Signs Agreement to Provide its Remote Game Server Content to PokerStars
LONDON, UK (May 1, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) today announced
that the Company signed a content distribution agreement with Rational Group,
the owners and operators of leading online gaming site PokerStars. Under the
agreement PokerStars Casino now offers its players in many jurisdictions, game
content and features from IGTs Remote Game Server (RGS).
IGTs RGS is a server-based
content library that contains a portfolio of more than 100 game themes
including some of the gaming industrys most celebrated titles such as
Cleopatra®, Golden Goddess®, and Wheel of Fortune®.
IGTs passion for
innovation and our ongoing commitment to growing our customers businesses
continue to fuel our RGS development strategy. The RGS contains a vast library
of new and proven slot games and features that ignite player excitement and
engagement in markets around the world, said Gianluca Ballocci, IGT
Vice President Commercial Interactive Sales and B2C Operations.
PokerStars Casino can entertain its player base with the most robust
and time-tested slot content library in the industry.
Expanding our content
library to include industry-leading games from IGTs RGS is a testament to
PokerStars ongoing commitment to offering our players the most compelling
online gaming experiences, said Bo Wänghammar, Director of
PokerStars Casino Operations. IGTs decades of experience in
content creation and deployment give PokerStars confidence that the added slot
content will inspire even more winning moments for our players.
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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
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PokerStars operates the worlds
most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it
launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over
the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best
online security. More than 165 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars,
which is more than any other site.
PokerStars is the flagship brand of
Rational Group, which is ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA)
and operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars,
PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars
Championship and PokerStars Festival live poker tour brands (incorporating the
European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour
and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). Amaya, through certain subsidiaries, is
licensed, approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals,
its products and services in various\jurisdictions throughout the world,
including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, the
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licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals
in 17 jurisdictions. PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under
licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively.
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GeoComply Scoops Major Gambling Technology
VANCOUVER, Canada (May 3, 2017)
GeoComply, a global leader in geolocation technology, is delighted to
announce that it has been named as the RegTech Provider of the Year at the
Gambling Compliance Awards in London, England.
The award recognises an operator
and/or technology that has had significant success in automating the compliance
function in an innovative and cost-effective way.
Judges were tasked with looking at
how the technology has been successfully implemented into the gambling
industry, in either a bricks-and-mortar or online environment.
Evidence was provided through case
studies and customer testimonials which demonstrate strategic and measurable
improvements in areas such as security, efficiency and cost saving.
Anna Sainsbury, Chief Executive
Officer of GeoComply, said: We are really honoured to have won this
prestigious award. The finalists for this category are all at the cutting edge
of technologies to enhance regulated markets globally.
We thank the judges for
recognising the efforts we have made at GeoComply thus far, and we look forward
to doing even more in the future to support our customers to ensure compliance
and to fight fraud through technical innovation in location
The latest award comes after
GeoComply last year won the Responsible Business of the Year at the Global
In 2015, GeoComply also won the Best
Innovation in North American iGaming award at the iGaming North America Awards,
as well as the Best Geolocation Supplier of the Year at the EGR North America
GamblingCompliance is a leading
provider of independent business intelligence to the global gambling
About GeoComply Solutions
GeoComply is a global leader in
geolocation technology, and recipient of the 2017 RegTech Provider of the Year
at the Gambling Compliance Awards. Since launching in 2011,
GeoComply has quickly become the iGaming industrys trusted solution for
reliable, accurate and precise geolocation services. GeoComplys patented
and proprietary geolocation solution, used by Georgia Lottery, Delaware
Lottery, Caesars Palace, MGM and Draft Kings, is unparalleled in its level of
accuracy and integrity, as well as in its depth of security and ease of
implementation. GeoComplys solutions have been utilized on over 250
million devices and perform more than 10 million verification checks a day.
CONTACT: Anna Sainsbury, Chief
Executive Officer, E: email@example.com, W:
Sports Academies Support 125 Amateur Football Clubs for Third Consecutive
applications from today to 26 May
ATHENS, Greece (April 28, 2017) --
In line with its commitment to investing in the future of sports and youth,
OPAP announces the continuation of its Corporate Responsibility Program, OPAP
Sports Academies, for a third consecutive year. Amateur football clubs wishing
to join and benefit from OPAP's comprehensive training program can now apply
The deadline for submitting
applications expires on May 26, 2017. The evaluation process will then be
followed to select 125 academies from all over Greece, who will be
participating in the program from the beginning of next season. The clubs will
be announced September 2017.
