Wins Contracts with Norsk Tipping to Provide Interactive Casino and Instant Win
Game Libraries and Customized Games
IGT Also Signs Separate
Two-Year Extension of Existing Interactive Gaming Platform
LONDON, U.K. (February 7, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) has announced that its
subsidiary, IGT Global Services Limited (with International Game Technology
PLC, hereinafter "IGT"), has signed contracts with Norsk Tipping to provide
interactive casino and Instant Win game libraries and custom games through a
Remote Game Server (RGS) as part of a recent competitive procurement process.
Norsk Tipping, Norway's state lottery operator and a World Lottery Association
(WLA) member, has been a valued customer of IGT, previously legacy GTECH, since
"Since the launch of Norsk
Tipping's iGaming program in 2014, IGT's compelling interactive content has
contributed to its ongoing success," said Åsne Havnelid, CEO, Norsk
Tipping. "Thanks to IGT's investment in its interactive solutions, we can
continue providing Norwegian players with unique games that they enjoy built on
the foundation of Responsible Gaming principles."
"IGT's extensive experience
across commercial iGaming has helped to meet the specific needs of the
traditional WLA markets, and has enabled IGT to provide Norsk Tipping with a
competitive, customized iGaming portfolio," said Declan Harkin, Senior Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, IGT International. "IGT was proud to
play an integral role in Norsk Tipping's historic iGaming program launch, and
this contract will further enhance their successful program with additional
entertaining game content."
The new contracts for the provision
of games, which took effect on Feb. 1, 2017, are for three years with the
option for an extension of one year. Related contracts for the operation of
games will have initial three year terms from the date of regular operation and
will be automatically renewed for one year at a time until a maximum of eight
years. IGT will provide additional interactive casino and Instant Win content
from its game libraries, as well as new games created exclusively for the
regulated Norwegian market, through an RGS. IGT will also provide a selection
of games through its Nordic sub-supplier Magnet Gaming. The games are expected
to be deployed beginning in the second half of 2017.
In a separate contract, executed in
September 2016, IGT received a two-year extension until March 2019 of its
current contract with Norsk Tipping dated November 2012 for the ongoing
provision of the interactive gaming platform.
IGT's extensive game libraries
leverage the Company's experience across multiple gaming verticals, including
interactive and land-based gaming, to help customers attract new players and
retain existing ones. The libraries feature a broad variety of themes and
features, enabling operators to select proven game styles for their market
while easily introducing new themes. IGT's libraries include widely recognized
licensed content, and offer cross-promotion and advertising material to enhance
Beginning in January 2014, Norsk
Tipping went live with its successful Instaspill portfolio consisting of IGT
iCasino, Instant Win, and Bingo titles, as well as the platform supplied
exclusively by IGT.
In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT's
Nordic WLA interactive customers include Veikkaus in Finland and Svenska Spel
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
Robert K. Vincent, Corporate
Communications, toll-free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada
James Hurley, Investor Relations,
Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06
51899030; for Italian media inquiries.
Scientific Games Brings Together Two Global Brands with New
Playboy Don't Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull Game
high-energy slot experience for both land-based casinos and Play4Fun
social online game through SG Universe; game features hit songs from
global music superstar Pitbull
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (February 8, 2017)
-- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") has launched its newest slot game designed exclusively for the
hugely successful ALPHA 2 Pro Theater cabinet Playboy Don't Stop The
Party! Featuring Pitbull.
This groundbreaking partnership
between two of the world's most recognized and popular consumer brands features
the Playboy brand and Playboy Bunnies alongside the new face of Playboy
global music superstar and Playboy brand ambassador Armando Christian Perez,
also known as Pitbull.
Along with the land-based casino
launch, Playboy Don't Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull is also available
through Scientific Games' Play4Fun social casino network on both desktop
and mobile through its SG Universe product. SG Universe enhances a
casino's ability to build an engaged online player community and to keep their
brand top-of-mind between casino visits.
The highly stylized land-based slot
game will have players looking to keep the party going with a five-level
near-area progressive, single-level wide-area progressive options, and multiple
bonus features comprising Mr. Worldwide Wild Reels, Random Wild Patterns, Give
Me Everything Free Games, and the Don't Stop the Party in-game bonus. Hit
singles from Pitbull, combined with the enhanced Pro Sound Chair, add energy
and turn the game into a party-like experience.
