After School Advantage Program Donates $14,000 New Computer Lab to In Full
IGT, In Partnership with
the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Launch the 281st After School
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (November 15,
2016) -- IGT unveiled a new After School Advantage computer lab at In Full
Motion, Inc., in support of their Prep Academy, at an official
ribbon-cutting ceremony. The opening is part of a worldwide program IGT
implemented in 1999 to serve at-risk youth in communities where the Company has
offices. IGT provides government lotteries and the commercial gaming industry
with proven solutions across the entire continuum of products and channels, and
is the technology partner to the Tennessee Education Lottery. The Lottery
provided funding for 73 after-school programs during 2015-2016, serving 17,311
students throughout the state.
"The Lotterys impact on
education in Tennessee continues to grow, said Rebecca Hargrove,
President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. We
are proud to partner with IGT to strengthen valuable after-school programs in
various locations throughout the state. By helping provide computer labs,
students have a chance to practice and expand computer literacy skills at an
As part of IGTs $14,000
donation, the In Full Motion program received 14 desk top computers, monitors,
a Dell laptop, a printer, and learning software. IGT Tennessee employees worked
with In Full Motion, Inc. to tailor this computer lab to suit the needs of its
students. The computer lab will be available for students during after-school
hours, Saturdays, and summer sessions.
IGTs donation will
add a valuable component to In Full Motions successful after-school
program, said Chris Shaban, Regional Vice President of IGT.
Through this donation, students are granted access to a powerful
combination of educational resources and state-of-the-art technology. IGT is
proud to continue to support the local youth in Nashville.
In Full Motion, Inc. is a non-profit
organization that provides assistance to inner city/at risk youth in achieving
the goal of becoming a productive citizen, while empowering these young people
with the necessary tools to be successful. In Full Motion, Inc.s after
school program is known as "The Prep Academy." The Prep Academy is
an ACT preparation, mentoring and tutorial program for at risk youth. The Prep
Academy provides students with after school, Saturday and summer sessions that
include early exposure to ACT testing, ACT preparation classes, academic
tutoring in reading, math, science and English. In Full Motion brings together
parents, teachers, community partners and volunteers who have the same desire
to see students stay in school, graduate high school and attend college.
We are so very grateful to
IGT and the Tennessee Education Lottery for this amazing gift that will empower
hundreds of young people with the necessary tools to be successful,
said Maurice (Coach) Fitzgerald, Sr.,Teacher at In Full Motion. With
this gift, In Full Motion will continue to build champions for life that will
succeed in their chosen profession to make a positive impact in our
Todays event marks the 281st
IGT After School Advantage lab opening worldwide for the charitable giving
program. The opening is also the 5th After School Advantage lab IGT has opened
Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (on
right) assists student at In Full Motion during yesterdays computer lab
About IGTs After School
The After School Advantage Program
allows IGT to apply its technological expertise, as a leading provider of
technology and services to lotteries and commercial gaming operators worldwide,
to assist in the education of our youth. For each After School Advantage
Program, IGT donates, on average, $15,000 in new computers, printers, software,
furniture, and volunteer hours to qualifying public schools and non-profit
agencies in jurisdictions where IGT has offices worldwide. Since the launch of
the After School Advantage Program on April 14, 1999, IGT has installed 281
computer centers in the District of Columbia, Antigua, Barbados, Canada, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, Rhode Island, Texas,
Oregon, Georgia, California, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, New Jersey, Michigan,
Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, New
Mexico, Virginia, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee, Nevada, Washington, Indiana, North
Carolina, and South Dakota. For more information about IGTs After School
Advantage Program, please visit www.IGT.com.
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 $3.9
billion to fund designated education programs, including college grants and
scholarships, after-school programs and Tennessee Promise. In addition to
the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $10.4 billion in
prizes and Lottery retailers have earned more than $1 billion in retailer
commissions. For additional information, visit tnlottery.com and follow us on
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun. Play Responsibly.
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited Announce Half-Year Financial
LONDON, U.K. (November 16, 2016) --
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (Camelot) today announced that
National Lottery ticket sales for the first six months of its 2016/17 financial
year (1 April to 24 September 2016) were £3,389 million.
During the period, Camelot generated
direct returns for National Lottery Good Causes of £783 million1
over £30 million every week taking the total delivered to date to
more than £36 billion. National Lottery funding has now been awarded to a
landmark 500,000 individual projects across the UK the equivalent of 160
life-changing lottery grants in every neighbourhood.
Although elite sport only receives
4% of all money raised for Good Causes, two of the most high-profile recipients
of National Lottery funding during the period were Team GB and ParalympicsGB.
The impact of this funding was clear to see, with virtually all of
Britains medallists in Rio supported by The National Lottery. Great
Britain and Northern Ireland also made history as the first-ever host nation to
improve on its home medal haul at the following Games.
