending time with
the residing families, and learning more about the organization's mission
worldwide was a rewarding experience for all of us."
|Northstar New Jersey, New Jersey Lottery and IGT volunteers on
August 11, 2016.
||Northstar New Jersey, New Jersey Lottery and IGT volunteers on
August 30, 2016.
Located in Camden, New Jersey, the
RMHSNJ provides families with a home away from home. The house provides all the
comforts of home, while caregivers manage the hospitalization or treatment of
their child or family member. The house has a large kitchen, communal areas,
and private bedrooms, allowing families to stay together and maintain as much
normalcy as possible. The RMHSNJ also offers close access to Cooper University
Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Shriners Hospital, and
the Wills Eye Hospital.
Our organizations are
deeply committed to giving back to the community in New Jersey, said
Sarah Brennan, Director of Corporate Affairs, Northstar New Jersey.
Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House was an incredibly rewarding
experience for our employees and I would urge others to take the opportunity to
do the same. Youre making a small difference in the families lives,
but kindness adds up.
New Jersey Lottery, NSNJ, and IGT
employees began their day of volunteerism with a shopping trip to stock the
pantry and refrigerators of RMHSNJ. Upon arriving at the RMHSNJ, volunteers
from all three organizations prepared and served dinner, drinks, and dessert
for the families, and handed out New Jersey Lottery gift bags stuffed with
t-shirts, water bottles and board games. The volunteers also spent time with
the residents, learning a little bit about each family and their stay at the
We came to the Ronald
McDonald House to prepare a meal and stock the pantry, but we hope the impact
of our efforts is longer-lasting than just dinner, said John
Custodio, Deputy Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery. We extend our
hearts to the families residing at the RMHSNJ and their children undergoing
treatment during this most difficult time.
For more information about the
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ) and Ronald McDonald House
Charities, please visit the RMHSNJ website at www.ronaldhouse-snj.org, or
contact by phone at (856) 966-4663 and email at
About Ronald McDonald House of
Southern New Jersey
Ronald McDonald House Southern New
Jersey provides a home-away-from-home to families of seriously ill and injured
children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and operates 11 Ronald
McDonald Family Rooms within pediatric units of hospitals across the Southern
New Jersey region.
About the New Jersey
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed nearly $24 billion to the State
in support of education and institutions. Among its beneficiaries are: veterans
homes, colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for the
developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education scholarship
programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
About Northstar New Jersey
Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group,
LLC (NSNJ) is the lottery growth management services provider selected by the
New Jersey Lottery to supply game design, sales, marketing, and various other
services under a 15-year contract awarded in 2013. International Game
Technology (IGT) and Scientific Games (SGMS), the worlds leading gaming
companies, are members of NSNJ and provide services that help NSNJ support the
New Jersey Lotterys operations.
CONTACT: Sarah Brennan, Director,
Corporate Affairs, Office: (609) 599 3880 Mobile: (609) 947 7197, E:
SOURCE: Northstar New Jersey.
INTRALOT Announce 2nd Quarter 2016 Results
EBITDA Growth Accelerates
In 2Q 2016
ATHENS, Greece (September 5, 2016)
INTRALOT SA (RIC: INLr.AT,
Bloomberg: INLOT GA), an international gaming solutions and operations leader,
announces its financial results for the six-month period ending June 30th,
2016, prepared in accordance with IFRS.
1) The Groups activities in
Italy and those of Intralot de Peru SAC are presented as discontinued
2) NIATMI from discontinued
operations in 1H16 and 2Q16 includes a capital gain from the disposal of
discontinued operations (merger) in Italy of 45.2m.
Commenting on the 2Q 2016 Results
INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris noted:
INTRALOTs 2nd Quarter
results reflect the impact of successful efforts in portfolio re-organization
through a dynamic roadmap of new products and services and the geographical
rebalancing of our presence, assisted by completed organizational changes and
cost containment. We are particularly encouraged by high growth rates in
mature markets such as the US as a clear sign of competitiveness gains and we
are committed to further business development in North America and other
promising regional markets such as Africa and East Asia.
- Reported consolidated revenues increased by 13.3%
to 331.9m in 2Q16 compared to the same period a year ago, shaping
revenues in 1H16 to 636.9m or 2.9% higher y-o-y. Main growth areas in 2Q16 were
the US, Turkey and Bulgaria.
- The increase in 1H16 derives from: +63.9m in East
Europe due to increased sales in Bulgaria and Turkey, +19.3m in North America,
+1.5m in Africa and +0.3m in West Europe, partially counterbalanced by
decreased sales of 43.7m in Australasia due to lower sales in Azerbaijan where
the local currency suffered severe devaluations last February and December and
-23.3m in South America due to softer sales in Jamaica, Argentina and
- Constant currency basis: In 2Q16
revenues net of a negative FX impact of 37.8m reached 369.7m
(+26.2% y-o-y), while in 1H16 revenues net of a negative FX impact of
77.1m shaped at 713.9m (+15.4% y-o-y).
- Numerical Games is the largest contributor to our
top line, comprising 47.1% of our revenues (+5.2% vs. 1H15), followed by Sports
Betting contributing 35.4% to Group turnover (-0.5% vs. 1H15). VLTs/AWPs
represented 3.1% of Group turnover (+75.7% vs. 1H15), followed by Technology
contracts with 11.9% (+5.7% vs. 1H15) and Racing with 2.5% (-34.2% vs.
- Wagers handled: During the 1H16
period INTRALOT systems handled 12.3 bn. of wagers worldwide (from
continuing operations), increased by 0.8% y-o-y. Africa increased by 21.1%,
North America increased by 15.4%, East Europe increased by 3.1%, South America
decreased by 13.6%, Asia decreased by 7.6% and West Europe decreased by
GROSS MARGIN / OPERATING
INCOME / OPEX
- The Gross profit margin remained stable in 1H16 at
18.7% compared to 1H15, as margin expansion that took place in countries such
as the US and Argentina was counterbalanced by margin contraction mainly in
Bulgaria and Turkey. The payout ratio from continuing operations, in 1H16
increased by 3.2% vs. 1H15, while GGR increased by 2.8% (on a constant currency
basis GGR increased by 14.3%). In 2Q16, the payout ratio increased by 4.0% vs.
