Arkansas Lottery Awarded For Its Financial
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 25, 2017)
-- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has again been awarded a Certificate of
Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR), issued for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. The
award is among the highest forms of recognition in the area of
governmentalaccounting and financial reporting. The Lottery first was awarded
the certificate for its FY 2012 CAFR, and has won it every year since.
The Arkansas Scholarship
Lotteryås CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the
high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive
spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial
story and motivate potential users
to read the CAFR. The
Government Finance Officers Association is a professional association of nearly
19,000 appointed and elected local, state, and provincial-level government
officials and other finance practitioners.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
The Lottery has provided nearly $700
million for more than 235,000 scholarships in the state since it began. The
deadline to apply for scholarships has been extended to June 15 by the Arkansas
Department of Higher Education. Visit www.scholarships.ADHE.edu for more
information. More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to
prizes, scholarships and retailer commissions in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales
started in 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $2
billion in prizes to players, and more than $182 million in commissions to
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook,
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join
the free Play It Again Rewards Club. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning
Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling,
contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Stephen Koch at
501-683-2055 for more information.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Education Lottery Headquarters Opens in New Location
RALEIGH, North Carolina (May 31,
2017) -- After eleven years, the North Carolina Education Lottery is changing
the location of its headquarters and Raleigh Regional Office and Claim
Starting Monday, June 5, players
should visit 2728 Capital Boulevard in Raleigh to claim their prizes. The new
location is less than a mile away from the current one at 2100 Yonkers Road in
Players living in the Triangle
region come to the Raleigh Regional Office and Claim Centre to claim prizes of
$600 or more. Players from across the state come to headquarters if they win a
prize of $100,000 or more.
The last day to claim prizes at the
Yonkers Road location will be Friday. The lottery will move to the new location
over the weekend and start operations at 9 a.m. on Monday.
After a decade of steady growth,
adding more stores that sell tickets and introducing more ways to play, the
lottery outgrew its current location. The new space will allow the lottery to
operate more efficiently and accommodate growth in the years to come.
CONTACT: Kathleen Jacob, Phone:
SOURCE: North Carolina Education
INTRALOT Presents Integrated Digital Transformation Strategy at
the EL Congress 2017 in Krakow, Poland
ATHENS, Greece (May 29, 2017) --
INTRALOT, as a Premium Partner of the European Lotteries Association,
participates at the 9th EL Congress New Directions, which will take
place at Krakow, June, 5-8. During the Congress INTRALOT will present an
expanded portfolio of ground-breaking solutions designed to support
Lotteries modernization by focusing on digital technology and on the
personalization of player experiences through all distribution channels and
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT
Group CEO, stated: We are excited to meet our valuable European
customers and friends at the EL Congress in Krakow. Lotteries around the world
have embarked on a digital transformation process that creates enormous
opportunities for growth in the gaming industry. At INTRALOT we have developed
an integrated digital transformation strategy in retail supported by our
best-of-breed, flexible, reliable, modular and secure solutions, which are key
in delivering future sustainable growth.
On June 6th, INTRALOT will host a
discussion panel titled Modernizing Lotteries in a Digital World.
During this session, top business leaders and out of industry experts will
discuss emerging trends and best strategies for retail digital transformation.
At the exhibition area the customer
journey takes visitors through the Lottery, Betting and Interactive Areas built
around the Player at the Center design concept.
Guests experience products and
services offered across channels for either registered or anonymous players.
Ergonomically designed Self-Service in-store terminals as well as mobile
portals and native applications for on-the-go experiences enrich the Lottery
and Betting parts of the journey in the digital era. A prime example for
modernizing Lotteries in a digital world is the TapnBet proposition which
effectively makes betting available on vending machines. A universal bench
showcases clerk-operated countertop POS systems of various sizes and
functionalities. The Interactive section of the journey features Instant Win
and Casino Slot Games propositions, for both in-store and out-of-store
The journey concludes in the Systems
area with advanced CRM solutions. Player Pulse is INTRALOTs gaming CRM
developed for acquiring, engaging, retaining and managing player activity
across both the retail and online channels. On the other hand, Retailer Pulse
is the end-to-end solution that offers 360-degree control for managing the
retailers operational aspects, increasing their commitment and loyalty as
well as optimizing their performances.
Uniformity and comprehensiveness
across channels and verticals that underpin INTRALOTs philosophy is
powered by Canvas, INTRALOTs intuitive CMS which optimally combines
content management, marketing and personalization features to deliver enticing
playing experiences to audiences through a consistent UI environment.
