Spotlights Next-Generation Technologies at Indian Gaming Tradeshow &
LONDON, UK (April 4, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) will showcase a diverse
portfolio of solutions for its valued tribal gaming partners at the Indian
Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA), April 11-13, 2017 in San Diego,
Calif. IGT's theme "Innovation at Play" will represent the compelling mix of
innovation, content and new player experiences that NIGA attendees can enjoy in
the Company's booth 1035.
"IGT's commitment to tribal
gaming extends deep into the history of the Company," said Renato Ascoli,
IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive (DoubleDown Casino).
"At the Indian Gaming Tradeshow
& Convention, IGT will present a diverse suite of solutions that is
anchored in innovations that our tribal partners can leverage to differentiate
their casino floors and drive play. Tribal casinos have been the first to adopt
many pivotal gaming technologies over the years, which makes it even more
exciting to spotlight IGT's next-generation solutions at NIGA such as SPHINX
4D, Cardless Connect, the S3000XL cabinet and PlaySpot."
IGT will showcase a range of premium
solutions on new and proven hardware solutions:
- The award-winning SPHINX 4D game on the
CrystalCurve TRUE 4D cabinet offers a multi-sensory experience that
enhances its glasses-free 3D technology. Mid-air haptic and gesture-based
technologies enable players to touch and manipulate 3D objects emerging from
- The Voice Video Slots on the CrystalCurve
ULTRA cabinet delivers an immersive player experience. The game features
popular songs and video footage from the worldwide TV hit series, bank-wide win
celebrations, and a symbol set that features several The Voice Coaches from
around the world including Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Ricky Martin.
- The Fort Knox® Diamond Vault® Video Slots,
Fort Knox Cleopatra® Video Slots, and Harley-Davidson Video Slots
games will be featured on the CrystalCurve cabinet. Boasting a 43-inch
curved touchscreen display with ultra-HD 4K graphics, the CrystalCurve cabinet
delivers pristine visuals and a dynamic player experience.
- Themes from IGT's TRUE 3D product portfolio
such as the ZUMA® 3D, Jurassic World 3D, and Return of the
Sphinx® 3D games.
- Wheel of Fortune® Gold Spin Triple
Gold® Slots on IGT's large format mechanical reel MEGATOWER cabinet,
which stands 11 feet tall and incorporates scaled-up design elements from the
S3000® cabinet. IGT's booth will feature other Wheel of Fortune themes such
as the Wheel of Fortune Wheel Across America California Coast slot game.
- The Super Red Hot Jackpots four-level linked
progressive game on the award-winning S3000® cabinet, available in three
different themes. Jackpot 7s Slots, Sizzling 7® Slots and Double Sizzling
7s Slots put a new twist on the classic five-reel, 20-payline game.
- The Megabucks® Double Gold game on the
CrystalDual + Stepper cabinet is designed to deliver mega-sized jackpots
and fully utilize the cabinet's intelligent mechanical reels and LCD top
IGT will spotlight a mix of
innovative core cabinets and game content for the video and mechanical reel
slots segments. NIGA portfolio highlights include:
- IGT's CrystalCurve cabinet with exclusive themes
such as the Dreams of Egypt, Star Rise, Wild Fury, and Dream
Pool games. NIGA will be the first trade show where IGT will showcase the
CrystalCurve cabinet with for-sale game content.
- Majestic Gorilla®, King of Macedonia,
Lulu & Luigi® and Legend of Chang'e® on the CrystalSlant
cabinet have all achieved "Proven Performer" status in the Company's global
test bank process.
- A variety of themes for the high-limit S3000
cabinet will be demonstrated, such as the Double Diamond® Pinball® and
Lucky Rapid Pays games, in addition to the highly anticipated,
commemorative Double Diamond Silver Anniversary game. The cabinet offers a more
subdued lighting and celebrations package, and is backed by the S3000 cabinet's
extensive content pipeline.
- IGT's large format S3000 XL cabinet that is a
colossal version of the Company's S3000 cabinet, features three oversized
mechanical reels, and is designed to be compatible with the vast S3000 cabinet
- IGT will showcase its tournament capabilities by
hosting spirited Spin Ferno® tournaments on the S3000 cabinet and
Spin-Splosion! ® tournaments on the CrystalDual® cabinet. Both
solutions are fueled by IGT's Tournament Manager product and give operators a
turnkey tournament solution for single or multi-site slot tournaments.
