Extends Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services to the Idaho
LONDON, U.K. (January 4, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT
Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC,
hereinafter "IGT"), has extended its multi-year contract with the Idaho Lottery
("Idaho Lottery" or "Lottery") to continue providing Scratch Games
printing services through March 2019. This is the second, two-year extension
that has been exercised on the existing contract and was unanimously approved
by the Idaho Lottery Commission during their regular meeting on November 17,
In addition to providing Scratch
Games printing services to the Idaho Lottery, IGT will continue to
support the Lottery with related products and services including game planning,
ticket design, marketing support, and analytics.
IGT is the global leader in gaming.
We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and
regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and
Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment
in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and
leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has more than 13,000
employees. For more information, please visit
IGT currently provides over 70
percent of printing for the Idaho Lottery's Scratch Games, resulting in
responsible, incremental sales growth year after year. Together, IGT and the
Idaho Lottery have worked closely to deliver a portfolio of games with fun, new
play styles to benefit the people of Idaho. In 2016, the Idaho Lottery broke
records, returning $49.5 million to Idaho public schools and the Permanent
Building Fund, a 10 percent increase from 2015.
"The Idaho Lottery has a positive
and productive relationship with IGT for the development and delivery of Idaho
Scratch Games. We are pleased to continue this partnership," said
Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director.
"IGT's lottery industry expertise
and leadership, along with their ability to develop new and innovative
products, has helped us deliver a portfolio that produces an appealing mix of
games for our players and benefits for the people of Idaho."
"IGT values the opportunity to
continue collaborating with the Idaho Lottery," said Michael Chambrello,
IGT Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery.
"Together we will work to deliver
pioneering games and solutions to Idaho Lottery players which drive sales and
maximize funds generated for Idaho's good causes."
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming.
Leveraging a wealth of premium
content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play.
We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit: www.IGT.com.
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Missouri Lottery Recipient of National Certification for
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (January 3,
2017) -- The Missouri Lottery has been granted the second-highest responsible
gaming verification standard in the United States, according to the National
Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the North American Association of State
and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).
The Missouri Lottery joins six other
lottery organizations that have been granted the Implementation
Level of certification since the verification standard began in
This new certification
comes as another affirmation that our organization continues to operate in a
socially responsible manner by placing our players needs and their
protection as a top priority, said May Scheve Reardon, executive
director of the Missouri Lottery.
The Missouri Lottery was selected to
take part in the second application process of the new verification standard
based on the organizations decades-long dedication to responsible gaming.
Certification was granted on behalf of the NCPG and NASPL based on the
Lotterys existing responsible gaming program as it relates to research,
employee training, retailer training, player education, product oversight,
advertising, engagement and awareness, and budget.
To achieve the verification
standard, the member lottery must be judged to be proficient in seven of the
eight categories, said Keith Whyte, executive director of the NCPG,
in a statement to the Lottery. Tangible results and efforts in the
specific areas of assessment are a hallmark of an application at this
The new certification comes after
the Lottery received a Level 3 certification distinction from the World Lottery
Association (WLA) in 2015.
The two certifications we
have earned through NASPL/NCPG and WLA are the second-highest certifications
available in the respective programs, said Reardon. While
responsible gaming helps fulfill our core value of integrity, we are dedicated
to further improving our efforts even more in the coming years in pursuit of
the highest standards available.
Additional information about the
Missouri Lotterys responsible gaming program can be found at
SOURCE: The Missouri Lottery.
Demographic Survey of Texas Lottery Players
Hobby School of Public Affairs,
University of Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (December 2016) --
The Texas Lottery Commission 2016 Demographic Study of Texas Lottery Players
surveyed a total of 1,685 Texas residents aged 18 years and older between June
and August, 2016.
The survey respondents included both
past-year players (who had played any Texas Lottery game in the past year) and
non-players (who had not played any Texas Lottery game in the past year). The
percentage of respondents playing any Texas Lottery game (the participation
rate) for 2016 was 35.0 percent, which was 6.3 percentage points higher than
the rate of 28.7 percent in 2015. The increase in the participation rate was
2 In contrast to the overall
downward trend in the Texas Lottery participation rates in the last two
decades, there was a noticeable gain of 10 percentage points in the
participation rates over the past two years.
