Signs Contract to Provide Instant Ticket Printing Services to New Games Lottery
LONDON, U.K. (March 28, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced that
its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has entered into a three-year
instant ticket printing contract with New Games Limited (New
Games), the National Lottery in Bulgaria. The Lottery, which was
established in 2012, generated approximately 700 million tickets in 2016, and
has experienced continuous growth in sales since its inception.
I can see a great synergy
with New Games and its team of passionate gamers, as together, we will work to
continue building the Lotterys instant ticket portfolio by offering
superior products and solutions to their players, said Walter Bugno,
IGT CEO, International.
We are excited to be able
to participate in the continuous growth of the lottery business in Bulgaria,
and look forward to working with New Games to continue generating increased
revenues year over year."
We are pleased to be
partnering with IGT, one of the most reputable and innovative organizations in
our industry. We look forward to leveraging IGTs expertise in the
industry. With their support, we look forward to bringing our instant ticket
business to a new level and continuing our significant growth and momentum in
the Bulgarian market," said Milen Ganev, New Games CEO.
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
For more information, please visit:
Robert K. Vincent,
Corporate Communications, toll
free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
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Scientific Games Brings World's Best Gaming Experiences to
Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention 2017, April 12-13 in San
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 28, 2017) --
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") will showcase the industry's most expansive portfolio of gaming
technology solutions for tribal casinos at the National Indian Gaming
Association's Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention ("NIGA") 2017, April
12-13 in San Diego, California.
Scientific Games Chief Executive
Officer Kevin Sheehan said, "Tribal gaming is such an important part of our
industry and our business. We look forward to connecting with our tribal casino
partners at NIGA and highlighting our newest and most innovative solutions
designed to empower our customers by driving revenue, operational efficiencies,
and player engagement across land-based, mobile and online channels."
At NIGA, Scientific Games one
of the leading global providers of slot platforms, game content, table-game
products, casino-management system solutions, and a 360-degree view of the
player will demonstrate new and exciting solutions to empower player
engagement and operating efficiencies while driving revenue.
From its games portfolio, Scientific
Games will display entertaining new game titles on a variety of its leading
slot platforms, demonstrating the breadth of its library for all types of
players and every size of casino.
The entire TwinStar family of
innovative and industry-leading cabinets, along with an array of game content,
will be on display, including the TwinStar, TwinStar Slant and the newest
additions the TwinStar J43 with a unique, J-curved portrait monitor and
the new mechanical-reel TwinStar 3RM.
Scientific Games' player-favorite
licensed branded content takes center stage in the Company's slot exhibit,
featuring THE GODFATHER®, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION, THE SIMPSONS,
SPIDER-MAN, TETRIS and WILLY WONKA.
The Company will offer hands-on
demonstrations of its most cutting-edge solutions for everything from big data
to cashless to management of multiple disparate systems for integrated player
data and player rewards.
A key highlight will be the
iVIEW®4 In-Game Display Manager, a major advancement in the use of
on-device messaging. The iVIEW4 system features state-of-the-art web widgets
and connectivity to web services, enabling opportunities for casinos to
communicate with their players like never before.
Scientific Games, the world leader
in proprietary table games, shufflers, chip sorters and other utility products,
will showcase exciting innovations at NIGA including ZAPPIT Blackjack
with Blazing 7's Blackjack Progressive; Power Suit Poker; and
ShuffleStar, a groundbreaking, low-profile front-loading shuffler that
shuffles four to eight decks continuously and features a revolutionary
high-speed flat-dealing shoe and sophisticated card recognition using two
Nothing exemplifies Scientific
Games' leading-edge hardware innovation better than PRIZM GameTable, an
industry-first in integrating electronic table games and slots and a NIGA
must-see. The pioneeering social gaming table, debuting with Lighting
Launch Roulette, features a 65-inch 4K display that serves as both the
player interface and a table with seating for four.
SG Interactive will offer live
demonstrations of its enhanced SG Universe, a comprehensive, proprietary
product suite featuring the Mobile Concierge platform, Play4Fun Network
social casino, and Core Systems Integration technology. SG Universe is the only
solution in the industry to offer integration with player-loyalty systems for a
true 360-degree view of the player in the casino, online, and on-the-go. For
more information, visit Scientific Games at NIGA 2017 in booth No. 1334.
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.
Vice President, Investor
T: +1 702-532-7663
T: +1 702-532-7981
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Enters the World of Online Betting
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (March 27,
2017) -- Sazka enters the world of online betting. Plans to expand the
portfolio, wants to reach new target groups.
In connection with the new law
enters the lottery company Sazka into the world of online betting. "This is
for us to begin a new important stage. Sazka has not only standard retail
brand, but will become available in the online environment. Now we want to
focus on expanding the existing portfolio and reach new target groups,
"says Ale Veselý, Marketing Director bet.
Following the entry into online
betting changing Sazka 's logo, which will no longer be divided separately from
the logotype company name. Emphasis is placed on advanced 3D design and
dynamism. The new logo created London studio Sheerman Blunt, who is author also
visual identity group KKCG, to which belongs Sazka.
Sazka offers opportunities for
online betting since 23 March, when it launched a new umbrella gaming portal
www.sazka.cz , where will be possible to offer lottery tickets, competitions
and odds betting. Other products will be gradually supplemented by acquired
licenses. Its offer will be online from April communicate two parallel
campaigns, the first of which will support the lottery, the second course
betting, associated under the brand Sazka Bet.