Criteria for participation -
The evaluation of the clubs will be
based on specific quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as safety, the
group of coaches, facilities and training specifications.
At the same time, each academy will
be evaluated according to the philosophy, the operational plan and the
regulations-procedures it follows.
All amateur clubs that are members
of the Local Associations of Football Clubs, and therefore the Hellenic
Football Federation, can participate in the OPAP Sports Academies program if
- A men's or/and women's team
- An academy for children aged 7-12 years
The 125 academies taking part in the
program this year are eligible to participate again.
Significant benefits for 15,100
children, 500 coaches and 25,000 parents and guardians
The OPAP Sports Academies Program,
which is being implemented for a second consecutive year, supports a total of
15,100 children and 500 coaches from 125 academies in 48 prefectures across
Greece. At the same time, 25,000 parents and guardians of children participate
in the program, who are advised by the specialized scientific team of the
program on psychology, nutrition and first aid.
To date, in the framework of the
program, 475 training hours and 3,000 hours of scientific seminars for parents,
children and coaches have been held.
Each academy receives free sports
material that meets its training needs and helps to improve the quality of
services provided to children. Specifically, 8,000 balls, 125 sets of training
equipment, 15,100 pairs of shin pads and 3,000 pieces of sportswear for
children have been distributed.
The integrated training program
provided at OPAP Sports Academies includes:
- Scientific support by qualified pediatricians,
child psychologists and nutritionists
- Training directions for ages 7 to 12 based on the
international standards of UEFA and FIFA
- High quality training material
- Insurance coverage throughout the training sessions
and matches, but also for one hour before and one hour after sessions
- Participation in major sports celebrations with
both educational and recreational character
Great celebrations of sport all
In the framework of the OPAP Sports
Academies program, great celebrations of sports / festivals are organized every
year in 10 regions of Greece. To date, 17 festivals with the participation of
14,820 children and 23,200 parents/chaperons have been held. By the end of May
2017, three festivals will be organized in Thessaloniki, Volos and
During the festivals, young athletes
participate in team games and football skills, nutrition lessons through play,
and the experience of competing as Paralympic athletes. They are also actively
involved in Olympic demonstration sports.
More information about the Sports
Academies and festivals is available at:
SOURCE: OPAP press release.
Scientific Games Reports First Quarter 2017
Sixth Consecutive Quarter of
Growth Driven by Gaming Machine
Sales and Interactive
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 27, 2017) --
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company"), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31,
- First quarter revenue rose 6 percent to
$725.4 million, up from $682.0 million a year ago. The growth was led by a 24
percent increase in global new unit shipments of gaming machines and a 33
percent increase in interactive revenue. Foreign exchange had an $8.1 million,
or 1 percent, unfavorable impact on revenue.
- Operating income in the first quarter
increased 75 percent to $88.0 million from $50.3 million a year ago as a result
of the revenue growth and lower cost structure. Net loss was $100.8 million
compared with $92.3 million in the prior-year period, as the increase in
operating income was offset by a $29.7 million loss on extinguishment and
modification of debt and a $35.9 million increase in the income tax
- Attributable EBITDA ("AEBITDA"), a non-GAAP
financial measure as defined below, increased to $286.6 million from $258.8
million a year ago driven by the higher revenue and lower cost structure; and
AEBITDA margin, a non-GAAP financial measure as defined below, improved to 39.5
percent from 37.9 percent in the prior-year period.
- Net cash from operating activities rose to
$111.0 million, inclusive of $12.6 million of cash payments related to the
business improvement initiatives previously announced and implemented in the
2016 fourth quarter, from $101.1 million a year ago.
- The Company completed refinancing transactions
during the first quarter 2017 that lowered cash interest costs at current
rates, reduced exposure to variable interest rates, and extended a substantial
portion of its debt maturities.
- At March 31, 2017, the Company had fully repaid
borrowings under its revolving credit facility, and its cash and availability
under its revolving credit facility was $657.7 million.
Our continued steady improvement in
revenue and margin are a direct result of our focus on creating innovative
products that drive demand and our commitment to operational excellence," said
Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games. "This is a great
start to the year, with all three of our business segments contributing to
growth. We have a tremendous global team firmly focused on unlocking the power
of our brands, strengthening our commitment to innovation, and executing a
disciplined fiscal approach to enhance long-term shareholder value. We are
building for our future."