2Q15, while GGR increased by 5.8%.
- Other operating income in 1H16 totaled 10.2m
compared to 12.4m in 1H15, posting a decrease of 17.6%. The major drivers
of this decrease were the non-recurring income in Australia due the operations
sale in 2Q15 (3.6m), partially offset by improved operations in Turkey
(1.6m) and the growth in instant ticket services of our US operations
- Total operating expenses decreased by 8.5% to
73.9m in line with our strategy to contain costs.
- EBITDA developed to 44.4m in 2Q16, posting a
significant increase of 17.1% compared to 2Q15. EBITDA in 1H16 shaped at
88.9m, increased by 10.9% y-o-y.
- Constant currency basis: In 2Q16 EBITDA net of a
negative FX impact of 6.2m reached 50.6m (+33.4% y-o-y), while in
1H16 EBITDA net of a negative FX impact of 12.1m shaped at 101.0m
EBT / NIATMI
- EBT in 2Q16 was shaped at 9.4m compared to
5.4m in 2Q15. In 1H16 EBT was 19.6m from 25.7m in 1H15
(-6.1m), negatively affected by increased Exchange differences of
8.9m in 1Η16.
- Constant currency basis: In 2Q16 EBΤ net of a
negative FX impact reached 14.3m (+70.0% y-o-y), while in 1H16 EBT net of
a negative FX impact shaped at 33.6m (+68.6% y-o-y).
- NIATMI from continuing operations in 2Q16 was
shaped at -6.0m compared to -15.9m in 2Q15, while in 1H16 it
was -15.9m from -22.7m in 1H15.
- Constant currency basis: NIATMI from continuing
operations in 2Q16 net of a negative FX impact reached -5.2m from
-12.9m in 2Q15, while in 1H16 it was shaped at -10.2m from
-28.0m in 1H15.
- Operating Cash-flow more than doubled in 1H16, at
86.2m vs. 41.8m in 1H15. The growth is mainly attributed to the WC
improvement (+1.4m in 1H16 from -30.7m in 1H15).
- Net Capex in 1H16 was 26.4m, compared to
34.4m in 1H15. Major Capex items in 1H16 include investments in our US
business of 9.7m and R&D of 3.8m.
- Net Debt from continuing operations in June 2016
developed at 510.8m from 486.8m in March 2016 on a like-for-like
basis. Excluding the 13.6m capital contribution to the Italian entity as
a result of the M&A transaction Net Debt increased by 10.4m due to
dividend outflows to JV partners and FX valuation at the end of June 2016.
- We have in the past engaged in repurchases of our
debt and may do so again in the future subject to market conditions. In
particular, we are currently reviewing alternatives to refinance a portion of
our debt (some or all of our 2018 notes and our syndicated credit facility) as
part of our continuous strategy to maintain a strong financial profile and to
extend the maturity of our indebtedness. There can be no assurance that any
such refinancing may occur in the near future.
- As of 30.06.2016 we held 48,3m of the 2018
bond and 11,3m of the 2021 bond, a total of 59.6m in nominal
- Revenues from Operation contracts (licenses)
slightly decreased by 0.5% mainly due to lower revenues in Azerbaijan, Jamaica,
Argentina and Brazil partially counterbalanced by the improved performance of
Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus.
- Sales from Management contracts posted an increase
of 17.4% mainly driven by the performance of Turkey and Morocco.
- Revenues from HW sales and facilities management
increased by 11.4% mainly due to increased revenues in US, partially
counterbalanced by the revenues in Argentina, an IT contract in Malaysia and
the revenues from the Hellenic Lotteries.
INTRALOT Parent company
Revenues for the period decreased by
26.1%, to 29.1m.
EBITDA decreased to 2.8m from
34.3m in 1H15.
Earnings After Taxes (EAT) shaped at
-0.1m from -0.3m in 1H15.
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 54 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.91 billion
turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in 2015,
INTRALOT is an innovation driven corporation focusing its product
development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to
offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested
solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and
omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class
gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming
verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless
and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across
multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive.
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Dimitra Tzimou, Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scientific Games Positions Itself to Accelerate Growth in Its
Company to Consider New
Growth Opportunities Including Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, IPO, and Other
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 7,
2016) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or
"the Company"), a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets,
today announced it has designated the Company's wholly owned interactive social
gaming subsidiaries, including Dragonplay Ltd. and Phantom EFX, LLC, as
unrestricted subsidiaries under its debt agreements, with the goal of
maximizing growth for the company. The Company will consider a range of options
to solidify its leadership in this fast growing segment, including potential
new joint ventures, acquisitions, IPO, and other growth options.
"Our industry leading investment
in innovation is paying off. Following our company's third consecutive quarter
of revenue growth, we see this as a perfect time to accelerate momentum and
explore additional opportunities to deliver greater value from this strong and
rapidly growing segment of our business," said Kevin Sheehan, CEO and
President of Scientific Games.
The Company's social gaming business
has generated sequential double-digit growth in each of the most recent three
quarters and a 68-percent increase in revenue year-over-year for the most
recent quarter (second quarter ended June 30, 2016).
Following unrestricted designation,
the social gaming entities will remain wholly owned by Scientific Games and
continue under the leadership of Barry Cottle, Chief Executive
Interactive and Jordan Levin, President - Interactive.
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 shufflers; 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 www.scientificgames.com.