Campaign lottery with claimem "We
fulfill dreams and online" will communicate primarily convenience and
accessibility of online products to reach new players. Will run on television
and the Internet. Groups at stations Nova and Prima will be deployed 30s image
spots to complement other variants 15s to Sportka and Eurojackpot. "Basic spot
is modular. As we add more products, we spot edit, "says Ale
Veselý that gradually will be communicated card, table games and other
entertainment and Fantasy football. The campaign was created in-house
production company provided Savage, directed by Danish director Johan Stahl.
Brand Sazka Bet promote the campaign
on television, in print and on the Internet, which in style combined with
animated infographics player communicates primarily benefits a simple online
betting. Image spots to be added tactical spots to be seen on the
sports-oriented channels - Czech TV Nova Sport and Sport. "Our ambition is to
be a single-digit share of which in the field of odds betting yet we get to
double-digit rates," says Ale Veselý. Under this campaign is
signed agency Prague Bistro, the production company Cinq visuals directed
commercials Jiří Horenský.
Sazka Bet also this year a
partnership connects two football teams Sparta Praha and Viktoria Plzen. Next
year, we plan to Sazka's activities in football spread.
"Entry into the online
environment is reflected in our media mix. From today's 20% share will increase
our use of online media. Yoy will also increase total media investments,
"says Ale Veselý. Online betting should be on the volume of sales
a year to form a double-digit share. However, the results are by Sazka depend
on the granting of licenses by the Ministry of Finance.
INTRALOT Announces A Healthy Revenue (+7.1%) and EBITDA (+6.6%)
Growth in Fiscal Year 2016
ATHENS, Greece (March 30, 2017) --
INTRALOT SA(RIC: INLr.AT, Bloomberg: INLOTGA),an international gaming solutions
and operations leader, announces its financial results for the twelve-month
period ending December 31st, 2016, prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Commenting on the FY 2016 Results
INTRALOT Group CEO Antonios Kerastaris noted:
The strongly positive
results of 2016 in both growth and profitability reflect important
transformations that have taken place over the past couple of years across
operational capabilities, project management, cost structure, and Products and
Services portfolio investments. A series of M&A transactions greatly
enhanced our business development potential through strong local partnerships
and diversified portfolio offering. The past year was also marked by tremendous
improvements in INTRALOTs financial structure in a way that secures
future savings and a clear funding horizon until 2021 while affirming
international investors confidence in future value
- Reported consolidated revenues increased by 7.1%
compared to the prior year; this led to total revenues for the twelve-month
period ending in December 31st, 2016, to 1,323.6m. Revenues in 4Q16
increased by 7.5% compared to the same period last year, driven by the
increased sports betting revenues in Bulgaria and the consolidation of the
recently acquired Bulgarian lottery company, Eurobet, after 1H16.
- The increase in Fiscal Year 2016 derives from:
+155.4m in East Europe due to increased sales in Bulgaria and Turkey,
+21.6m in North America driven by the sale of self-service lottery
terminals and the largest Powerball Jackpot in history. Revenue increases were
partially counterbalanced by decreased sales of -57.8m in Asia due to
lower sales in Azerbaijan where the local currency suffered severe devaluation,
and -36.9m in South America due to the considerable devaluation of the
local Argentinian currency and softer sales in Jamaica and Brazil.
- Adjusting for Eurobets first time
consolidation, total revenues for the twelve-month period ending in December
31st, 2016, shaped to 1,295.8m (+4.9% in y-o-y)
- Constant currency basis: In Fiscal Year 2016,
revenuesnet of the negative FX impact of 148.5mreached
1,472.1m (+19.2% y-o-y), while in 4Q16 revenuesnet of the negative
FX impact of 36.4mwere shaped at 402.5m (+18.2% y-o-y).
- Numerical Games are the largest contributors to our
top line, comprising 41.9% of our revenues, followed by Sports Betting
contributing 41.6% to Group turnover. Technology contracts accounted for 10.9%
and VLTs/AWPs represented 3.0% of Group turnover while Racing constituted the
2.6% of total revenues for the Fiscal Year 2016.
During the twelve-month period
ending December 31st, 2016, INTRALOT systems handled 23.4b of worldwide
wagers (from continuing operations), a 1.0% y-o-y increase. Africas
wagers increased by 23.6%, North Americas wagers increased by 8.4%, East
Europes by 1.7%, and West Europes by 0.4% while South American
wagers decreased by 7.2%, and Asias wagers decreased by 4.1%.
PAYOUT/ GROSS MARGIN /
OPERATING INCOME / OPEX
- The Payout ratio in FY16 increased by 3.5pps vs.
FY15 (70.2% vs. 66.7%) primarily due to Bulgaria, Jamaica & Malta. At the
same time, GGR increased by 3.5% as the sales increase in our B2B/B2G contracts
fully balanced the augmented payout effect. In 4Q16, the Payout ratio increased
by 2.8pps. vs. 4Q15 (due to Bulgaria, Poland and Jamaica), while GGR increased
by 1.5%, fueled by improved sales in our B2B/ B2G contracts.