Showcasing the incredible visuals
and pulse-pumping sound design of the ALPHA 2 Pro Theater cabinet, Playboy
Don't Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull capitalizes on Scientific Games' Pro
Sound Chair, bringing the player closer than ever before to the glamorous
lifestyle of "Mr. Worldwide".
Derik Mooberry, Group Chief
Executive, Gaming for Scientific Games, said, "We are ecstatic to launch
Playboy Don't Stop The Party! Featuring Pitbull across both land-based and
online channels. Our customers have been eagerly anticipating this game because
of its high energy, its engrossing bonus events, the chance to win a
life-changing progressive jackpot, and most of all its combination of
Playboy and Pitbull, two of today's most provocative consumer brands. Pitbull's
music, synchronized with game play and enhanced by our Pro Sound Chair, makes
people feel good, and that is what slot game entertainment is all
Scientific Games and Playboy have
maintained a 17-year relationship, resulting in numerous popular game titles
such as Playboy Hot Zone®, Playboy Muy Caliente, Playboy Platinum, Playboy
Prizeball, and Playboy Club, among others.
Playboy Don't Stop The Party!
Featuring Pitbull is approved in several jurisdictions worldwide and is now
available for casinos to order.
Grammy award-winning musician,
songwriter, and record producer, Pitbull has sold more than six million albums
and 70 million singles worldwide. Through the release of seven studio albums,
"Mr. Worldwide" has achieved No. 1 status in more than 15 countries around the
world with his rapid-fire rhythms, billion-dollar beats, and globally
infectious hooks that cross over to audiences around the world.
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.
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registered in the United States. © 2017 Scientific Games
Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
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International, Inc. PLAYBOY, PLAYMATE, PLAYBOY BUNNY and Rabbit Head Design are
marks of Playboy Enterprises International, Inc. and used under license by
Scientific Games Corporation.
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Signs Deal with Greentube - NOVOMATIC Interactive
Supplier to offer
sportsbook to a number of Greentubes European markets
MALTA (February 7, 2017) -- Premium
sportsbook provider Kambi has signed a with contract with Greentube - NOVOMATIC
Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of NOVOMATIC, Europe's leading gaming
This follows the MoU with NOVOMATIC
Lottery Solutions (NLS) announced in October 2016, where Kambi and NLS launched
'NLS Sports Betting - Powered by Kambi'.
Kambi will offer its state-of-the
art sports betting service to Greentube's brands in regulated European markets
such as Spain, Italy, UK, Germany and Romania.
Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi,
said: "We are very pleased to have been chosen to provide Greentube with our
fully managed Sportsbook service. This deal is another positive step towards
extending the partnership with NOVOMATIC Group.
With Greentube's many local
licenses, the partnership has great potential to make it an important
pan-European Sportsbook player alongside its already successful casino brands."
Thomas Graf, Greentube CEO,
commented: "Adding Kambi's Sportsbook to our online brands will further enhance
the appeal of our online casinos and open completely new customer segments for
us. We look forward to this partnership and are convinced that it has the
potential to be a great success."
To find out more about Kambi and
Greentube, visit Kambi at ICE Totally Gaming at the ExCel, London, stand
For more information, please
CONTACT: Christina Haralambous, Head of Marketing Communications, E:
Office: +44 (0) 203 617 7270, Mobile: +44 (0) 7860 188 184.
Kambi is a B2B supplier of managed
sports betting services to gaming operators. Kambi's product encompasses a
broad offering from front end through to odds compiling and risk management.
The company's current coverage includes more than 165,000 live betting events
and 300,000 pre-match events per year covering 65 different sports from all
over the world. Kambi utilises a best of breed security approach, with guiding
principles from ISO 27001. Kambi is a member of WLA, EL, Cibelae and is eCOGRA
certified. Kambi is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol
"KAMBI". Kambi's Certified Advisor is Redeye AB.
Maryland Casinos Generate $126.2 Million in Revenue During
MGM National Harbor
brings in $48.8 million in its first full calendar month
BALTIMORE, Maryland (February 6,
2017) -- In its first full calendar month of operation, MGM National Harbor
generated $48,828,135 million from slot machines and table games in January,
leading the way as the states six casinos totaled $126,212,756 in revenue
during the first month of 2017 a 42.8% increase from the January 2016
figure of $88,361,884.
Other casinos saw expected declines
in revenue as Marylands gaming market continues to evolve. In a
year-to-year comparison not including MGM National Harbor, January 2017 revenue
decreased by $10,977,263, or 12.4%.
