and Scientific Games Corporation Sign Cross-Licensing
LONDON and LAS VEGAS (September 5,
2017) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) and Scientific
Games Corporation ("Scientific Games") (NASDAQ: SGMS), holders of the two
largest slot game feature patent portfolios in North America, today announced
that they had signed a patent cross-licensing agreement. Under the agreement,
Scientific Games and IGT will be able to offer games using patented game
features from each other's portfolios, as well as those of other members of the
IGT slot game features pool. Financial terms of the agreement have not been
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.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table
games, table products and instant ticket games and a leader in products,
services and content for gaming, lottery and interactive markets.
Scientific Games delivers what
customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating
efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer customers a fully
integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems, engaging content
and unrivaled professional services. For more information, please visit
- Robert K. Vincent, Corporate Communications,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401)
- Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, Gaming
- Simone Cantagallo, (+39) 06 51899030; for Italian
- James Hurley, Investor Relations, (401)
Scientific Games Contacts:
- Susan Cartwright, Corporate Communications, (702)
- Bill Pfund, Investor Relations, (702)
Scientific Games Shortlisted For Four 2017 Global Gaming
Company Up for Two
"Supplier of the Year" and Two "Product of the Year" Awards
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 5, 2017) --
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") today announced that the Company is shortlisted in four award
categories for the 4th Annual Global Gaming Awards to be held October 2 at the
2017 Global Gaming Expo ("G2E") in Las Vegas.
Scientific Games is nominated for
the 2017 "Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year", which recognizes gaming
supplier product and services innovation, and as the 2017 "Digital Supplier of
the Year", which honors the creators of the industry's most engaging digital
The Company's blockbuster WILLY
WONKA GOLDEN TICKET multi-state linked instant game, created in
partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is nominated as the 2017
"Land-Based Product of the Year", honoring the equipment, technologies
and features that enhanced the gaming experience.
Launched by ten lotteries thus far,
with more on the way, the game is the top-indexing $10 instant game of 2017 in
Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, New Mexico and New York, topping $263.9
million in retail sales and nearly 1.6 million online entries (as of August 21,
Additionally, Scientific Games'
Secret Santa Second-Chance Drawings promotion, created for the Pennsylvania
Lottery, is nominated as the 2017 "Digital Product of the Year", which
recognizes the features or innovations that have improved the interactive
gaming sector. The holiday promotion topped $40 million in retail sales in
Pennsylvania, setting an industry record for 15.8 million online entries
65 percent through the mobile app. New for lottery players, the skill-based
components of the digital game drove friendly competition that extended to
Scientific Games President and Chief
Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said, "It is an honor to be recognized for
our expertise and innovation in four categories at the 2017 Global Gaming
Awards and across all three Scientific Games' divisions. These are fiercely
competitive awards among the world's top gaming companies, honoring innovation
The ultimate winners in each
category will be selected by a panel of 60 industry-leading judges and
announced during an awards luncheon Monday, October 2, at the Sands Expo in Las
Vegas during G2E.
In 2016, Scientific Games earned a
Global Gaming Awards top honor for "Land-Based Gaming Innovation of the Year".
The Company was also a finalist for "Land-Based Industry Supplier of the Year",
"Casino Product of the Year", and "Digital Product of the Year".
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE
FACTORY and all related characters and elements © and Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. (s17)
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
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:
About Warner Bros. Consumer
Warner Bros. Consumer Products
(WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful
portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around
WBCP partners with best-in-class
licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home
décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC,
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.
The division's successful global
themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros.
World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With
innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives,
promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading
licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
T: (702) 532-7981
Therese Minella, APR
T: (770) 825-4219
SOURCE: Scientific Games
ALCHEMY3 and Stubhub Introduce the Big
Partnership will award
lottery players access to the biggest events in North America
ROSWELL, Georgia (September 11,
2017) -- Alchemy3, LLC and StubHub are joining forces so that lottery players
can gain access to their favorite music, sports, theatre and other live
entertainment venues across the US and Canada.
In addition to cash, lotteries will
now be able to offer StubHub gift cards allowing winners to design their own
BIG TICKET prize packs.
Over the years weve
learned that when it comes to non-cash prizes, lottery players are most
receptive to rewards that they can customize said Paul Guziel, CEO,
Alchemy3. Since StubHub is the worlds largest ticket marketplace,
there is quite a broad base of entertainment options for lottery players to
choose from Guziel added.
As lotteries offer their core
products as an entertainment option, they continue to align with
other entertainment entities to reinforce their position in the
marketplace. Our clients have asked us to bring forward brands
that support their core messagingthat playing the lottery is fun and
entertaining. StubHub is a great partner to help reinforce such
messaging Guziel noted.