- The Gross profit margin wasshaped at 17.6% in FY16,
compared to 18.9% in FY15, negatively affected primarily by the increased
payout with margin expansions in the US, and the Netherlands partially
mitigating the Gross profit margin shortfall. Overall, Gross Profit decreased
slightly from 2015 levels (-0.3%).
- Other operatingincome in FY16 totaled33.1m
compared to 23.1m in FY15; posting an increase of 43.3%, including a
non-recurring income in Australia due the Victoria State Lawsuit successful
settlement in 4Q16.
- Total operating expensesincreased slightly by 0.5%,
to 158.3m. Excluding impairment losses, total operating expenses
decreased by 2.3% in line with our strategy to contain costs.
- EBITDA,from continuing operations, developed to
175.8m in FY16, posting an increase of 6.6% compared to FY15. EBITDA in
4Q16 was shaped at 51.6m, increasing by 18.6% y-o-y.
- On a yearly basis,EBITDA margin,from continuing
operations, remained steady at 13.3%, showcasing operating profitability
resilience as the Group fully absorbed a payout ratio increase of 3.5pps.
- Constant currency basis: In FY16 EBITDA, net of the
negative FX impact of 23.0m, reached 198.8m (+20.6% y-o-y); while
in 4Q16 EBITDA, net of the negative FX impact of 5.7m, concluded at
57.3m (+31.6% y-o-y).
EBT / NIATMI
- EBT in FY16 totaled 4.8m compared to
47.9m in FY15. In 4Q16 EBT was -14.2m compared to 16.1m in
4Q15 (-30.3m), negatively affected by higher net financial costs
(18.9m) mainly due to the bond refinancing and increased impairment/
write-offs (29.1m) in the last quarter of 2016
- Constant currency basis: In FY16 EBΤ, net of a
negative FX impact, reached 22.4m from 44.3m in FY15; while in 4Q16
EBT, net of a negative FX impact, was shaped at -13.4m from 13.8m
- NIATMI from continuing operations in FY16 concluded
at -71.7m compared to -41.7m in FY15, while in 4Q16 it was
-38.4m compared to -6.0m in 4Q15.
- Constant currency basis: NIATMI from continuing
operations in FY16, net of a negative FX impact, reached -68.4m from
-45.7m in FY15, while in 4Q16 it was shaped at -40.9m from
-9.4m in 4Q15.
- Operating Cash-flow increased significantly in FY16
at 168.1m vs. 113.8m in FY15. The growth is mainly attributed to WC
improvement (+46.8m vs. FY2015) both due to efficient management and WC
- Net Capex in FY16 was 62.9m compared to
68.7m in FY15. Major Capex items in FY16 include investments in R&D
(including Competence Centers) of 17.4m, in our US business totaling
11.4m, in Chile 6.2m, and 27.9m additions in all other
- Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period
decreased by 112.2m vs. LY as a result of debt repayment (-95.1m),
the refinancing expenses (-22.0m) and dividend distribution to minority
interests (-42.1m) in part offset by the net M&A proceeds
(+19.0m) as well as the cash generated from the normal course of business
- Net debt,as of December 31st, 2016, developed to
494.9mup 17.3mcompared to the same period last year. In the 4th
quarter, Net Debt dropped by 38.9m, driven by the Peru transaction
- As of 31.12.2016 the Company didnt hold any
of our bonds.
RECENT/ SIGNIFICANT COMPANY
- New products and services that were developed
within 2016 and installed for multiple clients include:
Proton: a next generation,
all-in-one Lottery terminal, designed for extremely limited space
Mobile Lottery: an innovative,
patent awarded, mobile application that enables participation in all games,
anytime, anywhere, and allows operators to offer and monetize the lottery
experience on mobile devices;
Native Mobile Betting applications
(iOS, Android) with real money gaming;
Pulse Player: a complete gaming CRM
system that includes an advanced Player Account Management system and a
superior Marketing Tools suite, covering both online and retail operations
across all platforms.
- At the end of February of 2017, INTRALOT renewed
its Idaho Lottery contract, following a competitive selection process, for
another 10 years on improved terms.
- In March 2017, INTRALOT and AMELCO announced the
signing of a definitive agreement for a strategic partnership to develop a
suite of next-generation sports betting products. The partnership will combine,
in a single solution, INTRALOTs strong retail expertise with
AMELCOs state of the art online betting platform, which is currently used
by numerous leading sports betting operators around the world. This is expected
to provide INTRALOT's sports betting product a significant boost in all of its
betting operations, both B2C and B2B/ B2G.
- Revenues from Operation contracts (licenses)
increased by 5.8% mainly due to higher revenues in Bulgaria, Malta, and Poland,
partially counterbalanced by the performance of Azerbaijan, Jamaica, Argentina,
- Sales from Management contracts posted an increase
of 17.1% mainly driven by the performance of Turkey and Morocco.
- Revenues from HW sales and facilities management
increased by 8.7% mainly due to increased revenues in the US and Australia; the
effect was partially counterbalanced by the revenues in Argentina, an IT
contract in Malaysia, and the revenues from the Hellenic Lotteries.
INTRALOT Parent company
Revenues for the period decreased by
14.4% to 65.5m.The sales contraction is primarily driven by the lower
revenues in Malaysia (due to one-off IT sales in the first half of 2015) and
the lower revenues from the Hellenic Lotteries (due to one-off sales of
equipment in the first half of 2015).