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, Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Scientific Games Wins 'Best Table Game Solution' in Asia Gaming
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 25, 2017) --
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or "the
Company") today announced that it won 'Best Table Game Solution' in the Asia
Gaming Awards 2017.
A panel of independent judges
selected Scientific Games for the top-place honor in this annual awards
competition designed to recognize significant achievements within the Asia
The 'Best Table Game Solution' award
recognizes the product that has played a key role in enhancing the casino table
games experience, factoring in added value, reliability, service and support.
Scientific Games was vying with six other companies for the top award in this
Ken Jolly, Scientific Games' Vice
President and Managing Director of Gaming Asia, accepted the award
during the Asia Gaming Awards' gala dinner and award ceremony on Tuesday, May
16 at The Venetian Macao.
"We are honored to win this
prestigious Asia Gaming Award for our innovation in table game solutions. This
recognition is a testament to our investment in developing groundbreaking table
game solutions, which include our Shuffle Master line of engaging proprietary
table games and table game progressives, as well as our leading-edge
utility products such as card shufflers and chip sorters," Jolly said.
"Our focus on creating pioneering
table game solutions is driven by our mission to deliver the world's best
gaming experiences and our commitment to excellence in providing the highest
level of safety, security and reliability in the industry."
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
Susan Cartwright +1
Vice President, Corporate
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Spanish Supreme Court Rules in Favour of Codere vs.
SPAIN (May 25, 2017) -- Last May 17,
the highest Court partially ruled in favour of the lawsuit filed by certain
companies of the Codere Group vs. companies of the Pokerstars Group on the
grounds of unfair competition, stating that: "[...] This Court considers
that online gaming and, namely, the game of poker offered on the website of the
defendant, was not a legal activity in Spain".
The Supreme Court continues ruling
that "[...] the activity that was developed via the website
www.pokerstars.com, in Spanish and targeted at the Spanish public, lacked the
relevant authorization to operate gaming activities in Spain and was not a
legally marketed service in Spain. Hence, Reel committed the unfair conducts
reflected in articles 21.1.c and 23.1 of the Unfair Competition Act [...].
[...] in the case of articles 21 and 23 of such Act, the protected rights are
fundamentally those of the consumers to receive accurate and non-misleading
information and their right to fair advertising that complies with applicable
Significantly, the court
points to the fact that "the conduct of the defendant was not isolated, but
was generalized in the market and fully tolerated by the competent
administrative gaming authorities".
This constitutes the grounds for the
Supreme Court not granting the damages compensation sought by Codere, as Codere
could have been part of the illegal, but tolerated, activity.
This ruling imposes an obligation on
consumers and stakeholders in the gaming industry to seek new perspective in
claiming for prejudices caused by this situation, in light of the
Administration's tolerance of an activity that has been declared illegal.
SOURCE: Codere press release.
Releases the Latest Gambling Industry Statistics
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (May 25, 2017) --
Gambling industry statistics are published twice a year (in May and November)
and provide the latest information on each industry sector we regulate, which
includes online gambling services offered to customers in Great Britain.
The latest statistics cover the
period between October 2015 and September 2016.
- £13.8billion total gross gambling yield (GGY)
of the Great Britain gambling industry
- £4.5billion total GGY for the remote sector
- 32% market share of the remote sector
- 106,678 total number of employees in the gambling
- 8,788 total number of betting shops
- 176,410 total number of gambling machines
- 583 total number of bingo premises
- 147 total number of casinos
- 1,729 total number of licensed arcades
- £1.7billion contributions to good causes from
the National Lottery
- £231.8million contributions to good causes
from large society lotteries
CONTACT: our press office on 0121
230 6700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Reacts to International Media Articles
MALTA (May 25, 2015) -- The Malta
Gaming Authority (MGA) makes reference to a number of media articles which
appeared on various international online news portals. The MGA strongly objects
to the articles in question which contain factual inaccuracies and a misleading
portrayal of the Malta Gaming Authority and the way it operates.
The articles in question are based
on unfounded allegations by an ex-employee of the MGA (Valery Atanasov, a
Bulgarian national) with whom the Authority has a pending case currently being
heard in front of the Industrial Tribunal over his dismissal from the Authority
following a decision by an independent disciplinary board.
The comments centre around an
outdated process called sealing, a legacy and internal
(non-critical) procedure which has since been discontinued in light of
technological developments and innovations e.g. cloud solutions.
On the other hand, the process of
tagging (of equipment) was retained for inventory control purposes.
The Authority employs various other
procedures which include third party technical audits and spot checks, data
extractions, 24/7 CCTV monitoring at data centres, lab certificates of critical
components (e.g. servers), website/data centre traffic monitoring and
verification of replication procedures for data not hosted in Malta.
