Roiter Named Loto-Québecs President and CEO
MONTRÉAL, Quebec (May 31,
2017) Loto-Québecs Board of Directors wishes to officially
announce the appointment of Lynne Roiter as the Corporations President
and CEO. Ms. Roiters appointment, which follows her term as interim
President and CEO since August 6, 2016, was approved today by the Conseil des
ministres and followed the recruitment process prescribed in the Act respecting
the governance of state-owned enterprises.
For the past thirty years,
Lynne Roiter has truly been a pillar of Loto-Québec. She advanced in the
organization to become Secretary General and Vice President of the Legal
Department, and then interim President and CEO. She has gained an excellent
reputation on the international scene and has held the position of Secretary
General of the World Lottery Association since 2006. On behalf of the Board of
Directors and all Loto-Québec personnel, I would like to extend my
heartfelt congratulations to her and wish her every success. She will of course
enjoy the full support and cooperation of the Board of Directors,
said Board Chair Hélène F. Fortin.
Ms. Roiter proudly welcomed the
news. I am very fond of Loto-Québec. I intend to pursue the
Corporations vision and projects in cooperation with the Board of
Directors and Executive Committee. Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries
possess a team of high-calibre employees and managers, and I will continue to
work closely with them to promote our entertainment offerings within the
framework of our commitment to responsible gaming.
Lynne Roiter is the first woman to
hold the position of President and CEO at Loto-Québec.
Information: Patrice Lavoie,
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media,
Loto-Québec, T: 514-499-5130 , E:
Completes Sale of Double Down Interactive LLC to Doubleu
LONDON, U.K. ( June 1, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT)
(NYSE:IGT) today announced that it
has completed the previously announced sale of its social casino subsidiary,
Double Down Interactive LLC, to an affiliate of DoubleU Games Co., Ltd. for a
cash purchase price of $825 million. IGT expects to use the proceeds from the
transaction primarily to reduce debt.
Today, we are also entering
into a long-term game development and distribution agreement with DoubleU Games
for social casino content, said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT.
This is an important
development in supporting our strategy of leveraging our substantial content
catalogue across multiple distribution platforms. Through this partnership with
DoubleU, we will continue participating in the social casino market, as we will
be collecting ongoing royalties on our casino game content.
The Raine Group and Credit Suisse
International are acting as financial advisors to IGT, and Wachtell, Lipton,
Rosen & Katz and Cooley LLP are providing legal counsel.
Deutsche Bank is acting as financial
advisor to DoubleU Games, and Kim & Chang and
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP are
providing legal counsel.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit:
About DoubleU Games
DoubleU Games (KRX:192080) is one of
the leading social casino gaming publishers based in Seoul, Korea. Founded in
2012, DoubleU Games is the only Asia-based social casino game operator among
global top-tier players. For more information, please refer to:
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: (+39) 06 51899030
European Lotteries Association Elects New President and Executive
KRAKOW, Poland (June 5, 2017) --
National lotteries united under the umbrella of The European Lotteries
Association elected their new President and Executive Committee for the
2017-2019 period during the Associations General Assembly on 5 June 2017
in Krakow, Poland.
The General Assembly precedes 9th
European Lotteries Congress in Krakow hosted together with Totalizator
Hansjörg Höltkemeier has
been re-elected as the President of the Association through a direct vote of
Hansjörg Höltkemeier has
been a member of the Managing Board of the Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin
(Germany) since 2005, a member of the Associations Executive Committee
since 2009 and the Associations President since 2015.
I am extremely honoured to
have been appointed as the President of the Association for yet another term.
As we are about to implement the new EL strategy, I look forward to continue
working with my dedicated colleagues in the best interest of the society
respecting the three core EL values responsibility, society
sustainability and integrity Hansjörg Höltkemeier said.