To thank National Lottery players
for their huge contribution in making this sporting success possible, Camelot
teamed up with ITV to stage I Am Team GB. Nearly one million people
took part, making it the UKs biggest ever sports day, and research shows
that over four million people say they now feel inspired to be more active as a
Over the half-year, Camelot awarded
£1,928 million in prizes to players and created 183 new lottery
millionaires more than one a day taking the total amount awarded
to date to over £61 billion and the total number of millionaires created
since The National Lotterys launch to more than 4,400. Combined with the
Lottery Duty it pays to the Government and the commission earned by its retail
partners, Camelot returns 95% of all revenue back to society.
This half-years total sales
and returns to Good Causes compare with record-breaking sales of £3,615
million and returns of £875 million respectively for the corresponding
six months last year. There were some encouraging signs of improvement over the
summer this year, and the longer-term trend also remains very healthy, with
total annual National Lottery sales growth of almost 50% since the start of
Camelots third licence in 2009.
Sales across The National
Lotterys digital channels grew to a record £726 million over the
half-year and were particularly strong through mobile, where sales climbed by
13.5%. The National Lotterys GameStore range of online and in-store
instant play games also performed strongly, with sales growing to a first-half
high of £1,434 million following the launch of a series of innovative new
Sales of draw-based games picked up
towards the end of the first half of 2016/17 after a challenging start,
particularly over the first quarter. After a record-breaking end to the last
financial year following last Octobers changes to Lotto, the game had a
comparatively quieter six months but its performance was buoyed towards the end
of period by the special draw Camelot held to celebrate Team GBs
outstanding achievements in Rio and the success of the I Am Team GB
campaign. Lottos performance was also boosted after Camelot lowered the
maximum level that the jackpot can reach to give players more must be
Since doing so, the jackpot has
reached this cap twice and, because it can no longer roll and must
be won, it has made the game more appealing and exciting for players.
As anticipated ahead of
Septembers planned innovations, EuroMillions had another soft six months
across the participating countries due to the continued lack of long roll
series and huge jackpots.
However, the innovative changes
introduced at the end of the half-year to offer bigger jackpots more often and
at least double the number of guaranteed UK millionaires have reinvigorated the
game, with early analysis showing a 60% sales uplift. On top of that, the game
has already seen one massive jackpot of £153 million and, in less than
two months, a further 44 guaranteed UK prizes of £1 million.
Camelot CEO Andy Duncan said:
Despite the challenges weve faced over the last six months, our
performance over the half-year still represents one of our best since The
National Lotterys launch in 1994 and returning over £2.7
billion to Good Causes and players in just six months is no small
With the current climate of
economic uncertainty and signs that consumers are being more cautious with
their spending, we expect the next six months to be similarly challenging.
Were also seeing no let-up in the direct, often aggressive, competition
were facing from the wider gambling sector especially from
bet-on-lottery firms purporting to offer the same products as The National
Lottery and from large umbrella-style society lotteries.
But, with some great plans lined up, theres still all to play for in the
second half of the year and well be doing everything we can to
deliver even more for our players and for the millions of people for whom
National Lottery funding is so vital.
(1) Figures do not include
investment returns on National Lottery balances which are reported
For further information, please
CONTACT: Camelot Press Office: T: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot UK Lotteries
Banknote Awarded Contract as Instant Game Supplier to the Kansas
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (November
15, 2016) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
is pleased to announce that, following a competitive procurement process, it
has been awarded a six-year contract for instant ticket production, game
designs, and marketing services with the Kansas Lottery. Under this agreement,
Pollard Banknote will provide the Lottery with instant products and related
services until June 2022. The contract also includes provisions for four
additional one-year extensions.
This contract award builds on
Pollard Banknotes already established relationship with the Kansas
Lottery, which dates back to 1997.
Together, Pollard Banknote and the
Kansas Lottery have experienced a great deal of success and celebrated many
milestones, such as the first U.S. launch of instant Crosswordnow a
flagship brand for the Lottery.
Over the years, Pollard Banknote has
been instrumental in helping the Lottery grow instant sales to a
record-breaking $168.1 million in FY 2016. As an early adopter of Pollard
Banknote product innovations, such as Spectrum Scratch FX®, PlayBook®,
and Space Between games and apps, the Lottery has proven its commitment
to driving sales and increasing its player reach.
Over the years, Pollard Banknote has
focused on keeping the Kansas Lottery informed about industry trends and its
winning strategies identified through research and experience.
As a result, Pollard Banknote has
been instrumental in helping the Lottery to expand its instant product lineup
across multiple price points and product types, as well as to introduce
cutting-edge products to the Kansas market.