Vice President, Investor
Vice President, Corporate
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Laboratories International's (GLI®) Thomas Bierbach Presents at 2016
Welfare Lottery Industry Information Security Training Conference in
MACAU, CHINA (September 4, 2016) -
Gaming Laboratories International's (GLI®) Director, Lottery and Gaming
Practice Thomas Bierbach had the honor of presenting at the 2016 Welfare
Lottery Industry Information Security Training Conference in Hohhot, The
People's Republic of China recently.
The training conference, organized
by the Technology and Research Centre (TRC) of China Welfare Lottery Issuance
and Management Centre, was attended by about 100 lottery delegates from all
over China. GLI was invited to speak with attendees as a result of recent
exchanges with TRC since they also have a laboratory. Bierbach's presentation
featured important topics such as information security frameworks for
lotteries; ISO 27001:2013 and WLA SCS: 2012; electronic draw systems and RNG
security risks; and lottery player protection and retail network security.
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GLI Asia Limited's General Manager
Client Services Marina Wong said, "It was a great pleasure to attend this
important event, and we were honored to have the opportunity to introduce GLI
to the conference delegates. We were happy to share information with and also
learn from the group who extended the warmest hospitality to GLI."
Bierbach said, "We quickly found
common ground on current lottery topics within the Chinese lottery industry and
were able to identify several areas where GLI can assist the China Welfare
Lottery in achieving their objectives. This connection will be of great mutual
benefit, where GLI will add value to the China lottery industry through
excellent expert services and by extending GLI's market reach as a truly global
Following the conference, Bierbach,
on behalf of GLI, presented a gift to the Technology & Research Centre.
Bierbach selected an Inukshuk sculpture. The sculpture is a small replica of a
human-made stone landmark used by the Inuit (and other peoples of the Arctic
region of North America) for communication and survival. The traditional
meaning of Inukshuk is "someone was here" or "you are on the right
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLI's 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
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-220.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Onkenhout, the New CEO at Dutch Lottery
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (September 5,
2016) Niels Onkenhout (age 55) is as of September 1st 2016 the new CEO
at Nederlandse Loterij (Dutch Lottery). He will be replacing Mr. Frans van
Steenis (age 66), after a period of training, as Chief Executive Officer of the
largest gaming organization in The Netherlands; this was as a result of a
merger between two lottery corporations i.e. the Dutch State Lottery
(Nederlandse Staatsloterij) and the Lotto (De Lotto). Mr. Onkenhout is the
former director of the Supermarket Chain called C1000 and was also a member of
the Board of Directors of the Jumbo Group Holding. Mr. Frans van Steenis will
be guiding Mr. Onkenhout until the end of 2016, with regards to his new
position as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the leading organization on
the gaming market.
Niels Onkenhout has a proven track
record as leader of extensive mergers between diverse companies. He stood at
the cradle of the merger between the two supermarkets Super de Boer and Jumbo;
he then played a prominent role in the acquisition and subsequent integration
of the C1000 supermarket. Previously, Mr. Onkenhout was a member of the
Executive Board of Royal Wessanen. He began his career at Procter & Gamble
In a statement Mr. Onkenhout said
the following: This is a unique opportunity for me. As a result of the
merger a thriving, powerful, financially healthy, strong and socially
orientated gaming organization has emerged. The merged company, called
Nederlandse Loterij (Dutch Lottery), is a great organization that will be
facing many challenges to come; to be able to function efficiently in an open
and a competitive market, it is crucial to stay ahead of the game and I see it
as my key task to achieve this together with Nederlandse Loterij consisting of
more than 200 employees.
Merging of the Dutch State Lottery
and the Lotto has been achieved and with it Frans van Steenis main task
has been satisfactorily fulfilled. Frans van Steenis has been the managing
director of the Dutch State Lottery for 6 six years and has until now
successfully led the merger with the Lotto; he will stay on until the end of
2016 in order to finalize all the necessary arrangements, plans etc.
Under his leadership a solid
organization has emerged with a turnover of over 1.1 billion euros, ready
for the next phase in a rapidly changing market with more foreign competitors
in both the offline and online markets.
After spending five successful years
at the Dutch State Lottery, Mr. Frans van Steenis became as of April 1st this
year CEO of the Dutch Lottery, in which the seven-known lottery brands: Lotto,
Eurojackpot, Million Game, Lucky Day, Scratch Cards and Toto are housed.
Beginning 2017 Mr. Frans van Steenis will have reached retirement age and he
wishes the transfer of his tasks to be properly carried out.
Frans van Steenis said the
following: Niels Onkenhout is someone who has proven that he is capable
of leading complex organizations; with much confidence I can safely hand the
steering wheel over to him.
My dream has been realized; I have
been able to build the largest and highly socially involved Dutch Lottery; an
organization which aims to make The Netherlands and the Dutch people happier
The Dutch State Lottery and the
Lotto have been able to achieve this together. It is now up to my successor to
keep the organization future-proof in a very challenging market with many
competitors. I wish him all the best!
Because of his extensive practical
knowledge Mr. Frans Steenis has been asked by the Board of Directors to remain
as a consultant even after the transfer period between him and Mr. Niels
Onkenhout has already taken place.
He will be giving advice in a number
of complexed and important dossiers.
SOURCE: Nederlandse Loterij.
Lottery Continues Record-Breaking Kick-Off to New Fiscal Year
Sales for 1st Two Months 9.3%
Ahead of Same Period Last Year
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (September 2,
2016) -- The Tennessee Education Lottery continues a record-breaking kick-off
to its new fiscal year, which began July 1.
Total sales for July and August are
9.3 percent ahead of the same period last fiscal year. And sales for both July
and August were the highest for each of those months since the Lottery began
selling tickets Jan. 20, 2004.
The increase in sales for the fiscal
year has been driven primarily by instant ticket sales and the large jackpots
for Powerball and Mega Millions.
Our continued growth,
year-over-year since inception, is great news for education in
Tennessee, said Rebecca Hargrove, Lottery President and CEO.