The newly elected members of the
Executive Committee of The European Lotteries Association are (in alphabetical
- CHVÁTAL Robert, Chief Executive Officer,
SAZKA a.s., Czech Republic
- DAYAN Uzi, Chairman of the Board, MIFAL HAPAIS,
- GARCÍA Inmaculada, President and Chief
Executive Officer, SOCIEDAD ESTATAL LOTERÍAS Y APUESTAS DEL ESTADO,
- HAEK Jannie, Chief Executive Officer, NATIONALE
LOTERIJ/LOTERIE NATIONALE, Belgium
- HÖLTKEMEIER Hansjörg, Co-Chief Executive
Officer, DEUTSCHE KLASSENLOTTERIE BERLIN, Germany
- KRIAN Franci, Member of the Board, LOTERIJA
SLOVENIJE, d.d., Slovenia
- MAGGI Giovanni Emilio, Director, SISAL Spa, Italy
- MARTINHO Edmundo, Vice-President, SANTA CASA DA
MISERICÓRDIA DE LISBOA, Portugal
- PALLEZ Stéphane, President and Chief
Executive Officer, LA FRANÇAISE DES JEUX, France
- SAREKOSKI Olli, President and Chief Executive
Officer, VEIKKAUS OY, Finland
- VLASENKO Evgeniy, Vice- President, Member of the
Board, MSL, Ukraine
Arjan vant Veer, appointed
Secretary General in March 2017, is the Secretary to the Board.
For further information please
CONTACT: Jutta Buyse, Deputy Secretary General, Brussels, Tel: + 32 (0) 2 234
38 27, Mobile: +32 476 89 63 76, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Lotteries (EL)
European Lotteries (EL) is the
European umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance
for the public benefit. EL has members from more than 40 European countries
including all EU Member States. The associations EU members contribute
more than 20 billion p.a. to the state budgets and the funding of sport,
culture, social projects, research and other causes of general interest. Unlike
many commercial online gambling operators, EL members only offer gambling and
betting services in the jurisdictions in which they are licensed by the
respective national government.
SOURCE: European Lotteries (EL).
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Launches New Games for
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (June 6, 2017)
-- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery unveiled its new instant games for June
today, with four new games offering players top prizes ranging from $500 to
The new instant -- or
scratch-off -- games for June are: $1 Tic Tac Dough, with a top
prize of $3,000; $2 Money Stacks, with a bonus scratching area and a top prize
of $20,000; $5 $500 Bonus, with a top prize of $500, a bonus scratching area,
and with up to 16 ways to win; and $10 All The Money, loaded with $100 prizes
and with a top prize of $200,000.
The Lottery releases
several new instant tickets roughly every month, Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery Director Bishop Woosley explained.
Maintaining the fun for our
players and maximizing the revenue for college scholarships for Arkansas
students are our main goals.
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 scholarships.adhe.edu/
for more information.) More than 92
cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer
commissions and other expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales started in
2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $2.2 billion in
prizes to players, and more than $193 million in commissions to Lottery
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit:
www.MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on
scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions, and to join the free Play It
Again Rewards Club.
To hear winning numbers, call the
Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem
gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
CONTACT: Stephen Koch at
501-683-2055 for more information.
SOURCE: The Arkansas Scholarship
Florida Lottery Celebrates Best May Sales on
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (June 2, 2017)
-- The Florida Lottery announces its strongest May ever, with record sales for
the month totalling more than $529 million. This represents a $26.6 million
increase over the previous May record reached in 2013. Sales from the month of
May alone allowed the Lottery to contribute $133 million to the states
Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Since opening our doors
almost 30 years ago, the Lottery has remained committed to our mission of
generating additional funding for education, said Florida Lottery
Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
Thanks to our outstanding
players, retailers and staff, we have been able to achieve unprecedented sales
records that directly benefit Floridas students and
Over the past 29 years, the Florida
Lottery has established itself as a dependable funding source for public
education. For 15 consecutive years the Lottery has transferred more than $1
billion to education, while remaining one of the most efficient lotteries in
the nation. Additionally, the Lottery has contributed more than $5 billion to
the Bright Futures Scholarship Program to send over 750,000 students to
Florida Lottery contributions
represent approximately six percent of the state's total education budget.
Lottery funds are appropriated by the Florida Legislature and are administered
by the Florida Department of Education.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $31 billion to education and sending more than
750,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than
$52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people millionaires. For more
information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
$167 Million in PA Lottery Scratch-Offs Prizes Won in May
MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania (June 5,
2017) -- Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-offs players claimed nearly $167 million
in prizes during May, including two prizes of $3 million claimed by players in
Northampton and York counties. Both of those wins were on the $3 Million
Spectacular scratch-off game.