Our partnership with
Pollard Banknote has contributed to our growth in the instant ticket category
over the years, said Terry Presta, Executive Director, Kansas
We particularly appreciate
their flexible and responsive customer service and the valuable assistance they
have offered in building our instant scratch portfolio. We look forward to
working with the Pollard team on new initiatives that will help the Lottery
drive its instant scratch sales over the next contract term.
Pollard Banknote values
this opportunity to continue our long-standing relationship with the Kansas
Lottery, said Sylvia Main, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard
Banknote Limited. We believe that our partnership will be instrumental
in the continued growth of sales for the Lottery. We are committed to
developing market-specific strategies that will entertain players and provide
benefit to the Lotterys entire portfolio while focusing on maximizing
revenue to the State.
From the Kansas Lotterys
beginning in November 1987 to the end of fiscal year 2016, Lottery ticket sales
have produced more than $1.6 billion in revenues transferred to the State of
Kansas. In that same time period, nearly $3 billion worth of prizes have been
paid to players, and retailers have earned more than $309 million in
commissions. Funds generated by the Kansas Lottery go towards supporting
economic development initiatives, prison construction and maintenance projects,
local juvenile detention facilities, problem gambling assistance, and the State
General Fund. For more information about the Lottery, please visit
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
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited.
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet Re-Elected President of the World Lottery
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (November 10,
2016) -- Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Loterie
Romande, was re-elected on Wednesday November 9, 2016 as President of the World
Lottery Association (WLA). First elected to the post in September 2012,
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet will pursue his mission at the helm of the association
with a third and final mandate lasting two more years.
The Loterie Romande is delighted
with this re-election, which allows Switzerland to benefit once again from a
representation of paramount importance on the global stage of lotteries and
sports betting companies.
During the World Lottery Summit 2016
(WLS 2016), held 6 - 9 November in Singapore, regular members of the World
Lottery Association participated in elections to renew the WLAs governing
body. Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, first elected as the WLAs President in 2012,
had put himself forward for a new mandate.
His wealth of experience in the
realm of lotteries, together with his dynamic vision of international issues,
most notably in the arena of sports betting and the integrity of sports,
persuaded the assembled members to appoint him to the WLAs highest office
for a third and final two-year mandate.
The WLA comprises around 150
official lottery companies (authorised State lotteries) from over 80 countries
worldwide, most of whose revenues (over CHF 250 billion) are redeployed for the
The WLA is the world body for all
things connected to lotteries and sports betting. It works towards ensuring the
integrity of games and sports betting and implementing the most exacting
standards with regard to responsible gaming (prevention and combating of
gambling addiction), security and risk management.
The WLA plays a front-line role in
the fight against match fixing, co-operating actively with international
institutions and the worlds leading international sporting bodies, such
as FIFA and the IOC.
It also acts as an international
forum where experience and creative ideas relating to future development of
lotteries operating for the public benefit can be exchanged.
The Loterie Romande is delighted
with this re-election, which allows Switzerland to benefit once again from a
representation of paramount importance in the constellation of lotteries and
sports betting at a global level.
In an era when private companies
active on the Internet, often operating illegally, are challenging the
operating business model of officially authorised lotteries worldwide with
their exclusively public-utility role, Switzerland has a duty to be actively
involved in these matters and have a voice in the all-important debates on such
fundamental issues related to operating lottery games and sports betting.
This collaboration is particularly
important within the context of the new law on gambling currently undergoing
scrutiny in parliament; it helps frame the debate in an international
perspective and ensures that the evolution of norms, standards and best
practices at a global level are considered.
The board of directors of Loterie
Romande encouraged Jean-Luc Moner-Banet to stand again to be WLA President as
his position there does not detract from his work as Loterie Romandes CEO
in fact, quite the reverse is true.
The board acknowledged his exemplary
commitment towards formulating and developing best practices in the field of
lotteries and sports betting.
Further information on the WLA:
CONTACTS: Jean-Pierre Beuret,
President, +41 79 332 01 00 or Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, General Director, +41 79
310 78 69.
SOURCE: Société de la
Loterie de la Suisse Romande.
Announces the Goo Goo Dolls to Headline Power Cruises Exclusive
ROSWELL, Georgia (November 7, 2016)
The inaugural Powerball Power Cruise will host legendary band, the Goo
Goo Dolls, for the exclusive, VIP concert in Key West, Florida on January 16,
The appeal of the Powerball
Power Cruise is VIP access to an exciting money cant buy
experience that can only be won by playing Powerball, said Paul
Guziel, CEO, Alchemy3. Exclusive concerts and festivals are among the
top requested experiential prizes offered today. The Goo Goo Dolls are the
perfect band to play Power Cruise as they cross generational boundaries time
and time again. They have some of the biggest hits of the 90s and
recently released a CD earlier this year.
