Springuel Named WLA Executive Director
BASEL, Switzerland (September 29,
2016) -- After a long and comprehensive search, the WLA is pleased to announce
the appointment of Philip Springuel as the new WLA Executive Director,
effective October 1, 2016 Philip brings with him a solid background in
corporate affairs and association management. Owing to his background in
international association management, Philip has a profound understanding of,
and respect for, the needs of a modern association.
Springuel, new WLA Executive Director
As a passionate communicator, he
knows the value of listening and appreciates the important role that an
association plays in purveying professional knowledge to its members.
Before joining the WLA, Philip
served as Head of Corporate Affairs at the European Food Information Council
(EUFIC), a non-profit association. At EUFIC, Philip was responsible for
corporate, media, and government relations and he also headed new membership
and business development. Simultaneously, he also served as coordinator of the
Risk & Crisis Working Group at the European Association of Communication
Prior to joining EUFIC, he was the
global Project Director for the launch and development of World Kidney Day from
2006 to 2008 and held communications and outreach assignments with EuropeAid
and Avocats Sans Frontières (lawyers without borders).
Philip has more than 20 years of EU
policy experience inside media, public affairs, and association management.
His writing has been widely
published in specialized trade publications, such as HQ Europe a
magazine that serves the needs of international associations organizing
worldwide congresses. Philip has been invited to speak or offer training on
issues ranging from corporate responsibility, project and association
management, business intelligence, and fundraising.
Commenting on Philip's appointment,
WLA President, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet said, We are very pleased to have
attracted such a high-caliber professional as Philip. His extensive experience
in the area of international association management will be a great asset to
the WLA and will help us continue to grow as an association well into the
future. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Philip. I do hope that
you have a chance to meet him at the World Lottery Summit 2016 in
SOURCE: World Lottery Association
Lottery Director Resigns Position to Pursue Another Opportunity in the
BARRE, Vermont (September 27, 2016)
-- The Vermont Lottery Commission (VLC) announced today the resignation of
Executive Director, Greg Smith, effective October 14th. Smith is pursuing
another opportunity after running Vermont's Lottery for over four years.
During Smith's tenure, Vermont
Lottery sales and profits have grown by almost 20%, resulting in over $26M
being contributed to Vermont's Education Fund in the last fiscal year.
VLC Board Chairperson, Martha O'Connor, said, "We are sorry to see Greg go
but understand his decision. The Board has had a strong working relationship
with him and wish him success in his new position."
Smith added, "I have thoroughly
enjoyed my four years working with the VLC Board and Lottery staff. It
makes me sad to think about leaving but I do not want to pass up this other
offer. I hope my successor is able to reach the same satisfaction that I did in
The Vermont Lottery Commission will
begin a search for a new Executive Director and work closely with the remaining
management team to ensure the smooth operation of the lottery continues.
SOURCE: The Vermont Lottery
INTRALOTs Journey to the Future of the Playing Experience
Presented at NASPL 2016
ATHENS, Greece (September 29, 2016)
-- INTRALOT will unveil its latest innovations at its Iconic Pavilion during
the 2016 NASPL Business Development and Product Innovations Conference, the
most important lottery event in North America, held October 4-6 in Atlanta,
Georgia. INTRALOTs team will present to lottery professionals its
industry-leading solutions, reflecting the companys strategic
Player at the Center scope.
An exciting customer journey has
been designed by our team, giving lottery operators and enthusiasts the chance
to interact with our contemporary product portfolio. The journey progresses
through four main areas, starting with Retail, Retail Plus, the Interactive
area and VLTs. Participants will come across innovative hardware offerings and
advanced software solutions based on consumer trends and insights from the
Setting off in the Retail area,
visitors begin their journey by getting a feel of a traditional retail
environment comprising of our popular on-counter clerk-operated devices and
self-service vending terminals. Our new, advanced offerings further enrich the
section with in-store as well as stand-alone solutions, all representing
complete propositions for the retail environment. In this area, visitors will
be presented with our brand-new multi-state instant win progressive jackpot
draw game called Miss/Match that will go live in early April of 2017.
Moving on to the Retail Plus area,
visitors will get a first look at our soon-to-be-launched products and
solutions including two self-service terminals, the FSST and the Kiosk, as well
as our advanced lottery vending machine, the DREAMTOUCH. All three products
feature full HD screens for digital advertising signage, exciting lottery
content and user-friendly gameplay. They represent our next-generation retail
offerings that address the needs of both operators and players with the
intention to transform traditional locations into compelling and engaging
Our mobile lottery application,
demonstrated in the Interactive area, is an innovative, patent awarded native
application for iOS and Android. It encapsulates an exciting user interface
that is back-end platform-agnostic, providing exciting on-the-go gaming and
allowing operators to offer and monetize the complete lottery experience on
Next, participants will get to
explore some of our Instant Win Games, which feature HTML5 technology, stunning
visuals, striking sounds and exciting mechanics. With their innovative gaming
concepts, they manage to further enhance the existing gaming portfolio, ensure
customer retention as well as expand the current player bases. Powered by
INTRALOT RGS, Instant Win Games are seamlessly localized and delivered on all
devices and platforms whether played in-store or online.