Michael Quartieri, Chief Financial
Officer of Scientific Games, added, "All across our global businesses, we
are improving our operational excellence that parlays our strength in
innovation to drive enhanced financial results and stronger cash flow. We
expect these initiatives will drive profitable growth and increased cash flow
that will provide further opportunities to deleverage in 2017 and
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SOURCE: Scientific Games
Florida Lotterys Grouper® Promotion is Back for A
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (May 1, 2017)
-- Beginning today, and for a limited time only, the Florida Lottery is
bringing back the GROUPER® promotion, offering players a $6 value for
$5! GROUPER players receive a $1 PICK 2 1-OFF®; $2 FLORIDA
LOTTO® with XTRA; and $2 FANTASY 5® with EZmatch ticket plus; one
free $1 LUCKY MONEY ticket; a $6 value for $5!
"The addition of the PICK 2 1-OFF
ticket combined with the XTRA feature on the FLORIDA LOTTO ticket gives GROUPER
players more ways to win more, while boosting the Lotterys contributions
to education, said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie.
GROUPER season is limited, available
now through Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Lotterys more than 13,000
retail locations statewide. Players can simply ask the retailer for GROUPER and
the terminal will print four individual Quick Pick tickets for the next
available drawing. Players who win an instant prize with EZmatch can cash their
prize instantly and will receive a continuation ticket for the evening FANTASY
PICK 2 drawings are held twice
daily, seven days a week, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:57 p.m., ET; FANTASY 5 drawings
are held seven days a week, at 11:15 p.m., ET; FLORIDA LOTTO drawings are held
Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 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, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery press
Lotterys 2by2 Promotion Offers More for You in May
TOPEKA, Kansas (May 1, 2017) --
Happy May Day from the Kansas Lottery! Starting today, for a limited
time, any player who buys a 2by2 ticket will have a chance to win $50 cash
instantly or a FREE $1 2by2 ticket.
The 2by2 More for You
promotion will run from May 1 through May 30, or when the designated number of
free 2by2 tickets and cash prizes is met, whichever comes first.
- A FREE $1 2by2 TICKET will print automatically with
every 5th 2by2 ticket sold throughout the state during the promotion. The free
ticket will be for the next 2by2 drawing.
- A $50 INSTANT CASH prize will be awarded with every
400th ticket sold. Players who win a $50 instant cash prize will hear a sounder
and a voucher indicating they have won will print automatically on the
terminal. Retailers will pay the $50 cash prizes.
The required 2by2 purchase in this
promotion may include multiple plays or multi-draws on a single ticket.
The promotion does not include the purchase of a Fast 5 Sampler. If a
player receives a $50 instant cash prize, he or she will not also receive a
free 2by2 ticket.
The Kansas Lottery reminds its
players to submit their winning and non-winning tickets in the new Kansas
Lottery PlayOn® Players Loyalty program to earn points for drawing entries
and a chance to win cash and other prizes!
PlayOn® is a registered
trademark of Pollard Banknote Limited used under license.
CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T: (785)
296-5708, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Mexico Lottery Expands Points and Rewards
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (May 1,
2017) -- Now, New Mexico Lottery players can enter Roadrunner
Cash and Pick 3® tickets in the VIP Club
Points and Rewards Promotion. Introduced in 2015, the promotion
offers players a second chance to win prizes. Each month, one lucky player wins
$5,000 cash and 300 players win points, which can be redeemed for an assortment
of items from the online Prize Store.
Players have asked for more
opportunities to win, said New Mexico Lottery CEO, David Barden.
This program offers players more excitement and added value for their
lottery purchase with a second chance to win cash and prizes. To date,
the program has awarded 25 winners of $5,000 and 7,500 winners of Points for
The latest $5,000 prize winner,
Orlando Chavez from Roswell raved about the promotion. Mr. Chavez said,
Ive always liked the Second Chance Promotions that the Lottery
offers. I was thrilled to win $5,000 in the Points and Rewards Promotion.
Its definitely worth players time to enter the Lotterys
Second Chance Promotions. In fact, I have always wondered why more people
dont participate. People do win!
Non-winning $1, $2, $3 Scratchers,
and Roadrunner Cash and Pick 3® tickets (both
winning and non-winning) can be entered online at nmlottery.com, or scanned via
smart phone with the Points and Rewards App. Visit nmlottery.com for more
details and to view the Prize Store.