A3 is excited to have the Goo Goo
Dolls joining Power Cruise and look forward to offering lottery winners the
opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Americas best-known
Since the late 1980s, The Goo Goo
Dolls have had 19 top ten singles on various charts and have sold more than 12
million albums worldwide. They will bring their energy and chart topping songs
like Slide, Black Balloon and
Name to the upper deck of the ship for a memorable concert
exclusively for Power Cruise winners.
The band has toured the globe
countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous
awards (including four Grammy nominations) and released eleven studio albums.
About Alchemy3s Power
Cruise: Power Cruise was created by Alchemy3, LLC in 2016. The Power
Cruise promotion will have 24 lotteries across the United States and Puerto
Rico offering Powerball players a second-chance to win a trip for 2 on a
privately chartered, five-day cruise through the Caribbean.
The cruise will feature a private
concert by the Goo Goo Dolls and a chance at $150,000 in on-board cash prizes
for the winners.
About Alchemy3: Started in
2007, Alchemy3 maintains trusted relationships with North American lotteries
and is one of a select few companies in America that holds exclusive licenses
to companies like The Home Depot, Honda, Royal Caribbean International, Polaris
and Bass Pro Shops.
To learn more about Alchemy3, visit
CONTACT: Jeffrey Schweig, T:
770.442.6993, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Loto-Québec Report Higher Income for Second Quarter of
Fiscal Year 2016-2017
MONTRÉAL, Quebec, Canada
(November 10, 2016) -- Midway through the 2016-2017 financial year,
Loto-Québecs income is on the rise. Combined revenues amounted to
$1.753 billion (+$3.5 million, or 0.2%), which is slightly higher compared to
the same period last year. Net income, i.e. $639.1 million, rose by $21.5
To ensure the efficient management
of its resources, the Corporation kept tight control over expenses and
optimized business processes. Total expenses thus declined by $10.1 million
(-2.1%) compared to last year. Efforts to control spending combined with good
performance by its business sectors resulted in Loto-Québec recording
the sixth positive quarter in a row.
- Combined revenues reached $421.4 million (+4.9%)
and net earnings $117.6 million (+12.3%).
- Casinos performed well during the second quarter
with regard to both revenues and patronage.
- Promoting varied entertainment offerings in
establishments, drawing more customers to gaming tables and the vigorous
tourism trade again contributed to higher revenues.
- Lottery revenues totalled $852.6 million (-2.3%),
while net income reached $226.7 million (-0.4%).
- After an exceptional year in 2015-2016, this sector
maintained its good performance despite lower revenues.
- Lotto Max put in a good showing, and event betting
continued to grow.
- Lotto 6/49 sales declined, however, as a result of
fewer major jackpot prizes.
- Revenues from gaming establishments were $491.1
million (+0.9%), which is slightly higher than last year. Net income totalled
$294.8 million (+3.4%).
- The two gaming halls continued to perform well.
- The Espacejeux.com online gaming continued its
growth with revenues of $35.2 million (+24.1%).
- Our dedicated team continues to add new games and
features to enhance customer experience.
report is available on Loto-Québecs website (in French
CONTACT: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate
Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social media, Loto-Québec,
T: 514-499-5130, E: email@example.com,
Revolution, Schafer Systems Inc. Parent Company, Wins State and National
ADAIR, IA (November 11, 2016) -- The
Iowa Job Honor Awards
selected Owner Revolution as an honoree for 2016. The awards celebrate Iowans
who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire
|Pictured, left to right are National Rehabilitation Association
President Elect Doris Illies, Owner Revolution Former HR Director Heather Link,
Owner Revolution HR Assistant Lorene Grubbs and National Rehabilitation
President Eleanor Williams
In the employers category,
Owner Revolution was honored for their commitment to hire disadvantaged
candidates, including people with developmental disabilities, past criminal
convictions and histories of addition.
In September, Owner Revolution
received the inaugural Employer of the Year (Large Employer) by the National
Heather Link, Former HR Manager for
Owner Revolution, believes that people who overcome barriers often make
exceptional employees. "They value this opportunity so much. They're
doing something that matters and they're valued. And to me, that's
The outstanding Honouree Video can
be viewed here: Job
Iowa Job Honor Awards
America's Job Honor Awards is a
non-profit initiative designed to help disadvantaged citizens enter the
workforce. We host annual awards ceremonies celebrating individuals who have
overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them.
Our mission is to rekindle hope and energize the work ethic across the nation,
through the celebration of a new kind of hero.
Launched in Iowa in 2014, the Awards
are expanding nationally. We currently operate in Iowa, Wisconsin,
Illinois and Minnesota ... with more states following soon.