This provides the Authority with
sufficient assurances and capability to conduct its supervisory functions
effectively including any potential tampering with equipment.
The Authority also audits its
licensees information security procedures and processes against an internal
manual largely adopted from international technical standards such as ISO
This provides far more comprehensive
protection than any physical sealing. It is pertinent to point out that servers
can also be located overseas in line with the freedoms established under the EU
treaty and hence the shift in ensuring that such servers are located in ISO
certified data centre facilities having world class standards including ongoing
surveillance and 24/7 CCTV monitoring.
The Authority like any other
regulator, acting in the public interest, has a number of discretionary powers
on how to execute its functions by virtue of policies and procedures which are
underpinned by a risk based approach, designed to follow a regulatory logic to
achieve the regulatory objectives at play.
As a dynamic and innovative
regulator, the Malta Gaming Authority keeps its processes constantly under
review to ensure that regulatory processes are in sync with developments in the
industry both in terms of technological advancements and regulatory
performance. The Authority makes it clear that there is absolutely no link
between tax evasion or money laundering with respect to the outdated practice
of sealing or tagging of equipment.
The Authority has other mechanisms
in place to supervise tax compliance and money laundering in line with the
pertinent legislation. Any media statements to the contrary are based solely on
misinformation, poor knowledge of the gaming sector or worse, misleading
The implementation of the new EU
4AMLD (Fourth Anti-money Laundering Directive) including attendant supervisory
mechanisms later on this year will further strengthen the Authoritys
oversight in this area.
SOURCE: Malta Gaming Authority.
Standards Association (GSA) Welcomes Seven New Members
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 25, 2017) - The
Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has welcomed seven new members from across
the industry spectrum and around the world.
Joining as a Silver Member is DR
Gaming Technology (DRGT) of Belgium, global supplier of integrated casino
management solutions for the gaming industry.
Joining as Bronze Members are:
- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut, US
- House Advantage, Nevada, US
- Paltronics Australasia, New South Wales,
- Sightline Payments, Nevada, US
- TNDR, California, US
- BHGLS Pty. Ltd., Adelaide, South Australia
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said,
"It is very exciting to see such diversity in our new members -- operators and
suppliers of a wide range of equipment from across the globe. This assortment
underscores the importance of GSA's mission to bring comprehensive standards to
the global gaming industry that help to make doing business better, more
efficient and more profitable."
There is a level of membership for
every budget. Visit: www.gamingstandards.com to learn
more. Join GSA as a member today, and join GSA on LinkedIn, Twitter, and
CONTACT: Peter DeRaedt, Gaming
Standards Association President, Tel: +1 (775) 846-4422.
SOURCE: The Gaming Standards
Scientific Games Unveils Advanced Lottery Instant Game Software
Security System and Robotics
Technologies Offer Lotteries Advanced Security in Each Stage of Company's
Secure Manufacturing Processes
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (May 30, 2017)
-- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") today announced that the Company has unveiled a new, advanced
software security system and robotic technologies for lottery instant game
security at its Alpharetta, Georgia instant game manufacturing facility, which
produces and ships more than 70 percent of lottery instant games sold in the
The new, patented KDS360 software
security system was developed through a series of advancements in Keyed Dual
Security (KDS) technology systems, the foundation of Scientific Games' instant
games security. KDS360 extends the protection of an instant game from initial
game data generation though the final delivery of the game to the lottery or
its retailers, including the critical process of prize balancing.
Joe Bennett, Scientific Games' Vice
President of Operations for U.S. Instant Products, said, "There is no other
instant game security technology like KDS360 available to protect lotteries and
their players. This software system and robotic technologies are integral to
game security and to Scientific Games' ability to provide the most secure
instant games in the marketplace."
The KDS360 security system requires
separate random number generation keys from multiple and independent parties to
shuffle the prizes within a lottery instant game, and then further extends game
security by shuffling games at the individual ticket level during the
manufacturing process. The system includes the front-end security
infrastructure (secured servers, algorithms, multiple keys and independent
oversight), as well as the back-end robotic cells. The robotic cells ensure
that each instant game meets or exceeds the lottery's prize structure
requirements and that the correct packs, cartons and pallets are securely
delivered to the lottery or its retailers.
"Lottery instant games are fun
and exciting for players, but Scientific Games also ensures that behind each
ticket the Company produces lies a rock solid layer of security," Bennett
Scientific Games' KDS technology
systems continue to be the most sophisticated instant game protection available
in the lottery industry. In 2014, the Company introduced KDS 3.0, which is
rated as a superior security system by independent experts and lotteries around
Scientific Games developed the
world's first lottery instant game in 1974, and currently provides games,
technology and services to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including nearly
every North American lottery.