Other notable scratch-offs prizes
claimed during May included a $1 million prize; seven prizes of $300,000; one
$250,000 prize; and 17 prizes of $100,000.
Winner lists for all games are
posted monthly in the Winners section of palottery.com. The lists include all
winners of $1,000 or more, although many prizes below that threshold were
Current scratch-off games offer
prizes ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Scratch-offs winners claimed a
record of more than $1.9 billion in prizes last fiscal year.
Before purchasing any game, players
should review and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances
of winning found at palottery.com. The overall chances of winning any prize
vary by game and are printed on the back of each scratch-off ticket. Overall
chances are expressed across all tickets produced in a game and not by tickets
sold per pack.
Chances of winning are not
influenced by where a ticket is sold. Random distribution of tickets ensures
the Pennsylvania Lottery and its retailers do not know where winning tickets
will be sold. Scratch-offs prizes must be claimed within one year of a game's
posted end-sale date.
About Us: The Pennsylvania
Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that
benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed
nearly $27 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care
services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers
Players must be 18 or older. Do not
give lottery games to children. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER
(1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow
us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, T:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
European Lotteries Congress: Eurojackpot Soon in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (June 7, 2017) --
Eurojackpot - a European lottery featuring EUR 10 m of guaranteed prize pool
and the maximum jackpot of EUR 90 m - will arrive in Poland this September, as
announced at the 9th European Lotteries Congress in Kraków. The Congress
guests are discussing the challenges faced by the sector - all largely related
to the current technological revolution.
From all over Europe, the Congress
has attracted industry representatives that are affiliated with the European
Lotteries Association. On the first day, a new president of this organisation
was selected, with Hansjörg Höltkemeier appointed for his second
In his address, he stressed the fact
that while the technological revolution we are witnessing has brought about
many new opportunities for lottery aficionados, these are not always safe due
to operators who infringe the law. In his view, the European lotteries have
traditionally been guided by well-established values and that this is where
their strongest point lies. "We should keep in mind that social
responsibility is what's important to us," Höltkemeier said.
The Congress' motto is "New
Directions". As argued by Olgierd Cieślik, President of Totalizator
Sportowy: "Each day, we see more reasons for exploring new directions";
one of such directions for the lottery sector is the social media.
"Customers dictate the rules - if we fail to live up to their expectations,
we will lose them," stressed Cieślik.
The 9th Congress of European
Lotteries in Kraków will end on 8 June. Its topics centre not only
around new challenges for the sector, but also on how to responsibly organise
and hold games of chance. The event is organised by Totalizator Sportowy, owner
of the LOTTO brand in Poland.
CONTACT: Damian Wiśniewski, T:
SOURCE: European Lotteries
Australian Competition Tribunal Determination on Proposed
Tabcorp-Tatts Combination Extended
SYDNEY, Australia (June 7, 2017) --
Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) today announces that, as
foreshadowed during its hearings last week, the Australian Competition Tribunal
(the 'Tribunal') has confirmed that it has formally extended the period in
which to make its determination on Tabcorps application for authorisation
to proceed with its proposed combination with Tatts Group Limited
(Tatts) (the Transaction) to no later than 10 September
In extending the period beyond the
previous date of 13 June 2017, the Tribunal has said that it:
- anticipates that it may need additional time to
consult with parties to ensure that its final determination and reasons comply
with the confidentiality regime established by the Tribunal;
- anticipates that, should it decide to grant an
authorisation subject to conditions, additional time may be required in order
to finalise the conditions prior to the formal granting of that authorisation;
- is mindful that it can only extend the relevant
period once and, in those circumstances, has formally extended for the full
three months permitted.
Tabcorp and Tatts are progressing
the other government and regulatory approvals required for the Transaction and
working towards implementing the Transaction in third quarter 2017.
SOURCE: Tabcorp Holdings
Gaming Solutions Sign an Agreement to Provide Sports Betting Managed Services
to Loterie Romande
June 8th, 2017 (9th European
Lotteries Congress, Krakow, Poland)
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS, are proud to
announce the signing of an agreement with Loterie Romande (LoRo), in order to
provide a turnkey sports betting solution.