Honorees are selected following
annual campaigns in which nominations are submitted via this website. Top
honorees are celebrated in state-level awards ceremonies, with inspiring videos
recounting their paths to employment success.
By shining a spotlight on success
stories, we speak hope to disadvantaged jobseekers while inspiring employers to
give these individuals a chance by hiring them. We rely on the power of
personal stories to win hearts and minds.
In addition to our annual awards
events, America's Job Honor Awards works year-round to inspire disadvantaged
jobseekers to utilize available job training resources, and to encourage
companies to hire the individuals who complete such programs. We do this
through public speaking, seminars and media appearances.
Lead sponsor of America's Job Honor
Awards is ManpowerGroup, world leader in innovative workforce solutions.
In the midst of America's
talent shortage, its time for employers to get serious about our untapped
workforce. Individuals who have overcome patterns of failure or challenges such
as disability are not only highly qualified employees, but frequently they
demonstrate remarkable work ethic and loyalty. - Kyle
Horn, Founder & Director
SOURCE: Schafer Systems Inc.
Laboratories International (GLI®) Welcomes New Latin America Development
Representative Based in Mexico, Gerardo Pozo Villar
LAKEWOOD, NJ (November 16, 2016)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to welcome a new
member to the Latin America and Caribbean team. Latin America Government
Relations and Business Development Representative Gerardo Pozo Villar is based
in Mexico City.
An additional GLI representative in
the region will bolster the local support and capabilities to provide
personalized service to the growing number of clients based in the Latin
GLI Director of Latin America and
Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela
Sierra-Hughes said, We are proud to welcome Gerardo as part of our
Latin America and Caribbean team. His many years of experience in Mexico and
his knowledge of the industry is a great addition that will allow us to
continue to provide utmost personalized service to our current and potential
The Latin American region
continues to grow with new gaming and lottery suppliers and continuous
regulatory developments. We are firm believers that the local focus is crucial
for success, and this is why we continue to expand our team with professionals
that have a clear understanding of the local needs. This, combined with the
global understanding of the industry, represents the perfect combination that
will benefit all our regulator, operator and supplier clients,
|Gerardo Pozo Villar
Pozo began his career with
Electronica Clarion, S.A. de C.V. as Head of Design and Development in Mexico.
He was later named Project Leader in Argentina, coordinating and providing
technical supervision for electric materials production. He then became the
companys Manager of New Products. Prior to working with GLI, Pozo worked
with NYCE in Mexico as a quality process auditor for software development
companies and participated in standardization committees for the development of
Mexican standards related to software and the testing of gaming devices.
Pozo has experience with
coordinating certification activities, from analyzing laboratory reports to
planning on-site inspections for casinos in Mexico. He has specialized in test
methods and techniques to determine the integrity of slot machines and systems
in the United States.
He graduated from National
Polytechnic Institute with a degree in communications and electronic
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more
information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Worldwide Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Northstar NJ, NJ Lottery & IGT to Honor NJS Veterans,
Kick Off Renovation Project in Partnership with NJ Department of Military &
TRENTON, New Jersey (November 10,
2016) Just ahead of Veterans Day, Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group,
the New Jersey Lottery and IGT New Jersey are proud to announce their plans to
undertake renovation projects at New Jersey State Veterans Memorial Homes to
benefit each locations residents.
Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Raymond L. Zawacki and Director
of Veteran Health Services Colonel Edward Chrystal, in coordination with the
Veterans Homes located in Vineland, Menlo Park and Paramus, have identified a
need in each location for a refreshed and refurbished living space for the
residents. The scope of the projects will be unique to each home and tailored
to the specific needs of the residents, but will include upgrades to furniture,
televisions, paint and décor.
We are thankful for the New
Jersey Lotterys longstanding financial support of our veterans and are
very much looking forward to working with Northstar New Jersey and IGT New
Jersey for the first time on this project at our three New Jersey
homes, Colonel Chrystal said. This undertaking will mean a
great deal to our residents. Refreshing their living space is more than just a
fresh coat of paint and a new couch, its recognition of the sacrifices
these men and women have made on behalf of all of us and an effort to make them
as comfortable as possible.
The New Jersey Lottery has a long
history of supporting the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Veterans
Memorial Homes. Since the Lotterys inception in 1970, revenue from
Lottery ticket sales has been returned to the State to support the operating
costs of New Jerseys Veterans Memorial Homes. This is the first time that
Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group and IGT New Jersey are undertaking a project
to directly benefit New Jerseys veterans, as part of their larger
corporate commitment to community engagement and social responsibility.