Gross gaming revenue per unit per
day in January at MGM National Harbor was: $241.88 for slot machines, $5,824.32
for banked table games and $1,494.45 for non-banked table games. MGM National
Harbor operates 3,237 slot machines and 165 (126 banked and 39 non-banked)
Maryland Live Casino totalled
$43,999,451 from both slot machines and table games in January. Maryland
Lives gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $229.05 for slot
machines, $2,958.93 for banked table games and $981.01 for non-banked table
games. January 2017 revenue at Maryland Live decreased by $8,146,370, or 15.6%,
from January 2016. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,941 slot machines and 209
(157 banked and 52 non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$20,216,734 from both slot machines and table games in January. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $180.03 for slot machines, $1,709.50 for banked
table games and $568.22 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos
January 2017 revenue decreased by $3,435,285, or 14.5%, from January 2016.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 166 (141 banked and
25 non-banked) table games.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $5,769,969 from both slot machines and table games in January. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $184.86 for slot machines, $2,154.29 for
banked table games and $376.64 for non-banked table games. Hollywood
Casinos January 2017 revenue increased by $256,342, or 4.6%, from January
2016. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 20 (12 banked
and 8 non-banked) table games.
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$3,676,271 from slot machines in January, and its gross gaming revenue per unit
per day was $147.93. Casino at Ocean Downs January 2017 revenue decreased
by $45,457, or 1.2%, from January 2016. Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot
machines and does not have table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$3,722,195 from both slot machines and table games in January. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $152.90 for slot machines and $1,069.85 for
banked table games. This facility does not have non-banked table games. Rocky
Gap Casino Resorts January 2017 revenue increased by $393,507, or 11.8%,
from January 2016. Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates 665 slot machines and 17
Under Maryland law, casino revenue
supports the Maryland Education Trust Fund as well as small-, minority- and
women-owned businesses, local impact grants and the states horse racing
industry. January 2017 contributions to the state from all six Maryland casinos
and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the attached spreadsheets and
available online (click
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for oversight of the states casinos. In this role, the agency
provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security,
regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders
informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial
reports are posted on gaming.mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
CONTACT: Carole Bober Gentry,
410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), Email:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Group Announce New Strategic Technology Partnerships
The enhancement of
digital and technology capabilities and upgrade of core services is part of an
investment of more than 100 million EUR
GREECE (February 2, 2017) -- OPAP
Group (OPAP), the leading Greek betting and lottery operator, has concluded its
technology strategy review and has selected the key organisations with whom
OPAP will partner in the delivery of its 2020 Vision. The new partnerships are
consistent with the company's Strategic Priorities of "building a world
class portfolio of products and services" and "leveraging the latest
digital and technology capabilities".
OPAP has chosen Novomatic
Lottery Solutions (NLS), a member of the Novomatic Group, as its
new technology partner in the field of numerical lotteries, covering Kino,
Tzoker, Lotto and Proto. OPAP will migrate to the NLS platform during 2018 and
this process will also involve the replacement of all of the existing shop
tills. NLS will also provide its Player Account Management System (PAM) to OPAP
and this will be the foundation of customer relationship management, initially
for digital channels.
Agreement has also been reached with
Playtech BGT Sports for the supply of software licenses and services for
self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) and the subsequent introduction of a
full sports betting solution for OPAP agencies network. SSBTs initial roll-out
will commence in OPAP stores during H1 2017, followed by the introduction of an
over the counter sports betting solution in 2018.
The company's digital offering will
also undergo a significant improvement and, given the fast-moving and
competitive nature of this market, OPAP has selected Betgenius to become its
primary provider of an integrated digital sportsbook service. Under the terms
of the agreement OPAP will also receive fully-automated prices for around
130,000 events a year for the next two years, including all major football,
basketball and tennis fixtures.
OPAP is planning to proceed with an
investment of more than 100 million Euros over the next few years, for the
implementation of its 2020 Vision, which includes the transformation of the
technology role within the organization. Specifically, this will involve
migrating to these new platforms, the investment in new SSBTs and the
replacement of existing shop hardware. This will also include the necessary
upgrade in technology infrastructure for both its retail and digital channels
and provide modern, best-in-class solutions for all existing activities, as
well as the foundation for future strategies.
In parallel, OPAP will be creating
more than 100 new job positions in Greece in 2017 that will support the
implementation of its plans, while generating additional indirect job
opportunities in the country through its operations.