In addition, IGT's booth will host a
series of specialty gaming product such as:
- The award-winning Cardless Connect mobile
systems solution that can be embedded into a casino's mobile app. It enables
players to initiate patron loyalty sessions using their mobile devices and
seamlessly transfer funds from their existing player accounts -- eliminating
the need for physical loyalty club cards and TITO tickets.
- New IGT video poker titles such as the Ultimate X
Spin Poker and Magic Deal Poker games.
- IGT's award-winning PlaySpot mobile app
solution which enables players to enjoy a variety of casino experiences such as
live table betting on baccarat games from their mobile devices while at a
casino property. The solution is compatible with IGT® systems such as
Cardless Connect and IGT Advantage® casino management systems.
- IGT's Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) for live
baccarat and roulette.
- The Texas Tea® Pinball® game from IGT's
Video Reel Edge (VRE) game family, featuring traditional video slot game
base play and the choice of a free games bonus or skill-based bonus event,
where performance influences their player bonus reward.
For more information, visit IGT or
go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter, twitter.com/IGTnews
or watch IGT videos on YouTube, youtube.com/igt. Play IGT's DoubleDown
Casino® app on Facebook or at doubledowncasino.com.
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent,
Corporate Communications, toll
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Nederlandse Loterij Rewards Initiative That Makes Netherlands
Happier and Healthier with 50,000 Euros
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (April 4,
2017) -- Nederlandse Loterij (the Dutch Lottery) today introduced the 'Dutch
Lottery Price Movement.
With this award Dutch Lottery awards
an annual initiative which contributes to a happier and healthier
The jury of the Dutch Lottery
Movement Prize consists of a number of prominent Dutch representing different
sectors in the field of sports, health, wellness and exercise.
Pieter van den Hoogenband - triple
Olympic swimming champion and ambassador of Dutch Lottery - is jury president.
The other jury members are Hugo Borst, which much acclaim for his manifesto
Focusing on Elderly, Bibian Mentel - Paralympic champion snowboarding and
Paralympic Athlete of the Year 2014 - and comedian Guido Weijers, who is
currently touring the country with his "Master Luck."
Dutch Lottery has a clear
ambition: make the Netherlands happier and healthier. This new price makes this
mission tangible and visible. To bring our contribution to the Dutch sport and
charity, we want as many Dutch move and healthier. Because exercise is healthy.
And those who feel healthy, is a happier person, "says jury chairman Pieter
van den Hoogenband.
"We are very proud today to
introduce the Dutch Lottery Price Movement. With this prize we award a special
initiative each year contribute to a happier and / or healthier Netherlands.
Because every year put countless enthusiastic and involved in Dutch for those
who could do with this help, "explains Niels Onkenhout, CEO of Dutch
"With the price as much as
possible, we hope to encourage people and organizations to report on their
initiatives in the field of health and exercise. The winner receives a bronze
sculpture and a cash prize of 50,000 euros.
SOURCE: Nederlandse Loterij.
Gambling Commission Remind Fairground Operators to Follow
Gaming Machine Rules
BIRMINGHAM, UN (April 3, 2017) -- As
we approach Easter, fairground operators are being advised by the Gambling
Commission to ensure they follow the rules for buying, maintaining and
operating gaming machines.
Given that the Easter break is the
traditional start of season for fairground operators, we are reminding them to
brush up on the rules for gaming machine and comply - ahead of any
compliance checks carried out by local licensing authorities.
Key points to remember are:
- Low-stake (category D) fruit machines can be made
available at fairgrounds along with coin pushers and crane grab machines
- Higher stake gaming machines (category B and C),
like those typically played in arcades and pubs, are not permitted
- Fairground operators must source all their machines
from Gambling Commission licensed suppliers
- All employees working with gaming machines must be
at least 18 years old.
easy to print quick guide to the rules for fairgrounds is
available on our website, as well as details of the
stakes and prizes for category D machines.
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Close Enough is Good Enough to Win with PICK 2 AND PICK
250 Additional Ways to
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 3, 3017)
-- The Florida Lotterys exciting play type, 1-OFF®, is available on
PICK 2 and PICK 5 purchases beginning today! With 1-OFF now
available on all Florida PICK games, players have 356 more ways to win! The
1-OFF play type allows you to win by matching the winning numbers exactly or by
being 1-OFF any or all winning numbers.
PICK 2 1-OFF players have nine
chances to win. Players who match their two numbers in exact order, or Straight
order, win $25. Or, they have eight other ways to win $3, if their numbers are
off by one higher or lower from the winning number.