EBITDA decreased to -0.5m from
45.7m in FY15. The considerable EBITDA variance is mainly driven by the
less Intragroup provisions reversals in 2016 vs. 2015 (23.0m) and higher
Intragroup provisions in 2016 (12.0m) followed by the aforementioned
Earnings After Taxes (EAT) shaped at
-0.4m from -3.6m in FY15.
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 55 regulated jurisdictions around the globe.
With 1.32 billion turnover and
a global workforce of approximately 5,300 employees (3,450 of which in
subsidiaries and 1,850 in associates) in 2016, INTRALOT is an innovation
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience.
The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations
across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise.
Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an
integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions
& services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive,
VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting
games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and
interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its
global lottery operations.
For more information CONTACT: Ms.
Dimitra Tzimou email@example.com, Corporate Relations Manager, or Investors
Relation Dept. firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone:
+30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Kentucky Lottery Sales Dip Slightly, But Proceeds to State
Remain on Course
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 24,
2017) -- In todays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations
(KLCs) board of directors, updates were given on both ticket sales and
the search for a new president and CEO.
Year-to-date sales thru February
were $639.6 million, which is $24 million (3.6%) less than the same period last
year and $21.6 million (3.3%) less than budgeted. The number from last year is
somewhat inflated as the KLC was just coming off the world record-breaking $1.6
billion Powerball jackpot. The main issue in the decline, according to KLC Vice
President and Corporate Controller Maggie Garrison, is softness in the
lotterys scratch off ticket products. Instant ticket sales are
off almost $16 million from last year, and are down $22.6 million from
budget, according to Garrison. However, changes to the
product are starting to result in positive sales."
Sales for March are already showing
improvement. Our scratch-off ticket sales in March are ahead of budget
so far, and thats before the launch of Big Money, the largest physical
ticket weve ever sold on March 27th, Garrison said. We
feel our efforts to improve sales are really coming together, and well
see that in the remaining months of the fiscal year.
Even though sales are down, lower
than budgeted prize payouts and operating expenses have helped the KLCs
bottom line. Our income before transfer of dividends thru February was
$161.3 million, said the KLCs Executive Vice President & CFO
Howard Kline. Despite the shortfall in our sales, were on track
to hit the proceeds number expected by the Commonwealth. He also
announced that sales since inception of the KLC recently surpassed the $18
billion mark and $4.8 billion in earned income for state.
Board Chair Mark Sommer updated the
group on the process of the search for a new president and CEO for the
organization. He said the final tally for candidates was 660, that the search
committee has narrowed down the list to a small group of candidates they will
soon interview, and then pass along finalists to the governors office for
their decision. This search has been both significant and detailed,
and were pleased with the overwhelming interest in the
position, said Sommer. We remain very optimistic that
well have strong candidates to present to Governor Bevin for his
consideration in a few weeks.
In other business, the board
approved contract renewals with:
- Smartplay International for draw machine
- Garron Lottery Products for draw machine
balls and machine maintenance;
- Gaming Laboratories International for
lottery ball testing, random number generator evaluation and related
- Blue & Company for draw audit and
related services, and;
- Goldberg Simpson, LLC and Valenti Hanley,
PLLC for legal services.
The board also approved a new
contract with Software House International Corporation for STRATA software
online services, along with rules and regulations for 13 instant games, seven
Instant Play games, and amended Keno draw rules.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be June 16. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM EDT, and
will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in Louisville.
Committee meetings will begin at 8:00 AM EDT.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned more
than $4.8 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and literacy programs.
Visit www.kheaa.com to find out more
about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOUTCE: Kentucky Lottery Corporation
NOVOMATIC Americas to Showcase Latest Products to Tribal Gaming
Customers at NIGA
USA (March 22, 2017) -- Come Lounge
Around NOVOMATIC Americas: Supported by the NOVOMATIC Group, NOVOMATIC Americas
is looking forward to highlighting its latest product innovations on Booth #633
at the National Indian Gaming Associations upcoming trade show NIGA 2017.
On April 10-13 at the San Diego Convention Center, NOVOMATIC Americas will
showcase its impressive portfolio of electronic gaming products.
For the first time at NIGA 2017,
Tribal Gaming customers will experience NOVOMATICs impressive V.I.P.
cabinets NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal, NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II and V.I.P.
Lounge as well as the DOMINATOR® Curve. These will be
presented alongside a variety of new slot content, electronic table games and
interactive tournament offerings.
This years NIGA show
presents a great opportunity to showcase our significant development efforts
and our evolving product portfolio, including slots, electronic tables and
social gaming, said Rick Meitzler, CEO NOVOMATIC Americas.
NIGA is our opportunity to also demonstrate our deep commitment to the
Tribal Gaming community and to feature our specific product evolution, content
innovation and portfolio growth.
Center stage at the NOVOMATIC
Americas booth will be the V.I.P. cabinets next to the DOMINATOR® Curve for
an impressive content preview. For gaming in epic style, the NOVOSTAR®
V.I.P. Royal, with its 65 upright full HD LED curved screen, will present
Asian Fortunes in a stunning HD visual format. The V.I.P. focus continues
with the V.I.P. Lounge that delivers a compelling gaming experience that
enhances the suite of premium game content including beautifully designed
features on games like Dancing Dragons, Freibier!, Hold your
Horses and Globe Roulette.
The NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II brings a
big slot attraction onto the gaming floor and will feature at NIGA with the new
high denomination Book of Ra HD and Dancing Dragons. The striking
DOMINATOR® Curve, with its vertical 40" full HD curve touchscreen, will
feature a host of new titles for 2017. Additionally, JackPOP!,
JackPOW!, Treasures of Tut and Pharaohs Run will make
An expanded electronic table games
offering will also be presented and feature Black Jack, Roulette, Sic Bo and
Baccarat, as well as multi-game slots. NOVO LINE Novo Unity II offers
virtual versions of the most popular electronic table games and slots in
multiple configuration options. These games enhance the most successful
electronic table game titles with a remarkable visual player appeal.
The Reel Tournament version
World Championship of Slots (WCOS) continues to evolve with new content,
and the latest version will be on display at NIGA. An interactive strategy
Gamble Feature and big game show competition feel add to the excitement, and
the Risk it all strategy revolutionizes slot competitions. An all
new entertainment experience for players, WCOS features a new dimension in slot
competition. Guests are invited to stop by the NOVOMATIC Americas Booth #633 to
play for prizes.
With the success of the social
online casino for Foxwoodss Resort Casino and the recent launch of
PlayTIcasino for Treasure Island Resort & Casino, the team of
Greentube Pro will be in the NOVOMATIC Americas booth to discuss its social
casino products. Greentube Pro offers a wealth of NOVOMATIC and other
successful land-based slot titles in a play-for-fun format and will be
available to discuss custom options for Tribal Gaming customers.
This is an exciting year
for NOVOMATIC Americas and our Tribal Gaming customers. Tribal Gaming
innovators and decision makers are on hand and we take tremendous pride in our
Tribal Gaming development focus and expanding product presence, added
Meitzler. Weve grown in a strategic and thoughtful way and continue
to demonstrate our development commitment to all aspects of Tribal
About NOVOMATIC Americas
NOVOMATIC Americas is a fast-growing
gaming supplier and division of the global gaming group NOVOMATIC Gaming
Industries. NOVOMATIC Americas leverages the design, market research and
experience of the Austrian Groups R&D departments to create
market-specific products that are tailor-made for the North American and
Caribbean jurisdictions. The NOVOMATIC Americas product range includes slot
machines for Class III and VLT/VGT markets, electronic table games, casino
management systems and ancillary services. Due to its pedigree as part of one
of the biggest integrated gaming conglomerates in the world, NOVOMATIC Americas
understands the needs of its customers and thus is able to act as a long-term
partner in numerous fields of the industry beyond being just a supplier.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 29,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and
exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries.
The Group operates more than 260,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,800 plus
gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC Americas.
Wonka Golden Ticket Mania is Sweeping the State!
New Texas Lottery®
scratch ticket offers chance to win trip to Las Vegas and a chance to win up to
AUSTIN, Texas (March 22, 2017) --
Texas Lottery® players have the opportunity to find a winning Golden Ticket
with the launch of the Texas Lotterys newest game, WILLY WONKA
The new scratch ticket offers
players the chance to win up to $250,000 instantly or enter non-winning tickets
into promotional second-chance drawings for the chance to enter the BILLION
DOLLAR CHALLENGE. The WILLY WONKA
GOLDEN TICKET scratch ticket can be
found at Texas Lottery retailers across the state.
We know our players will
enjoy this game and the possibility of finding a winning Golden
Ticket, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
This is the first time a
scratch ticket game has offered the possibility of winning a $1 billion
Twenty people will win trips to Las
Vegas from each of the four promotional second-chance drawings. Trip winners
will then participate in the BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE where theyll
have the chance to play for cash prizes and win up to $1 billion.
The $10 WILLY WONKA GOLDEN
TICKET is a supersized scratch ticket, measuring 12 inches by 8 inches and
features three separate games on one ticket.
Our supersized tickets are
very popular with players and we anticipate this game will be successful in
generating revenue for Texas education, said Grief.
The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET
offers eight top prizes of $250,000 and overall odds of winning any instant-win
cash prize are one in 3.46, including break-even prizes.
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About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $25 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $50 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $20 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which
supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature,
certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for
Veterans Assistance. Since the first veterans themed scratch ticket
game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $74
million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including:
- Lotto Texas®
- All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®
- Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five®
- Texas Triple
- Chance and scratch ticket games.
For more information, visit us on
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at: www.txlottery.org.
SOURCE: Texas Lottery.
Michigan Lottery Players Can Score Big with Home Run
Michigan (March 24, 2017) -- The
Michigan Lottery has teamed up with Major League Baseball® and the Detroit
Tigers for the Home Run Riches raffle that will have Lottery players
swinging for the fences this summer!
Starting Sunday, fans may purchase
tickets for the Home Run Riches raffle at Lottery retailers. Players may
purchase a single play for $5 each, five plays for $20, 15 plays for $50, or 40
plays for $100.
Tickets for the raffle will be sold
until May 17. The jackpot drawing for Home Run Riches will take place on May
Each ticket for the 50/50 raffle
offers a chance to win a jackpot which grows with every ticket sold.