In the Interactive area operators
will also get familiarized with the capabilities of our two systems, Canvas and
iGP CRM. Canvas is INTRALOTs brand-new, omni-channel CMS that serves
game-specific dynamic content though centralized management and advanced
content delivery control mechanisms, thus providing a personalized User
Experience in relation to each players access portal. To help operators
achieve the highest level of customer engagement, INTRALOT Canvas is fully
integrated with iGP CRM, our dynamic player account and relationship management
system that meets the growing demands of the industry, enabling expansion of
sales and services across all retail and online sales channels.
As our visitors move on to the VLT
section they will get acquainted with our two systems, iGEM and GLS. iGEM, is
an integrated solution mainly for large-scale gaming network supervision that
allows for the setting of rules and dynamically adjusting player pre-commitment
behaviors in a socially responsible manner. On the other hand, GLS is our
sophisticated workflow-based solution for end-to-end execution and management
of all gaming Licensing and Compliance activities.
We are thrilled to showcase
our line-up of player-centric, engaging products, designed to increase the
lotteries player base and enhance their performance to responsively serve
their important mission. We are looking forward to meeting North American
lotteries and present them our vision of the futures playing
experience, said Mr. Tom Little, President and CEO of INTRALOT,
For a touch of fun, visitors may
enjoy a hands-on demo of our new interactive game concept, Bet Rider.
More to be revealed
See you soon at the INTRALOT Iconic
Pavilion at NASPL.
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 ($2,153
billion) turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in
2015, INTRALOT is an innovation-driven corporation focusing its product
development on customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer
market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise to lottery and gaming
organizations across geographies. 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 that address 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.
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).
Games Teams Up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Introduce SEINFELD Slot
Game, Based on the Emmy Award-Winning Comedy TV Series, to be Unveiled at 2016
Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas
Game Captures Fun and
Frivolity of the Fan-Favorite SEINFELD Sitcom and Brings the Cast of Characters
to Life in a Bonus-Rich Engaging Experience
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (September 26,
2016) -- Scientific Games (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company")
today announced that the Company's new SEINFELD slot game will be featured in
its 21,094 square foot booth (No. 1126) at the Global Gaming Expo ("G2E"),
September 27-29 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The new, highly interactive
game takes what TV Guide called one of the "greatest TV programs of all time"
and turns it into an immersive, virtual slot player experience.
Scientific Games, in partnership
with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, introduces SEINFELD slot game based on the
10-time Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that ran for nine seasons from
1989-1998. Since the final season aired, SEINFELD remains a fan favorite,
holding the title of highest-grossing and fastest-selling television DVD of all
time. The technologically advanced game boasts motion gesture technology, which
enables players to use their hand to become a part of the game. During the
"Big Wins" celebration, the motion gesture technology enables the player
to see the enormous Man-Hands of Jerry's infamous date "catching"
black-and-white cookies, oversized wallets, books and other favorite Seinfeld
In partnership with Warner Bros.
Consumer Products, the SEINFELD slot game is based on the 10-time Emmy
Award-winning American sitcom that ran for nine seasons from 1989-1998. Since
the final season aired, SEINFELD remains a fan favorite, holding the title of
highest-grossing and fastest-selling television DVD of all time.
Seinfeld's apartment and his group
of eccentric friends are the primary focus of the show and Scientific Games'
SEINFELD slot game.
The game merges the
consumer-favorite hit TV series with the Company's revolutionary
GAMESCAPE slot platform, which offers players a one-of-a-kind play
experience. The feature-rich gameplay fully captures the SEINFELD characters'
antics, timeless humor and quirky plotlines that continue to entertain fans
Scientific Games Group Chief
Executive of Gaming, Derik Mooberry, said, "We are ecstatic to unveil the
SEINFELD slot game to attendees of G2E and entertain players on casino floors
soon. The eccentric and fun-loving nature of one of America's treasured
sitcoms, paired with the advanced technology of our groundbreaking GAMESCAPE
cabinet, truly delivers an unforgettable slot experience that transports
players all the way to 81st Street on New York City's Upper East Side."
The prominent five-screen cabinet
features a tablet-sized touchscreen button panel and HD screens angled towards
the player for the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience. Main
characters Jerry Seinfeld, his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes, George Costanza and
Cosmo Kramer take center stage during bonus events that award a mystery number
of random features, including WILDS, WILD reels, multipliers and more paylines.
All bonuses are triggered by four oversized Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer
character symbols, showcasing the personality and appearance of each unique
"We're pleased to showcase the
wit, humor and antics of SEINFELD in an all-new and exciting format, as part of
an interactive gaming experience which we know will appeal to all SEINFELD fans
and newcomers alike," said Greg Paul, spokesperson for Castle Rock
Entertainment. "As part of the global lexicon, the hit television
series is ingrained in our pop-culture with favorite moments and phrases
like Yada, Yada, Yada, Master of Your Domain, Man-Hands, Double-Dipping, The
Costanza Wallet and so many more this game is sure to reinvigorate these
memories for fans."