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 utilities; 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 us at: www.scientificgames.com.
SOURCE: Scientific Games
the Gaming in Holland Expo... Its Free!
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (May 25,
2017) -- For the first time ever, a free-to-attend exhibition for the gaming
industry will be held in the Netherlands. It is almost like ICE came to
Can you afford to miss it?
In addition to the main conference
event, the sixth edition of the annual Gaming in Holland Conference & Expo
will also feature an industry exhibition where game developers, software
suppliers, and service providers to the international gaming industry can
showcase their products and services.
The expo will include informative
breakout sessions on data services, training for gaming professionals, and
white label casino solutions for regulated markets.
The Dutch gaming landscape is
changing rapidly. The lottery licensing regime has already been liberalized.
The opening of the Dutch regulated online market and the privatization of
Holland Casino are expected to occur in short order.
As a result, there now exists a
significant demand for new products and technologies. Local trade associations
VAN (for the land-based gaming industry) and Speel Verantwoord (for the online
industry) are therefore supporting this initiative.
Our expo is aimed at gaming industry
professionals in the land-based, online, and lottery sectors.
When & where?
The Gaming in Holland Conference
& Expo will take place June 13-14, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at De Hallen
Studios in Amsterdam.
The Conference & Expo location
is easily accessible by public transportation. Parking is available underneath
Visiting the expo is free for
qualified gaming professionals. All visitors must be 18 or older. As we can
only accommodate a limited number of visitors, registration is required.
Visit our conference
If you will be visiting the expo,
you should also consider attending the main conference event. Speakers will
include representatives from the Netherlands Gaming Authority, the Ministry of
Security and Justice, Holland Casino, and many more. Speakers from twelve
different countries, including the USA, will share their insights with the
The 2016 edition of the Gaming in
Holland Conference was sold out. Book your place before it is too late!
The Gaming in Holland Expo will host
the following exhibitors:
- CDDN: data and customer ID verification
- Dutch Roulette Design: offering a new
roulette-inspired game format.
- Ezugi: live dealer gaming.
- JCDecaux: local market leader in outdoor
- Leaseweb: web hosting and IT security.
- NMi: certification and compliance testing.
- Novomatic: electronic gaming machine wholesaler and
operator. In addition, there will be separate stands from the following
- Screen Impact: narrowcasting for the gaming
Last but not least, the expo will
also feature an Affiliate Zone, where Dutch affiliates may meet with operators
in anticipation of the opening of the Dutch market.
Visitors will have the opportunity
to chat at the Microgaming Coffee Bar.
We would like to thank our strategic
partners: Janshen-Hahnraths Group, JVH gaming & entertainment group,
Lottovate, Leaseweb, NMi, Novomatic Netherlands, Playtech; our conference
sponsors: Aspire Global, CDDN, Ezugi, Kalff Katz & Franssen, Microgaming;
our media partners: CalvinAyre, Gambling Compliance, Gambling Insider, H2
Gambling Capital, iGaming Business, iGamingCalendar, JCDecaux; as well as the
trade associations IMGL, Speel Verantwoord, and VAN Kansspelen.
If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact me: email@example.com.
Willem van Oort.
Interactive Trading Update Full Year June 2017
- Forecast NPAT about $5.7 million - An increase of
- Forecast NPAT from continuing operations about $7.1
million a decrease of about 3% - from 38% fewer major jackpots
- Increase in dividend payout ratio to 85% of
- Expands charity lottery portfolio to include the
mater prize home
TOOWONG, Qld., Queensland (May 31,
2017) -- Leading internet lottery business, Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) today
provided a trading update for the full year to June 2017. Net profit after tax
is expected to be about 21% higher than the previous financial year due mainly
to a reduction in expenses following the closure of the German business.
On a continuing operations basis
(removing the effect of the closed German business), a lower level of large
jackpot activity in Australia (37.8% by number and 14.6% by average Division 1
jackpot value) is expected to result in a decrease in TTV and Revenue, and to a
lesser extent in NPAT which is forecast to be about $7.1 million.
The growing Charity Lotteries
business has signed an agreement with The Mater Prize Home to sell tickets in
the popular Mater Prize Home Lottery. These games have been launched and are
now available for sale on the OzLotteries.com website and app.
It is pleasing to see that
NPAT of continuing operations is expected to hold up well despite the impact of
lower jackpot activity for FY2017, and the business is well placed for good
growth in the years ahead, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO and Founder of Jumbo
With the long term stability of the
business being underpinned by the recent Tatts transactions as announced 12 May
2017, together with good growth prospects and a current healthy cash reserve
position, the board has changed the Dividend Policy to 85% of NPAT payout ratio
effective H2 FY2017.