Commenting on these strategic
partnerships OPAP Chief Executive Officer, Damian Cope, stated: "Leveraging the
latest digital and technology capabilities is one of OPAP's stated Strategic
Priorities within our 2020 Vision. After a long and careful review we have now
identified how we intend to do this and with whom. Our selection of these key
partners demonstrates our clear focus on working with the industry's leading
providers of modern gaming technology, whilst also allowing OPAP an element of
control and flexibility over the fast-moving digital world. Our Board of
Directors has also approved a significant investment in people, systems,
solutions and infrastructure.
I am pleased to be announcing these
agreements with world leading technology providers, each with industry
expertise that will help transform the role of technology within our
organization and this in turn will enable us to improve existing products,
introduce new ones and enhance our customers' experience both online and across
OPAP has previously announced its
partnership with Inspired Entertainment for the provision of Virtual
Sportsbetting and can now confirm that this product is expected to start
roll-out during H1 2017, initially offering the successful Virtual Football to
customers, with additional sports expected during 2018.
Azerbaijan State Lottery Chooses SBTech as its Platform and
LONDON,U.K. (February 6, 2017) --
eTopaz, the exclusive sportsbook of the monopoly state lottery of Azerbaijan,
Azerinteltek's Topaz brand, has announced that it will power its future growth
with SBTech's award-winning fully managed platform to benefit from SBTech's
sportsbook experience in a deal with of one of the industry's leading providers
of iGaming platform and sports betting solutions and services.
EL member Azerinteltek offers sports
betting both online and through a network of over 500 retail locations under
the brand Topaz. eTopaz is the sole exclusive online licensed dealer of
Azelinteltek, serving tens of thousands of users within Azerbaijan. Following
the launch of the SBTech platform, its customers will now be able to enjoy a
wide range of cutting-edge sports betting features, including a customisable,
fully responsive front-end, partial cash out and 'bank my stake'
options, automatic enhanced combo bets, best-in-class live betting and a fully
comprehensive offering of live streaming.
Supported by the Chameleon360
iGaming platform, eTopaz will take advantage of a full suite of player
management services, including configurable bonusing, payment processing, CRM,
internal marketing operations and advanced reporting. In addition, the company
will benefit from unrivalled big data analytics, allowing ever-increasing
levels of personalisation, engagement and bet suggestions.
SBTech was awarded the contract via
a competitive tender, having demonstrated its compliance with all regulatory
requirements. This is the second time in recent months that the company has
succeeded in partnering with a major lottery operator, following its deal with
Sazka, the dominant lottery player in the Czech Republic, which also holds
equity in OPAP, the Greek state lottery, as well as Casinos Austria and various
eTopaz CEO and Azerinteltek Board
Member, Altay Aliyev, said: "In order to build on our position as the sole
online sports betting operator in Azerbaijan, we have taken the decision to
partner with SBTech, on account of the strength of its award-winning
sportsbook. The Chameleon360 platform's wide range of revenue-generating
features and the company's demonstrable commitment to innovation and proven
versatility were pivotal in our choice, and we anticipate substantial growth as
a result of the new products we shall be offering to our customers."
Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech,
commented: "We are delighted to be launching our sportsbook with eTopaz and
providing our market-leading platform and fully managed sports betting
services. This agreement further advances our strategy of becoming the foremost
provider of sports betting solutions to state lotteries, as well the leading
supplier of platform products and services in regulated markets."
SBTech is an industry-leading
provider of fully-managed and semi-managed sports betting solutions and
services in regulated markets, thanks to the world-class coverage of its
sportsbook, unrivalled multi award-winning in-play betting, complete
Omni-channel solution and its innovative and uniquely configurable Chameleon360
eTopaz was founded on January 19,
2010 with the goal of evaluating the investment potential of Azerbaijan in the
sport betting sector. Topaz - a commercial trademark of Azerinteltek - was
launched in 2011 as the sole legal sports betting game operator in the country.
In 2013, it launched greyhound racing games and started selling state lottery
products. Since 2012, Topaz has been the main sponsor of the football Premier
League of Azerbaijan.
SOURCE: SBTech )http://www.sbtech.com).