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS services will
be provided using the Advanced Betting Platform (ABP), LVSs omni-channel
technology that will integrate directly with LoRo terminals and their online
and mobile applications.
The services will be operated on a
highly secured infrastructure from FDJs datacenter, in line with the
strongest security standards of the World Lottery Association (WLA)
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS offers
customized managed trading services which combine technology integration,
operations, consulting and expertise, specifically designed for lottery
We have selected FDJ GAMING
SOLUTIONS as a result of a competitive procurement process. We are confident
that this project will be a long-term success for both parties. said
Francisco GOMES, CIO & COO of LoRo.
achievements in developing sports betting solutions for WLA operators, notably
in France and Portugal, FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS are now working on a dynamic offer
for its Swiss Romande partner; We are very happy to strengthen our
partnership. said Xavier ETIENNE, FDJ Executive VP for Technology
We firmly believe FDJ
GAMING SOLUTIONS are the ideal partner to support LoRo in establishing and
securing a powerful betting business, compliant with our WLA DNA. They have
already proven pedigree in creating high value with other WLA members and
operators. added Jean-Luc MONER-BANET, Managing Director of LoRo and
President of the WLA.
Thanks to our team of
skilled international professionals, we build our operation on trust with our
partners, taking also into consideration all the compliance, security and
responsible gaming aspects, added Pascal BLYAU, Development Director
for FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS.
Head of International
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS
LVS Ltd. UK office
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS
FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS is the
brand under which operate FDJs B2B subsidiaries (LVS Ltd. & Lotsys).
For more information please visit: www.fdj-gamingsolutions.com:
- LVS Ltd., based in the UK, is a 100% subsidiary of
FDJ, delivering modern and open sports betting and gaming solutions based on
the Advanced Betting & Lottery Platform (ABP), which enables bets on any
kind of sport and markets, live betting, multiple price lines on all digital
and retail channels, state of the art risk management, cost efficient operation
and has been extended to Toto pool games.
- Lotsys SAS in France, is a 100% subsidiary of FDJ,
delivering products, solutions and integration services to lotteries and
betting operators. Lotsys has prestigious references from around the world and
has already installed nearly 250,000 lottery terminals in partnership with
Loterie Romande: Since 1937,
Loterie Romande (LoRo) has been operating lottery games and sports betting to a
2 M population in the 6 French speaking cantons of Switzerland (Vaud, Fribourg,
Valais, Neuchâtel, Genève et Jura).
LoRo provides 30 different scratch
cards, including pillar games and seasonal tickets, lottery games such as Euro
Millions and Loto, but also sports betting and horse racing. LoRo distributes
100% of its 216.8 M CHF profits to non-profit-making bodies and organizations
across a broad spectrum such as social welfare, culture, sport, education and
FDJ (Française des
Jeux) is ranked 4th lottery worldwide with 14.3 Bn EUR of sales in 2016.
FDJ offers lottery and sports
betting to its 26+ million customers, providing secure and responsible
entertainment. The group including its B2B subsidiaries LVS & Lotsys
employs 2,130 people. FDJ distributes lottery and betting through a retail
network of 32.000 points of sale and online to 1.3 M players. FDJ redistributed
95% of its gaming proceeds in 2016: ca. 9.5 Bn EUR winnings to the players, 3.1
Bn EUR to the community, and 0.7 Bn EUR to retailers.
SOURCE: FDJ GAMING SOLUTIONS
GAMSTOP Announced as the Brand Name for UK National Online
LONDON & BRUSSELS (June 1, 2017)
-- The Remote Gambling Association (the RGA) announced today that
GAMSTOP would be the name of the national online self-exclusion scheme which it
agreed to design and implement to meet the aims of the Gambling
Commissions Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.
The Gambling (Advertising and
Licensing) Act 2014 requires all remote gambling operators who wish to provide
gambling facilities to the British market to be licensed by the Commission.
The Act provides the framework for a
national online self-exclusion scheme to be established because every operator
is now subject to the Commissions Licence Conditions and Codes of
GAMSTOP will therefore enable UK
consumers to exclude themselves via a single website process from all online
gambling operators that are licensed by the Gambling Commission. The website
will also set out other measures that are available to help people manage their
gambling and will signpost specialist advice and support services for those who
might benefit from it.