Legislative Lottery Scholarships
Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery
has raised $729 million for education and more than 109,000 students have
attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at www.nmlottery.com.
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
CONTACT: Wendy Ahlm, (505) 342-7638
or (800) 642-6689, ext. 7638, Email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
Duncan to Leave Camelot UK in the Summer
UK (April 27, 2017) -- Camelot UK,
operator of the National Lottery, announces that its chief executive Andy
Duncan is stepping down from his role after nearly six years with the
Nigel Railton, CEO of Camelot
Global, will take over UK operations during this transitional period, and
whilst the board considers its options for permanent succession.
Over the coming months Andy will
work with Nigel and the board to support a smooth transition and continue to
represent Camelot UK on the committees of the European Lotteries Association,
World Lottery Association and the EuroMillions Lottery Operators Board until
Commenting on the news, Andy Duncan
said: It has been a great privilege to have led Camelot and the
National Lottery through an exciting period. Im proud that total returns
to good causes during the last six years exceeded £10bn, an increase of
25% or nearly £2bn compared with the previous six years. This money is
distributed to society in order to change the lives of people across the
I believe that the purpose
at the heart of the National Lottery has never been stronger, changing lives by
creating a millionaire nearly every day whilst returning more than £30m
to good causes every week, he added.
Over the last six years, Camelot has
run a programme of major innovations that has supported growth in digital. It
now has more than 10 million registered digital players contributing
£1.5bn to annual sales, making it the largest digital lottery
The National Lottery has also grown
its retail estate to 46,000 from 29,000, substantially beyond its commitment
under the terms of the licence. During this period, Camelot has also played a
key leadership role in making EuroMillions the largest lottery game in the
world, working closely with its European partner lotteries.
Commenting on Andy Duncans
resignation, Camelot Chairman Jo Taylor added: Andy has achieved a
tremendous amount on behalf of National Lottery players, winners and the good
causes the National Lottery supports. We thank him for his contribution to
Camelot and the National Lottery and wish him well for the
For further information, please
Contact: Camelot Press Office: 020 7632 5711
SOURCE: Camelot Press Office.
Structura Begins Lottery Sale by Cellular in
BOGOTA, Colombia (April 27, 2017) --
In the framework of the FADJA, American Fair of Gaming, the company STRUCTURA
announces the beginning of the sale of lottery tickets in Colombia using SMS
text messages, under the trademark LOTERIA MOVIL.
STRUCTURA will distribute lottery
tickets from existing departmental lotteries in Colombia, under the online and
real-time lottery distribution model, interacting with customers through SMS
text messages. In the picture, we recorded the moment a visitor to our
Stand in FADJA 2017 made the first purchase of Lottery by SMS in the history of
Colombia. Congratulations to Johanna León from Bogota, who bought a
ticket from the Cundinamarca Lottery that plays on May 2. We wish Johanna luck
in the draw!
Jaime X. Nogales, CEO of STRUCTURA
said "the world today is connected through mobile phones. Even the use of
personal computers has decreased in relation to the use of the cell phone, so
the cell phone is the channel of the present and future. SMS is the medium of
communication most used by companies because their security and traceability,
and it is available to all mobile phones without exception. We are pleased to
make a new channel available to lotteries in Colombia so that they can increase
their sales and access new customers "
Customers will be able to decide
which lottery to buy, choose their numbers, use different means of payment, and
have greater security than the existing printed and electronic tickets.
The detailed information is in the
STRUCTURA specializes in the use of
SMS for the formal industry of lottery and gambling.
The SMP system STRUCTURA MOBILE
PAYMENT is a turn-key solution that allows companies or entities holding gaming
licenses to use the SMS channel as a means of marketing. This platform is
backed by patents in multiple territories.
Colombia is the first market to be
launched and in the course of 2017 is expected to launch in other
Contact information: STRUCTURA
COLOMBIA, E: Info@loteriamovil.co,
STRUCTURA CORPORATION: Jaime X.
Nogales, CEO, E: Info@structura.ec,
Mobile: +593 9999 52299, Web: www.structura.ec.
SOURCE: Structura media release.
Texas Lottery® is Spinning & Winning with Pollard Banknotes Flip
Scratch Print Innovation
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (May 2,
2017) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) congratulates
the Texas Lottery® on the success of its Lucky 7 Flip Multiplier instant
ticket. The ticket has achieved high honors in the Texas Lottery record book as
the Lotterys top-selling instant ticket in the week it was launched.