Alchemy3 is currently designing
programs to launch the first StubHub Big Ticket! Game in 2018.
We look forward to sharing our vision and creative marketing
executions of the Big Ticket! with customers at NASPL in Portland this
week Guziel concluded.
Started in 2007, Alchemy3 maintains
trusted relationships with North American lotteries and is one of a select few
companies in America that holds exclusive licenses to companies like The Home
Depot, Honda, Royal Caribbean International, Polaris and Bass Pro Shops. To
learn more about Alchemy3, visit alchemy3.com.
At StubHub, our mission is simple:
help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and
artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next.
As the largest ticket marketplace in
the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of
events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences,
including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a
superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale
market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation.
Our industry firsts include the
introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat
mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan
Rewards. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA,
NHL, MLS and NCAA, AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement.
With the acquisition of Ticketbis in
August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ:
EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub
If you would like more information
about this topic, please CONTACT: Jeffrey Schweig/Alchemy3 at 770-442-6993 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Gaming Laboratories Internationals 10th Annual
Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable in
Two-day Conference Held Oct.
9 and 10
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 5, 2017)
Learning, collaboration and strategy. Those are the three areas of focus
for Gaming Laboratories Internationals (GLI®) upcoming 10th annual
Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable.
Hosted by GLIs world-renowned
GLI University® and produced by GLI Director, Latin America and Caribbean
Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes and
her team of experts, the Regulators Roundtable is a two-day, educational event
held free of charge exclusively for gaming and lottery regulators and
Taking place Oct. 9 and 10 in Panama
City, Panama, the Regulators Roundtable promises to offer attendees insights
into a variety of relevant gaming and lottery topics including:
- New Gaming Laws and Regulatory Development Projects
in the Latin American and Caribbean Region
- What Have We Learned About Online Gaming Regulation
- Gaming and Lottery of the Future and the Role of
the Technical Compliance Process in Innovation
- Embracing and Regulating New Technology and New
Types of Games The Regulator and Lotterys Point of View
- A Risk-based Approach to Fraud Prevention
What Role Does Security Play in the Preventative Policies That Must Be
Implemented in Gaming and Lottery Operations, Both Land-based and Online?
- The Current State of Anti-Money Laundering Policies
and the Impact That Its Having in the Accessibility of the Financial
Services for the Gaming and Lottery Industry Region Wide
- The Role of the Government Regarding Social
Responsibility Policies: A Modern Approach to Responsible Gambling and Public
Safety as Part of the Government Policy Prevention, Education,
Communication and Treatment
- An Update on Efforts to Prevent and Eradicate
- Regulations, Requirements and Guarantees for
- Working Groups
- Controls and Actions Against
- Online Gaming Regulations
- Sports Betting Regulations
- Responsible Gambling
- Effective Actions to Stop the
Discrimination of Financial Services for the Gaming Industry
- The Impact of
Player Tax in Gaming and Lottery Revenue and Tax Collection
- A Holistic
Approach to the Supervision and Control of the Industry Technology and
Professionalization of Regulatory and Lottery Entities
Courtesy of the Gaming Control Board
of Panama, the conference program includes on-site demonstrations at the
Majestic Casino at Multicentro on the second day of the conference. There will
be three different types of demonstrations: money laundering prevention
methods; field inspection verification procedures for gaming devices; and field
inspection verification procedures for monitoring and control systems and
Sierra-Hughes said, The
Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable has reached a very important
milestone this year its 10th year and we are so grateful to all
of the regulators and government lotteries that have supported us in our
efforts to produce a well-rounded conference.
We have a busy and
informative two days planned for you, she said. The
Regulators Roundtable provides attendees a unique opportunity to not only share
knowledge with their peers, but also network with each other and discuss their
own experiences in the gaming industry. We have several topics on the agenda
designed to open dialog on policy and technical complexities of gaming and
lottery and to promote collaboration among the authorities. We are very
appreciative of the Gaming Control Board of Panama and the Panama National
Lottery for being our hosts this year. Please join us for this 10th annual
Regulators Roundtable its going to be the best one
The 2016 Latin American and
Caribbean Regulators Roundtable, held in Curacao, hosted almost 90
representatives from government lotteries and gaming and lottery regulators
from more than 36 entities and two associations. Attendees represented 22
countries from across the region including: Argentina; Aruba; Belize; Bolivia;
Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Curacao; El Salvador; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica;
Mexico; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Maarten; Trinidad and
Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Uruguay; and the Virgin Islands.