The technologically advanced game
boasts motion gesture technology, which enables players to use their hand to
become a part of the game. During the "Big Wins" celebration, the motion
gesture technology enables the player to see the enormous Man-Hands of Jerry's
infamous date "catching" black-and-white cookies, oversized wallets, books and
other favorite Seinfeld items.
A prime focus of the game is the
"FESTIVUS WHEEL," a mechanical wheel that awards credit prizes and a
life-changing, wide-area progressive jackpot. Featured in the FESTIVUS WHEEL
bonus is one of the show's most popular characters, Frank Constanza
George's father and 'creator' of the non-commercial "fake" holiday Festivus,
which is celebrated on December 23.
Other highlights include the "NO
MORE SOUP FOR YOU BONUS," which displays a live video featuring "the
Soup Nazi", and the "CONTEST BONUS," where the player will be
immersed in the comedy with video clips from one of the most popular SEINFELD
episodes of all time, "The Contest," and have an opportunity to earn
The Company's G2E booth No. 1126
will showcase more than 200 slot games and 100 unique game themes, as well as
an array of new products and solutions from Scientific Games' three business
divisions: Gaming, Lottery and Interactive.
© 2016 Scientific Games
Corporation. All Rights Reserved. All ® notices signify marks registered in
the United States.
SEINFELD and all related characters
and elements © & Castle Rock Entertainment. (s16)
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 ScientificGames.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail
merchandising organizations in the world.
Vice President, Investor
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Banknote Brings Innovative Experience to NASPL Annual Conference
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (September 27,
2016) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is
excited to showcase its latest products and innovations at the North American
Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Business
Development and Product Innovations Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from
October 4 to 6, 2016.
Keeping with the conferences
theme, E is for Experiential!, Pollard Banknotes booth has
been designed to provide an interactive experience that showcases innovative
solutions to challenges lotteries face today.
Pollard Banknote will be unveiling
several new innovations, including its new Pop n Play
tickets, which boast a creative design and innovative folded format that allows
for double the play area of other tickets their size! This unique format is
made possible by a perforation in the folded ticket that lets players pop it
open to reveal the game play areas inside. The perforated format blends well
with purse, wallet or envelope designs that tie-in perfectly with the
ever-popular cash theme. Since Pop n Play tickets are
produced in fan-folded books, they are compatible with widely-used retail
Also making its debut will be
PlayBook® Mini, a smaller format of Pollard Banknotes proven
PlayBook® product, which is a booklet of themed games allowing players to
try a variety of instant experiences at once. PlayBook® Mini fits in
existing 8-inch PlayBook® dispensers, and is packed with play value,
offering six $2 instant games for $10. For its small size, PlayBook® Mini
packs a large value-proposition-punch!
Another new product making its first
appearance is Jumbo Pop n Play, a large-format folded ticket
that builds on the success of Pollard Banknotes other large-format
products like Play Book®, Big Ticket and Scratch Tab, which have been
helping lotteries grow sales at higher price points for years. Jumbo Pop
n Play takes the Big Ticket format even further, and is
perfect for lotteries highest price points -- $20 and beyond. The unique
format invites players to pop open the ticket to reveal a jumbo spread of
games, loaded with chances to win, and the double panels on the front integrate
well with creative themes such as double doors.
Pollard Banknotes innovations
arent limited to physical products. Attendees should be sure to check
their delegate bags for a picture frame insert which is part of an interactive
experience that ties-in with Pollard Banknotes PlayOn® player
engagement solution, powered by Stellar Loyalty. This experience offers
delegates a fun way to interact with the booth -- and win prizes while
theyre at it!
Delegates will also be able to
experience Pollard Banknotes entire lineup of licensed brands, and can
even try their hand at the latest version of the companys Hold Em
Poker interactive game for a chance to win exciting branded merchandise. In
addition, since Big Tickets are increasingly popular -- and successful --
Pollard Banknote will have several examples on hand, such as the Arcade
Classics ticket that includes the popular Tetris®, Frogger and Pac
Man brands all in one!
We are very excited about
the upcoming NASPL conference, said Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice
President, Sales & Customer Development, Pollard Banknote. The
conferences theme of experience is inherent in everything we do at
Pollard Banknote, both in terms of our player-focused products, and our long
history in the industry that informs our customer recommendations. The
booths focus on lottery challenges and solutions is further testament to
our client-focused approach, which is why lotteries choose us as a partner.
Were looking forward to introducing conference attendees to our newest
strategies aimed at helping lotteries grow sales.
Pollard Banknote Limited will be
sharing its NASPL 2016 booth with NeoPollard Interactive LLC, which is
jointly-owned by Pollard Banknote Limited and NeoGames S.A.R.L.. NeoPollard
Interactive will demonstrate its entire iLottery 360° solution and
expertise in iLottery operations, showcasing successful applications of the
companys commitment to supporting lotteries across retail and digital
channels through innovative payments and promotions.