Fiona Palmer, RGA Director of Social
Responsibility, speaking on behalf of GAMSTOP said We are at a very
exciting stage in the development of GAMSTOP.
With the branding now established
and process design well advanced, the focus in the coming months will be on
technology integration and industry communication.
We are therefore confident that we
will deliver self-exclusion on the truly national scale needed to assist
consumers who need this kind of help to manage their gambling.
Speaking on behalf of the Gambling
Commission, Paul Hope, Programme Director said The ability for consumers
to exclude themselves from all online gambling with a single request will be a
powerful tool for those that need it. We welcome the work the RGA is doing to
develop GAMSTOP and look forward to it becoming available.
The RGA is a London & Brussels
-based trade association whose members are all licensed for gambling purposes
- Further information about the RGA and a list of its
members can all be found at www.rga.eu.com.
- The aim is to have GAMSTOP fully implemented before
the end of December 2017.
- For more information about GAMSTOP contact: Fiona
Palmer, Director of Social Responsibility at
SOURCE: RGA media release.
Maryland Casinos Generate $136.5 Million in Revenue During
MGM National Harbor tops
$50 million for the second time
BALTIMORE, Maryland (June 5,
2017) Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced May 2017 revenue
numbers for the states six casinos: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil
County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in
Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, Rocky Gap Casino
Resort in Allegany County and MGM National Harbor in Prince Georges
County. Marylands casinos totaled $136,464,277 in revenue during May 2017
an increase of $32,113,058, or 30.8%, compared to the May 2016 figure of
In a year-to-year comparison not
including MGM National Harbor, which opened on Dec. 8, 2016, state-wide casino
revenue in May 2017 decreased by $18,439,027, or 17.7%.
MGM National Harbor generated
$50,552,085 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day in May at MGM National Harbor was: $273.10 for slot
machines, $5,708.55 for banked table games and $1,403.19 for non-banked table
games. MGM National Harbor operates 3,137 slot machines and 165 (126 banked and
39 non-banked) table games.
Maryland Live Casino totalled
$45,890,411 from both slot machines and table games in May. Maryland
Lives gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $241.64 for slot
machines, $3,144.97 for banked table games and $880.73 for non-banked table
games. May 2017 revenue at Maryland Live decreased by $13,196,052, or 22.3%,
from May 2016. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,980 slot machines and 202 (150
banked and 52 non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$23,594,950 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $184.25 for slot machines, $2,215.64 for banked
table games and $729.61 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos May
2017 revenue decreased by $5,198,534, or 18.1%, from May 2016. Horseshoe Casino
Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 177 (152 banked and 25 non-banked)
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $6,358,053 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $204.91 for slot machines, $2,406.17 for
banked table games and $354.60 for non-banked table games. Hollywood
Casinos May 2017 revenue decreased by $540,354, or 7.8%, from May
Hollywood Casino Perryville operates
846 slot machines and 20 (12 banked and 8 non-banked) table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,750,443 from both slot machines and table games in May. Gross gaming revenue
per unit per day was: $199.24 for slot machines and $1,244.53 for banked table
games. This facility does not have non-banked table games. Rocky Gap Casino
Resorts May 2017 revenue increased by $328,270, or 7.4%, from May 2016.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates 662 slot machines and 17 table games.
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$5,318,335 from slot machines in May, and its gross gaming revenue per unit per
day was $214.27. Casino at Ocean Downs May 2017 revenue increased by
$167,642, or 3.3%, from May 2016. Casino at Ocean Downs operates 800 slot
machines and does not have table games.
Under Maryland law, casino revenue
supports the Maryland Education Trust Fund as well as small-, minority- and
women-owned businesses, local impact grants, local jurisdictions and the
states horse racing industry. May 2017 contributions to the state from
all six Maryland casinos and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the
attached spreadsheets and available online.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming is
responsible for oversight of the states casinos. In this role, the agency
provides direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security,
regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. To keep Marylanders
informed and to maintain transparency of casino operations, monthly financial
reports are posted on gaming.mdlottery.com. Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds
players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at
mdgamblinghelp.org or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
CONTACT: Carole Bober Gentry,
410-230-8725 (office), 410-365-6384 (cell), E:
SOURCE: Maryland Lottery and
Interactive Agrees Veikkaus Deal
Providers Full Catalogue Available to Finnish Operator
LONDON, UK (June 6, 2017) --
Specialist virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has been selected as a virtual
sports supplier to Finnish betting operator Veikkaus.