Based on the FY17 forecast NPAT and
H1 FY2017 actual results, a final dividend for H2 FY2017 is estimated to be
5.1c (2016: 5.0c) for a total dividend for FY2017 8.6c (2016:7.0c). This will
be the Companys 18th dividend payment since introducing the dividend
policy in 2008.
About Jumbo Interactive
In 2000, Jumbo sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and witnessed a dramatic rise in popularity due
to the convenience of buying tickets online. Customers are attracted to the
security of never losing a ticket and the convenience of automatic number
checking and prize payments, syndicates and auto-play. In 2012, Jumbo released
a lottery app for the iPhone and a new transition began driven by the
convenience of mobile lotteries.
The Company operates the popular
website www.ozlotteries.com in Australia under several long term agreements
with the Tatts Group (ASX: TTS).
Jumbo has proven its ability to open
up new lottery markets with its innovative technology and internet marketing
initiatives that have brought lotteries to new demographics via the
Jumbo has succeeded in targeting a
younger and more mobile demographic with mobile now accounting for 75% of all
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, T: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
Betsofts Cash Splash Network Promotion Raffle a
CYPRUS (May 29, 2017) -- 3D
innovator Betsoft Gaming have announced a successful run of their first Cash
Splash Network promotion. The Cash Splash Network promotion was a raffle ticket
prize contest, operated jointly between Betsoft and several popular operators
that serve Betsoft games, including Interwetten, Mr. Green, WildSultan, Vera
& John, InterCasino, Guts.com, Happyhugo.com, Muchovegas.com and
Eatsleepbet.com. Players participated in the promotion by playing a minimum of
25 spins with a minimum value of 0.20 per spin while playing one of three
Betsoft Slots3 titles THE SLOTFATHER: PART II, SUGARPOP! and
ROOKS REVENGE at participating sites. Playing the minimum of 25
spins in these games granted each player one raffle ticket for the contest, and
there was no cap on the amount of tickets a player could earn.
The three top winners of
Betsofts Cash Splash Network Promotion were Nathalie R. on Wildsultan
with a prize of 6,000, Heikki H. on Guts.com with a prize of 3,000
and Jeroen J. on Mr. Green with a prize of 1,000.
We had a fantastic time
rolling out our inaugural Cash Splash network promotion, said Annamaria
Anastasi, Betsofts Marketing Director. We were excited to plan this
event with several of our operators, with the end result being some very happy
players who won great prizes, just from enjoying our games. You can be sure
that Betsoft will be scheduling additional promotions in the future.
Betsoft is also proud to announce
two lucky players who won big while playing their industry-leading games. On
Tuesday, 9 May 2017, player Barry V. at Omnislots won 47,662.50 in a
single spin while playing Betsofts GREEDY GOBLINS. Another big winner
from Stravanger, Norway, won 218,750.00 NOK at Mr. Green on Wednesday, 17 May
2017 while playing ALKEMORS TOWER. These are just two examples of winners
who encountered the frequently occurring bonus features in Betsoft games.
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
190 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 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.
CIBELAE will Attend Juegos Miami and Already Opened to Register
Forth E Training in EL Salvador
ARGENTINA (May 29, 2017) -- The
CIBELAE President, Luis Gama, together with Executive Director, Néstor
Cotignola, will participate in the international fair Juegos Miami (Miami
Games), hosted by Clarion Events for the second consecutive year.
It will take place next May 31 and
June 1 and 2 in Miami. There, the Latin American business community and CIBELAE
authorities will visit each of the stands showing the importance of, and
services provided by, the Corporation in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain
In this context, Luis Gama will give
a lecture on May 31 at 9.30 AM about What a difference a year makes? A
regulatory update and forecast. Also present as speakers will be the
CONAJAZAR President, Javier Balbuena Estigarribia, and the President of the
National Charitable Lottery of El Salvador, Rogelio Fonseca.
It is important to remember that
Juegos Miami is the only invitation-only event where attendees can meet the
most important senior decision makers from across Latin America and the
Caribbean, including operators, governments and regulators.
All attendees will have the
exclusive opportunity to meet more than 30 gaming experts, such as CIBELAE,
Coljuegos, Sun Dreams, and Paddy Power Betfair. You will listen to their
personal opinions of where they think the Latin American and Caribbean gaming
industry is heading, in a relaxed networking environment.