We remain committed to our record-breaking success and are proud to be
a valuable resource for the education programs we fund.
About the Tennessee Education
The Tennessee Education Lottery
Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of
its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $3.8
billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants and
scholarships, after-school programs and the new Tennessee Promise
In addition to the educational
beneficiaries, players have won more than $10.1 billion in prizes and Lottery
retailers have earned more than $978 million in retailer commissions.
For additional information, visit
tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun, and
please Play Responsibly.
CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, T:
615-324-6556 or 615-604-2827, Email: email@example.com
SOURCE: The Tennessee Education
Jockey Club Reaching New Global Heights
Record HK$3.90 Billion in
Charity Donations and over HK$26 Billion Total Direct Return to the Community
HONG KONG, SAR (September 1, 2016)
-- At the Annual General Meeting of The Hong Kong Jockey Club today (31
August), Voting Members re-elected four Stewards to the Board to serve further
terms of three years each. They are Mr Philip N L Chen GBS JP; Mr Stephen Ip
Shu Kwan GBS JP; The Hon Martin Liao SBS JP; and Mr Silas S S Yang JP.
Following the meeting, the new Board
of Stewards re-elected Dr Simon S O Ip CBE JP as Chairman and Mr Anthony W K
Chow SBS JP as Deputy Chairman for 2016/17.
Despite the economic downturn, the
Club enjoyed another outstanding year, with overall turnover for the financial
year (ending 30 June 2016) at just over HK$202.70 billion, up by almost 6%. The
Club made another record return to Government of HK$20.91 billion in duty and
profits tax and contributed HK$1.28 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Charitable
contributions set another record of HK$3.90 billion.
Adding together betting and lottery
duty, profits tax, contributions to the Lotteries Fund and charitable
donations, the Club's total direct return to the community reached HK$26.09
billion in 2015/16, up 4.0% on 2014/15 (HK$25.09 billion).
These achievements are made possible
by the Clubs unique integrated business model of world-class racing and
racecourse entertainment, membership, responsible wagering and lottery, and
charity and community contribution, which generates substantial economic and
social value for the betterment of all.
Record charity donations
Reviewing the Clubs charity
donations, the Clubs Chairman, Dr Simon S O Ip, pointed out that the
record HK$3.90 billion donated to 215 charities and community projects was
double the sum donated three years ago. Moreover, the Clubs Charities
Trust has been recognised by the World Charity Index 2015 as the sixth largest
non-government funder in the world and the largest in Asia.
This substantial increase in
commitments has been accompanied by an equally significant transformation in
the way we address community needs, Dr Ip said. The Charities Trust
now actively collaborates with all sectors of the community, creating
opportunities for, and more importantly encouraging, multi-sector
participation. Our objective is to maximise available resources in our
community and optimise outcomes.
Furthermore, while continuing to
support a very broad range of community needs, starting last year and
continuing over the next few years, the Club is focusing on three strategic
areas - youth, elderly and sports. Approximately half of the Trusts
donations were allocated to projects in these three sectors in 2015/16.
With regard to Central Police
Station, which the Club is restoring and revitalising in partnership with
Government, and where one of the buildings suffered a partial collapse in May,
Dr Ip reiterated the Clubs strong commitment to completing the
Racing to new global
Equally impressive has been the
performance of Hong Kong horses where, for the second year in succession, 23
Hong Kong horses featured in the LONGINES Worlds Best Racehorse rankings.
Meanwhile, all ten of Hong Kongs eligible races were included in the
Worlds Top 100 for 2015, with the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup being ranked
ninth. Six of them were in the Top 25, meaning, in effect, that one in four of
the worlds top 25 races are run in Hong Kong.
These achievements have brought
global respect for Hong Kong, and in April 2016 Hong Kong was elevated to Part
I of the International Cataloguing Standards and International Statistics Book,
commonly known as the Blue Book, which is the highest status a
racing jurisdiction can earn. All of this has been accomplished by a horse
population of just 1,200 and in the absence of a breeding industry. In fact
Hong Kong is the first, and so far the only racing jurisdiction without a
breeding industry to be included in Part I of the Blue Book.
The Clubs record direct return
to Hong Kong in 2015/16 reflected both the quality of its world-class racing
and the strong performance of its responsible wagering and lottery services.
Racing turnover for the financial year was up by 1.8% to just over HK$107
billion. Football turnover was up by 10.9% to HK$86.80 billion while the Mark
Six, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, reversed last years
small decline to record a 9.9% increase to HK $8.55 billion.
What has enabled the Club to
achieve these excellent results is the development of a world-class racing
product combined with a rigorous focus on customer centricity, said Chief
Executive Officer Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. The Clubs HK$6.5
billion racecourse revitalisation, which this year saw the opening of five new
or refurbished venues, has seen Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses
substantially upgraded. Together with the excitement generated by top-class
horses and star jockeys, all this helped push racecourse attendance to just
over two million for the fourth consecutive year.
Also fundamental to the Clubs
customer-centric approach is the development of new digital products to meet
customer demand for speed, convenience and connectivity. To maintain its
position as a technology leader, the Club is moving ahead with a multi-billion
next generation customer information and wagering system.
The strongest indicator of the
attractiveness of Hong Kongs racing brand is its growing presence
overseas, both through the broadcast of races and through commingling.
What attracts overseas racing fans is the competiveness of our racing,
the depth of our wagering pools and above all our reputation for
integrity, Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges explained. Commingling which only began
two seasons ago, had a turnover of HK$3.48 billion this racing season, up 31.5%
on last season and representing 3.3% of total racing turnover. It is a
very promising area of growth, rich with potential benefit for Hong Kong,
said Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges.
Looking to the future, the Club is
fully committed to maintain its support for the betterment of Hong Kong and in
this regard is continuing to invest in its sustainability and future.