There were statistically significant
differences between the samples of past-year players and non-players of Texas
Lottery games in 2016 with regard to employment status, own or rent home, age,
number of children under 18 living in household, gender, and Hispanic origin.
Among past-year players, differences
in the percent playing any game were statistically significant based on the
players Hispanic origin, gender, age and employment status.
Among the individual games/add-on
features, Lotto Texas was the most popular game in terms of participation in
2016, with a high participation rate of 61.1 percent.
The second- and third-most popular
games in 2016 were Mega Millions (60.3 percent) and Powerball (56.5 percent),
3 In comparison to 2015, a total of
five games recorded a double-digit increase in their respective participation
rate in 2016. They were Powerball (increase of 36.4 percentage points), Mega
Millions (31.3 percentage points), Lotto Texas (29.9 percentage points), Pick 3
Day (19.9 percentage points) and Cash Five (15.8 percentage points). Texas
Triple Chance, a new game introduced in 2015, had the highest frequency of
purchase among those playing at least once a week (38.9 percent) among
past-year players. Consistent with past years findings, most 2016
past-year players had participated in Texas lottery games for more than five
The lottery sales districts with the
highest and the lowest participation rates in any Texas Lottery games in 2016
were Houston East (45.9 percent) and Houston Northwest (27.0 percent).
The lottery sales district with the
largest participation rate increase for 2016 was Houston East (18.2 percentage
In contrast, the San Antonio sales
district experienced the greatest participation rate decline, 4.5 percentage
The differences in participation
rates between 2015 and 2016 were statistically significant for the lottery
sales districts of Dallas South, Houston East, and Houston Southwest.
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Demographic Survey of Texas Lottery Players 2016
SOURCE: University of Houston.
Lottery Extends Instant Ticket Contract with Pollard
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (January
4, 2017) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
(TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce that it has
received a two-year contract extension from the Idaho Lottery for the supply of
Scratch Game tickets and related services. This agreement begins in May
2017 and marks the second of three potential two-year contract extensions.
Since 2013, Pollard Banknote has
partnered with the Idaho Lottery to help strengthen its Scratch Game
portfolio. Pollard Banknote prints a broad range of games for the Idaho
Lottery, including extended play, licensed games, and holiday offerings.
In 2013, the Idaho Lottery became
the first U.S. lottery to launch a $5 Frogger scratch game. A second version of
Froggera licensed brand available to lotteries exclusively through
Pollard Banknoteappeared in 2015. Each of these games were complemented
with an interactive game to enhance player engagement. The games were very
popular with Idaho players -- ranking as the Idaho Lotterys two
best-selling $5 games based on 10-week average sales.
The Idaho Lottery has leveraged some
of Pollard Banknotes innovative print products. The Lotterys first
$25 game, 25th Anniversary, showcased Scratch FX®, a patented Pollard
Banknote printing feature that added festive, sparkling effects to the
tickets design. The Idaho Lottery is currently employing Pollard
Banknotes Eco Scratch for its $2 holiday game, Santa Paws. Eco
Scratch stock resembles brown kraft paper, giving instant tickets a
hand-crafted, nostalgic feel that is perfect for the holiday season.
Like Pollard Banknote, the
Idaho Lottery embraces and promotes innovation, making us great partners. Due
to their desire to keep ahead of industry trends and willingness to introduce
new products, the Idaho Lottery continues to incorporate successful, innovative
products into its Scratch Game portfolio, said Byron Peterson,
Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. We are eager to
continue to work with Idaho to identify new opportunities to drive growth and
revenue that supports Idahos public schools and the States
Permanent Building Fund.
Pollard Banknote has
demonstrated their responsiveness and willingness to dedicate the necessary
resources required to assist the Idaho Lottery to improve the products and
services we provide to our players. This commitment has been met with
marketplace acceptance and success, which translates into meaningful dividends
for the State of Idaho, said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director.
The Lottery strives to be at the forefront of industry innovation and
we look forward to continuing our partnership with Pollard Banknote to help
strengthen our Scratch Game portfolio.