After attending Juegos Miami,
CIBELAE will be getting ready to hold the second Board of Directors meeting of
the year in San Salvador, El Salvador. It will be held next June 21,
whereas June 22 and 23 will be reserved for the seminar called The
Great Bet on Social Development.
The interested already can register
and know the agenda in detail through the CIBELAE website:
The topics to be discussed will
include The impact of games on chance on Social Development based
on the experience of the National Organization for the Blind in Spain; the
commitment of lotteries to Social Development in Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal
and Mexico; the Gaming Bill in El Salvador; Social Responsibility: Protection
of players and gamblers and the return for society, and fraud monitoring and
its impact on the image of gaming operators and repercussions on social
responsibility projects, among other topics of interest for the region.
Aristocrat Delivers Strong First Half Growth and Confirms Full
Year Profit Guidance
Refer to Review of Operations for definitions of line items
information presented in this document has not been audited in accordance with
the Australian Auditing Standards
SYDNEY, Australia (May 25, 2017) --
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) today announced its results for the half
year ended 31 March 2017, and confirmed its profit expectations for the full
year to 30 September 2017.
Net profit after tax and before
amortisation of acquired intangibles (NPATA) for the half year was $272.9
million for the period, representing growth of 49% in reported terms and 53% in
constant currency, compared to the $183.2 million delivered in the six months
to 31 March 2016. This result reflected the strong performance delivered across
the Groups global portfolio, particularly growth in Aristocrats
Americas, Digital and International Class III businesses, supported by
sustained momentum in Australia.
The Directors have authorised a
dividend of 14.0 cents per share (A$89.4 million) franked at 25% in respect of
the 6 months ended 31 March 2017. This represents an increase of 4.0 cents
(40%) on the prior corresponding period (PCP). The interim dividend is expected
to be declared and paid on 3 July 2017. Dividends are expected to remain
partially franked going forward.
Other key features of the result
- Revenue increased by more than 21% in reported
terms and over 24% in constant currency, compared to the PCP. Earnings before
interest, tax and depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 34% in
reported terms and almost 38% in constant currency, demonstrating
Aristocrats ability to grow revenue and leverage value through the
- Aristocrat continued to invest in talent and
technology in line with the Groups strategy and in order to deliver
competitive product across core markets and segments while also pursuing
opportunities in key adjacencies.
- Operating cash flow of $401.9 million was over 41%
higher than the PCP, reflecting the strong operational performance of the
business together with a continued, rigorous focus on cash management.
- Net gearing improved from 1.9 times at 31 March
2016, to 0.9 times at period end, due to earnings growth and significant free
cash flow generation across the Group.
Aristocrat Chief Executive Officer
and Managing Director, Trevor Croker, said Aristocrat delivered
outstanding results over the first half of fiscal 2017. Industry leading
content, hardware and technology translated into exceptional operational
performance despite competitive market conditions.
Aristocrat is fully focused on
growing our core business while investing wisely to capture attractive
opportunities in adjacent segments and markets over time.
balance sheet, improving debt ratios and substantial liquidity position
provides us with ample flexibility for continued investment going forward,
consistent with our strategy and shareholders interests Mr Croker
Aristocrat confirmed its profit
expectations for the full year to 30 September 2017 continue to be as set out
at the companys Annual General Meeting and accompanying market
announcement on 27 February 2017.
Specifically, Aristocrat expects
growth in normalised NPATA over the full year in the range of 20 30%,
compared to the corresponding 2016 result, extending our established trajectory
of full year profit growth.
While this guidance implies a lower
second half, it reflects a planned uplift in D&D investment, together with
the impact of the concentration of new openings in the first half of the
financial year, which is not likely to be repeated in the second half.
Dividend Key Dates:
- Ex-Dividend Date: 30 May 2017
- Record Date: 31 May 2017
- Payment Date: 3 July 2017
Financial: Toni Korsanos (612) 9013
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Media: Natalie Toohey (61) 409 239
About Aristocrat Leisure
Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:
ALL) is a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed
by over 240 regulators and its products and services are available in over 90
countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and
services including electronic gaming machines and casino management systems.
The Group also operates within the online social gaming and real money wager
markets. For further information visit the Groups website at:
SOURCE: Aristocrat Leisure
and OTE Group Form Strategic Partnership for the Upgrade of OPAP Agencies'
ATHENS, Greece (may 30, 2017) --
OPAP Group (OPAP), the leading Greek betting and lottery operator, has selected
OTE Group as its strategic partner for the upgrade of OPAP agencies'
telecommunications infrastructure. This agreement is consistent with OPAP's
2020 Vision and the Strategic Priorities of "investing in the network",
"leveraging the latest digital and technology capabilities" and
"building a world class portfolio of products and services".