PICK 5 1-OFF players have 243
chances to win. Players, who match their five PICK 5 numbers in exact order, or
Straight order, win $25,000. Or have 242 other ways to win if their numbers are
off by one higher or lower on any or all of the five digits. The 1-OFF prizes
range from $75 - $500 depending on if they are off by one, two, three, four or
New PICK 2 and PICK 5 playslips are
now available at retail locations statewide. All 1-OFF plays cost $1. PICK 2
and PICK 5 drawings will continue to be held twice daily, seven days per week,
at 1:30 p.m. and 7:57 p.m. Eastern Time.
PICK 2 and PICK 5 winning numbers,
for both midday and evening draws, are available on the Florida Lottery
website, at retail locations statewide, and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. For
more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
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
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Lottery Launches New Operating System
North Carolina (March 29, 2017) --
Lottery tickets sales and games all across North Carolina are up and running
this week on the newest technology in the lottery industry after the N.C.
Education Lottery completed a conversion to a new operating system.
The conversion completes a year-long
effort by the lottery and its gaming vendors to install a new operating system
and instant ticket services. The system provides the technical infrastructure
that supports the lottery games and allows lottery tickets sales and payments
of prizes to occur simultaneously at more than 6,850 retailers across North
Carolina. Until now, the lottery ran on its first operating system that was
installed 11 years ago.
This big change is
transparent to most lottery players, but its exciting to get new
technology to support our games and ticket sales, said Alice Garland,
executive director of the lottery. This will allow the lottery to work
more effectively and efficiently with retailers and provide more engaging games
for players. Having more effective and efficient lottery operations will help
the lottery continue its success in raising money for education.
The new system is the centerpiece of
major improvements as the Education Lottery enters its second decade. Other
- New lottery terminals or lottery vending machines
at all lottery retail locations. The new equipment has large user-friendly
touch screens and a faster printer. This should speed up the time it takes for
lottery transactions to occur at retail locations.
- New instant ticket printing and warehousing system.
Instant tickets are the most popular lottery games and the new system should
make the ordering and distribution of instant tickets more efficient.
- A ticket checker or a lottery vending machine with
a ticket checking function at all retail locations. This allows players to
check and see for themselves if they have a winning ticket.
- New play centers at all retail locations. The play
centers will make it easier for players to get information about lottery games,
odds of winning, and prizes.
Players will see more upgrades in
the months to come as the lottery unveils a new website and a new mobile app
The changes result from new
contracts for a new operating system and instant ticket services. The
contracts, approved in January 2016, went into effect on Sunday. Under the
contracts, IGT, based in Providence, Rhode Island, will provide the
lotterys operating system and Scientific Games of Alpharetta, Ga. will
provide instant ticket and related services.
Ticket sales made it possible for
the lottery to raise more than $634 million for the state last year. For
details on how lottery funds have made a difference in every county in the
state, click on the For Education section of the
Cymru Promises a Win-Win for Wales
Wales is to have its own
weekly, televised lottery
WALES (March 31, 2017) -- Wales is
to have its own weekly, televised lottery, with tickets set to go on sale on
Monday 10th April and the first draw to take place on Friday 28th April.
Details of Loteri Cymru, a new
all-Wales society lottery have been unveiled today (31st March). The weekly
loto draw has a guaranteed jackpot of £25,000 - the maximum
the lottery can offer under society lottery rules - with proceeds raising money
for grassroots community causes throughout Wales.
The loto jackpot winners will need
to match 5 of 39 drawn numbers and other prizes will also be on offer for
matching fewer numbers. Tickets are priced at just £1 and players will
have a better than one in nine chance of winning a prize better than the
National Lottery Lotto.
Every ticket unless it has
scooped the jackpot will also be entered free into loto+, a monthly
raffle offering 10 guaranteed £1000 prizes. The first loto+ draw will
also take place on 28th April.
Tickets can be bought online only by
anyone aged 16 or over at
00:01 on Monday 10th April, with the weekly loto draw to be broadcast on S4C at
8.00pm every Friday from 28th April.
Operator Loteri Cymru is a
not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) chaired by WRU Chairman and
former Wales rugby international, Gareth Davies. Its chief executive, Sue
Carter, was previously a director at Yahoo!, and is a former BBC journalist,
producer and editor.
A charitable arm, Hanfod Cymru, has
been established to distribute a minimum of 20% of the proceeds from Loteri
Cymru ticket sales to good causes. Hanfod is chaired by Mrs Deris Williams and
its interim CEO is Marc Phillips, who was formerly Head of Policy at BBC
Children in Need.