NASPL 2016 is one of many lottery
industry conferences and tradeshows that Pollard Banknote attends throughout
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and has
decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales
and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major role in the
charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established in 1907,
Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5%
by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more
information, please visit our website at
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Interactive Celebrates the Success of Its First Digital-Focused Client
Conference -- Purely Digital Xchange
LANSING, Michigan (September 26,
2016) -- NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive) is
pleased to announce that its Purely Digital XChange (PDX) conference, the first
of its kind digital-focused event held September 21-22, 2016, was an enormous
success. Michigan, the home of NeoPollard Interactives first iLottery
client, provided the backdrop for the event.
The focus of the conference was
helping lotteries to connect their digital ecosystemshow digital assets,
including mobile app strategies, second chance and loyalty programs, and
iLottery offerings can seamlessly integrate and work together by bringing
digital insights from our lottery participants for other lotteries to consider
for their own digital efforts.
The purpose was also to introduce
tangible strategies that lotteries can deploy in the digital space today in
order to bridge retail and online. In a time where retail and digital channels
are converging, conference attendance, which exceeded all expectations, proves
that lotteries are interested in learning how they can leverage the digital
space to attract new players, foster engagement, and drive sales.
Over the course of the two day
event, delegates from over 20 lotteries from around the world were given the
opportunity to tour NeoPollard Interactives operational headquarters and
partake in presentations and discussions covering a wide variety of digital
business opportunities for todays evolving lottery. In addition,
participants were delighted with the opportunity to exchange ideas and to share
their experiences in deploying successful and engaging digital products,
promotions, tactics, and strategies. The key message that participants
understood was that regardless of what barriers or limitations exist in various
lottery markets, each lottery is looking at digital through their own lens and
finding ways to meet their players where they are.
Were thrilled to
bring together this forum for our clients and were overwhelmed with the
response that we received from lotteries that attended the event. We are
delighted that attendance was at 100% capacity. We are also very proud to
demonstrate our expertise in this interactive space to our lottery customers,
reinforcing the notion that NeoPollard is the best partner to help them down
the path successfully. We will continue to foster the development of a
community of lottery staff who are their lotterys digital
champions, said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard
Interactive. One of the resounding messages from this weeks
event is that there is a significant role for retailers in the digital space
in fact, hearing from our lottery partners only solidifies that a strong
retailer engagement strategy will drive success across both retail and digital
NeoPollard Interactive is a joint
venture between Pollard Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) and
NeoGames S.A.R.L. (NeoGames). NeoPollard Interactive combines the
marketing expertise and extensive worldwide lottery experience of Pollard
Banknote with the proven leadership and technology of NeoGames in launching new
online and mobile gaming products and services in response to an ever-evolving
marketplace. This joint venture leverages the strengths of each partner company
to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative online gaming services
for regulated lottery clients in order to generate revenues for good
For more information about
Neopollard Interactive, CONTACT:
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive.
NOVOMATIC Acquires Video Bingo Provider
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (September
23, 2016) -- NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries (NGI) has acquired a 60 percent stake
in the video bingo company OtiumGI, S.L. and will present the new product offer
at the upcoming G2E in Las Vegas.
Austrian gaming giant NOVOMATIC, via
its subsidiary NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries (NGI), has purchased a 60 percent
majority shareholding in the Spanish video bingo company OtiumGI, S.L. with
headquarters in Barcelona. The deal instigates an initial business plan to
provide a leading, state-of-the-art video bingo slot offer as well as service
and support to the Mexican market via a local subsidiary company.
The new video bingo slots are a
further expansion of the leading NOVOMATIC product portfolio and will be
presented for the first time at G2E. With a distinctive look and premium
quality design, the new bingo machines are expected to have an instant impact
on the Mexican market and quickly gain significant market share. Future product
development of the newly affiliated company will benefit from synergies and the
vast experience of NOVOMATIC in international gaming markets.
Lawrence Levy, Senior Vice President
for Central and South America, NGI, said: We are delighted to announce
this acquisition that has the potential to establish an excellent position for
NOVOMATIC in the Mexican bingo segment and beyond. It further broadens our
highly diversified product offer for the region and perfectly correlates with
the Groups ongoing commitment and strategic expansion in the Latin
Santiago López de Lamadrid,
CTO OtiumGI, said: We are very proud to have reached this agreement
with NOVOMATIC. After gaining much experience over the last few years in
Mexican and Filipino markets with our video bingo products, we believe that
NOVOMATIC is the perfect partner to build our brand, with the intention of
becoming an industry benchmark.
Fernando Ponce de León, COO
OtiumGI, added: For me, it is a great honour to partner with NOVOMATIC
on this project, due to what the company represents internationally. We firmly
believe that with our combined efforts, this project will exceed all
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and
exports innovative gaming equipment, system solutions, lottery systems and
services to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals
in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
Laboratories International (GLI®) Helps China Lottery Online Develop Their
First Gaming Standard
MACAU, China (September 28, 2016) -
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is proud to announce its
successful involvement in developing China's first gaming technical standard --
"Technical Gaming Standards for Online Lottery Systems and Betting
China Lottery Online (CLO)
contracted GLI to develop their technical standard, which was recently released
to the public. The release of this standard is extremely important because it
demonstrates commitment to the People's Republic of China by ensuring that
gaming products meet international standard, follow best-practice guidelines
and remain secure, fair and auditable.