About Idaho Lottery
The Idaho Lottery responsibly
provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions,
Scratch Games, and PullTabs, with a high degree of integrity to maximize
the dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since
their inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.1 billion in
products, awarded over $1.9 billion in prizes to players, returned $186.5
million in retail commissions, and distributed $744 million in Lottery
dividends to Idaho public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn
more, please visit www.idaholottery.com.
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
Laboratories International (GLI®) Becomes First Laboratory Awarded
Accreditation in the Czech Republic
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (23
December 2016) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been
awarded accreditation in the Czech Republic, becoming the first international
gaming laboratory to earn this honor. The achievement further increases
GLIs activity across Europe and allows the company to provide assistance
to the Czech Ministry of Finance and Gaming Board.
GLIs Managing Director of GLI
Europe and Africa Martin Britton said, We would like to thank the Czech
Ministry of Finance and Gaming Board in awarding the first accreditation to
GLI, and we wish them every success.
This will allow our valued clients
to move forward in this regulated market, and we would be happy for suppliers
and operators to contact GLI as we have up-to-the-minute information about the
current regulation and various certification and audit requirements.
We see the Czech Republic
as a key regulated jurisdiction for suppliers and operators moving
forward, he said. Lending our global expertise is a vital service
we provide in our role as an independent adviser in driving industry standards,
providing a global approach to regulation in order to avoid reinventing the
wheel. GLI has always provided standards across all products in the gaming
arena, which are freely available on our website, to highlight the need for
standardization. This is where our internal and international expertise assists
through our compliance teams. Our European Compliance and Quality Assurance
team is headed by Compliance Manager Dennis Byram.
The companys newly granted
accreditation in the Czech Republic, coupled with the recently published
technical standards allows current and potential licensees in the country to
begin the process right away. Please email
to get started on your Czech Republic certification today.
For more information about
GLIs testing, certification or professional services, please visit
or contact GLI Europe directly by phone at +31-252-529-9838.
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
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency is Seeking a Director of Contract
Position Title: Program Manager II -
Director of Contract Management
Department: MLGCA Administration and
Date Opened: 1/3/2017 11:59:00
Filing Deadline: 1/17/2017 11:59:00
Salary: $56,743.00 -
Employment Type: Full-Time
HR Analyst: Nathan Warfield
Work Location: Baltimore City
Lottery & Gaming (ML&G) seeks a Director of Contract Management to
oversee the contractor responsible for providing and operating the Lottery
Central Monitoring and Control System (LCMCS) for the Maryland Lottery. The
LCMCS processes all draw and instant game sales ($1.9 billion in FY 16) and
prize payments for the Lottery. The successful candidate will be heavily
involved as the existing, ten year old system, is fully replaced with new
servers, software, communications network, terminals and peripherals.
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB: The main
purpose of this position is to oversee the contractor responsible for providing
the LCMCS to the Maryland Lottery. Specifically this individual will ensure the
contractor adheres to all terms of the contract and will act as a liaison
between the contractor and various user groups within the Lottery, including
Agent Administration, Sales, Finance, and Marketing. The individual will
continually review contract performance and report on deficiencies and system
failures, as they occur. Additionally, the individual will be primarily
responsible for the review and approval of specifications developed by the
contractor for customization of the LCMCS software for Maryland. Contract
Management staff conduct User Acceptance Testing, coordinate equipment
installation and removal at retail locations, and other functions related to
successful operation of the retailer network. The LCMCS is a 24/7 transaction
processing operation and the selected individual may be contacted by the
contractor at night or during weekends and holidays if operational issues
CLICK HERE for position duties, qualification sand
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and Gaming
Government Will Retain the Current Regulatory Model that Gives
Norsk Tipping and Norsk Rikstoto a Monopoly on the Provision of Gaming and
Protection of problem
gamblers most important
NORWAY (December 16, 2016) -- The
Government will retain the current regulatory model that gives Norsk Tipping
and Norsk Rikstoto a monopoly on the provision of gaming and betting services.
No new licensing scheme will be introduced for foreign gaming and betting
I am proud to present the
Governments white paper on responsible and active gaming and betting
policy, says Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland.