Local charities all over Wales will
be invited to apply for support for community projects with educational, social
and cultural benefits. Further details on the charitable arm are to to be
announced in the coming days.
S4C is Loteri Cymrus exclusive
broadcast partner, with the rights to broadcast each draw on its TV and online
channels, and to all programming around the good causes.
Loteri Cymru Chair, Gareth Davies,
explained that Loteri Cymru will add to the amount of money raised in Wales for
good causes while offering an attractive jackpot and affordable ticket
We are launching Loteri
Cymru to create a win-win for the people and communities of Wales, where
individuals can afford to try their luck at winning a life-enhancing jackpot
and their local communities benefit, too, he said.
Our research has shown that
people really like the idea of a dedicated Welsh lottery that benefits local
causes. We want Loteri.Cymru to become a real part of life here, so that, as
soon as possible, everyone in Wales will know someone who has won a prize or be
aware of a good cause that has benefited.
Mrs Carter explained how the team
had set out to devise a lottery that would give people a genuinely
good chance of winning.
Firstly, we wanted to make
sure the ticket price was set at £1, so that people feel they can afford
to join in, she said.
Then we wanted to offer an
appealing guaranteed jackpot plus a variety of prizes for matching from
two to five balls so that the overall odds of winning are a really
attractive 1 in 9 and then to give players a second chance to scoop a prize
with loto +.
Carol Bell, Chair of SDML,
S4Cs commercial arm, said: We are delighted to be able to
support a uniquely Welsh lottery that will generate great programming
opportunities as well as much-needed funds just for Wales.
More information is available at
Loteri Cymru is licensed by the
Gambling Commission Licence number 044171-R-323217-002. The loto tickets are
priced at just £1 and can be bought online by anyone aged 16 or
over at www.loteri.cymru from 00:01 on Monday 10th April, with each
weekly draw to be broadcast on S4C at 8.00pm every Friday from 28th April.
Loteri Cymru players will have a
better than one in nine chance of scooping a prize better than the
National Lottery Lotto - and every line on each ticket unless it has
scooped the jackpot will be entered into loto+, a monthly raffle
offering ten guaranteed £1000 prizes.
More information is available at
SOURCE: Loteri Cymru.
Changes Needed to End Synthetic Lotteries in
The Australian Lottery
and Newsagents Association Urges Government to Consider the National Economic
Impact of Lottoland
AUSTRALIA (April 3, 2017) -- The
Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association is calling for a suitable
amendment to the Federal Interactive Gambling Act, that will impose legislative
restrictions on betting on lottery outcomes.
The Interactive Gambling Amendment
Bill 2016 is currently before the House of Representatives, and has reignited
discussions about privately-owned Lottoland.
Lottoland is different to official
regulated lottery draws. It operates like an online-only bookmaker, taking bets
on certain lotto numbers being drawn, and relies on complex insurance policies
to pay any winners.
Many Australians are still very
confused about this model and think they are entering a lottery. But despite
what its name might suggest, Lottoland is a wagering operator who offer bets on
lottery outcomes not tickets in a draw, this is also known as synthetic
Adam Joy, CEO of Australian Lottery
and Newsagents Association said, Our members have customers requesting
Lottoland tickets, wrongly thinking that Lottoland offers the same
opportunities to enter a lottery draw but at a lower price. When in fact it
doesnt. It is a wagering website that is not subject to the same rigorous
regulations that Australian official lotteries adhere to.
One of the biggest concerns about
Lottoland is that while official lotteries generate significant tax revenue for
each State and Territory Government they are licensed in, to pay for schools,
roads and hospitals, Lottoland does not pay similar taxes and most of its
revenue goes overseas.
The Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association is part of a growing group of policy makers, influencers
and industry bodies, that are concerned Lottolands operations and
aggressive marketing lack the necessary social license consumers would expect,
and that this will place even greater pressure on state governments ongoing
revenue expectations, and have a detrimental impact on lottery retailers
businesses and livelihoods.
Mr Joy continued, Our
members regularly adapt to change, but this should not be at the expense of
responsible corporate citizenship. Consumers need to know the difference
between buying official lottery tickets directly from a licensed operator, and
using a wagering website that sends most of its revenue overseas. It affects
our economy and many local small businesses.
The lottery and newsagency industry
plays a vital role in the Australian economy. There are over 4,000 independent,
family-owned businesses who offer official lottery tickets in Australia;
together these make up Australias largest retail and home delivery group.