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GLI's Chief Operating Officer APAC
Espee de Robillard, said, "China's lottery and gaming operator, CLO has a
proud history of providing entertainment to its customers while maintaining the
integrity of its system and preventing illegal gaming operations. With the
public release of its first technical standard, CLO achieves a major milestone
by establishing a world-class framework for local and international developers
to supply betting terminals, games and other lottery system components. Gaming
Laboratories International is proud to assist CLO in developing the first
lottery system standard. GLI and CLO staff worked diligently together to
deliver the new bilingual (English & Mandarin) technical standard that will
drive CLO's system and game content development into the future. GLI
acknowledges the participation and efforts of all those involved."
GLI has had a strong presence in
Asia for 10 years, and the company group serves over 475 jurisdictions
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) 914-2220.
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
is Launching Its All-New Hockey Pool
MONTRÉAL, Canada (September
26, 2016) Big news for Québecs many hockey fans: Mise-o-jeu
is launching a hockey pool where the grand prize winner will take home a
guaranteed minimum of $125,000.
Promotion: Participants who register
for the annual pool on www.poolmiseojeu.com between September 26 and October 9,
2016, could win one of five pairs of box seats tickets to see a Habs game at
Ready for a hockey pool that
promises big prizes?
- Although many hockey pools are available in
Québec, few of them offer a prize as big as Mise-o-jeu Pool.
- The winner at the end of the season will take home
a minimum guaranteed prize of $125,000.* The amount could be higher depending
on the number of participants registered in the pool.
- Prizes could be awarded up to the 750th
- The cost of one entry is $25 for the season.
- Mise-o-jeu is expanding its offerings
again with the launch of an annual hockey pool with a grand prize of at least
$125,000.* Hockey fans were clamouring for it, and we have delivered,
said Louis Beaudet, Director, Sports Betting and Entertainment.
Bettors will be all the more pleased to learn that a new weekly hockey
pool will be launched at the same time.
- If they havent already done so,
participants must sign up as Espacejeux.com customers to take part in either
the annual or weekly pool, he added.
- Hockey fans create a team of 16 players (10
forwards, 4 defencemen and 2 goalies) while respecting the predetermined salary
- A total of five swaps are allowed during the
- Points are attributed as follows:
and defencemen: one point per goal and one point per pass.
-- Goalies: two
points per win and one extra point for a shutout.
- The season will be divided into six periods. At the
end of each period, participants whove earned the most points will win a
prize worth at least $875.
- Players must be Espacejeux.com customers to
participate in Mise-o-jeu Pool.
A new way to pay
- With the launch of Mise-o-jeu Pool,
Loto-Québec is offering a new way to deposit funds called Argent Web.
Espacejeux.com customers can now quickly add to their Espacejeux account
without incurring charges or using a credit card.
- Argent Web is a coupon issued on Loto-Québec
retailers game terminals. Customers can then deposit the coupon amount
like a gift certificate in their Espacejeux account, either by entering the
alphanumeric code indicated on the coupon or scanning the printed QR code.
Loto-Québecs mission is
to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and
measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the
heart of its activities.
* Shareable prize
** Amounts could be higher,
depending on the number of registered participants.
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Release 2015-2016 Annual
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (September
28, 2016) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released its 2015-2016
Annual Report in electronic format. The report can be downloaded by
visiting the Gaming Control Boards web site, gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov,
and choosing the 2015-2016 PGCB Annual Report link under the Quick Links
section of the homepage.
In addition to an encapsulation of
state-wide casino gaming revenue generated during the fiscal year, the report
- Breakdowns of slot machine and table game gross
revenue and tax revenue for each casino including amounts distributed through
the Local Share Fund to counties and municipalities that host a casino;
- Reports and pertinent statistical figures from all
of the Gaming Control Boards key bureaus;
- A list of all Executive Sessions held during the
- Revenue and expenditures during the fiscal year by
the Gaming Control Board, along with a breakdown of employment at the agency;
- A report on the Gaming Control Boards efforts
to educate youth and parents about underage gaming.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board was established in 2004 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the
states casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in
operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities
collectively employ 18,000 people and annually generate more than $1.4 billion
in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of
that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners
with additional tax revenue going to the horse racing industry, economic
development projects, fire companies, county fairs, water and sewer projects,
the Commonwealths General Fund, and to local governments that host
Additional information about both
the PGCBs regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias casino gaming
industry can be found at
You can also follow the agency on
Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard
McGarvey (717) 346-8321.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Inspired Enters Greek Virtual Sports Market with
Inspired to supply
Virtuals to the Greek lottery operator with over 4,500
LONDON, U.K. (September 28, 2016) --
Inspired, a leading provider of Virtual Sports, Mobile Games and SBG Video
Lottery, today announces that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with
OPAP, the leading Greek betting and lottery operator, to supply its
best-in-class virtual sports both online and across OPAPs extensive
- Deployment of Inspireds Virtual Sports into
the Greek market is the first step towards developing a world-class portfolio
of products and services, as recently outlined to shareholders within
OPAPs 2020 Vision.