The deal will see Kirons full
17 virtual sports games portfolio, including its exclusive winter themed
sports, Hockey Shots and Speed Skating, made available to Veikkaus
land-based and online sports betting operations.
Kiron was chosen by the
government-owned Veikkaus, which has an exclusive betting licence on lotteries
and sports betting in Finland, following a public tender process.
Steven Spartinos, CEO of Kiron
Interactive, said: We are always looking to expand our operations in
regulated markets, and thats exactly what we have done once again with
This deal marks yet another
step forward for Kiron Interactive and we are very eager to get started as we
know our varied portfolio of games will prove popular in Finland
especially our winter titles.
Timo Kiiskinen, Senior Vice
President of ICT, said: Veikkaus is always looking to increase value
for customers. We have analysed the market well and Kiron Interactive provides
us with the best possible content for Finnish customers.
content, is sure to prove a big hit with our players as we look to offer them
something fresh, new and of the highest quality.
About Kiron Interactive
Kiron Interactive, established in
2001, is a leading supplier of virtual games and gaming systems to the global
Kirons virtual gaming products
have been successfully deployed across a number of distribution platforms
including the internet, mobile, satellite broadcast, And WAN/LAN networked
environments and gaming machines.
Using the latest animation and
proven gaming systems, Kiron's solutions have grown to be the leaders in their
SOURCE: Kiron Interactive.
EquiLottery Continues Kentucky Momentum with Ellis Park
LOUISVILLE, KY (June 5, 2017) --
EquiLottery and Ellis Park have entered into a broadcast rights agreement that
will allow races from the Henderson, Kentucky racetrack to be utilized in
conjunction with EquiLotterys lottery game based on the results of live
horse racing. This agreement marks the second such arrangement with a Kentucky
racetrack and comes on the heels of a recent endorsement of the product from
the Kentucky Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA).
I was first approached
about this product six years ago when it was in a very early development
stage, said Ellis Park Owner and President Ron Geary. As
someone who has had business startup success, its exciting when you get
to watch another entrepreneur take a seedling of an idea and turn it into a
real, workable product, especially in your home state. Ellis Park is proud to
stand with Brad Cummings and the entire EquiLottery team and we look forward to
watching this exciting opportunity for horse racing come to fruition. With this
product, we see nothing but upside for the racing industry in Kentucky and
Ellis Park joins in-state racetrack
Kentucky Downs along with Penn Nationals Charles Town Races and Eldorado
Resorts Mountaineer Park in West Virginia as early adopters of
EquiLottery. As with other such agreements, Ellis Park will make their daily
race video available for streaming through the EquiLottery mobile app in
exchange for a broadcast rights fee. This fee will be split between the
racetrack and purse funds.
Its a real pleasure
to be working with Ron and his team at Ellis Park, said EquiLottery
Founder and CEO Brad Cummings. When starting a business in Kentucky,
you quickly become aware of what Ron has done to help build successful
businesses and create good-paying jobs in this state. So to have his backing as
we build out the vision for EquiLottery is a great honor. Every day our
momentum gets stronger and we get closer to delivering a product we believe
will do great things for the sport of horse racing while being able to send
more Kentucky students to Kentucky universities through a bevy of successful
in-state scholarship programs.
Since its public announcement over
the summer of 2014, EquiLottery has worked diligently to develop its lottery
product based on the results of live horse racing. During that time, this
innovative company has structured agreements with lottery industry leader IGT
Global Solutions and tote system leader AmTote International to be able to
deliver a cohesive lottery experience for state lotteries and their players.
EquiLottery is also in development on its IOS and Android mobile app which will
allow players features such as watching races live and on replay, scanning
tickets and setting push notifications for upcoming races all from the
convenience of their mobile devices.
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