As part of this partnership, OTE
Group, partner of choice for the implementation of complex ICT projects, will
set up the new network infrastructure for OPAP agencies, which will ensure high
levels of network availability, seamless and more effective operation and
better quality services.
The new infrastructure, based on the
New Generation Network of OTE Group, plays an instrumental role in allowing
OPAP to introduce new products and services, such as Play Games (VLTs) and
self-service betting terminals (SSBTs); and upgrade the quality and performance
of existing products. Moreover, it will allow the company to deliver in
the future a richer audio-visual content, among others, thus further improving
the customers' gaming experience.
OPAP Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Damian Cope commenting on this agreement stated: "I am pleased to be
announcing our strategic partnership with OTE Group, which is part of our
broader plans to invest in our network and upgrade its telecommunications
infrastructure. This is an important project for us, as it will lay the
technical foundation for the future growth of our company. It will play a key
role in the introduction of new products and services and the improvement of
existing ones. We have selected OTE as our partner, a leading company with
industry expertise and solutions that can help secure top-level implementation
and undisrupted operations for OPAP's agencies network, the backbone of our
"OTE Group, with its advanced
services and ICT technology solutions, can fundamentally contribute to the
dynamic transition of every organization to the new digital era. Our strategic
partnership with OPAP proves that OTE Group has the know-how and the
reliability to implement projects of cutting edge technology, which pave the
way for businesses' and the country's growth", commented OTE Group Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Michael Tsamaz.
SOURCE: OPAP media release.
Habanero Content Live on EscapeBET
CIS-facing operator makes
games available after record integration
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (May 30,
2017) -- Content supplied by quality slots and table games developer Habanero
is now live with EscapeBET following one of the quickest integrations in the
The partnership, which progressed
from contract signature to go live in less than a fortnight, gives the
CIS-facing operator access to slots titles including recent releases Fire
Rooster, Bird of Thunder, and Panda Panda.
Habaneros games, which deliver
stunning visuals, immersive soundtracks, and intelligent math to keep players
engaged, are offered via its own platform and come with their own dedicated
customer service managers.
Daniel Long, Head of Sales at
Habanero, said: This is a significant deal for Habanero, as we look to
take our games to new international markets around the world, and will
significantly increase our visibility in the CIS in particular.
But we were particularly
pleased with how quickly we were able to go live with EscapeBET and boost their
product portfolio. In fact, it was one of our fastest ever
Alper Tayfun, Head of Technical Team
at EscapeBET, said: Our customers demand the best gaming experience and
this deal with Habanero will enable to us to satisfy their expectations.
The content is very good but
we were also impressed with how quickly and simply the games were delivered,
which makes life so much easier as an operator.
The deal with EscapeBET follows
similar ones earlier this year with Russian operator 1Xbet and Austro-Maltese
company SKS365, which operates the successful planetwin365 betting and gaming
Habanero currently operate a stable
of 75 video slots titles, 9 table games, and 50 video poker titles, which are
integrated into over 45 operators and aggregators and available in 21 European
and Asian languages.
Habanero is a supplier of quality
slots and table games for the online and land-based casino industries. Hosted
on Habaneros own platform and made available at a competitive rate, these
games are tailored to the widest possible variety of devices, allowing
operators in multiple territories to maximise their incomes.
Purchased by a group of European
investors in 2012, the company now boasts a host of skilled designers,
developers and mathematicians. Its management team has over four decades
worth of experience in betting and gaming.
For more information, please contact
sales enquiries, please contact Head of Sales, Daniel Long, on
Awarded New Public Lotteries Licence
MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia (June
1, 2017) -- Tatts Group Limited has been awarded Victorias public lottery
licence for the next 10 years.
The licence gives Tatts the
exclusive right to run a range of lotteries in Victoria for the next decade,
including drawing numbers from a pool (such as Powerball) and scratchies.
Under the terms of the new
agreement, Tatts will make a $120 million premium payment to the Victorian
Government when the licence commences on 1 July 2018 almost four times
the $31 million received for the two lotteries licences issued in 2007.
The licence is expected to generate
close to $4 billion before it expires in 2028, which will be reinvested in the
Hospital and Charities Fund and Mental Health Fund improving vital
services and facilities across Victoria.
Tatts was selected following a
rigorous 20-month application and evaluation process, in which the company
demonstrated the technical, commercial and financial expertise needed to run
Victorias public lotteries.
Tatts also holds the current public
lotteries licence, which is due to expire on 30 June 2018.