With total race meetings increased
from 83 to 88 and simulcast days from 15 to 23 next season, the Club will
continue to focus on making racing and racegoing a unique customer experience.
It will likewise explore the potential of commingling, particularly in Europe,
and will further develop the strength of its digital technology. Above all,
through the new Conghua Training Centre in Guangdong, which is scheduled to
open in 2018, the Club will have a world-class training centre for its horses,
positioning Hong Kong for the next stage of growth on the world stage.
Summing up the Clubs
prospects, Dr Ip said: Thanks to the efforts of our horses, the
Clubs reputation in the racing world has never stood higher. Through the
success of our business strategies we have achieved solid business results,
which have enabled us to deliver record levels of support to the community. And
with more race meetings and simulcasts, and especially with the rich potential
of commingling, there is the prospect of further growth ahead. Certainly we can
be sure that the Club will continue dedicating itself to the betterment of Hong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club's 2015/16
Annual Report can be downloaded from the HKJC website at
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a
not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to community betterment. Through its
integrated model of world-class racing, responsible sports wagering and
lottery, and charity and community contribution, the Club generates substantial
economic and social value and assists the Government in combatting illegal
gambling. In 2015/16 the Club donated a record HK$3.9 billion to charity and
paid a record HK$20.9 billion in tax. It is Hong Kongs largest single tax
payer and one of the worlds largest charity donors. It is also one of
Hong Kongs largest employers, with 22,000 full and part-time staff.
Committed to global excellence and giving back to society, the Club is always
riding high together for a better future with the people of Hong
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hearing on The way forward for grassroots sport in Europe
highlights the Recommendations by the High Level Group on Grassroots Sport as
the European Lotteries Association announces its new Sport Award
BRUSSELS, Belgium (September 6,
2016) MEP Hannu Takkula, (ALDE, Finland), the European
Parliaments rapporteur the report on the Integrated approach to Sport
Policy today convened stakeholders and policymakers at a public hearing on
The way forward for grassroots sport in Europe.The event was
organised by the European Non-Governmental Sport Organisation (ENGSO) and
supported by the European Lotteries Association (EL).
In their opening addresses, ENGSO
President, Carlos Cardoso, underlined the importance of the Recommendations of
the High Level Group Grassroots Sport, also making a strong reference to the
role of Lotteries in terms of sports funding and Jens Nymand Christensen,
Deputy Director General of DG EAC of the European Commission highlighted the
significant role of grassroots sport also in terms of social integration of
Following up with the publication of
the Recommendations published last June by the High Level group
Grassroots Sport, from the lottery sector, the Chairman of EL Sport
Committee, Torbjørn Almlid provided numerous concrete examples of how
Lotteries are using their capillary network to support all EU initiatives
related to sport such as the upcoming European Week of Sport in all Member
States; of how they have been sustainably supporting the creation of accessible
sport facilities around Europe and promote various other projects aiming to use
sport as a tool for youth and gender empowerment, integration and skills
Torbjørn Almlid announced the
new EL Sport Award, promising that it will be open to any social sport
project, fully in line with the EL core values and urged for the
submission of projects.
Addressing the High Level Group
Recommendations to the EU, EL President Hansjörg Höltkemeier
expressed his appreciation for the overall work and the reference to the
Lotteries and also welcomed MEP Takkulas work on his new report on sport
policy, noting: It represents a renewed commitment to keep sport high
on the agenda of the European Parliament. He finally recalled that
illegal betting, not only represents a risk to public order but also
jeopardises the sustainable financing of grassroots sport.
MEP Takkula concluded the event with
reiterating the positive societal impacts of grassroots sport, noting that many
of the points discussed shall form part of his upcoming report and thanked
ENGSO and EL for the organisation of the event.
Projects can be submitted to be
considered for the EL Sport Award as of December 31. The winner will be made
public in June 2017 at the European Lotteries bi-annual Congress in
- The full report of the High Level Group on
Grassroots Sport can be accessed
- More information about the European Week of Sport
and its promotion by EL and its Members can be found
- More information about the EL Sport Award can be
For further information please
Deputy Secretary General,
Tel: + 32.(0)126.96.36.199,
EL Sport Executive
Tel: + 41.(0)21.311.30.25,
About European Lotteries
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 general interest. 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 government.
SOURCE: European Lotteries
Florida Lottery Has Best August on Record Second Year in A
and Schools are the Beneficiaries
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (September 6,
2016) -- The Florida Lottery announces it reached $467 million in ticket sales
for the month of August, an all-time record high, and 5.29% higher than last
years August record. August ticket sales generated an estimated $120
million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF),
driven primarily by a series of rollovers and high jackpots for both
POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS®.
On Monday, August 22, 2016, the
Lottery transferred $150 million to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund from
July operations. This marked the third largest transfer in a single month
since fiscal year 1991-92; its also 30% higher than the Lotterys
transfer for this month last year.
The Lotterys sole
mission is to sell tickets to generate additional funding for education.
We are extremely proud that this unprecedented sales record will assist in
furthering that goal, said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom
Delacenserie. For the past 28 years, Lottery dollars have benefited
Floridas students and schools, and we are confident that this year will
prove to be the largest contribution yet.
Florida Lottery contributions
represent approximately six percent of the state's total education budget.
Lottery funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and administered by
the Florida Department of Education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $30 billion to education and sending more than
725,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than
$52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires.
For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Lottery Communications
Office, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
National Lotterys I Am Team GB Campaign is
- Video content gains more than 18 million
- 11 million engagements with Facebook
- Most conversation on Twitter of any Team GB
- Awareness of National Lottery support for Team
GB almost doubles
- Integrated campaign delivers one of the biggest
ever UK mass- participation sporting events, with more than 200,000 people
- #IAmTeamGB was top-trend for three
hours on event day.