The white paper represents
the first fundamental and integrated review of the gaming and betting sector
since 2003. It describes the major developments in the sector in recent years
and sets out a positive, forward-looking policy for this area, says
Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland.
The white paper describes a
comprehensive, robust model for the regulation of gaming and betting that
addresses the challenges presented by technological developments,
says the Minister of Culture.
The primary aim is to
minimise undesirable gaming and betting behaviour by ensuring that lotteries
and gaming and betting services are offered in safe and responsible forms. The
Government has concluded that the current model, under which state-owned
entities have a monopoly on the provision of most gaming and betting services,
is best suited to achieving the aim of responsible service delivery. The
proposals will reinforce the monopoly model and the services on offer through
several new measures to protect the regulated providers Norsk Tipping and Norsk
Rikstoto, says Minister of Culture Linda Hofstad Helleland.
The white paper also gives notice of
the Governments intention to gather relevant gaming, betting, lotteries
and totalisator legislation in a single new act. Parallel to preparation of the
new act, new regulations will be drawn up on the most important measures to
promote responsible gaming and betting. To ensure uniform and foreseeable
regulation, the Ministry of Culture will be given overall responsibility for
the entire gaming and betting sector.
More on the proposals in the white paper on gaming and betting
SOURCE: Press release Ministry of
Jersey Lottery Beneficiaries Receive Record-Breaking Contribution for Fiscal
TRENTON, New Jersey (December 22,
2016) The New Jersey Lottery announced that it generated record ticket
sales of more than $3.29 billion for Fiscal Year 2016, marking the seventh
consecutive year-over-year increase for the Lottery. Sales topped the prior
years results of $3.0 billion.
Increased sales resulted in a
record-breaking contribution of $987 million to the State on behalf of Lottery
beneficiaries, up from $960 million in Fiscal Year 2015.
The Lottery is the States
fourth largest revenue producer.
Players also had a notable
prizewinning year with more than $2 billion claimed besting the $1.8 billion
claimed in Fiscal Year 2015.
enabled the Lottery to make a record-breaking contribution to its
beneficiaries, Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery Executive
Director, said. Increasing revenue required innovation, such as
introducing a new play-style with Fast Play; relaunching players
favourite instant games, resulting in new sales achievements; and, bolstering
winner awareness and jackpot excitement around the draw-based game
Since its inception in 1970, the
Lottery has contributed more than $24.8 billion to programs and institutions
that benefit millions of New Jersey residents. Some beneficiaries include: the
School Nutrition Program, operating aid to public colleges and universities,
higher education tuition aid grants, the Marie H. Katzenbach School for the
Deaf, operational aid for centers working with developmentally disabled
residents, and homes for disabled soldiers. A complete list of beneficiaries
can be found at www.NJLottery.com in the Giving Back section.
Additionally, the Lottery plays a
key role in supporting businesses throughout the State. Retailers benefit
from the Lotterys brand recognition and the consistent stream of
customers it attracts to their stores.
Retailers also earn a 5 percent
commission on their Lottery ticket sales in addition to numerous bonus
opportunities. In Fiscal Year 2016, Lottery retailers received $186 million, up
from $170 million the prior year, in commissions and bonuses. The Lottery
closed the year with 7,600 issued retailer licenses.
CONTACT: Judith L. Drucker, Chief
Communications Officer, T: Phone: (609) 599-5875, E:
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Mexico Lottery Launches a Scratcher Frenzy
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (January 3,
2017) -- Four new Frenzy Scratchers are on sale today, Super
Called a Family of
games, these new tickets have similar looks and names. Each version features a
different price point and different top prizes:
- $1 Cash Frenzy ($1,000 top
- $2 $10,000 Frenzy ($10,000 top
- $5 $50,000 Frenzy ($50,000 top prizes);
- $10 $100,000 Frenzy ($100,000 top
Straight out of the 80s, these
kaleidoscope-retro-looking tickets are printed with neon ink and total more
than $5.3 million in cash prizes.