The industry employs nearly 20,000 people with a turnover of $2 billion. They
contribute approximately $1.4 billion in Australian taxes and a further $150
million in GST.
The national industry body for
Australian newsagents and lottery agents, ALNA, requests urgent action to
support a policy position in the Interactive Gambling Act, that will impose
similar legislative restrictions to those already in place in South Australia,
which make it an offence for Lottoland to sell products to South Australian
residents. Legislation there does not permit betting on lottery outcomes and
therefore, Lottoland is not permitted to sell its products in South
Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA)
The Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA) is the only national and non-profit,
industry body specifically for Australian newsagencies and lottery agents.
Representing a significant part of the Australian economy, ALNA works
tirelessly to better its members businesses, and to ensure a secure future for
newsagencies and lottery agents.
CONTACT: Phoebe Netto, M:
0401036610, W: www.alna.net.au/
SOURCE: The Australian Lottery and
Newsagents Association (ALNA) via NewsMaker, Press Release Distribution
Gambling Commission Urges Industry to Take Consumer Complaints
BIRMINGHAM, UK (March 29, 2017) --
The findings of a new Gambling Commission review identify a clear need for both
gambling businesses and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers to
improve the way they handle consumer disputes.
review of complaints processes in the gambling industry sets
out what the Commission will be focusing on as it develops proposals across
2017, whilst also calling for views from the industry and public.
Chief executive, Sarah Harrison
said: Our findings present a strong case for the gambling industry to
take swift action to ensure the way in which customer disputes are dealt with
is fit for purpose, and importantly, places consumers first.
What we want to see is an
industry that values and seeks out feedback from customers. That swiftly and
effectively resolves customer complaints. And that uses the learning from those
customers to raise its standards and deliver ever higher levels of customer
Over the coming months we
will be working closely with gambling operators, ADR providers, trade
associations, consumers and their representatives. We will also be looking at
complaints processes in other sectors where redress arrangements may be working
better. But most importantly, we are also welcoming views on the proposals from
Consumers and other stakeholders can
share their thoughts by emailing:
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
BBDO Creates New National Lottery Campaign Focusing on Real Winner Stories and
Surprise and Delight Statistics
WATFORD, UK (March 31, 2017) -- A
new National Lottery campaign launches next week. Created by AMV BBDO
and initially launching on radio, social media and OOH the campaign aims
to demonstrate and celebrate the volume and variety of prizes won on The
National Lottery, while at the same time making an emotional connection around
that moment of becoming a millionaire that everyone has dreamed of.
The new work will use real
winners responses to winning life-changing prizes, as well as providing
surprising, fun and meaningful facts about winning using Camelots
huge bank of winner data.
So, at any one time, audiences might
hear or see an advert containing an emotional real-life call into the National
Lottery hotline from a player confirming a £1 million win, while the same
day seeing a bus stop poster revealing that The National Lottery creates the
same number of winners every minute as there are people on a packed rush-hour
Arabella Gilchrist, Head of Parent
Brand for The National Lottery, said:
The National Lottery plays
a vital role in contributing to Good Causes throughout the UK raising
more than £30 million every week and at the same time awards
around eight million prizes weekly. These surprising facts and real-life winner
stories will help remind players that real people, like them, are winning on
The National Lottery all the time.
The campaign launches on Monday 3rd
April and will incorporate radio, OOH and social media.
As the campaign develops, there will
be further executions through-the-line and across The National Lotterys
For further information, please
CONTACT: Camelot Press Office, T: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot Press Office.
S.A. Convenes Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
Codere S.A. convoca Junta
General Extraordinaria de Accionistas
MADRID, SPAIN (March 31, 2017) -- In
compliance with the provisions of article 228 of Royal Legislative Decree
4/2015, of 23 October, which approves the consolidated text of the Law of the
Market ofValores, Codere, S.A. (Indifferently "Codere" or "Company") announces
The Board of Directors of "CODERE
Sociedad Anónima", has decided to call the Extraordinary General Meeting
of Shareholders of the Company, to be held in address of the company, located
at 28108, Alcobendas (Madrid), Avda. De Bruselas nº 26 a At 1:00 p.m. on
May 11, 2017, on the first call, and at the same time And place, on May 12,
2017 in second call.
