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Vol. 79 No3- Monday April 17, 2017


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IGT Signs Cross-Licensing Agreement with Aruze Gaming

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LONDON, UK (April 5, 2017) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced that it has signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Aruze Gaming, a global entertainment company that designs, develops and manufactures slot machines and gaming devices for the global casino market. Under the agreement, Aruze Gaming can offer games including patented game features from the IGT portfolio, and will pay licensing fees to IGT.

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"This cross-licensing agreement with Aruze Gaming continues IGT's positive momentum toward investing in the growth of the gaming industry while protecting our intellectual property," said Michael Prescott, IGT Senior Vice President and General Counsel, North America Gaming & Interactive. "We are very pleased that IGT's patented game features have inspired a significant amount of licensing interest from such a diverse range of gaming companies."

About IGT

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: www.igt.com.

IGT CONTACTS:

 

Robert K. Vincent,

Corporate Communications,  toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452

Phil O'Shaughnessy,

Global Communications, Gaming

T: (702) 669-2975

Simone Cantagallo,

Italian media inquiries

T: (+39) 06 51899030

James Hurley,

Investor Relations,

T: (401) 392-7190

 

© 2017 IGT. All other trademarks used herein are owned by IGT or its affiliates, may not be used without permission, and where indicated with a ®, are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

SOURCE:  IGT.

 

 

Kentucky Lottery Sales Began 28 Years Ago This Week

Anniversary comes on the heels of near record-breaking sales in March

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 6, 2017) -- Twenty-eight years ago Tuesday (April 4, 1989), lottery tickets first went on sale in Kentucky. Nearly three decades later, the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) announced today a sales week and month eclipsed only by efforts at start-up back in April 1989 and a record-shattering jackpot.

Fuelled by the launch of one of the most successful Scratch-off tickets in their history, Kentucky Lottery sales for March 2017 were $95.7 million. In the 28 year history of the organization, only January 2016 (the timeframe of the world record-breaking $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot) was higher.

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Scratch-off ticket sales for the final week of March 2017 - as well as the whole month – were surpassed only by the first week and month of lottery sales in the state. March 2017 scratch-off sales were $60.2 million, while the final week of the month (March 26 thru April 1) were $15.2 million. These are second only to April 1989 when lottery sales first began, when monthly sales were $68.1 million and first week sales were $27 million.

Sales began last Monday (March 27) for the innovative scratch-off game Big Money. The oversized ticket, 8 inches by 8 inches, was so much larger than regular tickets that new dispensers had to be added at retail. The $10 game has a top prize of $100,000, has a larger-than-usual amount of $50 and $100 winners included, and has proved to be a huge success with players.

On the day the ticket launched, we started receiving reports of players waiting at retailers for UPS shipments of the tickets to arrive that day. That’s when we knew we had a home run,” said the KLC’s Acting President and CEO Marty Gibbs. “We have a standard number of tickets we order at this price point, and expected the ticket to be on sale for around 210 days.”

By day three, a third of all the tickets had been sold,” said Gibbs.

Keno also saw its best month since inception, finishing March with $7.4 million in sales. Gibbs said March always sees a surge in Keno sales as social environment patrons watch basketball tournaments and play the game.

Gibbs said the KLC plans to launch another oversized ticket later this Spring. Also on the horizon is the launch of the Willy Wonka Golden Ticket at the end of April. This multi-state $5 game has an instant top prize of $50,000, along with a chance for a trip to Las Vegas where contestants will have a chance to win $1 billion.

The Kentucky Lottery has earned more than $4.8 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for college scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit www.kheaa.com to find out more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.

For More Information CONTACT: Chip Polston, Jennifer Cunningham, Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.

SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC).