Quotes attributable to Minister for
Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz
After a rigorous assessment
and evaluation process, Tatts has been awarded the Victorian public lotteries
Tatts has a proven record
running our public lotteries, and Im pleased to announce they will
continue to do so for the next 10 years.
The licence agreement is a
great outcome for Victoria it will generate billions of dollars which
will be invested in vital community services and facilities across the
SOURCE: Minister for Consumer
Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Media Release.
in Tech Launches Gibraltar Chapter
Playtech joins as sponsor
as organisation expands reach of empowerment and engagement of women in
GIBRALTAR (May 31, 2017) -- Girls in
Tech, a global organisation focused on the empowerment, entrepreneurship,
engagement, and education of women in technology, is proud to announce the
launch of its latest chapter in Gibraltar with major sponsorship from Playtech,
the worlds leading supplier of omni-channel gaming software, systems and
Playtech is partnering with Girls in
Tech Gibraltar as part of its commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in
the gaming industry.
The Girls in Tech Gibraltar launch
will take place in the La Sala Sapphire Bar on deck 3 of the Sunborn Hotel from
18:45 on Thursday June 1st, 2017.
The event is open to guests from
both the public and private sectors in Gibraltar and will feature keynote
addresses from Adriana Gascoigne, Global founder and CEO, Girls in Tech, and
Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director, Girls in Tech Gibraltar. Kaiane Aldorino
Lopez, Her Worship the Mayor of Gibraltar GMH, will also deliver her support
for the organisation.
Central to the event will be a panel
discussion featuring four accomplished leaders including Shimon Akad, Playtech
COO, who will explore and discuss gender diversity and technology and why a
diverse business is crucial in creating and sustaining successful and socially
The panel is comprised of:
- Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO, Girls in
- Alexandru Biet, Founder of Future Day Startup
Incubator and Gibraltar Startup Community
- Shelly Hadad, COO and Managing Director, Mansion
Gibraltar, Winner of Leader of the Year (iGaming) at Women in Gaming Awards,
- Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech
Cristina Turbatu, Managing Director,
Girls in Tech Gibraltar, said: Gibraltar is a key, internationally
focused hub with technology playing a key role in both public and private
sectors. Girls in Tech is here to deliver a successful and motivational
platform for women to enter and succeed in the fields of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics.
It is important for us to
recognise that change must happen on all levels, regardless of gender, which is
why the organisation provides its programmes and events as all-inclusive,
meaning that both men and women are welcome to engage and
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech said:
Were delighted to be able to partner with the Gibraltar chapter
of Girls in Tech. This is a first initiative of its kind here. We have very
strong ties to Gibraltar and its business community and are great believers in
diversity and inclusion. We strongly believe that a diverse workplace creates a
highly engaging environment and a successful business.
With more than 5,000
employees in 17 global locations we believe that diversity and inclusion makes
us who we are and plays a huge part in helping us continue to grow as a
successful, socially responsible, global organisation. We are very excited to
partner with Girls in Tech to spread this message across Gibraltar and the
wider gaming industry.
Girls in Tech Gibraltar has a series
of events planned for the rest of 2017. In order to ensure that the events
roadmap is successfully delivered to its full potential, the Gibraltar chapter
is actively seeking sponsorship and collaboration with further strategic
partners. To date, the chapter has successfully attracted sponsorship from
Playtech, La Sala Gibraltar and Sunborn
Casino. All funds go towards the
research, development, planning and successful execution of upcoming
years events and activities.
To find out more about the Girls in
Tech Gibraltar Launch Event, visit the
Girls in Tech Gibraltar Facebook page or
click here to save the date for the launch event.
About Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global,
non-profit organisation focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of
influential women in technology and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to promote
the growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women in the
Created in February 2007, Girls in
Tech was founded by Adriana Gascoigne, and was borne out of a need to provide a
place for women to cultivate ideas around their careers and business concepts
involving technology and entrepreneurship. Girls in Tech is headquartered in
San Francisco, CA and has multiple chapters around the world, including North
America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.
Girls in Tech Gibraltar offers a
variety of initiatives for women and girls to enhance their professional
aspirations. Our programs include Tech Talks, Women in Tech Stories, Coding
Bootcamps, Hacking for Humanity, and many more.
Playtech is a market leader in the
gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the
Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000
employees in 17 countries.
Playtech is the gambling
industrys leading software and services supplier with more than 140
licensees globally, including many of the worlds leading regulated
online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government
sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in
newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software
offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-channel
gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a
seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online,
mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It
provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services
for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtechs Financials division
operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an
established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com.
Its B2B offering includes the division's proprietary trading platform, CRM and
back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which
provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services,
liquidity and complementary risk management tools.
SOURCE: Playtech plc.