All non-winning Frenzy Scratchers
can also be entered in the Points and Rewards Frantic Frenzy promotion. Once
entered, players have a chance to win points for prizes and can also play a
fast, fun online interactive game called Frantic Frenzy.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
The Lottery celebrated its 20-year
anniversary on April 27. Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $716.7
million for education and more than 109,000 students have attended college on
Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638
or (800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
January Brings New Ways to Win Millions in
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (January 3,
2016) -- For the New Year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announces new ways
to win millions in the state the 5 Buck Bundle, and the Arkansas
Millions instant ticket, which just launched today. Both have the potential to
garner life-changing prize amounts to lucky Arkansas players.
What is 5 Buck Bundle? Its
become a January tradition! Arkansas Scholarship Lottery players simply buy a
$3 Powerball with PowerPlay ticket and a $2 Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket
and get a free, free, free $1 Natural State Jackpot ticket all month long.
All three tickets will be Quick
Picks. (This promotion is not available from lottery ticket vending machines or
if tickets are purchased separately.)
What is Arkansas Millions? Its
a new $20 instant game that launched today with a top prize of, yes, a million
dollars. Actually, four top prizes of $1,000,000 are included in the
games $35,325,710 of total cash prizes. (Other new instant tickets that
launched today are $1 $100 In a Flash, $2 $200 In A Flash, and $5 $500 In A
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions and other
expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales started in 2009, the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery has provided nearly $700 million for in-state college
scholarships to Arkansas students, more than $2 billion in prizes to players,
and more than $180 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
http://www.MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on
scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join the free Play it
Again Rewards Club. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline
at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National
Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Stephen Koch at
501-683-2055 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Florida Lottery Reaches $6.2 Billion in Sales During Calendar
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 3,
2016) -- The Florida Lottery has reached a new record of more than $6.2 billion
in sales during calendar year 2016; surpassing the previous years sales
by more than $411 million. The Lotterys 2016 contributions to the
states Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) are expected to reach
$1.6 billion, a 7% increase over last year.
Ending 2016 with this never
before reached sales record is a tremendous accomplishment for the Florida
Lottery, said Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
Not only do our players and
retailers benefit, but more importantly, these record-breaking sales help
provide more opportunities for Florida students to ensure they receive the very
best education possible.
This years record sales of
more than $6.2 billion resulted in the Florida Lottery transferring an average
of $135 million toward education every month during 2016.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 98
percent of its revenue back into the state's economy. With $1.6 billion
generated for education, more than $3.9 billion paid to prize winners, and $342
million in retailer bonuses and commissions paid to Florida businesses, the
contributions made by the Lottery this calendar year will go a long way in
moving the state forward.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $30 billion to education and sending more than
750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The Florida Lottery reinvests 98
percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy through prize payouts,
commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education.
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Gambling Authority Announce New License for Lotteries
THE NETHERLANDS (December 23, 2016)
Kansspelautoriteit, the Dutch Gambling Authority, shall grant a license
to a number of raffles with effect from January 1, 2017.
It granted under Article 3 of the
Gaming Act, a new lottery license to five charity lotteries. In addition, it
grants a license to Lotto BV
Licences for charity lotteries
issued to the following five charity lotteries is licensed:
- NV, the Dutch Postcode Lottery (NPL)
- VriendenLoterij NV (VL)
- BankGiro Lottery SA (BGL)
- Lottovate Netherlands BV and
- Foundation Cooperating Nonprofit Lotteries (SNL).
The SNL include the National Foundation club action, Scouting Netherlands
Association, National Association of Sunflower Foundation and National Youth
Fund Jantje Beton.
The NPL, VL, BGL, SNL and Lottovate
now have a license until December 31, 2016.
It is to apply for a permit possible
for everyone for the period from January 1, 2017.
On December 23, 2016 the Gaming
Authority licenses from 2017 to 2021 for organizing granted lotteries, instant
lotteries and sports betting on lotto BV Licences to organize lotteries,
instant lotteries and sports betting since the introduction of the games have
always been in the hands of Lotto BV the current licenses, the 'permit sports
betting and lotto 2015/16 and the "permit instant lotteries 2015/16', will
expire on December 31, 2016.
For offering lotteries, sports
betting and instant lotteries, the board of directors of the Gaming Authority
may only grant one legal permits.
The board of directors of the Gaming
Authority decided the different licenses to renew to Lotto BV because this
organization is under the direct administration of the State.