- Inspireds Virtual Sports are expected to go
live in more than 4,500 of OPAPs shops from early 2017.
- Inspireds full suite of Virtual Sports
products will be gradually available to OPAPs customers, beginning with
Rush Football 2 upon launch, as well as Rush Horses and Rush Greyhounds with
many more soon after. OPAP will also offer Mike Tyson boxing and Virtual
Basketball, featuring Shaquille ONeal, as soon as they become
Luke Alvarez, CEO, Inspired Gaming
Group, commented: The announcement of this deal is a significant one
for Inspired and OPAP. Together we will bring best-in-class Virtual Sports to
the Greek market, and Im confident that this represents the commencement
of a fruitful business relationship. Inspireds Virtual Sports have driven
material incremental income in several international markets, and we expect the
same in Greece. We look forward to working with OPAP to deliver a premium
Damian Cope, CEO, OPAP Group, added:
I am pleased to be announcing this deal, which is an important first
step in building a world class portfolio of products for OPAP.
Inspireds Virtual Sports is a proven product with players in many other
European jurisdictions and I am confident that our own customers in Greece will
also enjoy playing these entertaining games. This will be one of the
first new products that we will launch in line with our long-term 2020 Vision
and we expect to make further announcements on additional product launches in
the coming months.
Inspired is a global games
technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and server-based
gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated
betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently
operates more than 25,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual
Sports products in more than 30,000 venues and on over 200 websites in 30
countries. Inspired employs over 800 employees in the UK and elsewhere,
developing and operating digital games and networks.
Additional information can be
found at www.inspiredgaminggroup.com.
Chinese Lottery Operator to Change Name after
Proposed Re-Branding and
Repositioning of the
Group, reflecting its strategy to become one of the leading mobile technology
providers in China
- DJI Holdings proposes name change to BNN Technology
- NewNet, which represents DJI's technology platform
and marketing resources in China, has agreed to acquire a 10% stake in its
joint venture partner Xinhuatong and transfers its lottery assets into the
Xinhuacai joint venture.
- Investment in Xinhuatong by NewNet offers DJI
potential involvement in both the sizeable and lucrative payment processing
industry in China, through its exclusive technology provider relationship, and
other high growth sectors it operates in.
- Rebrand and repositioning intended to reflect the
Group's Chinese identity and cultural heritage and the Group's evolution into a
technology provider in large high growth markets in China; timed to take place
ahead of secondary listing on Nasdaq.
- Nasdaq application to follow shortly after name
change takes affect.
- Intention for company industry classification to be
re-classified with higher growth peer group on Nasdaq and AIM
DJI Holdings plc (AIM: DJI,
"the Group", "DJI"), the Chinese technology, content and services provider, is
pleased to announce a proposed rebranding and change of name to BNN Technology
plc. The Group will seek shareholder consent for the change at a general
meeting that will take place on 7 October 2016.
The proposed change in name reflects
the broader changes this year in the Group, which has seen DJI Holdings
diversify its model to become a dynamic technology platform provider that can
facilitate mobile payments, deliver mobile content and provide data management
to consumers throughout China, while preparing for a dual-listing on
In addition, NewNet is making a cash
and asset investment to acquire a 10% shareholding in its important trading
partner Xinhuatong, the exclusive provider of mobile payments, information and
other key services to the Xinhua News Mobile App owned by China's national news
agency. NewNet will transfer its lottery assets into its Xinhuacai joint
venture with Xinhuatong. DJI, as the technology platform provider to NewNet, is
expected to benefit from enhanced revenues and profits as a result of NewNet's
stronger partnership with Xinhuatong.
Darren Mercer, Chief Executive of
DJI Holdings, said:
"Now is the right time to begin
building a new brand, with the BNN Technology name, as we broaden from lottery
specialist to payment fulfilment, content-delivery, data management and
value-added services on mobile internet. We believe completing the pivot
to a technology company will add substantial shareholder value as we enter high
growth, multi-billion dollar markets in China.
"We are also tremendously excited
about the opportunity to deepen our relationship with Xinhuatong through
NewNet. NewNet's investment further secures a long term partnership in which we
are one of the leading technology providers to the company, allowing us to
benefit from its strong commercial relationships in major industries such as
insurance and other key financial services markets.
"Xinhuatong has the exclusive
rights to provide payment processing facilities within the Xinhua News Mobile
App and is in the process of applying for a national payment processing
licence. Upon a successful application, the benefits to our company will be
significant, not only in allowing us to participate in one of China's largest
industries, but also to substantially increase the net margin across our
platform. I am therefore increasingly excited about both the future additional
revenues and profits that our new relationship with Xinhuatong through NewNet
will bring to the Group.