Delaware Lottery Offers Powerball® Players Chance to Win
Exclusive Caribbean Vacation in Second-Chance Contest
Six Cruise Packages Up
for Grabs in Delaware as Part of National POWERBALL®
DOVER, Delaware (February 7, 2017)
-- All aboard the POWERBALL® Power Cruise! Starting Wednesday,
February 8 through Saturday, March 25, Delaware Lottery players will have a
chance to enter the first-ever POWERBALL® Power Cruise contest. The
POWERBALL® Power Cruise is a privately chartered five-night cruise on Royal
Caribbean Internationals adventure-packed ship, Brilliance of the Seas.
Departing from Tampa, Florida, the ship will sail to Key West, Florida, and
Cozumel, Mexico. The ship is scheduled to set sail in January 2018, giving trip
winners plenty of time to plan for their vacations.
Players can enter the Power Cruise
promotion by mailing non-winning POWERBALL® tickets to the Delaware Lottery
PO box (Power Cruise Second Chance, PO Box 319, Cheswold, Delaware 19936-0318).
The Delaware Lottery will hold six prize drawings for the cruise packages, with
six prizes awarded to players who enter with Delaware tickets.
It only takes one ticket to
win, and sometimes even a second chance can be a lucky one, said
Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. We continually enhance
and refine our promotions to offer different opportunities for players to
The Delaware Lottery is one of 25
U.S. lotteries that will be part of the Power Cruise campaign, which has
chartered the entire Royal Caribbean ship exclusively for lottery trip winners
from across the country.
Three of the cruise packages
available to Delaware players will be for Balcony staterooms on board the
shipone for Ocean view staterooms and two for Interior staterooms. Each
vacation package for two includes coach airfare to Florida; a one-night hotel
stay in Tampa the night before the cruise departs; ground transportation from
the airport to the hotel and to the ship; a stateroom on the Power Cruise, with
two ports of call; primary gratuities paid for the stateroom attendant and
dining room staff on the ship; and transfers from the port to the airport when
the cruise has concluded. Plus, every bundle offers a $250 credit to spend on
board the ship for bucket-list excursions on land; Royal Caribbeans
Wi-Fi; VOOM, the fastest internet at sea; spa treatments; and specialty
Once the Power Cruise sets sail, the
excitement will really get going for the guests onboard. Two-hundred $500 cash
prizes will be given away to registered trip winners on the ship. And on the
last night, one lucky registered trip winner onboard will receive a $50,000
Power Cruisers will also be treated
to VIP concerts featuring the rock group Goo Goo Dolls, rap artist Flo Rida and
pop singer Macy Kate.
On Brilliance of the Seas, winners
can set their own pace, whether in relaxation mode or seeking an active
adventure. The award-winning ships features include spacious
accommodations, the cruise lines signature rock-climbing wall, an outdoor
movie screen, miniature golf, a fitness center, pools and whirlpools, the
popular Vitality Spa, and boutiques.
To enter the promotion, Delaware
Lottery players must purchase POWERBALL® tickets between February 8 and
March 25, and mail their non-winning POWERBALL® tickets to Power Cruise
Second Chance, PO Box 319, Cheswold, Delaware 19936-0318.
The Delaware Lottery will hold six
consecutive weekly promotional prize drawings beginning February 22. (The
drawing schedule and the number of prizes that will be awarded is included
Power Cruise is a trademark of
Alchemy 3, LLC. Used under license. Royal Caribbean International logo is a
registered trademark of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and is used with
permission. ©2017 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.® POWERBALL® and
Power Play® are federally registered trademarks and are used with
permission of the Multi-State Lottery Association. All rights reserved.
Delaware State Lottery is a sponsor
of the promotion.
About the Delaware
Since the start of operations in
1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.7 billion to the
states General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit
everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®,
MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY
3, PLAY 4, KENO®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports
Lottery, and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are
available at delottery.com, at licensed locations and from the Lotterys
office in Dover.
Winner privacy is our policy.
The Delaware Lottery publishes
winner names only with their consent.
CONTACT: Vernon A. Kirk, Director,
Delaware Lottery, T: (302) 739-5291.
SOURCE: Delaware Lottery.
Gambling Commission Chief Executive Looks to the Future at This
Year's Flagship Gaming Show
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 7, 2017)
-- Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison has today set out her
vision for the future focus of the Gambling Commission and wider industry, as
she addressed one of the largest international gaming shows.
Sarah spoke on a number of topics at
the World Regulatory Briefing conference within ICE Vox. Her address considered
recent market, political and society developments, as well as her reflections
on the past 12 months.