 

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Scientific Games Acquires Bingo Showdown Creator Spicerack Media

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 11, 2017) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced it completed the acquisition of privately held mobile and social game company Spicerack Media, Inc. ("Spicerack"). The addition of Spicerack, creator of the Bingo Showdown social bingo game app, complements Scientific Games' impressive stable of social casino games and mobile offerings. The acquisition will be immediately accretive to earnings and cash flow. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Barry Cottle, Chief Executive, SG Interactive, said, "We are excited by the addition of Spicerack's talented team and complementary nature of their successful bingo game offering to our expanding portfolio of rapidly growing social casino apps. The acquisition will be immediately accretive and provide additional momentum in the mobile gaming space, as we look to exceed players' expectations of exciting and engaging gaming entertainment experiences."

Spicerack's leading product, Bingo Showdown, which constitutes the large majority of Spicerack's revenue, was a top five social bingo title in 2016, and has seen increased growth and market share gains each quarter since its launch. Spicerack's games are available on Facebook, Amazon.com, the Apple app store and Android app on Google play.

Davy Campano, one of the founders of Spicerack Media, said "We are excited to bring our product portfolio into a company with the reputation of Scientific Games. Their interactive business has seen rapid growth over a sustained period of time, and we are proud to be joining such a successful part of the Company."

  • Spicerack was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Spicerack was advised by Daniel Burns and Adele Sinclair of Oakvale Capital LLP.
  • © 2017 Scientific Games Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.

 

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

COMPANY CONTACTS:

 

Investor Relations:

Bill Pfund

Vice President, Investor Relations

T: +1 702-532-7663

E: bill.pfund@scientificgames.com

Media Relations:

Susan Cartwright

Vice President, Corporate Communications

T: +1 702-532-7981

E: susan.cartwright@scientificgames.com

 

SOURCE: Scientific Games Corporation.

 

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Play America’s Favourite Game Anytime with the New Wheel Of Fortune® Scratch-Off Game

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Lottery is introducing the new $10 game, WHEEL OF FORTUNE today, featuring more than $75 million in cash prizes, including four top prizes of $2 million! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.04.

And, beginning April 19, players will have the opportunity to win ten free WHEEL OF FORTUNE Scratch-Off tickets by putting their puzzle-solving skills to the test during the WHEEL OF FORTUNE Facebook contest. Participants must correctly solve the WHEEL OF FORTUNE puzzle provided during each entry period. Three winners will be randomly selected each week from the correct responses, for a total of 12 winners. Visit: www.flalottery.com for complete rules.

The Florida Lottery also launched three additional Scratch-Off games today that offer more than $118 million in instant prizes. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for purchase within 72 hours.

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The newest $5 game, TOPAZ 10’s, offers more than $73 million in prizes, including 16 top prizes of $250,000! Overall odds of winning are one-in-4.01.

For just $2, players can win up to $30,000 with $30 GRAND. There are more than 5 million winning tickets totalling more than $32 million in cash prizes! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.37.

CASH ON THE SPOT, the newest $1 game, features more than $12 million in cash prizes, including 84 top prizes of $5,000! The game’s overall odds of winning are one-in-4.88.

Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Florida Lottery’s portfolio of games, comprising approximately 65 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $734 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2015-16.

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: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).

 

 

WyoLotto™ Gives $1 Million Back to Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (April 11, 2017) -- On April 7, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation transferred over $1 million to the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office as a part of their ongoing effort to support Wyoming communities. WyoLotto™  has prioritized giving back to Wyoming, and these funds are distributed to Wyoming’s 99 cities and towns and 23 counties. This is WyoLotto’s fifth transfer to the state.

Every ticket is a winner

You know all about our great games, but you may not know that every time you play, you’re supporting our towns, cities, and counties and enhancing Wyoming’s one-of-a-kind quality of life.

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How does it work?

Giving back to Wyoming is an important part of the WyoLotto mission as a true Wyoming brand.

  • Every financial quarter, dependent on revenue, we transfer a portion of our revenue to the Wyoming State Treasurer (up to $6 million per year)
  • These funds are distributed to our towns, cities, and counties
  • Wyoming communities invest in local projects that benefit their residents

 

Keeping Wyoming dollars in Wyoming

Lottery money spent in Wyoming stays here, boosting our economy.