"The Board is hopeful that this
repositioning of the Group will help us attain a new industry classification on
AIM and in due course on NASDAQ which will reflect our future revenue streams
and better positions the Company in a sector with similar high growth
Mr Dong Jinhua, Founder and Chief
Executive of Xinhuatong, said:
"We are delighted to be
strengthening and deepening our very important relationship with NewNet, which
has been very successful to date. We look forward to extending our partnership
with all parties as we work together to capitalise on several exciting
opportunities in some of China's fastest growing industries, supported by our
plans to develop one of the country's largest data platforms."
New Group Name and
The Board believes that the proposed
name change to BNN Technology, and rebranding that will follow, reflects the
Chinese heritage and identity of the Group, as well as the completion of its
transformation from lottery specialist to broad-based technology platform
provider, with capabilities in mobile payment facilitation, mobile content and
data management. The name change has been timed to take place ahead of
the Group's secondary listing on NASDAQ and it will promote a single identity
to all of its stakeholders in China, the US, the UK and beyond.
A circular has been posted today to
Shareholders to convene a general meeting to vote on and, if thought fit,
approve the resolution proposing the change of name. The circular will be made
available shortly on the Company's website and will provide the necessary
information to Shareholders on how they can vote. The general meeting
will take place at the offices of Eversheds LLP, One Wood Street, London, EC2V
7WS on 7 October 2016 at 1 p.m.
As part of our re-branding, we are
launching a new mission statement which is below. We are also launching a
new website which is due to be launched by mid-November.
New Mission Statement:
"Our mission is to enrich the
lives of Chinese consumers, by utilising our technology to enable our partners
to deliver first class value added services, content and new and evolving
Alongside our partners we are
committed to the betterment of Chinese citizens by delivering practical
services, information and social participation programmes. We are at the
centre of the Chinese consumer's shift to a cashless society accelerated by
mobile adoption. At our core, we are a technology company that processes
high volumes of transactions and delivers content. We have diversified our
platform to process transactions and deliver content for partners ranging from
public utility providers to banks, and online portals.
The Chinese consumer shift to
'life on mobile' is only just beginning. We aspire to enrich the lives of
Chinese citizens and grow with China and our public and private sector partners
by enabling more rural and urban communities across the country to access
exclusive content and pay for more services online."
NewNet strategic investment in
Xinhuatong and Repositioning
Beijing NewNet Science &
Technology Development Co., Ltd ("NewNet") has agreed to acquire a 10% stake in
Xinhuatong Network Co., Ltd. ("Xinhuatong"). Xinhuatong is a software
development company and has the exclusive rights for payment processing and
other key services on the Xinhua News mobile app. Mr Dong Jinhua, a
director of the Company, is also founder and CEO of Xinhuatong. The
key elements of the investment comprise:
- A RMB 20m cash payment by NewNet (approximately GBP
- The transfer of NewNet's lottery assets, including
technology, existing lottery JVs, lottery focused employees and unique content,
into Xinhuacai. Xinhuacai is a joint venture between NewNet and
Xinhuatong, in which NewNet has a 49% stake and DJI provides technology to the
- DJI will make available to NewNet, Xinhuacai and
Xinhuatong its robust and secure technology platform and its sports content
resources, including exclusive agreements with leading international football
By making this investment and
transfer of assets, NewNet, as the business partner and distributor of DJI in
China, has significant potential for enhancing long-term shareholder value at
- Xinhuatong is in the process of applying for a
national payment processing licence. If successful this gives
Xinhuatong, and its partners, greater access to the rapidly growing mobile
payments market in China worth USD235bn in 2015, more than double the
previous year's figure and expected to see significant growth over the coming
- With DJI providing the technology platform to
Xinhuatong through NewNet, it potentially gives the company a foothold in
another sizeable part of the Chinese payments value chain
- If the licence application is successful, which
would not be likely until 2017, as the technology platform provider it will
increase DJI's share of wallet in a bigger and higher margin part of the
payments market. It is expected that it would also multiply the
commission received on any new future payment services
- In addition, Xinhuatong has strong commercial
relationships in further consumer-facing service sectors attractive to DJI's
technology, not least the retail insurance industry
Furthermore, it is hoped that
NewNet's transfer of assets into Xinhuacai will enable the enlarged Xinhuacai
to be better positioned in the lottery market as it awaits new regulation and
seeks new opportunities. DJI, as the technology, sports content and game
content provider to both NewNet and Xinhuacai, should therefore see greater
long term prospects out of NewNet's investment.
Our intention was to complete the
NASDAQ listing by the end of this quarter, however due to the changes in the
Groups business model in 2016 we have delayed making the application until the
pivot to a technology company was complete.
Following a successful shareholder
vote on the Group's proposed change of name, DJI will begin its application for
the secondary listing on NASDAQ. Two successful submissions are required: one
to the NASDAQ exchange and a second, "F-1" application, to the US Securities
& Exchange Commission (SEC), with the latter being a detailed
prospectus. The Board have the intention to complete the application as
quickly as the process will allow, however we will provide ongoing updates as
Importantly, and consistent with the
Group's repositioning, we will be seeking a new industry classification on AIM
and in due course NASDAQ, which will place us among a high growth peer group of
companies. Industry classifications are awarded according to a company's
predominant source of revenue. Going forward for the Group, this will be the
utilisation of its technology platform in payments, providing mobile content
and data services.