Valid for five years
All these new authorizations are
granted for a period of five years.
Permits 2017 - 2021
Safe and sound
The Gambling Authority has three
public goals of consumer protection, addiction prevention and combating
illegality and criminality. Therefore, it gives various licenses for
organization of lotteries and other games of chance, and it ensures that
licensees comply with their obligations. One of those obligations is that 50%
of the deposits of the lottery will be paid on the basis of the licenses
mentioned above to charity.
About Kansspelautoriteit (the
As an independent regulator the
Gambling Authority monitors a safe and reliable gaming offerings. She fights
illegal and criminal forms of gambling. They also protect consumers against
misleading and include gambling goes against.
Spil-Owned CEGO Chooses EveryMatrix as Platform Provider
BUCHAREST, Romania (December 28,
2016) -- Platform provider EveryMatrix has signed a deal with CEGO, one of
Denmarks most successful online casino operators. Following the
agreement, CEGOs newest brand will benefit of premium content from NYX,
Scientific Gaming, Magnet Gaming, and Evolution via EveryMatrix CasinoEngine
CEGO, owned by Danske Spil A/S,
together with the original founders, is a highly experienced Danish online
casino operator powering some of the biggest online casino brands in Denmark,
including Spilnu.dk and CasinoDanmark.dk. CEGO also owns the slot game
provider, Magnet Gaming.
Following the Norsk Tipping
deal, this is yet another step forward for EveryMatrix and we are happy to
carry out our privileged position in the Nordic market through our latest
partnerships. said Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix CEO.
We are looking forward to
cooperating with EveryMatrix. It will open up a large portfolio of new and
exciting games, which will benefit our players and strengthen our gaming
products even further. said Esben S. Thomsen, CEGO CMO.
As for the technological building
blocks supporting the new website, content will be delivered to CEGO via WebAPI
on external wallet with EveryMatrixs bonusing system.
At this moment, our company
is one of the few Danish certified platform providers, and with the new CEGO
agreement, we continue to grow our name in the Nordics region. Our platform was
recently selected by Norsk Tipping state lottery to provide services for their
iGaming Integration Platform, and now with Danske Spill-owned CEGO we see the
recognition of our hard work and focus we invested into building one of the
most competitive products on the market. added Ebbe Groes.
CasinoEngine product integrates
today more than 40 gaming vendors delivering close to 4,000 games that can be
plugged remotely in external wallets via a single API, or directly in the
EveryMatrix standard platform service.
Group Opens Casino in Georgia
CZECH REPUBLIC (January 3, 2016) --
SYNOT Group continues its expansions. Just yesterday opened a casino at the
edge of Europe and Asia in Georgia.
Georgian lottery market is
fairly heavily regulated, the country has only a limited number of casinos,
concentrated mainly in the capital. Therefore, we are delighted to have
acquired a license to operate one of them," said sales director of SYNOT
Group, Roland Andrýsek, and added: "In this country, we have already
started to operate during this year, in cooperation with the local business
partner. From a business perspective we are speaking about very interesting
location, so that we are pleased to continue with our activities development
This is not the first project of
SYNOT Group in this country. The very first beginning was opening of the
smaller casino in Kutaisi, in May this year. Given that this activity proved,
SYNOT embarked on the implementation of other significant investments,
resulting in yesterday´s opening of a casino in the capital of Georgia,
"The new casino is a truly great
establishment. There is located more than 200 machines. In the future, we
expect the construction of other similar casinos in this country, and even in
other cities, "said Mr. Andrýsek.
SYNOT Group is interested in Asia
and the surroundings in the long term. In the autumn of this year opened a new
casino in Vietnam. Moreover, SYNOT Group management is dealing with the
possible cooperation in other areas of mentioned region.
About SYNOT Group:
These days, the SYNOT Group employs
about three thousand employees and operates on almost every continent,
approximately in twenty countries all around the world. Its business activities
has in Europe, Africa, America, Australia and most recently in Asia. In
addition to the lottery industry and leading-edge IT technologies, software
solutions and gaming devices also focuses on investments in tourism and sport,
supports start-up projects, media activities and other business sectors. Its
annual turnover is approximately 16 billion Czech crowns.