  • Ticket sales support local retailers
  • Money spent by WyoLotto lottery players in other states is now spent in Wyoming
  • Wyoming WyoLotto winners spend their money in the state

 

Giving back is only possible with the support of our legislators, players, and retailers. Together, we’re building a brighter future for Wyoming.

SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

 

 

Gambling Commission Launch 2017/18 Business Plan and Invites the Industry to Have a Say on Plans for Next Three Years

BIRMINGHAM, England (April 6, 2017) -- The Gambling Commission today (6 April) published its Business plan for 2017/2018 outlining its focus and priorities in key areas for the next financial year.

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This year’s business plan will focus on five key areas:

  • empower and protect consumers
  • raise standards across all gambling sectors
  • build partnerships and understanding
  • ensure fair play on the National Lottery
  • improve regulation.

 

At the same time as publishing the business plan the Commission also invites key stakeholders including consumers, the industry and public bodies to contribute their views to help shape its three-year corporate strategy. Chair of the Gambling Commission, William Moyes encourages all with an interest in the work of the Commission to share their views:

By no means are we starting from scratch with our long term strategy, but we are calling on all our stakeholders to share their views about how we and our partners can have the greatest impact for consumers - who are at the heart of everything we do at the Commission.

These highly valued contributions will help us to continue to improve how we deliver our core responsibilities. There is also a need to build and maintain consumer trust against the back drop of changing consumer behaviour. To do this, we wish to encourage the industry to be increasingly innovative to continue to keep gambling safe, fair and crime free.”

Have your say on the Gambling Commission’s three year strategy by completing the online form before 5 May 2017. 

The Corporate Strategy will be published in Summer 2017.

CONTACT: press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

SOURCE: The Gambling Commission.

 

 

NOVOMATIC Records Highest Revenues in Company History

Gumpoldskirchen, Austria (April 7, 2017) – NOVOMATIC AG, one of the world’s leading gaming technology companies, saw its global headcount rise to over 23,500 and revenues increase by 10 percent to an all-time high of around EUR 2.3 billion in 2016.

According to the company’s annual financial report, published today on the ÖKB (Österreichische Kontrollbank) website, the NOVOMATIC AG Group achieved the highest revenues in its 36-year history. Revenue in the past financial year 2016 reached EUR 2,294.1 million, corresponding to a year-on-year increase of 10 percent. The largest increase was achieved in the area of gaming machine revenues, which rose by EUR 126.7 million to EUR 1,028.9 million. Group EBITDA came to EUR 588.5 million (2015: EUR 616.7 million). During the year under review, the number of employees in the NOVOMATIC Group grew by 18.1 percent to a total of 23,849. The growth dynamics of the NOVOMATIC AG Group is also demonstrated by the fact that the number of fully consolidated companies in the financial year 2016 increased to 217 (2015: 188).

Not only did we achieve excellent financial results in 2016, but we also set out clear strategic paths that are particularly important for the further expansion of the Group of companies. These include the signing of an agreement to acquire approximately 53 percent of the shares in the publicly traded Australian company Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd. Thanks to the strong presence of Ainsworth in Australia, Asia, North and South America, NOVOMATIC will, in future, also intensify its work in these markets,” said Harald Neumann, Chief Executive Officer of NOVOMATIC AG, reporting on the development of the Group.

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The focus of the NOVOMATIC Group also continued to be on further expanding its business activities in Europe. To this end, a strong signal was sent in the important British market with the acquisition of Talarius Ltd. by NOVOMATIC UK. NOVOMATIC also expanded its market position in Germany, Italy and Spain by acquiring numerous smaller companies. In Austria, the acquisition of shares in Casinos Austria AG and Österreichische Lotterien GmbH was the focus of attention, along with the associated decision by the Cartel Court. The legal steps resulting from the acquisition of 17.19 percent of the shares will now be completed in the forthcoming reporting year of 2017.

In order to harness growth opportunities, NOVOMATIC also expanded its financial scope for action in the previous year, issuing a benchmark bond in September 2016 with a volume of EUR 500 million, the first such bond from an Austrian company in 2016.