Lucky 7 Flip Multipliers five-week average sales were 60% higher than
average five-week sales of all other $5 games launched in Texas since 2014!
Launched in February 2017, Lucky 7
Flip Multiplier represents the North American lottery industrys debut of
Pollard Banknotes latest print innovation: Flip Scratch. Flip
Scratch is a patented Fusion® product that combines pop-open windows
and scratch-off areas, enhancing the play value and doubling the excitement!
Players of Lucky 7 Flip Multiplier pop open windows to reveal a scratch area
that covers three play symbols. If these symbols match, the players wins the
prize amount on the back of the window.
The Flip Scratch innovation
blends seamlessly with Lucky 7 Flip Multiplier game play, providing players
with seven chances to spin and win in a slot machine-themed game
play format. In addition to slots, Flip Scratch accommodates a variety of
play styles, including blackjack, and other popular card games such as poker
Lucky 7 Flip Multiplier is
the first ticket in North America to use this flip innovation and our players
really appreciate the enhanced play value, said Gary Grief, Executive
Director of the Texas Lottery. It is no coincidence that the Lottery
celebrated its highest one-week sales ever in the same week that Lucky 7 Flip
Pollard Banknote is
thrilled about the Texas Lotterys success with our Flip Scratch
innovation, said Brad Thompson, Director, Sales and Marketing,
Pollard Banknote. The new look and play style not only draws attention
at retail, but also offers a fun new way to play thats different from
other products players have seen before. The new format adds value for players
with a whole new layer of winning opportunities.
The Texas Lottery is committed to
generating revenue for the State of Texas through the responsible management
and sale of entertaining lottery products while incorporating the highest
standards of security and integrity. Since 1992, the Texas Lottery Commission
has generated more than $26 billion in revenue for good causes in the state of
Texas, including education, veterans services, and other important state
programs. The Lottery has contributed $20 billion to the Foundation School
Fund, with $1.37 billion contributed in FY 2016 alone, and more than $77
million for veterans programs.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and
has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement,
sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major
role in the charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established
in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family
and 26.5% by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For
more information, please visit our website at
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE Pollard Banknote Limited
Panamá Presents Stellar Line-Up of Gaming Machines at SAGSE
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Austria (April 24,
2017) -- Novo Panamá is returning to El Panamá Convention Center
on May 10-11 for the annual SAGSE Central America & Caribbean gaming show
in Panama. With a wide range of products, the local NOVOMATIC subsidiary will
have a large presence on Stands #109 and #203 to demonstrate the continuous
expansion of NOVOMATIC throughout the Central American gaming markets.
NOVOMATIC subsidiary Novo
Panamá is once again a Platinum show sponsor at SAGSE Panamá and
will present an array of its latest products for the region. Making its
Panamanian debut will be the international gaming machine GAMINATOR®
Scorpion, which brings new and proven NOVOMATIC content to the gaming floor in
outstanding high-definition. Another show-first is the dual-screen GENESIS II
cabinet that will display a range of leading as well as market-attuned
Top performers on Central American
gaming floors are sister cabinets the DOMINATOR® and DOMINATOR® Curve
that will both return to SAGSE Panamá with new slot content. Other
gaming machines returning to the show due to their extensive popularity in the
region are the upright IMPERATOR S3 and slant top NOVOSTAR® SL2 that
will host a variety of slot games and electronic table content.
The complete line-up of V.I.P.
cabinets NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. II, NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. III,
NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal and V.I.P. Lounge will be presented,
each creating an exclusive gaming environment that allows players to play their
favourite games with a new level of comfort and sophistication. Jackpots and
tournaments will be running on the gaming machines, with guests invited to try
their luck on several live tournaments during both show days for the chance to
win some cash prizes.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the
biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and
employs more than 29,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor
Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and
exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries.
The Group operates more than 260,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,800 plus
gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international
subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming
industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its
partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based
gaming products and services, management systems and cash management,
online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting
solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC AG.
Arkansas Lottery Mays New Games Have A Range Of
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 2, 2017)
-- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery unveils its new instant games for the month
today -- four games ranging from $1 to $10, and with top prizes ranging from
$3,000 to $100,000.
The four new instant -- or
scratch-off -- games for May: $1 Quick 7s (featuring four
different scenes!) with a top prize of $3,000; $2 Triple Dynamite 777 with a
top prize of $20,000; $5 Platinum 7s with a top prize of $100,000; and
$10 $10,000 Loaded with a top prize of $10,000.