SOURCE: SYNOT Group press release |
2017 is Already Setting New Records
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (December 9,
2016) -- Visitor registration is open for AGE 2017, a full 7 months prior to
when we were able to open it for the 2016 Expo and as with last year, Social
Media is making registration a simplified process with auto-filled fields via
the most popular social networks on the planet. Registrants will be able to see
who is attending, identify the most meaningful and relevant Gaming Expo
contacts who theyll benefit from meeting at the Event. Weve also
considered returning visitors, with fields pre-populated, requiring just a
couple of clicks to complete the registration.
And of course by registering now
will save time by avoiding having to line up on the day. To complete the social
media registration just click on this link here.
In another milestone for AGE, with
20% more floor space than what we had in 2016, 90% of the floor space has
already been taken by 176 exhibitors. This is exciting news with 9 months to go
until the shows start date, which is the worlds third largest
casino gaming equipment exhibition.
Our optimism was further confirmed
recently about the event's future at the new ICC Sydney at Darling
Harbour. In November a group of 120 inquisitive exhibitors visited the
ICC for a sneak peek of what to expect. 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 first-hand glimpse of what is
truly a world class venue for AGE 2017. 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.
Taking advantage of the
multi-purpose seminar rooms complete with smart lecterns at the new ICC Sydney,
at AGE 2017 we will be running complimentary seminars for registered exhibition
visitors. The seminars will include a Global CEOs Forum, to be
moderated by Michael Pascoe and a Women in Gaming event, along with
a range of sessions about topical issues.
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 exhibiting.
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 (www.gamingta.com).
2017 Confirmed as the Biggest on Record as Net Space Increases by Nearly 2,000
LONDON, U.K. (January 3, 2017)
-- Gaming professionals planning their annual visit to ICE Totally Gaming will
need to allocate some additional time on the show floor. The worlds
biggest business-to-business gaming technology event will be that much bigger
in 2017, thanks to an additional 1,945 sqm of net space.
As of the end of December, ICE 2017
will occupy a total of 40,925 sqm compared to the 2016 figure of 38,980
The 5% increase in space makes the
2017 event the biggest ICE on record.
Kate Chambers, Managing Director of
Clarions Gaming Division and the person responsible for the development
of ICE since it took residence at its current home at the ExCeL Centre, said:
Whilst it is obviously positive to be able to talk about the growth of
ICE in this way, equally we are very aware of the need to control and manage
the brands development rather than pursue a full-out expansion
"What this means in practice is
that we are working hard to try and mirror expansion on the show floor with a
concomitant increase in visitors, a task that we continue to invest in through
enhanced marketing and communications."
"We are only guardians of the ICE
brand and its essential for us to manage the growth strategy in a
sensible, pragmatic and, most importantly, sustainable way. Relocating to
ExCeL has allowed us to grow the brand, but at the right pace.
She added: The growth of
ICE is the result of two trends. Firstly, a number of our existing
customers have been keen to expand their stand presence and secondly we have a
total of 91 exhibitors from 34 nations who will be making their first
appearance with us in February. Its a nice, balanced combination of
established, well known gaming innovators alongside some new faces and gaming
industry start-ups. Our challenge is to provide a professional business
environment in which all of our exhibitors, of all sizes, can
ICE Totally Gaming is the only B2B
gaming event in the world that brings together the online and offline gaming
Featuring exhibitors drawn from the
casino, betting, bingo, lottery, mobile, online, street, sports and social
gaming sectors, ICE provides the most comprehensive shop window on world gaming
and in 2016 attracted a record 28,487 visitors drawn from 150 nations.
Gaming professionals wishing to
secure their place at ICE Totally Gaming 2017 should visit
Delegates wanting to find out more
about ICE VOX, the new learning brand which has replaced ICE Conferences, can
download the brochure and agenda which provides details of the eight paid-for
learning modules, comprising The International Casino Conference; World
Regulatory Briefing; Cross-Platform & Multi-Channel Gaming; Modernising
Lotteries; Data Science & Personalisation; BetMarkets; Cybercrime Security
and Regulatory Compliance in Gaming, and Game Design and Development, at
SOURCE: ICE Totally Gaming.