Additionally, bonus drawings will be
conducted on April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3. Each bonus drawing will award one
World Series® trip for two, and one Detroit Tigers 2018 season ticket
package for two. Players automatically are entered in the bonus drawings when
they purchase their tickets. Players will be eligible for all bonus drawings
after they purchase their Home Run Riches tickets, so the earlier they buy, the
more chances they have to win. Players who win the bonus drawings still will be
eligible for the jackpot drawing.
Winners of the 2017 World Series
trip prize will receive:
- Two tickets to game two, three, or four of the 2017
- Round-trip coach airfare for two people to World
Series host city (as applicable)
- Round-trip ground transportation between
destination airport and hotel (as applicable)
- Hotel accommodations for two nights
- $500 for spending money and transportation between
the hotel and game
- One 2017 World Series merchandise gift
Winners of the Detroit Tigers 2018
season ticket packages will receive two lower baseline box season tickets and
one parking pass for the regular season home schedule.
An online version on the Home Run
Riches game will be available at MichiganLottery.com. Beginning Monday, fans
will have a chance to win up $60,000 playing Home Run Riches online.
Fans will earn one entry into an
online bonus drawing each day they play the game within each entry period.
Bonus drawings will award 2017 World Series trips for two, and Detroit Tigers
2018 season ticket packages for two.
Entry periods and drawing dates
- March 27 April 24 (Draw Date: April 26)
- April 25 May 29 (Draw Date: May 31)
- May 30 July 5 (Draw Date: July 7)
- July 6 August 7 (Draw Date: August 9)
Major League Baseball trademarks and
copyrights are used with permission of the applicable MLB® entity. All
SOURCE: The Michigan Lottery.
Government to Amend Racing Act 2003
Live betting during races
to be introduced
Press Release: New Zealand
Government, Hon Nathan Guy, Minister of Racing
NEW ZEALAND (March 23, 2017) --
Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act
2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.
These changes will help
create a more level playing field for the TAB in the face of offshore
competition, and ensure that offshore operators pay their fair share back to
our communities, says Mr Guy.
By law, the New Zealand
Racing Board (NZRB) is the only New Zealand-based provider of racing and sports
betting via the TAB.
This system ensures any
proceeds from gambling go back to the local sporting and racing activities that
make that gambling possible in the first place, and that punters operate within
a regulatory framework that minimises gambling harm.
However, a growing number
of New Zealanders are now gambling through offshore betting agencies who make
no contribution back to our communities.
These offshore operators
use New Zealand race information for their bets without paying a royalty back
to our industry for their use. Also, by not contributing any profits back to
our communities, these operators are able at work at an unfair advantage to the
A Working Group found that
in 2015, about 40,000 New Zealanders turned over $518 million offshore with $58
million in losses this represents potential lost revenue of up to $45
million for local racing and sports organisations. The Working Group also found
that these figures are likely to grow.
Having consulted with the
public, the Government is now preparing a Bill to amend the Racing Act 2003 to
help keep the TAB competitive and retain New Zealand customers, and ensure that
offshore operators pay their fair share back to our communities.
The proposed changes include:
- Enabling the introduction of an information charge
for offshore gambling operators using New Zealand race data. This is akin to a
royalty fee for the use of racing products.
- Enabling the introduction of a consumption charge
for offshore gambling operators accepting bets from New Zealand. This charge
reflects New Zealands position that proceeds from betting should be
returned to the community.
- The removal of the prohibition on the TAB taking
bets during a race. Currently bets can only be placed on other sports
- The removal of the restriction that requires the
TAB to offer bets only on sports represented by National Sporting
The rate of the fees will be set in
subsequent regulation and will be subject to consultation. However the
Government expects each of the charges to be in line with two per cent of
turnover, as recommended by the Working Group.
The Government has referred the
Working Groups proposal of permitting betting on novelty prediction
events to a wider review of gambling being undertaken by the Minister for
These changes are not
designed to get more people gambling - its about recognising the value of
New Zealand events to offshore operators, and attracting New Zealand money
currently gambled overseas back within our framework. This will help support
local racing and sports.
Changes are also being proposed to
the formula in the Act that determines how the proceeds of betting are
allocated to the racing and sports sectors.
The NZRB and Sport New
Zealand have negotiated a new formula, which is based on net betting revenue
(NBR). Payments to sport would be calculated after GST, gambling duty and the
problem gambling levy are deducted.
The new formula will
account for the growth in sports betting. It will provide a greater return to
sports organisations, while still benefitting racing as sports betting
continues to grow in popularity.
A Bill is now being prepared for
introduction to House as soon as practicable.
The New Zealand racing industry is a
major contributor to the economy, generating $1.6 billion in gross domestic
product and providing for 17,000 full-time jobs.
SOURCE: Press Release: New Zealand
Government, Hon Nathan Guy, Minister of Racing.
Systems to Showcase Products at Feria Internacional del
MALTA (March 24, 2017) -- Win
Systems, a leading technology supplier for the gaming and entertainment
industry, will showcase its innovative product range at Feria Internacional del
Win Systems will be hosted on stand
C3 by EGASA, its exclusive distributor for slots and gaming machines in Spain.