LONDON, U.K. (September 2, 2016) --
The National Lotterys month-long I Am Team GB campaign peaked last
Saturday with activity focusing on the I Am Team GB national sports day,
one of the biggest ever mass-participation events to take place in the UK, with
more than 200,000 members of the public getting involved. The campaign was
designed to celebrate Team GBs success in Rio, and to highlight and thank
National Lottery Players for the huge contribution they have made towards this
In the week that The National
Lottery launched its brand new #IAmParalympicsGB campaign, which saw the first
TV ads air last night, Thursday 1st September, a review of the I Am Team GB
campaign has shown that awareness of The National Lotterys support for
Team GB has almost doubled going from 28% before the campaign, to 52%
Throughout August, Team GBs
athletes, coaches and fans have all credited lottery funding as one of the
biggest factors behind the success in Rio and The National
Lotterys multi-faceted, digitally-innovative campaign was responsible for
highlighting much of this praise.
One of the most talked-about
elements of the overall campaign was the unique, personalised thank
you video content delivered through the National Lotterys Twitter
feed and developed by EchoMany this in itself delivering over 8 million
organic views on Twitter.
People who tweeted #IAmTeamGB
received personalised content such as an image of a Team GB athlete
holding a placard featuring the supporters name or a highly bespoke video
in which an athlete appears to personally reply to the fans message using
This helped ensure The National
Lottery drove the most engagement on Twitter of any Team GB partner
according to data from Brandwatch, it received over 20,000 mentions on Twitter,
more than three times as many as the number two brand, Nissan, with just under
In addition, on Facebook, the
campaign delivered celebratory bespoke videos every time a UK athlete won a
medal. Total video views to date have exceeded 10 million and total engagements
across all I Am Team GB Facebook activity have surpassed 11 million.
On top of that, relevant and timely
advertising such as daily digital OOH ads with updated medal news and
figures and a tailored Heart FM partnership succeeded in cementing The
National Lotterys place as a leading Team GB partner.
In addition to the campaign driving
up overall awareness of The National Lotterys support for Team GB,
knowing about this support has strengthened players existing relationship
with the brand, with 68% saying they feel more positive towards The National
Lottery as a result.
This, in turn, has led to a third of
players saying they would play more or be encouraged to continue playing as a
result of the support for Team GB which is positive news for Good
Causes, such as the elite athlete programme funded by UK Sport, whose future
success is dependent on vital National Lottery funding.
The culmination of the campaign was
the I Am Team GB event, which saw venues nationwide open their doors for free
to encourage the nation to get out and get active, with a total of 2,600 events
The event also celebrated the unique
role the public played in supporting Team GB through playing The National
As a result, many events welcomed
returning Olympic heroes on the day offering members of the public the
chance to meet some of their sporting idols.
The event, a partnership with ITV
supported by the British Olympic Association and UK Sport, drove more than
100,000 sign-ups (with initial estimates suggested more than double that number
attending events across the UK) and led to #IAmTeamGB trending for a total of
six hours in the UK on Saturday (27th August), with three of those hours as the
Adam Chataway, Marketing Manager for
The National Lottery, said: Team GB smashed all predictions, and
the Olympic Games in Rio were hugely exciting for the whole of the UK. But
anyone who plays The National Lottery should be particularly proud. By simply
buying a ticket, theyve helped to raise over £80 million a year to
support over 1,300 athletes on the road to Rio and beyond.
And the I Am Team GB
campaign also exceeded all expectations, with record-breaking reach and
engagement levels, ensuring that National Lottery players were rightly placed
front and centre of the national conversation around the phenomenal
achievements of our athletes. With such a positive platform to work from,
were now really excited to look to achieve that same recognition for
National Lottery players and their contribution to the Paralympics, with our
new I Am Paralympics GB campaign.
The I Am Paralympics GB campaign
uses the same animated creative vehicle as the I Am Team GB campaign and
similarly celebrates the unique affinity between the National Lottery-playing
public and the Paralympics GB athletes they are supporting on the Road to Rio.
The campaign kicked off with a
Thunderclap, with athletes, sports governing bodies, UK Sport and the British
Olympic Association launching the ad at exactly the same time through their
social channels, as well as the ad featuring on TV on Thursday evening. I Am
Paralympics GB will run for a month.
Both campaigns were created in
collaboration with ITV Creative and ITV AdVentures, produced by ITN Productions
and designed by Art&Graft.
They were supported by
Camelots in-house Creative Services, with bespoke video elements
developed and delivered by Waste, EchoMany and Seenit. Media planning and
buying was carried out by Vizeum.
SOURCE: Camelot Business Solutions
Hoosier Lottery Celebrates Indiana's
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (September 6,
2016) The Hoosier Lottery would like to invite players to join in Indiana's
Bicentennial celebration. Starting today, players can purchase the new
Hoosier 200s Scratch-off for a chance to win up to $20,000 instantly. There are
12 iconic Indiana scenes to play, and Hoosier 200s are loaded with $200
Hoosier 200s is $2 per ticket with a
$20,000 top prize. To play, players need to find an Indiana torch symbol to win
the prize shown. If players find an Indiana state symbol, they win double
the prize shown.
Players can also join in Indiana's
Bicentennial celebration by entering the Hoosier 200s weekly $200 social
promotion. To enter, players need to take a photo of anything that means
"Indiana" to them, share on Instagram or Twitter using #Hoosier200s then follow
and tag @Hoosier Lottery. Photos can be submitted starting Sept. 6, 2016.
The Hoosier Lottery will randomly select two $200 winning photos each week
through Oct. 3, 2016.
Players should not stop posting
those pictures. All entries received between Oct. 3, 2016 and Dec. 2,
2016 will be entered into a final drawing on Dec. 5, 2016 where five
photographs will be randomly selected to win $200. The Hoosier Lottery
wants to see the images that make players proud to be Hoosiers.