The combined Group revenue of the NOVOMATIC AG Group, as well as the two Swiss sister holding companies ACE Casino Holding AG and Gryphon Invest AG, also reached a new high in 2016 at EUR 4,402 million (2015: EUR 3,929 million). Together, the companies in question employ around 29,000 employees worldwide, of which approximately 3,300 are located in Austria.

About NOVOMATIC (www.novomatic.com)

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 29,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 260,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,800 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

For more information please CONTACT: Bernhard Krumpel, Head of Group Communications, NOVOMATIC AG, T: +43 664 886 428 57, T: +43 2252 606 870 750, E: bkrumpel@novomatic.com.

SOURCE: NOVOMATIC AG (www.novomatic.com).

 

 

GiGse Launchpad Finalists Set to Disrupt Rigid Framework of US Gaming

LONDON, U.K. (April 7, 2017) -- “Some outstanding examples of disruptive thinking that push the boundaries of the US regulatory framework” is how Clarion Gaming’s Head of Content, Ewa Bakun, described the shortlist of finalists for this year’s GiGse Launchpad which is being organised in partnership with GamCrowd. The GiGse Launchpad, provides start-ups with a once in a life time opportunity to pitch in front of investor judges and an audience of senior executives from the US land-based and interactive gaming sectors. In addition to being shortlisted, this year’s five selected finalists receive booth space in the GiGse Start-Up Zone.

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The 2017 GiGse LaunchPad finalists comprise:

  • No Halftime: Simplified version of fantasy that allows users to challenge each other on single player lineups. Presented by David McKenzie, CEO/Founder
  • TradeDuel: The first fully-regulated fantasy stock trading platform where users "pay to enter" into discrete stock trading competitions for cash prizes. Presented by Ronald Silletti, Founder & CEO
  • PropSwap: US answer to cash-out betting – both online and physical marketplace for re-sale of betting slips. Presented by Luke Pergande, Founder
  • nQube Data Science: Artificial Intelligence-based software to optimize the mix and spatial locations of slot machines on the gaming - floor to maximise gaming revenue. Presented by Jason Fiege, CEO
  • Uplay1: An internet gaming-broadcasting platform offering interactive games by leveraging second screen technology and Hybrid RNG. Presented by Bruce Merati, CEO

 

Ewa, who has been central to the development of LaunchPad, said: “The gaming industry has a rich history of challenging conventional thinking and this year’s LaunchPad finalists certainly reflect that philosophy and approach to business. The thought leaders and senior executives which comprise our panel of judges are looking for fresh thinking and an approach which will attract, engage and  and retain younger generations of players across both the land-based and online gaming industries."

Discussing the opportunities that exist for the eventual winner of the GiGse Launchpad, which has provided a platform for hugely successful gaming innovators including NumberFire, BlueBat and Imperus, she added: “The GiGse LaunchPad offers a path for new entrants into the gambling space and an opportunity for established gaming brands to seize upon disruptive trends and preserve their foothold in what is a broad entertainment offering. Gaining exposure and obtaining funding are major challenges for start-ups and LaunchPad, is a great opportunity to get noticed by both investors and business partners."

For the first time GiGse will host the prestigious iGaming North America Awards (iGNA). Celebrating their third anniversary, the Awards, which are in seven categories, recognise excellence and innovation displayed by gaming organisations operating in North America.

The Awards will be presented at an exclusive C-Level cocktail reception, which is free to attend for GiGse delegates.

GiGse, which is being held at San Diego’s Marriot Marquis Marina (26 – 28 April), offers a unique opportunity to prepare gaming brands for the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead. With a focus on ‘unconventional thinking’ it will explore the technology, innovations and potential regulatory hurdles facing all gaming brands operating in North America.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.gigse.com.

SOURCE: Press Release from Clarion Events.

 

 

Aristocrat North America Class III Game Profile April 2017 -- Dragon Link™

Las Vegas, NV (April 7, 2017) --Aristocrat introduces the all-new Dragon Link™ slot game, a perfect partner to the global phenomenon Lightning Link™. Dragon Link, which was recently named to Casino Journal’s Top 20 Most Innovative Gaming Technology Awards for 2016, builds on the wild success of Lightning Link in an all-new collection of games carefully designed to coexist with Lightning Link.