Northstar New Jersey is
committed to serving New Jersey as a responsible corporate citizen. Part of
doing so is undertaking projects such as these on behalf of New Jerseys
veterans. To show our gratitude for the sacrifices theyve made, we are
proud to announce these projects in partnership with the New Jersey Lottery,
and we look forward to celebrating the final products with the residents in
Vineland, Menlo Park and Paramus. We are thankful for the opportunity to give
back to our veterans and for the guidance of the New Jersey Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs, Russ Knapp, General Manager of
Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, stated.
The three renovation projects will
be completed in late 2016 through early 2017 and will be dedicated at
ceremonies at each location. A media advisory will be sent ahead of each
projects completion and dedication.
About the New Jersey Lottery
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
About the NJ Department of
Military and Veterans Affairs Veterans Memorial Homes
The idea of a veterans home in the
United States originated in the philanthropic mind of New Jersey Governor
Marcus L. Ward, who had great concern for the sick and wounded soldiers of the
He believed that the commitment and
obligation of the state and its citizens to those veterans did not end just
because the war was over.
With the dedication of the New
Jersey Soldiers' Home in Newark in 1866, a proud tradition began - a tradition
of concern for and commitment to the veterans of New Jersey.
Since that time, New Jersey has
remained in the forefront in providing the finest in residential and skilled
nursing care for our veterans and in responding and adapting to their changing
health care needs.
The Division of Veterans Healthcare
Services operates three modern long-term care nursing homes located in Paramus,
Menlo Park, and Vineland. These homes are inspected and licensed annually by
the New Jersey Department Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans
Comprehensive services and a deep
concern for the residents go hand-in-hand at New Jersey's three state-operated
veterans nursing homes
Around-the-clock medical and
nursing care is provided by a full-time staff of physicians, nurse
practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified
Rehabilitative services, such as
occupational and physical therapies, speech therapy, and recreational
activities are provided under the supervision of contracted licensed
For more information please visit:
SOURCE: Northstar New Jersey Lottery
Lottery Adds a New Product to its Holiday Game Mix
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (November
14, 2016) -- Just in time for the biggest gifting season of the year, new
Give Some! Play Some! Scratchers from the New Mexico Lottery
offer both a guaranteed $20 virtual Visa® gift card and a $5 Scratcher -
all in one purchase.
The Give Some! Play
Some! gift card product was created in partnership with The J.G.
Wentworth Company® (OTCQX: JGWE). This is the first time a lottery ticket
and a Visa gift card have been offered together. Players can give a gift card
and Scratcher ticket as a gift with a chance to win up to $100 on the
The $20 virtual Visa gift card can
be used anywhere Visa is accepted. Then again, give the card and play the
Scratcher we wont tell!
Traditionally, lottery tickets make
convenient, fun gifts that appeal to a broad audience. Adding a $20 Visa
gift card to a lottery ticket seems a perfect combination for the gift giving
season, said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery CEO.
And, best of all, this
unique game offering provides a new opportunity to generate sales for the
Legislative Lottery Scholarship Fund.
Give Some! Play
Some! Scratchers are the newest addition to holiday games already in
- Christmas Club dons dancing
piggy banks and a chance to win up to $1,000;
- Candy Cane Tripler features top
prizes of $10,000;
- Holiday Cash is dressed up in
red and green with $50,000 top prizes; and
- Winter White Ice features
glitter on the ticket AND a chance to win up to $100,000.
As with any Lottery game, the New
Mexico Lottery reminds players that lottery tickets arent for kids.
Please do not purchase lottery tickets for any person under the age of 18.
The Lottery celebrated its 20-year
anniversary on April 27. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $710
million for education and more than 100,000 students have attended college on
Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
About The J.G. Wentworth
The J.G. Wentworth Company® is
focused on providing direct-to-consumer access to financing solutions through a
variety of avenues, including: mortgage lending and refinancing, structured
settlement, annuity and lottery payment purchasing, prepaid cards, and access
to providers of personal loans.
For more information about The J.G.
Wentworth Company®, visit www.jgw.com.
Mortgage loans are offered by J.G.
Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org), 3350
Commission Court,Woodbridge, VA 22192; 888-349-3773.
This announcement shall not
constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall
there be any sale of our securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such
offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction
The Give Some! Play Some!
Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a
license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank, nor Visa, is not responsible for
lottery rules or winnings, nor does MetaBank, nor Visa, endorse or sponsor
those offers. MetaBank is responsible for issuance of the Card and the terms of
the related Cardholder Agreement. Card has fees that may reduce initial gift
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638,
(800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Lottery Launch New Draw Game; Ticket Giveaways at Three
TOPEKA, Kansas (November 14, 2016)
--The Kansas Lottery is launching its first new draw game in several years,
giving players a chance to win big money for years to come. In fact, some
prizes last a lifetime! Sales start November 15 for the Lucky for Life
game in which the top prize is $1,000 a day for life and the second place prize
is $25,000 a year for life.