Importantly, she also set out the
Gambling Commissions focus for the coming year, focusing on:
- publication of a forward strategy that will guide
the Commissions work over the next three years
- building consumer trust and confidence
- improving the way the Commission works
- developing advice to the Government on the gambling
- a review of the online market.
Discussing the seismic shift in the
balance of power between the public and government, Mrs Harrison noted that
these changes are also altering the relationship between consumers and
business. She said: Gambling operators need to focus now on how they
should adapt, improve and build consumer trust and confidence to avoid the
aftershocks and retain sustainable long term businesses.
We will work as the GB
regulator, and with our European and international regulator partners, to do
all we can within our powers to put consumer interests first to create
regulation which can give confidence and, in turn, foster a healthy gambling
Read the speech in full.
CONTACT: Press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Hoosier Lottery Releases the Frenzy!
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (February 7,
2017) -- Today, the Hoosier Lottery launches a new family of games called
Frenzy Multiplier where players could instantly win up to $1 million and
"Release the Frenzy!"
Winter can be a little...ho-hum.
With the new Frenzy Multiplier Scratch-offs from the Hoosier Lottery, players
can beat those winter blahs with five different games loaded with prizes and
many ways to win. Players can purchase Frenzy Multiplier Scratch-offs at any
Hoosier Lottery retailer choosing from $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 Frenzy
Multiplier Scratch-off tickets. Frenzy Multiplier Scratch-offs are loaded with
$50, $100, $500, $5,000 and $10,000 prizes. Players "Release the Frenzy" by
matching their numbers to any of the winning numbers to win the prize shown. If
players reveal a multiplier symbol, they multiply their prize by that amount up
Prizes vary depending on which level
of Frenzy players choose, but the Frenzy does not stop there. Top prizes range
from $2,000 on the $1 $50 Frenzy Multiplier all the way up to $1 million on the
$20 $10,000 Frenzy Multiplier.
By entering non-winning Frenzy
Multiplier Scratch-off tickets at hoosierlottery.com through myLOTTERY, players
have the opportunity to win up to $100,000 in the Cash Frenzy 2nd Chance
Promotion. The price of each Frenzy Multiplier ticket determines the number of
2nd chance entries a player receives. The $1 $50 Frenzy Multiplier is worth one
entry while the $20 $10,000 Frenzy Multiplier is worth twenty. There is no
limit to the number of tickets a player may enter.
Players are invited to join the
Hoosier Lottery in "Releasing the Frenzy" at retail events all over the
State of Indiana. During the month of February, Frenzy promotions give players
an opportunity to spin the prize wheel and receive an entry into a drawing for
a $50 Frenzy prize basket. To participate, players purchase $5 in Frenzy
Multiplier Scratch-offs while attending the promotional event.
Click here for Frenzy promotion details.
Estimated Overall Odds for $1 $50
Frenzy 1 in 4.83, $2 $100 Frenzy 1 in 4.54, $5 $500 Frenzy 1 in 3.97, $10
$5000 Frenzy 1 in 3.60 and $20 $10,000 Frenzy 1 in 3.45. 2nd Chance Promotion
Odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.
here to download the Hoosier Lottery Mobile App.
ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:
Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The
Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million annually to local police and
firefighters' pensions and $30 million annually to the Teachers' Retirement
Fund. In fiscal year 2015, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $182.5 million to
the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit
www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook and Twitter. Download
Hoosier Lottery logos here.
CONTACT: Jerry Grider, Hoosier
Lottery Sr. Manager of Public Relations, T: 317-264-4676 office, E:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
Mexico Lottery Announces Over $5 Million in Total Prizes in New Scratcher
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (February 7,
2017) -- Four new Scratchers are on sale today, Super Tuesday.
Themed with images of cash and gold,
these four games total more than $5 million in prizes:
- Win Big features an explosion of
gold coins on a turquoise background with $100,000 top prizes;
- Super Triple 777 features bright
number 7s, a chance to win up to 20 times and a top prize of $50,000;
- Double Match has two ways to
play and two ways to win up to a top prize of $10,000; and
- Wild Doubler has been
spotted with wild top prizes of $5,000.
Also on sale are two new
holiday-themed Scratchers. Everyones sweetheart, Betty Boop,
returns with a heart-themed Scratcher featuring a chance to win $10,000.
Shes a perfect gift for your Valentine! And Lucky Chia Pet®
Scratchers have arrived to celebrate St. Patricks Day.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery
has raised $719 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 www.nmlottery.com.