The stand will see its full suite of casino solutions including WIGOS,
Intellia and WinUp, as well as recently acquired Gold Clubs
S2 gaming cabinets and the state-of-the-art Lumina and Clover electronic
Gold Club products will be on show
at Feria de Madrid, and Spanish casino operators will be able to see how the
distribution partnership between Win Systems and EGASA can benefit their own
Senior personnel from Win Systems
will be on-hand throughout the show to demonstrate the running of the products
and detail how best to integrate them into your business.
After recent successful shows at ICE
Totally Gaming and the Irish Gaming Show, Win Systems looks to carry momentum
into Q2 and build on its current partnerships in the country.
With new product developments to
come and business partnerships to be established at Feria del Juego, Win
Systems are actively looking to consolidate its position as one of the leading
providers of technology and systems for casinos.
Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems,
said: We have had an excellent start to the year with many business
opportunities arising at ICE and we are looking to build on this in
Feria del Juego is a key
event for us because of our Spanish links and we are looking forward to showing
how our partnership with EGASA can benefit those in Spain, as well as operators
in other countries.
We encourage all delegates
at the show to visit us for a demo and experience what will be some of the most
innovative products at the event.
Win Systems are on EGASAs
stand C3 at the Feria Internacional del Juego 2017. To organise a meeting
please send an email to email@example.com or call +34 935 308
About Win Systems
WIN SYSTEMS is a global technology
provider for the gaming and entertainment industry. The company specializes in
systems and services for casinos and lotteries, gaming devices and server based
video lottery terminals (VLTs).
WIN offers a full range of
technology services, including design, programming, installation, operation and
maintenance of its systems.
Win Systems has an extensive
track-record of offering the best in class information management systems,
recognized throughout the world for providing superior real-time control,
stability and reliability for land-based casinos, lotteries, and route
In 2016, Win Systems acquired Gold
Club, a global developer and provider of gaming machines and electronic
roulette with a presence in over 50 countries worldwide.
The result of the acquisition is an
emerging leader in the global gaming industry with a significant footprint in
Europe, South Africa and the Americas.
The company is continuously
evolving, refining and expanding its product line ahead of market demands,
setting trends and creating tools that are becoming essential for its
customers successful operations.
For more information:
www.winsystemsintl.com || +1 212 206 9325 || Tw: @win_systems.
SOURCE: Win Systems.
Draw Lottery Games Launch in South Australia! Are you feeling
SOUTH AUSTRALIA (March 27, 2017) --
Ever had a lucky feeling today could be your day? Lucky Lotteries, has launched
today in South Australia and offers two brand new games!
From today SA Lotteries players can
join lottery customers in other states and purchase tickets into the Lucky
Lotteries games for the chance to make it their Lucky day.
SA Lotteries spokesperson Elissa
Lewis said SA Lotteries was always looking for ways it could provide its
customers with new and exciting games to play.
Unlike other lottery games
currently available for customers to play, Lucky Lotteries games are like a
raffle in that they only have a set amount of numbers per draw, Ms
Lucky Lotteries has two
games; the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot which is limited to 270,000 unique
numbers and the Lucky Lotteries Mega Jackpot which is limited to 200,000 unique
Once all available numbers
are sold, the winning numbers are randomly drawn.
One of the unique
characteristics about Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot and Lucky Lotteries Mega
Jackpot is in each draw there are thousands of guaranteed prizes from
free tickets through to a 1st prize of $100,000 and $200,000
Whether you choose to play
the Super Jackpot or Mega Jackpot, each game has 10 cash prize levels, 10
consolation prize levels and a chance to win the jackpot.
As luck would have it, you
have a great chance of winning!"
Ms Lewis explained that in addition
to the guaranteed prizes in every draw, Lucky Lotteries is also a jackpotting
Each game has two draws.
The first draw determines the guaranteed winning tickets and the second draw
determines the jackpot number, she explained.
If the jackpot number is
the same as any of the winning ticket numbers then the jackpot prize is won but
if not, the jackpot grows!
Unlike lotto-style games
where the top prize is often shared between winners, Lucky Lotteries is a draw
lottery where the jackpot winner takes the lot. This means the jackpot prize
can only be won by a unique Lucky Lotteries ticket number so winners never have
Its easy to play Lucky
Lotteries. Entries can be purchased at any SA Lotteries outlet just by asking
for a Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot ticket for $2.20 or a Lucky Lotteries Mega
Jackpot ticket for $5.50. Entries can also be purchased online at thelott.com
Australias official Lotteries.
To determine all the prize winners,
the Lucky Lotteries draws only take place when all the tickets in the draw have
sold out. This means any day can be your Lucky day.
SA Lotteries is the newest state to
join New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, ACT, Tasmania and the Northern
Territory for the chance to share in thousands of guaranteed prizes in every
Lucky Lotteries draw.
SA Lotteries always recommends
players register their entries to an Easiplay club card as it not only secures
their prize, but also ensures they can be contacted directly with news of a big
For more information please
0457 759 945
Public Relations Executive
0457 731 671
SOURCE: SA Lotteries.
Announce Alipay Lottery Channel Agreement
HONG KONG, SAR (March 24, 2017) --
AGTech Holdings Limited (AGTech) (SEHK code: 8279), an integrated
lottery technology and services company in the China lottery market and the
exclusive platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group for lottery has
entered into an agreement with Alipay to operate the Alipay Lottery Channel on
a 50:50 revenue sharing basis (after the deduction of taxes or expenses payable
to third party service providers or partners).