The Hoosier 200s Scratch-off is on
sale now! Players can visit www.hoosierlottery.com for full promotion details
Hoosier 200s Estimated Overall Odds
are 1 in 4.37. Hoosier 200s promotion odds are dependent on the number of
entries received. Must be 18 or older to play. Please play responsibly.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30
million annually to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million
annually to the Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2015, the Hoosier
Lottery contributed $182.5 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more
about the Hoosier Lottery, visit
www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook and
CONTACT: Dennis Rosebrough, Hoosier
Lottery Director of Public Relations, 317-264-4677 office or 317-503-4453 cell,
SOURCE: The Hoosier Lottery.
Commission Publish In-play (in-running) Betting Position Paper
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (September 1, 2016)
What is in-play betting?
In-play betting (or in-running or
live betting as it is also known) is betting while the event is actually taking
place, for example, placing a bet on a horserace while the race is being run,
or on a football match whilst it is being played. This form of betting takes
place mainly, but not exclusively, on sporting events.
In-play betting is predominantly an
online activity with bets being made via the internet using either a betting
exchange or a traditional bookmakers website, but it also takes place in
betting shops or over the phone.
What are the risks to the
licensing objectives from in-play betting?
We do not consider, at this time,
that in-play betting represents a significant risk to the licensing objectives
over and above any other type of gambling. We do however acknowledge that, like
other forms of gambling, in-play betting potentially raises a number of issues
that could impact on the licensing objectives. These issues can be distilled
into three groups:
- fairness and transparency of the betting
- integrity of the betting
- risk of harm within the betting medium.
Fairness and openness
With regard to the issues
potentially affecting fairness and openness, such as speed of feeds or use of
bots, in-play betting does not appear to generate specific risks to
the licensing objectives as long as bettors are sufficiently aware of their
position and the respective positions of other bettors and the betting
This includes ensuring that any
information deficit is clearly understood, as are any built-in time delays to
We do not consider it necessary to
intervene to prevent some players using technology advantages, such as faster
connectivity speeds, to gain a competitive edge provided it is clear to all
players that this can be done.
In relation to betting integrity,
there is potential for individuals to exploit in-play betting for criminal or
otherwise inappropriate gain. However, other forms of betting also have similar
potential for exploitation. We do not consider that inplay betting
requires further regulatory controls to those already applied within our wider
efforts to maintain integrity in sports betting.
Risk of harm
People who bet in-play may place a
higher number of bets in a shorter time period than people who bet in other
ways, as in-play betting offers more opportunities to bet. Some studies have
shown that placing a high number of bets can be an indication that a bettor may
be at risk of harm from gambling. We do not consider that someone who bets
in-play is automatically at increased risk of harm from gambling, but expect
that licensees will monitor all bettors for signs of risk as required by our
Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP).
We conclude that the risk to the
licensing objectives from in-play betting is appropriately managed through the
current regulatory framework and controls applied by licensees. We will
continue to monitor in-play betting for fairness and openness as part of our
overall betting compliance programme, and take its particular characteristics
into account in our wider work on integrity in sports (and other) betting and
gambling related harm.
For more detailed information on
in-play betting download our position paper.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: U.K. Gambling
Bets to Top $90 Billion for Second Straight Season; 98% of Wagers Will Be
Federal Government Ban a
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2016)
Ahead of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers kicking off the 2016
NFL season tomorrow, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that
fans across the country will bet $90 billion on NFL and college football games
this season. However, $88 billion or 98 percent of all bets will
be made illegally thanks to a federal government ban.
Illegal betting reached $4.1 billion
on Super Bowl 50 earlier this year. In 2015, fans bet at least $150 billion on
all sports. In a sign of how serious the problem of illegal gambling has
become, more than 30 law enforcement leaders from across the country gathered
in June for the first-ever Law Enforcement Summit in Washington, D.C. to better
understand the massive illegal sports betting market in the U.S and what steps
can be taken to address it.
The American appetite for
sports betting has never been greater, said Geoff Freeman, AGA
president and CEO. Unfortunately, a failing federal ban drives this
national pastime into the illegal market and threatens the integrity of the
games we love. As law enforcements deep concern with the thriving illegal
gambling market demonstrates, it is time to address this problem and bring
sports betting out of the shadows.
Momentum continues to grow for a
new approach to sports betting law.
Research released before last
seasons big game found that 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to
change current sports betting law, and two-thirds (66 percent) believe states
should decide whether or not to legalize sports betting.
Further, 41 percent of Super Bowl
viewers 47 million people have bet on the Super Bowl at some
point, according to research conducted by The Mellman Group. An equal number
say they have placed some type of sports bet in the past year. Thats
nearly three times the number of people who attended every NFL game last season
In addition to fans, support for a
new approach to sports betting continues to gain support from key stakeholders.
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) this summer took a major step in
support of rooting out the thriving illegal market by unanimously passing a
resolution making clear their desire to address illegal sports betting through
regulation. The USCM pledged to work with AGA to lead national discussions on
the potential benefits of the regulated market and help identify platforms to
protect city revenues.
Additionally, the National
Conference of State Legislatures last month passed a policy directive saying,
the federal government must recognize the sovereignty of states to
allow or to prohibit sports gambling by its residents
The federal ban
instituted under the PASPA has not prevented the conduct of illegal sports
gambling, but has in effect restricted the ability of all but a few states to
regulate and collect revenue from sport gambling wagers estimated to be in the
billions of dollars each year, to the detriment of state
Pennsylvania lawmakers also passed a
resolution recently calling on Congress to repeal, the Professional and Amateur
Sports Protection Act of 1992, which is responsible for the federal ban. New
York has expressed a desire to take similar action.
In recognition of growing interest
in sports betting, experts in sports, gaming, law enforcement and integrity
will convene in Las Vegas at Global Gaming Expo (G2E), presented by AGA,
September 26-29. Highlighted by a conversation with NBA Commissioner Emeritus
David Stern, a newfound proponent of legalized sports betting, the
approximately 25,000 attendees will learn more about the latest on this issue
through insightful new research and panel discussions with leaders from across
the globe. Media interested in covering the trade show can register here.