In compliance with US best practice
in corporate governance, it is the Directors' intention to strengthen the
Group's Board, increasing its number of experienced and commercial
non-executive directors. Announcement on Board changes will be made in due
Appointment of Brunswick
DJI Holdings is delighted to
announce our new corporate relations adviser Brunswick Group. Brunswick
is a global firm with 23 offices worldwide and has extensive experience working
in the technology and financial services sector, with multi-national clients in
China, UK and the US.
DJI Holdings will announce its
unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 on 30 September
SOURCE: DJI Holdings.
Industry Leaders Confirm Their Attendance at
John Andrews, Consulting
Editor of Economist, is this years Keynote Speaker
MALTA (September 28, 2016) - MiGS16,
the top iGaming conference in Malta for C-Level management is once again
attracting the best crop in the universal igaming industry. To date some of the
worlds top management operators, service providers, regulatory bodies and
legal firms have confirmed their participation in this three-day conference,
which will be taking place between the 7th and 9th November 2016 at the Grand
Masters Suite, Hilton Malta.
Together with top notch
participants, the organisers have recently confirmed John Andrews, consulting
editor of the Economist and author of the bestseller, The World in
Conflict as the keynote speaker for this years event. On the
day after the US presidential election, the veteran political journalist will
be examining the challenges that await the new leader of the world's superpower
and the political, social and economic pressures that will test governments
from post-Brexit Europe to a China-dominated Asia.
Mark Blandford, Founder of
Sportingbet plc and speaker on the panel Century of Gaming
at MiGS last year said Im looking forward to this years
MiGS. I attended this seminar for the first time in 2015 and found it
really useful both for networking with Malta based suppliers and also from
other suppliers worldwide.
This years agenda has been
compressed into two full days, together with a welcome reception during the
Battle of Malta Poker tournament on the eve, several other networking
opportunities including the first ever iGaming Awards for employees entitled
iGaming idol and the popular closing party on the final night.
The Malta Gaming Authority and Malta
Tourism Authority have also confirmed their support towards this premium
event. Mr Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of the MGA recently
endorsed MIGS as one of the top events he has attended in Europe in terms of
quality speakers, content as well as participants. He said that
MIGS has been instrumental in placing Malta on the map as a
destination for a quality iGaming conference. Their consistent contribution to
the industry in delivering valuable content, networking opportunities through
their high caliber speakers and attendees is one of the best platforms for
international executives to network, learn and share relevant information and
The Hon Chris Cardona, Minister for
the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Anatoliy Knyazev, Founder of
BitCoin, Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman of MGA, Martin Dreymann,
Co-Founder of Ebettle, Mark Blandford, Founder of Sportingbet plc, Martha
Sabol, Co-Chair Gaming Practice and Tim Rehder, CEO of Cubits, amongst others,
will provide their insights into this years theme entitled
Navigating Unchartered Waters.
The topics being debated are growing
costs from regulators, taxation, virtual currencies, player reactivation,
eSports, Brexit and an IMGL Master Class that will cover new and changing
markets amongst others.
Day 1 will be chaired by world
iGaming expert Michael Caselli, while Day 2 will be chaired by iGaming Veteran
Sue Schneider, conference chair and
iGaming veteran said that MiGS16 was developed by professionals for
professionals, it stands alone in terms of quality of content, speakers and
networking. Anyone serious about moving the industry or their operation
forward will materially benefit from attending.
The MiGS16 conference agenda evolves
and improves every year utilizing input from trusted authorities, feedback from
past attendees and the global industry at large. One of the major
elements that attract delegates to MiGS is the ability of the organisers to be
innovative with their content delivery and networking, whilst the event
annually retains the same high calibre expertise and experience with a major
part of their annual speaker line-up being different. Over 93% of past
delegates have expressed their intention to attend the next seminar.
For more information about attending
MiGS16 go to www.maltaigamingseminar.com or send an email to
SOURCE: Malta iGaming Seminar
Welcome to the 2016 NASPL Business Development and Product
The Georgia Lottery
Corporation and NASPL are very excited to host this year's event in the city of
Our theme is "E is for Experiential!" In an all-new
conference format, we will discuss the growing importance of creating a closer
bond between the consumer and the brand by immersing them in memorable brand
experiences at each stage of their path to purchase. We have a stellar lineup
of speakers representing many major brands -- they will give riveting
Kathryn Cleary leads a team
responsible for growing emerging verticals within the U.S. Market Development
team of MasterCard. This strategic role works directly with merchants,
acquirers and third party processors to gain card acceptance and to increase
MasterCard market share within the key verticals. Cleary will detail how the
lottery industry can engage with a cashless society during the 2016 NASPL
Don't miss Kathryn Cleary or any other of our Experiential
Keynotes this year - Register Now!
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