This communication is accompanied by
the text of the said call, including the Agenda of the general meeting, to be
published in the next few days in terms Legal and statutory provisions, as well
as the full text of the proposed agreements which is formulated by the Board of
Directors in relation to the various points of the aforementioned order of the
All documentation of the Board shall
be at the disposal of the shareholders in the Registered office and on the
company's website, www.codere.com
Secretary of the Board of
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Codere S.A. convoca Junta General Extraordinaria de
INNOVA's Special Committee Launches Strategic Review
LOS ANGELES, California (March 31,
2017) -- INNOVA Gaming Group Inc. ("INNOVA" or the "Company") (TSX: IGG)
announced today that the special committee (the "Special Committee") of the
board of directors of the Company has given its financial advisors, Raymond
James Ltd., a broad mandate to manage a process of exploring and considering
strategic alternative transactions that might be available to the Company (the
"Strategic Review Process"), including, but not limited to, soliciting
expressions of interest regarding an acquisition of all of the common shares of
the Company (the "Shares").
The Special Committee is comprised
of Paul van Eyk and Edward Stanek, each an independent director of the Company,
and was formed to review and evaluate the unsolicited non-binding proposal to
acquire all of the Shares for cash consideration of $2.10 per Share received
from Pollard Banknote Limited ("Pollard Banknote") on March 9, 2017 (the
"Proposal") and to consider any strategic alternatives that might be available
The Special Committee has since
engaged in discussions with Pollard Banknote, both directly and indirectly
through their respective financial advisors, regarding the terms of the
Proposal. Based on these discussions, the Special Committee has
determined that Pollard Banknote was not prepared to improve the Proposal
sufficiently for the Special Committee to recommend a transaction with Pollard
Banknote. As a result, the Special Committee has determined that it is in
the best interests of INNOVA to proceed with the Strategic Review Process.
The Special Committee has invited
Pollard Banknote to participate in the Strategic Review Process. There
can, however, be no assurance that Pollard Banknote will be willing to
participate in the Strategic Review Process.
INNOVA's largest shareholder, Amaya
Inc. ("Amaya"), has entered into a support agreement (the "Support Agreement")
with Pollard Banknote that sets out the terms and conditions pursuant to which
Amaya is prepared to support the Proposal. Amaya has the right to
terminate the Support Agreement if: (i) Pollard Banknote has not entered into
an acquisition agreement with the Company or commenced a formal take-over bid
for the Shares prior to May 8, 2017; or (ii) a cash offer greater than $2.10
per Share is made for the Shares that Pollard Banknote does not match within
five business days either by amending an existing offer made by Pollard
Banknote for all of the Shares or by making a formal take-over bid for all of
the Shares. For additional details on the terms of the Support Agreement,
please refer to INNOVA's news release of March 10, 2017.
There can be no assurance that the
Proposal or the Strategic Review Process will result in a formal take-over bid
or offer for the Shares or that any such take-over bid or offer will ultimately
result in a completed transaction. INNOVA's shareholders do not need to
take any action with respect to the Proposal or the Strategic Review Process at
this time. The Special Committee has not set any timetable for the
Strategic Review Process and does not intend to disclose any developments in
respect thereof, unless and until a specific transaction is approved, the
Strategic Review Process has run its course or it is determined that disclosure
is otherwise necessary or appropriate.
About the Company
INNOVA develops unique games and
products for the global gaming industry, with particular focus on state and
provincial lotteries. Through INNOVA's wholly-owned subsidiary, Diamond Game
Enterprises, the Company focuses on enhancing the revenues of
government-sponsored lotteries and other regulated operators by offering its
unique "extended play" products in traditional and non-traditional gaming
venues. The Company's primary product is its third generation Lucky Tab
machine, an instant ticket vending machine that dispenses tickets while
simultaneously displaying the results of each ticket on a video monitor in an
entertaining fashion. For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: INNOVA Gaming Group.
Kentucky HBPA Endorses EquiLottery as Important
Innovation for Horse Racing
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Monday, April
3, 2017) The Kentucky HBPA, one of the countrys largest
horsemens organizations, has endorsed EquiLottery, the innovative lottery
product based on the results of live horse racing.
Brad Cummings, EquiLotterys
founder and chief executive officer, called the stamp of approval from the
Kentucky division of the Horsemens Benevolent & Protective
Association an important piece in moving the game towards adoption in
its home state of Kentucky and beyond.