Methodology: In coming up with its
illegal gambling estimates on football, the AGA took a conservative estimate of
illegal sports betting activity from the National Gambling Impact Study
Commission's Final Report. It applied GDP growth as reported by the Census
Bureau to make these dollar figures current to 2016. Finally, the AGA assumed
that the proportion of legal gambling activity on football at Nevada sports
books is the best available indicator of what proportion it might make up in
the illegal market, and applied this ratio to the larger illegal gambling
About AGA: The American Gaming
Association is the premier national trade group representing the $240 billion
U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.7 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members
include commercial and tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities
affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to be the
single most effective champion of the industry, relentlessly protecting against
harmful and often misinformed public policies, and paving a path for growth,
innovation and reinvestment.
SOURCE: The American Gaming
Florida Lottery Kicks Off Football Season with Launch of
Fantasy 5® College Football Promotion!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (September 1,
2016) -- The Florida Lottery is kicking off football season with the FANTASY
5® College Football Promotion. This years promotion will be held from
September 1, through November 30, 2016. During the promotion, FANTASY 5®
players will have the chance to win fantastic college football prizes and
support their favorite Florida college football team all season long.
Universities participating in the promotion include Florida State
University®, University of Florida®, University of Central
Florida, University of Miami® and University of South Florida.
The Florida Lottery will also distribute hand fans at college football games
throughout the season featuring Bright Futures Scholarship facts.
The partnerships were
able to establish between these universities and the Florida Lottery is just
another great opportunity for us to connect with students while also offering a
fun, popular promotion to our players, said Florida Lottery Secretary
There is a great sense of
gratification, not only in offering our players exciting promotions with great
prizes, but also in knowing that this promotion will increase our overall
contributions to education in Florida, and thats something everyone can
During this limited-time promotion,
players who purchase a $5 or more FANTASY 5 or FANTASY 5® with
EZmatch ticket will receive a FANTASY 5 College Football Promotion
voucher with a unique number that may be entered into the FANTASY 5 College
Football Promotion on the Lotterys website. Each of the five teams will
have four Fan Experience drawings, along with a Grand Prize drawing, for a
total of more than 200 winners per team. The Grand Prize will award winners
from each school a variety of prizes, including $10,000 in cash, a Championship
Weekend prize package in Tampa, January 7 through January 9, 2017, bowl game
trips, season tickets, team merchandise, and Florida Lottery Scratch-Off
tickets! For more information please visit flalottery.com.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $30 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 $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Skilrock to Sponsor & Exhibit at ALA Congress
GURGAON, India (September 1, 2016)
-- Skilrock Technologies, A leading technology and service provider for global
Lottery & Gaming industry, today announced that they are sponsoring and
exhibiting at the upcoming ALA Congress, Casablanca, Morocco.
17th ALA Congress organized by The
African Lotteries Association under the theme: The challenge of
transformation also feature a trade show which includes the latest in
lottery systems and services from cutting-edge lottery technology to
innovations in lottery marketing.
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive
Director, commented, "Skilrock has been known as a leading lottery
technology company with innovative solutions for our clients in Africa. We are
committed to providing most suited gaming solutions for the region and enhance
value of our clients. ALA congress has been a natural platform to interact with
our friends from the region and exchange ideas about transforming lotteries in
We warmly welcome you to visit our
stand to discuss any topic of your interest, which our expert team would be
happy to address.
Skilrock Technologies (SUGAL &
DAMANI GROUP) is a leading technology solution provider for the lottery and
Skilrock is a Software Products
& Services company specializing in technology solution for lottery &
gaming industry. It is part of $2 billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are
leaders of Indian lotteries & gaming market.
Skilrock has a rich portfolio of
games and gaming platform suitable for every jurisdictions across the
The innovative WEAVER Gaming
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More than 120,000 retail touch
points and over 3 million iGaming players across 18 jurisdictions have been
serviced using Weaver Platform covering Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instants, Sports,
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SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies.
Advisory Board Raises the Bar for 2016 Summit
MACAU, SAR (September 2, 2016) --
Innovation, Creativity and Investment: three of the key forces that will shape
Asian gaming and entertainment for years to come and this years
Summit will be looking at the prospects of each in bringing growth and
prosperity to the Asia Pacific region. Currently finalising its line-up of
topics and speakers, the 2016 MGS Summit will be supported by the SAR
Government and MGEMA in its aim of delivering three days of thought provoking,
visionary and challenging debate into new opportunities, emerging markets and
key regulatory advancements over the next three years
The Advisory Board of the widely
acclaimed MGS Summit has laid out the keynote themes for its annual conference
at the Venetian Macao, November 15-17 with innovation, creativity and
investment at the very heart of the debate.
The cutting-edge Summit, which runs
alongside the main MGS exhibition, will operate across three full days
incorporating panel sessions, key note speakers and advisory insights into
policy and regulatory advancements; investment opportunities; and the Macau SAR
Governments economic focus on economic growth through business
Playing an important role in the
direction of the Summit, influential trade body, the MGEMA, senses that the
growing links between the show and the SAR Government will play a crucial part
in the focus at this years event. Fatima Nunes, General Secretary,
explained: We know from attendee feedback that our summit offers vital
insight and understanding of Macau and the future of gaming and entertainment
in the Asia Pacific region. The focus on economic diversity in the region will
undoubtedly open up quality debate on the prospects of investment and business
opportunities, as well as notable regulatory advancements in the
The 2015 Summit saw a roster of
delegates from the Government, trade associations, Asias top casino and
hospitality operators, banks and investment houses, tourism and cultural
experts alongside manufacturers and innovators from entertainment, technology
and leisure industries address a vast range of ongoing developments and
challenges for tourism and culture.
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