Space is limited, so guests are
encouraged to register as soon as possible at:
conference Agenda at a Glance and hotel room reservation information can also
be found on the webpage.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. GLIs laboratory locations are found on six
continents, and the company holds U.S. and international accreditations for
compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards for technical
competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more
information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Florida Lottery Kicks Off Football Season With The Launch Of The Gameday Cash
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Lottery is kicking off the 2017 college football season with the GameDay Cash
Promotion, giving Lottery players the chance to win cash and football prizes
while supporting their favorite Florida college team all season long. All
FLORIDA LOTTO®, FANTASY 5® and Fast Play (CORNHOLE CASH) tickets
purchased by November 27, 2017, can be entered to win. Universities
participating in the promotion include Florida State University®,
University of Central Florida, University of Florida®, University of
Miami® and University of South Florida.
The GameDay cash promotion
is unique because it showcases the Lotterys commitment to education by
supporting five state universities and adding some fun to the football
season, said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. At the same
time, we are pleased to introduce the new Fast Play game, CORNHOLE CASH, which
will provide additional revenue for education statewide.
Players who purchase qualifying
tickets from September 1, through November 27, 2017, can collect symbols to
earn entries by downloading the free GameDay Cash App on their smartphone or
tablet which they can use to scan the barcode on their ticket. Players can also
enter their ticket numbers on the Lotterys website. Each time a
player enters a ticket in the promotion, they have a chance to be selected for
a bonus game to win $25 cash or Florida Lottery coupons.
Each team will have four Fan
Experience drawings and a Grand Prize drawing, with prizes including season
tickets, team merchandise and free Florida Lottery Scratch-Off tickets.
Additionally, there will be a final RV Grand Prize drawing held on November 28,
2017, to award one lucky player a 2018 Winnebago Motorhome provided by Lazydays
RV. Lazydays RV is proud to partner with the Florida Lottery on
the Gameday Cash College Football Promotion to benefit Floridas schools
and colleges, said Lazydays RV Chief Marketing Officer, John
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $32 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
contributions 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:
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Registration for the 16th CIBELAE Congress in Panama is Now
PANAMA (September 1, 2017) -- The
event will take place this next October 10-13 at the Hard Rock Hotel Panama and
will be hosted by the National Charitable Lottery of Panama and CIBELAE.
This is the 16th CIBELAE Congress
called The Game is Lived without Borders. Anyone interested in
attending can register and see the agenda of activities at www.cibelae2017.com.
This time not only will attendees be
offered two days of training, but they will also be able to walk around a major
trade show area and meet the authorities who operate and regulate gaming
activities in the region, since CIBELAE will hold its biennial Meeting of
Members with all its members in order to decide who will be the new authorities
in the Board of Directors that will govern during the 2018-2019 period.
Next to the Hard Rock Hotel Panama
Megapolis is the Megapolis Convention Center in the Multicentro Shopping Mall,
which is directly connected through high walkways. An area has been reserved
there for the trade show area located in front of the access to the conference
The companies Novomatic, IGT, Gi
Tech, Skilrock, GLI, Carmanagh and Smartplay have confirmed their presence in
the Congress so far.
2017-2018 - Loto-Québec Ends Another Quarter with Good
MONTRÉAL, Quebec, Canada
(September 1, 2017) -- FY 2017-2018 started off well for Loto-Québec.
First quarter results show that consolidated revenue reached $882.4 million, up
by $51.8 million (+6.2%) compared to the same quarter last year. Net income was
$325.1 million, or an increase of $26.6 million (+8.9%).
- The Canada-wide Grande Vie (Daily Grand) lottery,
launched in October 2016, has been very popular in Québec, with sales of
$18.0 million during the first quarter. Québec's 34.5% market share is
- Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 have performed very well
thanks to the greater number of major jackpots offered and higher sales volumes
for each prize level, which also resulted in more winners.
- Scratch tickets (+8.6%) and event betting (+20.3%)
generated considerably more sales.
- Some 4,600 prizes or prize shares worth over $1,000
were paid to lottery winners, including 31 prizes worth over $1 million.
- Casinos report higher revenues and patronage, and
clientele is expanding.
- Patronage has markedly increased at the Casino de
Charlevoix, where 28,000 more visits (+14.9%) were recorded than during the
first quarter of 2016-2017.
- Initiatives to promote and renew gaming and
entertainment offerings continue to pay off in casinos and online.
- The sector which includes video lottery
terminals in bars and brasseries as well as gaming, bingo and Kinzo halls
reported higher revenues, thanks mainly to excellent performance in
- The reconfiguration of the video lottery terminal
network is ongoing.