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638,
(800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, Email: email@example.com
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Florida Lotto® Free Ticket Wins One Lucky Player $12
This jackpot generated
more than $9.6 million for education!
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (February 7,
2017) -- The Florida Lottery today announced that for the second time in its
history a FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot was won by a free FLORIDA LOTTO with
XTRA® ticket. Muhamed Omeranovic, 66, of Jacksonville, claimed the $12
million FLORIDA LOTTO® jackpot from the December 21, 2016, drawing, and
chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of
Players who match two winning
numbers on a FLORIDA LOTTO with XTRA ticket win a free FLORIDA LOTTO with XTRA
Quick Pick ticket for the next available drawing. The winning numbers drawn
were 2-4-7-21-34-48 and the XTRA number was 5.
The free FLORIDA LOTTO Quick Pick
ticket was generated from Ruts BP, located at 6923 Atlantic Boulevard in
Jacksonville. The retailer received a bonus commission of $60,000 for selling
the jackpot-winning FLORIDA LOTTO ticket. Total ticket sales for this jackpot
generated more than $9.6 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund
The next FLORIDA LOTTO drawing will
be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 11:15 p.m. ET, with a $3 million
jackpot. FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout
Drawings are also available for
viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the
Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
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, (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Touchdown! Long-time Panthers Fan Wins Season Tickets for 20
RALEIGH, North Carolina (February 7,
2017) -- Pamela Jamison of Dallas says she feels like shes scored a
touchdown after winning a pair of Panthers season tickets for 20 years.
Ive been cheering for
the Panthers ever since they started, Jamison said.
Jamison, the head cook at a truck
stop, won the tickets after she entered a $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off
ticket into the lotterys second-chance drawing.
When I entered my ticket, I
kept telling my husband, Wouldnt it be something if I
won, Jamison said. I cant believe I
She plans to use the tickets to
start a new tradition.
Ive got a lot of
family who are football fans, Jamison said. So Ill
take them with me.
She claimed her prize Tuesday at the
lotterys Charlotte regional office. Her entry was drawn from more than
This once-in-a-lifetime prize was
part of the states first Carolina Panthers ticket created by the N.C.
Education Lottery and Carolina Panthers. Other Panther fans and lottery players
also had big wins, including eight who won $200,000 instantly, and one who won
a VIP game experience at a Bank of America Stadium suite for himself and 15
Ticket sales from games like
Carolina Panthers made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $634
million for the state last year. For details on how lottery funds have made a
difference in Gaston County, click on the For Education
section of the lotterys website.
CONTACT: Kathleen Jacob, phone:
SOURCE: NC Education Lottery.
Strengthens Global Football Integrity Programme with Sportradar
ZURICH, Switzerland (February 3,
2017) -- FIFA has concluded an agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services
that will provide world footballs governing body with a full suite of
monitoring, education and intelligence services to further strengthen the
integrity of football around the globe.
Under the terms of the new
agreement, Sportradar, the global leader in match manipulation detection and
prevention, will use its award-winning Fraud Detection System to identify and
analyse any suspicious betting behaviour or patterns across a number of
international and domestic competitions around the world.
FIFA will work closely with the six
continental confederations (CONCACAF, CONMEBOL, CAF, UEFA, the AFC and the OFC)
that comprise FIFAs member associations to ensure that any findings are
provided to the appropriate organisations, and to support any relevant
follow-up action or disciplinary proceedings.
The monitoring activities will cover
various FIFA tournaments, including the FIFA World Cup and its
qualifiers, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the Olympic Football Tournaments and
all of its youth competitions, as well as a wide range of national leagues and
all confederation-run competitions.
In addition to monitoring and
detection services, FIFA will be able to call on Sportradars in-house
intelligence and investigation experts.
Sportradar will also deliver a full
range of fraud prevention services and provide a programme of educational
workshops and e-learning solutions, as well as a bespoke app to enable players,
coaches and staff to understand the importance of protecting the integrity of
football and the repercussions of fraudulent activities. The app will allow
them to confidentially and anonymously report any concerns.