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Dragon Link offers an industry-unique and attention-grabbing premium LED sign package. High and low denomination players can enjoy Dragon Link, with denominations ranging up to $2.

Dragon Link has four brilliant and colorful Asian-themed base games: Autumn Moon™, Golden Century™, Happy & Prosperous™, Panda Magic™. During the free games feature, Golden Century and Autumn Moon surprise players with “Mystery Symbols” that can lead to rich pays or revealing multiple Hold & Spin trigger symbols. Happy & Prosperous and Panda Magic remove the “Royal Symbols,” which can result in significant numbers of stacked symbols for big wins or increasing the opportunity of receiving more Hold & Spin symbols. 

Dragon Link improves upon the industry-leading “Hold & Spin” mechanic found in Lightning Link, and adds a premium appeal to attract both existing and new players. A common trigger symbol makes it easy for players to recognize the Hold & Spin trigger, regardless of which game they are enjoying.

Whichever base game players choose, Dragon Link’s Progressives, Hold & Spin, and Lucky Chance features remain common across all titles.

Dragon Link’s grand jackpot is a linked progressive, while standalone jackpots give players a chance to win smaller-sized progressives more quickly and often.

Dragon Link is high volatility with a high feature frequency. A bank of four is likely to have at least one machine in bonus mode every one minute.

Breathe dragon-sized excitement onto your casino floor with Aristocrat’s Dragon Link. Contact your Aristocrat Sales Representative today at (702) 270-1000.

Download a high res game image here: http://bit.ly/2nMlX5s

CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications, T: +1-702-413-4278, E: paul@steinbeckcommunications.com.

SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies.

 

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Foundation Insurance Claim Lottery and Nederlandse Loterij Reach Agreement

THE HAGUE (April 10, 2017) -- The Foundation Lottery compensation claim has reached an agreement with the lottery on a reasonable and workable solution to all (former) players of the lottery. The lottery in the years 2000 t / m in 2007 and used by the Queen in 2008 Trekking misleading texts in communication about high prices.

Therefore fit after an earlier apology, now a concrete gesture to restore trust: a special drawing for all players of the time, which they can join without paying.

This Special Drawing mainly contains high prices (including 5 x 1 million) with a total prize of € 13.5 million. Guaranteed and tax free. The Special Drawing is equivalent in size to a regular draw.

The Special Drawing is special for all players when: both subscription players as the players who have purchased their tickets in the store.

Despite an intensive campaign will not all the players then be achieved.

Therefore, the lottery is a proposal by Insurance Claim Lottery Foundation also with a substantial donation to three charities: The Elderly Fund, Disabled Sports Fund and Muscles for Muscles. In total, €500.000, -. This is the first time will take into account such a settlement with victims who may not be achieved.

Also stipulated in these regulations affiliated with Foundation Lottery Lottery Claim for damage or loss received a fee of €40, - per person. This is an extra reward for their militancy.

The Lottery will pay the total cost of the agreement (expected to be well above 30 million euro) from equity. Players will be asked to participate to refrain from any legal action.

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The Foundation of the State Lottery has agreements on better protection of customer interests. Thus, a special ombudsman / woman and improve the handling of complaints. The Foundation Lottery compensation claim is positive about the outcome of the negotiations.

Ben Knüppe, president of the Foundation Lottery Insurance Claim: "Guiding principles for us were a broad-based solution to compensate for the difficult to determine damage of the past and restoring confidence in the future. This Special Drawing justice to all (former) members of the lottery. The agreement gives players when new opportunities, the participants in the Foundations compensation for industrious and provides current players better protection. It's nice that we along with Lottery and with the approval of our Board of Trustees reasonable and have found in practice workable solution without even years individual costly procedures are required, with uncertain outcome."