Lucky for Life plays cost $2 each.
Drawings are held twice a week on Monday and Thursday, with the first drawing
in Kansas on Thursday, November 17. Players pick five out of 48 numbers
and one number out of 18 for the Lucky Ball. They can choose
their own numbers or let the computer pick the numbers (Quick Pick) and can
play up to 15 consecutive drawings with a multi-draw ticket.
News Conferences/Promotions at Three
To introduce players and the news
media to the Lucky for Life game, Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry
Presta and Lottery staff are holding a trio of news conferences and promotions.
The first 100 players at these three Kansas Lottery retail locations will
receive a FREE $2 Lucky for Life ticket:
11:00 a.m. Nov 15
5311 SW 22nd Place
11:00 a.m. Nov. 16
Kwik Shop 746
4802 E. 21st N.
11:00 a.m. Nov. 17
Hen House 24
11721 Roe Ave.
Immediately following a short
10-minute news conference at each location, the Lottery will give away FREE $2
Lucky for Life tickets to the first 100 players in line. Individuals must be 18
or older to get a free ticket. Players will also have a chance to get free
Lucky for Life merchandise with a $10 or $20 lottery purchase.
SPECIAL DEAL: Nov. 15 Dec.
As part of the Lucky for Life
kick-off in Kansas, from November 15 to December 31, players who purchase $6 or
more of Lucky for Life on a single ticket will automatically receive a FREE $2
Lucky for Life ticket. Players will receive four plays for the price of
three. This is a statewide Buy Three, Get One Free promotion.
Lucky for Life Prizes
Both of the top two Lucky for Life
annuity prizes of $1,000 a day and $25,000 a year are payable for a
winners natural life (minimum 20 years). Winners can also choose to
get a one-time cash payment. The cash option is $5.75 million for the top prize
and $390,000 for the second-place prize. In addition to the top two
prizes, there are eight other ways to win that pay from $3 to
$5,000. As with all draw games, Kansas players will have 365 days
from the date of the drawing to claim Lucky for Life prizes.
Lucky for Life Drawings
Drawings are done with a ball
machine at approximately 9:38 p.m. Central Time in Hartford, Connecticut.
Kansas players must purchase tickets before 7:59 p.m. Central Time on draw
Can I watch the drawings on
Drawings will not be televised live
in Kansas, but players will be able to view videotape of drawings on
kslottery.com or luckyforlife.us.
How can players find out if they
Winning numbers will be posted on
kslottery.com as soon as possible after each drawing. Winning numbers will also
be included on the Check your Lucky for Life Numbers page on
www.kslottery.com. At the
retailer, players can check Lucky for Life tickets on a Check-a-Ticket machine
or ask a clerk to check the ticket for them. Clerks can also print a winning
numbers report on their terminals.
How many member lotteries are
there in Lucky for Life?
Kansas is the 22nd state to offer
Lucky for Life to its players. The 22 lotteries are Arkansas, Colorado,
Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North
Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont.
For more information on
for Life, including a How to Win chart and odds of
winning at each prize level, visit Lucky for Life on the Kansas Lottery website
The last time the Kansas Lottery
introduced its players to a new draw game was in January 2010 when Kansas began
selling Mega Millions.
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T: (785)
296-5708, E; email@example.com
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Lotto24 Adds Deutsche Fernsehlotterie to Its Online
HAMBURG, Germany (November 15, 2016)
-- Lotto24 AG (www.lotto24.de) Germany's leading online provider of
state-licensed lotteries, is once again expanding its product range. Following
its launch of the Keno lottery and lotto clubs in January and February 2016,
Lotto24 is now the first German lottery broker to offer both online and mobile
participation in the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie - Germany's longest-running
social lottery aimed at helping people in need.
Over one million customers of
Lotto24 can now also buy tickets for the Deutsche Fernsehlotterie and take part
in the main, weekly and bonus draws with the chance of winning cash prizes
(from ten euro to one million euro), cars, trips or an immediate monthly
pension. The offering is initially available via www.lotto24.de as well as B2B
and business services (WEB.de and GMX.net) but will soon also be integrated
into the Lotto24 apps.