AGTech expects to generate revenues
in the following ways:
- AGTech shall distribute and sell regulated lottery
products on the Alipay Lottery Channel (in the event that and so long as it is
allowed under applicable laws and regulations in the PRC);
- By providing online activities and services which
are not subject to the applicable PRC lottery laws and regulations, including
information subscription and other content and games
The operation of the Alipay Lottery
Channel is expected to strengthen AGTechs online presence and its online
customer-base in preparation for the potential re-opening of the online lottery
This is in-line with AGTechs
long-term strategy and vision to tap into the online lottery market and to
distribute lottery and other games.
Alipay is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Ant Financial. Launched in 2004, Alipay.com currently has over 450 million
active users in China and beyond. Alipay.com was a pioneer in the
now-ubiquitous mobile payments market and remains the most popular online and
mobile payment tool in China.
Alipay.com has evolved from a
digital wallet to a lifestyle enabler. Users can hail a taxi, book a hotel, buy
movie tickets, pay utility bills, make appointments with doctors, or purchase
wealth management products directly from within the APP. In addition to online
payments, Alipay.com is expanding to in-store offline payments both inside and
outside of China. Over 2 million brick-andmortar merchants now accept
Alipay.com across China. In addition, Alipay.com enables in-store payments in
many markets popular with Chinese tourists around the world. As of December
2016, it is accepted in 70 countries and regions, with in-store payments
covering more than 100,000 retail stores. Tax reimbursement via Alipay.com is
supported in 24 countries and Alipay.com users can conduct transactions in 18
Ant Financial Services Group is
focused on serving small and micro enterprises as well as individuals. With the
mission to bring equal access to financial services to the world, Ant Financial
is dedicated to building a global open ecosystem of technology-driven financial
services while working with other financial institutions to support the future
financial needs of society. Businesses operated by Ant Financial Services Group
include Alipay, Ant Fortune, Zhima Credit and MYbank.
AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda
and its shares are listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange
of Hong Kong Limited (the Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 8279). The
Group is an integrated lottery technology and services company in the China
lottery market and is the exclusive platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial
Group for lottery. AGTech has a team of over 300 employees, and the footprint
of the Groups lottery business covers multiple provinces and
municipalities across China.
AGTechs vision and strategy is
to be a fully integrated service provider for the China lottery industry.
Its principal business activities
- Games and Systems: the development and supply of
lottery and other games, underlying software and advanced supporting
- Hardware: the development, sales and maintenance of
lottery hardware (terminals and other lottery-related equipment);
- Distribution: the sales and distribution of lottery
and other games;
- Ancillary Services: the provision of ancillary
AGTech is committed to applying
international management concepts and advanced technologies to the China
lottery industry along the entire value chain, covering lottery systems,
lottery hardware, lottery games, internet and mobile smart phone systems and
distribution, wireless network and streaming media, thereby providing
Chinas lottery authorities and millions of lottery players in China with
professional and integrated lottery services. AGTech also takes an active part
in the promotion of offline and online gaming events, with a view to
facilitating the exchange and interaction between offline and online users, and
to ensuring a steady revenue growth for AGTech through the provision of an
enriched range of entertainment products.
AGTech is an associate member of
each of the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the Asia Pacific Lottery
Association (APLA) and is an official organiser and operator of the Chinese
card games Guan Dan and Two-on-One poker in China.
For investor or media enquiries,
please CONTACT: AGTech Holdings Limited, Geaspar Byrne CFA, Tel: (852) 2599
7111, Email: geaspar.byrne@agt.
Betsoft Gaming to Partner with Pixelo
CYPRUS (March 27, 2017) -- Leading
3D iGaming supplier Betsoft Gaming have announced that they have signed a
partnership deal with Italian platform Pixelo.
Pixelo is a young and
rapidly expanding company, and with the launch of new games we are approaching
our growth target in the field of online platforms and consolidation of our
leading position at a national level," said Cristina Ferrario, Pixelo Sales
Starting from today, Betsoft games
will be available for all Pixelo players.
I am really proud to
partner with Pixelo," said Julian Camilleri, Betsoft Sales and Account
Manager. "This newly signed deal is a significant part of Betsoft's
concentrated push into the Italian market.
The first licensee to go live with
Betsoft's games will be Poker&Bet. With the addition of Betsoft's premium
iGaming content, their complete and engaging selection of games in both mobile
and desktop version will be further extended and enriched.
The content will be available on
line on www.overplus.it.
About Betsoft Gaming:
Betsoft Gaming, broadly known as the
innovator and leader of true 3D cinematic gaming, is a Tier One developer and
provider of complete system online gaming software. With a game library of over
180 games including the iconic Slots3 series, Betsoft Gaming has met and
exceeded the quality found in console video games and animated feature films.
Starting in 2012, Betsoft initiated a concentrated push into the mobile gaming
sector, with many of their popular Slots3 games becoming available as the
ToGo collection. Betsoft began releasing the highly anticipated
Slots3 Interactive line of games in mid-2013, representing the
future of online slots gaming. Betsoft Gaming's extensive portfolio of clients
includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry.
For more information, please contact
Betsoft Gamings sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
SOURCE: Betsoft Gaming.