Niels Onkenhout, CEO behalf the lottery: "We give the lottery already 291 years to our customers. But we're not proud that we have published over 2000 t / m in 2007 and the Queen's Trekking in 2008. misleading texts. That breach of confidence does not belong to the long history of the lottery. Before that fits next to the already made excuses, now a concrete gesture. It runs in this case not so much to repair damages but especially to restore confidence. We hope that all our (former) players experience great pleasure and excitement to this Special Drawing where no one has to pay. And I urge everyone not in to play especially."

Foundation Lottery compensation claim and the lottery have taken into account the following matters in the agreement:

  • No court ruled on damages or the amount of the possible damage caused by the misleading texts;
  • Any legal proceedings against the State Lottery could be a lengthy and costly with no guarantee of success;
  • The Lottery also in the years in question always paid more prize money than legally required;
  • The Lottery has made up an excuse and business improved concrete.

 

For more information:

About chord (The Agreement): www.staatsloterij.nl/akkoord

About trekking (Special Drawing): www.staatsloterij.nl/bijzonderetrekking

SOURCE: Nederlandse Loterij.

 

 

Three Weeks Left To Win More With The Florida Lottery’s EZmatch™ Promotion

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (April 10, 2017) -- With just three weeks remaining in the Florida Lottery’s limited-time EZmatch™ promotion, time is running out for players to enjoy higher prize payouts, including a top prize of $1,000 – double the regular top prize of $500! Since the promotion began on Monday, March 20, more than 274,000 EZmatch players have won more than $1.8 million in instant cash prizes.

In addition to the EZmatch top prize being doubled, this promotion increases the second prize from $250 to $500, and the minimum prize is increased to $5, up from $2 throughout the entire promotion. The Lottery’s EZmatch promotion will end at midnight on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

EZmatch is an add-on feature that gives FANTASY 5 and LUCKY MONEY players the opportunity to win cash prizes instantly, for an additional $1 per play.

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When a player adds EZmatch to his or her FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY purchase, five EZmatch numbers and instant prize amounts will be printed on the ticket. If any of the EZmatch numbers match any of the FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY numbers on the ticket, the player instantly wins the prize amount shown. Players can win up to five times on a single ticket. More than 72 million EZmatch winners have won over $255 million in cash prizes, since the feature was first introduced in 2006.

All EZmatch prizes of less than $600 may be redeemed at any Florida Lottery retailer. Prizes of $600 or more must be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. If an EZmatch prize is paid by a retailer before the applicable FANTASY 5 or LUCKY MONEY drawing on the ticket has occurred, a continuation ticket will be provided to the player. EZmatch prizes may be claimed up to 180 days after the first draw date on the ticket. More information about this promotion, or any Florida Lottery game, is available at www.flalottery.com.

FANTASY 5 drawings are held seven days a week, at 11:15 p.m., ET and LUCKY MONEY drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:15 p.m., ET. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state and are available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $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, (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery.

 

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BMM Testlabs Licensed to Test in Italy

Written by Wendy Anderson

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 10, 2017) --  BMM Testlabs is pleased to announce that it has signed off the agreement with the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli to test and certify for the Italian gaming market for the following sectors:

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Marzia Turrini, SVP Europe and South America commented, “Over the last three years, BMM has been the only gaming lab in Italy to provide gaming providers with VLT platform and game pre-certification testing according to SOGEI guidelines. With the Italian gaming regulator extending certification capabilities to independent test labs, BMM is extremely well placed to use its market leading experience and proven VLT testing expertise in Italy to serve all major gaming providers and concessionaires. We support the Italian government’s strong regulatory leadership and hope to see Italy continue as a thriving gaming market, with many new exciting product choices for players driving continued growth in the market.

Martin Storm, Group CEO added, “BMM is very pleased to be recognized by the Area Monopoli Direzione Centrale Accertamento e Riscossione for the country of Italy. We would like to thank all involved for their professional efforts during the licensing process. BMM is excited to be part of this new era in the Italian gaming industry.

BMM Testlabs has been serving the European gaming market for online, land-based and sports betting since 2007 and provides gaming product certifications around the world in over 440 gaming jurisdictions, where it dominates several key global markets.

SOURCE: BMM Testlabs.

 




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