We love the excitement that
comes from from releasing new instant games every month, Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said, and so do our players.
And its all to the end goal of generating revenue for college
scholarships for Arkansas students, which is our focus. The Lottery has
provided nearly $700 million for more than 235,000 scholarships in the state
since it began. The deadline to apply for scholarships has been extended to
June 15 by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Visit
www.scholarships.ADHE.edu for more information.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
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 nearly $700 million for in-state college
scholarships to Arkansas students, more than $2 billion in prizes to players,
and more than $182 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.
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
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I Am Team GB Wins Multiple
UNITED KINGDOM (May 2, 2017) -- The
UKs biggest ever sports participation event, I Am Team GB,
staged by The National Lottery and ITV last year, has won three awards at two
separate prestigious events.
At the BT Sport Industry Awards,
held in London on Thursday 27 April, I Am Team GB won Best Sports
Participation Event. While on the same night, at the Chartered Institute of
Marketing Awards, the campaign to support the event won both Best Integrated
Marketing Campaign and Best Partnership Marketing, for the collaboration
between The National Lottery, ITV, Team GB and UK Sport.
I Am Team GB was staged on Saturday
27 August 2016, to welcome home Britains Olympic heroes, encourage people
to get active alongside them and to thank National Lottery players for the part
they played in helping to fund the athletes and elite sport. YouGov research
commissioned by ITV, The National Lottery and the British Olympic Association
revealed that nearly 1 million people took part, making it the nations
biggest ever sports day.
Arabella Gilchrist, Head of Parent
Brand for National Lottery operator Camelot, said: Were
delighted that I Am Team GB has won these awards demonstrating what a
unique and truly inspiring nationwide event it was. National Lottery players
have contributed over £80 million a year to support over 1,300 athletes
for sporting success in Rio and beyond. I Am Team GB was devised as way for
everyone to participate in sport for a day and as a way of truly thanking
National Lottery players for their continued backing. We were thrilled that
nearly 1 million people took part and these three awards are recognition for
everyone involved in making it happen they should all be incredibly
proud of what they achieved.
I Am Team GB took place in
conjunction with the British Olympic Association (BOA), UK Sport and was
supported by Join In. It was also supported by Sport England, Public
Health England, parkrun, GLL, Pitchero amongst others.
About Camelot/The National
- National Lottery funding plays a key role in the
UKs sporting success, and National Lottery players have contributed over
£80 million each year during the four-year build up to Rio.
- To date over 4,500 elite athletes have benefited
from National Lottery funding, enabling them to have access to some of the best
coaching, facilities and support staff in the world, in their preparations for
Rio 2016 and beyond.
- More than £5 billion of National Lottery
funding has been invested into grassroots sports, creating opportunities for
everyone to get fit. The money has created and upgraded facilities,
funded coaches and equipment, and supported initiatives to get more people
- Each week, Camelot generates, on average, around
£30 million for National Lottery-funded projects in total
£36 billion has now been raised and more than 500,000 individual grants
have been made across the UK, the biggest programme of civic and social
regeneration since the 19th Century.
For further information on Camelot,
and The National Lottery and its games, please visit: national-lottery.co.uk /
Fresh PA Lottery Fast Play Games Now on Sale
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (May 2, 2017) -- The
Pennsylvania Lottery today released four fresh Fast Play games: Crack the Safe
($3); Fat Wallet ($2); In Between ($2); and Crazy 8s ($1).
Fat Wallet offers a progressive top
prize that grows until it is won, then immediately resets to the minimum top
prize and starts growing again.
The first Fast Play games launched
in late February proved to be very popular, awarding more than $20 million in
prizes to more than 2.2 million players in under two months.
Visit palottery.com to see all Fast
Play games available for purchase.
About Fast Play: Fast Play
games offer the chance to instantly win prizes without scratching the ticket or
waiting for a drawing. These games print on-demand from a Lottery sales
terminal or self-service touch-screen vending terminal. Review the ticket, scan
it at a Lottery retailer or use the ticket checker on our official mobile app
to learn if it is a winner. Some Fast Play games offer progressive top prizes.
Fast Play tickets must be printed at the time of purchase; retailers may not
print tickets in advance. Chances of winning vary by game. Prizes expire one
year from the date of purchase. Review rules, chances of winning and other
details at palottery.com.
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. 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.
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SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.