We are delighted to count
the Kentucky HBPA as core supporters of our mission to bring the excitement of
live horse racing to the masses through our unprecedented lottery
experience," Cummings said. This organization has been a friend of
EquiLottery since our public unveiling, and their support has been foundational
to our continued momentum. We thank their entire leadership team for standing
with us while we have dedicated ourselves to creating this new distribution and
revenue opportunity for horse racing and increasing returns to the good causes
supported by state lotteries around the country."
The Kentucky HBPA represents about
6,000 owners and trainers racing at the commonwealths five Thoroughbred
tracks, working on issues such as funding and increasing race purses, ensuring
safety measures at the track and assisting in services that take care of the
professional and personal needs of their members. The Kentucky HBPA is the
second such organization to show public support for EquiLottery, following the
endorsement of West Virginia Racing United, an advocacy group comprised of
horsemens associations in the Mountain State.
"We have been thrilled to support
Brad and his vision for EquiLottery over the years," said Kentucky HBPA
president Rick Hiles. "It is so vital that we bring new people into the
sport for this industry to have the bright future we all know it can enjoy.
While we welcome any new revenue opportunities, the HBPA is most enthusiastic
about the chance to introduce millions of people across the country to the
excitement of live horse racing through this important innovation. EquiLottery
is by far the best model we have seen to accomplish this goal. We
wholeheartedly back this product and ask state leadership in Kentucky to do the
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. The company has structured
agreements with lottery-industry leader IGT Global Solutions and tote-system
leader AmTote International to deliver a cohesive lottery experience for state
lotteries and their players.
EquiLottery recently announced its
first racetrack agreements with Penn National Gamings Hollywood Casino at
Charles Town Races and Eldorado Resorts Mountaineer Park, both in West
Virginia. The Kentucky-based company is also in development on its IOS and
Android mobile app that will allow players to watch races live and on replay,
scan tickets and set push notifications for upcoming races all from the
convenience of their mobile devices.
CONTACT: Brad Cummings, T:
(502) 644-1454, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nolimit City Joins Forces with EveryMatrix
Platform and game
developer to integrate its slots with fellow supplier
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (April 3, 2017) --
Online platform and game developer Nolimit city has signed a deal with
EveryMatrix to integrate its games into the suppliers content
The agreement will see
EveryMatrixs operator partners gain access to high definition HTML5
titles such as Oktoberfest, Creepy Carnival and Space Arcade for the very first
All of Nolimit citys games
boast stunning graphics, catchy soundtracks, and intelligent math models that
offer players an exciting and engaging experience.
The suppliers games are
delivered via their own platform, allowing for a smooth and seamless
integration into the EveryMatrix content portfolio.
Jonas Tegman, Chief Product Officer
at Nolimit city, said: EveryMatrix has a roster of partners in several
key markets for us, so we are thrilled to be able to add our games to their
portfolio and put them in front of even more players.
Operators and suppliers
need to offer players top-quality content, which is why we have focused on
fine-tuning our current portfolio before launching more titles. But we have an
exciting product roadmap, with our next batch of games due for release
We always look to
strengthen our portfolio with exciting new games and Nolimit citys slots
fit the bill. Our partners seek to integrate high-quality content to stand out
from the competition and we are committed to offer it every time. In addition,
we trust their gaming experience and their in-depth knowledge of the online
sector. said Ebbe Groes, EveryMatrix CEO.
Nolimit city is one of the newest
suppliers in the sector, but the exciting company recently moved into larger
offices in Stockholm and has doubled its employee roll-call to meet the growing
demand for its games.
Strengthening of the Management Team of Cherry
SWEDEN (April 3, 2017) -- Cherry AB
(publ) has today appointed Christine Rankin as CFO for Cherry AB (publ) and she
will assume her position with immediate effect. Carolina Haglund Strömlid
has been appointed Head of Investor Relations and Communication for Cherry AB
Christine Rankin has a solid
background within finance, most recently working at Nasdaq. Before that she was
VP Finance at Serneke Group AB and Head of Corporate Control at Spotify AB.
Rankin was previously a certified accountant and partner at PwC until 2014. She
holds a bachelor in economics from Stockholm University. Rankin will assume the
position as CFO for Cherry AB (publ) with immediate effect.
Carolina Haglund Strömlid has
previously worked as Head of Investor Relations at Com Hem Holding AB, senior
advisor for IR & PR at Intellecta Corporate AB and Head of Corporate
Communications & Investor Relations at PA Resources AB. Haglund
Strömlid holds a master in economics from Örebros University.
Anders Holmgren, CEO at Cherry AB,
said: "I am looking forward to working together with Christine and Carolina.