Speaking about todays news,
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: Preserving the integrity of the
game is paramount to FIFA. Given that match manipulation is still a serious
concern for everyone who loves the game, FIFA will work with Sportradar, the
global leader in match manipulation detection and prevention, to invigorate and
enhance our integrity programme. FIFA is committed to tackling match
manipulation and protecting the integrity of football for players and
Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl added:
It is an incredible honour to stand side by side with FIFA and also
with all the confederations in a clear and unequivocal statement of intent and
resistance. We have worked hard to earn the trust of a whole range of
stakeholders across sport and of course football, and now we have the chance to
join up all that work, expertise and insight and to provide the game with such
a high level of monitoring and collaboration. We thank President Infantino and
his team for their trust and look forward to working together with FIFA at the
start of this new era.
Sportradar is a global leader in
understanding and leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for
its clients around the world.
The companys Integrity
Services operation provides the Fraud Detection System (FDS) to several
federations across 13 sports, including the AFC, UEFA, CONMEBOL, World Rugby,
the NHL and the NBA. This unique system allows the Integrity Services team to
monitor betting behaviour and patterns worldwide and to identify suspicious
activities. Those findings prove invaluable for sports federations and law
enforcement agencies that are looking to pinpoint match-fixers.
The Integrity Services also include
the Fraud Prevention Service (FPS), through which Sportradar offers educational
tools and services that have been delivered to leagues and clubs around the
world. These have been shown to increase awareness of illegal betting and match
manipulation among those involved in sport.
More than 800 businesses in over 80
countries rely on Sportradars data depth and quality services in their
daily business. Headquartered in Switzerland, Sportradar has offices in 30
other cities and employs over 1,650 highly experienced staff worldwide.
Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
Inspired Announce Expansive Virtual Sports Partnership with
Rollout of Inspireds
Virtual Sports products to leading Greek operator is expected to commence in
1st Half of Calendar 2017
NEW YORK and LONDON (February 3,
2017) -- Inspired Entertainment Inc. (Inspired) (NASDAQ: INSE), a
leading provider of Virtual Sports, Mobile Games and SBG Video Lottery, today
announced that it expects to begin to deploy its Virtual Sports products in
Greece, following OPAPs reiteration of an agreement first announced in
Inspired will work as a technology
supplier to the leading Greek betting and lottery operator, deploying its
Virtual Sports products both online and across OPAPs extensive retail
network. The rollout, currently expected to commence in the 1st Half of
Calendar 2017, will initially focus on Virtual Football (soccer), with other
sports planned to follow.
Luke Alvarez, President and CEO of
Inspired, commented, Inspired is enormously excited by the Virtual
Sports market opportunity in Greece and were delighted to be working as a
key supplier to OPAP as it works to realize its 2020
About Inspired Entertainment,
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 35,000 venues and on over 100 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
EveryMatrix and Norsk Tipping Officially Ink the Deal for the
Gaming Integration Platform
HAMAR, Norway (February 3, 2017) --
Following the December 2016 announcement that the procurement for Norsk
Tippings Gaming Integration Platform has been awarded to EveryMatrix, the
contract between EveryMatrix and the Norwegian State Lottery has officially
been signed in Hamar, Norway.
Norsk Tipping is the exclusive legal
provider of lottery, sports, and instant games in the Norwegian market. Ever
since Norsk Tipping started 60 years ago, the profit from companys
operations was channelled back to the Norwegian sport and cultural sector.
In order to boost their casino
offering, Norsk Tipping issued a public tender which saw 10 other suppliers
taking part. Following a competitive process, EveryMatrix has been selected to
supply the service, platform and integration for several casino brands,
including IGT, NetEnt, Quickspin, Novomatic, Magnet Gaming and Scientific Games
via the CasinoEngine platform.
EveryMatrix has done an
excellent job by offering a rich and flexible solution that meets our present
requirements. In conjunction with their competitive price model, EveryMatrix
provides a solution catering for efficient integration to our different game
vendors, scalability and redundancy, all operated in our own hosting
environment. said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of VLT and iGaming in
Per the present agreement,
EveryMatrix assumes responsibility for operational services and content
provider support for the contract period, which can be extended for up to 12
We have deployed important
people and financial resources in the last two years to rebuild our gaming
platform and improve our integration methods, always seeking the right balance
between technology, product features, flexibility and a competitive price
model. Norsk Tipping win is a confirmation of such. The team is proud of this
win and we are delighted to be partnering with Norwegian State Lottery. We look
forward to working with the team to deliver CasinoEngine platform and the most
competitive casino product to their customers. said Ebbe Groes,
CasinoEngine -- one of the most
successful EveryMatrix products at the moment is the largest content
aggregator on the market today integrating more than 50 gaming vendors and
delivering 4,000 games from top casino brands.
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