"The Deutsche Fernsehlotterie
represents a further expansion of our product portfolio and is the third new
product we have introduced for our customers this year," says Petra von
Strombeck, CEO of Lotto24 AG. We are therefore keeping our
promise as market leader to offer our customers the best game
"We are delighted that in our
60th anniversary year we have found a strong partner in Lotto24 to help us
expand our distribution channels. We hope it will enable us to attract new
players to our social lottery so we can distribute more funds to social and
charitable projects," explains Christian Kipper, Managing Director of the
Deutsche Fernsehlotterie and the charity Stiftung Deutsches Hilfswerk. Via its
charitable organisation, the Fernsehlotterie supports projects for families,
children, young people and senior citizens, as well as for the sick and
About Lotto24 AG:
Lotto24 AG is Germany's leading
online provider of state-licensed lotteries (www.lotto24.de). Lotto24 brokers
customer tickets to the state-owned lottery companies of Germany's federal
states and the German TV Lottery, for which it receives a commission. The
current product range includes »Lotto 6aus49«, »Spiel
77«, »Super 6«, »EuroJackpot«,
»GlücksSpirale«, lotto clubs, »Keno« and the
»Deutsche Fernsehlotterie«. Following its foundation in 2010 and
IPO in 2012 on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard), Lotto24 is now
the clear market leader and well ahead of its competitors. As a fast-growing
company with a strong service and customer orientation, Lotto24 aims to provide
its customers online as well as mobile with the most convenient, secure and
modern game experience possible.
CONTACT: Lotto24 AG, Vanina
Hoffmann, Manager Investor & Public Relations, Tel.: +49 (0) 40 / 82 22 39
501, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Internet:
SOURCE: Lotto24 AG.
Lotteriinspektionen Report the Swedish Gaming Market is Growing
SWEDEN (November 11, 2016) -- The
total gambling market has increased by 5 percent during the first three
quarters. Games Players with Swedish state (regulated) increased sales by 3
percent during this period compared to the same period last year.
Ttotal turnover of just over 12
billion. Operators without Swedish state continues to take market share and is
estimated to have increased its sales by 16 percent, which would correspond to
approximately 3.5 billion.
- Svenska Spel had sales of approximately SEK
6.5 billion, which is as much as in the same period last year.
- ATG's revenue increased by 5 percent and amounted
to SEK 2.9 billion.
- Svenska Postkodföreningen increased by
8 percent and sales of over 1.7 billion.
- Folkspel, with Bingolotto and Sweden Lotten,
had sales of SEK 358 million which is an increase of 5 percent.
- IOGT-NTO, which among other things has
Miljonlotteriet, had sales of SEK 220 million, a decrease of 3 percent.
- SAP / SSU, which among other things has
Kombilotteriet, had sales of SEK 165 million, an increase of 21 percent.
- Other national lotteries had sales of SEK
148 million, an increase of 27 percent.
See table with sales figures, 3rd quarter 2016, click
Gaming Board informs the public and
the government on the development of the gaming market in Sweden and abroad. It
means that we regularly compiles statistics on the gaming market.
For the regulated operators based on
sales figures and data from the player. For players without a permit in Sweden
collected sales figures from H2 Gambling Capital and Gaming Board's
intelligence. Turnover refers to the winnings paid (net) and a comparison with
the same period last year, and have in many cases been rounded off. Turnover
missing for some of the smaller national lotteries, land-based bingo,
restaurant casinos and local and regional lotteries.
More information CONTACT:
0152-650 171 0765-330171
0152-650 174 0765-330174
Get a Taste of the New ICC Sydney
SYDNEY, Australia (November 4, 2016)
-- A group of 120 inquisitive exhibitors took over the new International
Convention Centre at Darling Harbour today. Comprising both large and small
exhibitors, with their exhibition contractors and their staff, along with the
AGE coordinating team, it was a chance to get a firsthand glimpse of what is
truly a world class venue for AGE 2017.
Divided into 5 groups of 24, with
each group being led by two representatives of the ICC, the visitors were
escorted into the building via the imposing main entrance stairway that leads
to a very impressive exhibition foyer and registration area.
The groups then got to see the
multi-purpose seminar rooms complete with smart lecterns, remote powered
privacy screens and flexible seating arrangements.
They also got to see the enormous
loading tunnel which will allow all four halls being used for AGE 2017, to be
But the highlight of the visit was
Hall 3 and while they saw only ½ of the massive 19,000 square
metres of floor space that AGE will be occupying in 2017, one visitor was still
impressed enough to describe the hall as Cavernous.
The whole group was then treated to
a light lunch at LAqua on Cockle Bay where Ross Ferrar the CEO of the
event organiser announced that already 80% of the floor space has been
sold for 2017.
In another milestone for the event,
Visitor Registration is already open and can be found at this link here:
The Australasian Gaming Expo is
on the 15th to the 17th August, 2017
NOTE: The Australasian Gaming Expo is a
trade exhibition, for management representatives of Gaming Industry
Organisations only including government, regulatory, research and support
bodies, clubs, hotels, casinos, resorts and similar Hospitality Industry
venues. Trade suppliers are not eligible to attend the event unless
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, Scientific Games, Ebet Limited, IGT
Australia and Konami Australia.
For further information contact:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Association Limited (Web: www.gamingta.com).