Together we will continue to develop Cherry as a fast-growing company, as well
as managing the strong positions Cherry holds across all of its business areas.
This change is part of our preparation to be able to be traded at Nasdaq
Stockholm, and to further provide the Company with solid competence within both
finance and investor relations and communications.
In connection to this change, the
Board of Directors for Cherry AB, together with CEO Anders Holmgren, decided to
make a structural change to the Management Team of Cherry AB (publ), which will
now consist of CEO Anders Holmgren, CFO Christine Rankin, Business Development
and Partnership Officer Morten Klein and Head of Investors Relation &
Communications Carolina Haglund Strömlid.
Alexander Pettersson will remain in
the finance team within the Group. Responsibilities and roles will be clarified
in the future.
The information in this press
release is information which Cherry AB (publ) is required to disclose under EU
Market Abuse Regulation (EU). The information was provided by the below contact
persons for publication on Mars 31, 2017 at 16.30 CET.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Anders Holmgren, CEO Cherry AB (publ), Mobile: +46 708-607 534, email;
Cherry in brief
Cherry is a Swedish innovating
and fast growing gaming company established in 1963. The business strategy is
to create shareholder value by owning and developing fast-growing and
profitable businesses within the gaming and casino industry. Cherry operates
within five diversified business areas, Online Gaming through Cherry iGaming,
Performance-based Marketing through Game Lounge, Gaming Technology through
XCaliber. Game Development through Yggdrasil Gaming and Restaurant Casino
through Cherry Spelglädje. The objective is to grow organic in combination
with strategic acquisitions of fast-growing companies. Cherry employs around
900 people and has more than 5,600 shareholders. The Companys B-shares
are listed on AktieTorget.
SOURCE: Cherry media release (This
is a translation of the Swedish original).
Maryland Casinos Generate Record $141.2 Million in Revenue
MGM National Harbor
revenue totals more than $51.2 million
BALTIMORE, Maryland (April 5, 2017)
Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced March 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 had a record month, totaling $141,166,114 in
revenue during March 2017 an increase of $43,313,981, or 44.3%, compared
to the March 2016 figure of $97,852,133.
In a year-to-year comparison not
including MGM National Harbor, which opened on December 8, 2016, state-wide
casino revenue in March 2017 decreased by $7,935,811, or 8.1%.
MGM National Harbor generated
$51,249,793 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day in March at MGM National Harbor was: $278.37 for slot
machines, $5,788.26 for banked table games and $1,463.18 for non-banked table
games. MGM National Harbor operates 3,114 slot machines and 165 (126 banked and
39 non-banked) table games.
Maryland Live Casino totaled
$46,626,350 from both slot machines and table games in March. Maryland
Lives gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $250.36 for slot
machines, $2,892.59 for banked table games and $945.77 for non-banked table
games. March 2017 revenue at Maryland Live decreased by $7,980,629, or 14.6%,
from March 2016. Maryland Live Casino operates 3,993 slot machines and 209 (157
banked and 52 non-banked) table games.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore generated
$26,967,461 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $215.19 for slot machines, $2,470.75 for banked
table games and $606.19 for non-banked table games. Horseshoe Casinos
March 2017 revenue decreased by $664,234, or 2.4%, from March 2016. Horseshoe
Casino Baltimore operates 2,202 slot machines and 179 (154 banked and 25
non-banked) table games.
Hollywood Casino Perryville
generated $6,948,923 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross
gaming revenue per unit per day was: $226.44 for slot machines, $2,334.12 for
banked table games and $457.53 for non-banked table games. Hollywood
Casinos March 2017 revenue decreased by $95,087, or 1.3%, from March
2016. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 20 (12 banked
and 8 non-banked) table games.
Rocky Gap Casino Resort generated
$4,701,267 from both slot machines and table games in March. Gross gaming
revenue per unit per day was: $193.45 for slot machines and $1,376.64 for
banked table games. This facility does not have non-banked table games. Rocky
Gap Casino Resorts March 2017 revenue increased by $603,189, or 14.7%,
from March 2016. Rocky Gap Casino Resort operates 662 slot machines and 17
Casino at Ocean Downs generated
$4,672,321 from slot machines in March, and its gross gaming revenue per unit
per day was $188.13. Casino at Ocean Downs March 2017 revenue increased
by $200,951, or 4.5%, from March 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. March 2017 contributions to the state from
all six Maryland casinos and fiscal year-to-date totals are documented in the
attached spreadsheets and available online (click HERE).
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