- Revenues from Loto-Québec's online gaming
site, all games combined, reached $24.5 million, or an increase of $7.3 million
- Work to improve navigation flow between product
Finally, Loto-Québec is proud
to announce that the World Lottery Association (WLA) has renewed its Security
Control Standard Certification this spring. Valid until June 2020, the
certification confirms that the Corporation rigorously applies
internationaly-recognized best practices relating to gaming activity security
quarterly report is available on Loto-Québec's
Growth Drives Management Changes to Deliver Continued
WIEN, Austria (September 4, 2017) --
NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions (NLS), a prominent full solution alternative vendor
for international lottery markets, recently announced some key changes to
senior management positions. These changes come after a very successful period
marked by the start of long-term contractual agreements with the Greek lottery
group OPAP, the Estonian lottery Eesti Loto, and others.
NLS success has demonstrated that
the market is buying in to our primary message EXPECT BETTER.
Deploying modern technology, modern processes and a completely new approach to
harmonising sales channels has won new customers and sent our competitors
scrambling to catch up. "NLS wants to be 100% sure that its customers
receive the best possible service, and its technology continues to set the
standard for the rest to follow while at the same time retaining the agility
and creativity of a start-up," said NLS CEO Frank Cecchini.
To this end, the following changes
have been made:
We are very pleased and excited to
announce that Sabina Berloffa has assumed the position of Chief Marketing
Officer. Sabina brings over 20 years of marketing and executive management
experience in leading start-ups and multinational companies. Before joining
NLS, she acted as CMO at d&b audiotechnik GmbH in Germany, where she was
among others responsible for global marketing and product management.
Manuel Bauer, who joined NLS as
Director of Research and Development in 2016, has taken on the role of Chief
Technology Officer. Manuel will be responsible for helping the company meet its
strategic goals and overseeing the various technical aspects of projects like
OPAP and Eesti Loto, as well as ensuring that NLS technology remains an
achievement for all others to aspire to. Before joining NLS, Manuel helped Bwin
as enterprise architect.
As our new Chief Operating Officer,
Johann Gisli Sigurdsson, previously NLS Director of Business Development,
will ensure that our existing customers as well as our new customers receive
the high level of service they should expect from all their suppliers. Years of
experience in the industry have taught Johann how to best match NLS
Icelandic culture of creativity and openness to our customers needs for
innovation and agility working with Manuel and Sabina to deliver
products and solutions that meet the never-ending challenges posed by external
Finally, as of August 2017, we are
happy to announce that Jakob Rothwangl assumed the role of Chief Financial
Officer. Jakob comes to NLS from NOVOMATIC Americas where he successfully held
the position of CFO since 2012, before which he was NOVOMATIC AGs Head of
Group M&A. Jacobs extensive experience and proven success will be a
cornerstone of NLS future in the industry.
As we make the transition from being
a small start-up consisting of very smart engineers to a compact and agile
organisation able to deliver state of the art products focussed on addressing
the needs of the industry; I am very confident that the changes and additions
we have made will help us to continue to win new customers and help them meet
the challenges posed by the future," Frank Cecchini added.
The future is bright EXPECT
NLS is a full solution alternative
vendor for international lottery markets. NLS delivers games and services using
state-of-the-art technology that allows for easy integration with any 3 party
systems and games. The NLS system supports all sales channels simultaneously,
creating a truly Omni-channel offering while at the same time increasing
lottery revenues and returns to good causes. With ISO 27001 certification, WLA
Security Control Standard Certification and numerous lottery audits, NLS
solutions guarantee the highest levels of security and reliability. NLS is part
of the NOVOMATIC Group with more than 24,000 employees and activities in 50
countries. NLS was established in 2014 after the acquisition of Icelandic
lottery provider Betware and quickly became a major player in the international
Sales and customer-related matters:
Partnership and cooperation
opportunities: Frank CECCHINI, email@example.com
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC Lottery Solutions
Millions Game is Changing October 28
Fewer Multi-Draws Available after
September 8 Drawing
TOPEKA, Kansas (September 5, 2017)
-- Kansas is getting ready for a new version of Mega Millions with larger
starting jackpots and more millionaires! Sales for the new Mega Millions game
start Saturday, October 28, 2017. Among the changes players will see are:
Larger starting jackpots:
The starting jackpot for the new
Mega Millions game will more than double. At a $2 price point, jackpots for the
new game will now start at $40 million and grow faster. Current Mega Millions
jackpots start at $15 million.
Bigger average jackpots, more
The new game will yield higher
average jackpots with faster rolls, creating more player excitement and
Better odds for the $1 million
Substantially improved odds for
winning the second prize level of $1 million. Players who match the first
five numbers but not the Megaball win $1 million, or up to $5 million if they
purchase the Megaplier option. New odds for the Match 5 prize are 1
in 12.6 millon. Current odds are 1 in 18.5 million.
The updated Mega Millons game is $2
for a single wager. This is the first price adjustment since the first ticket
was sold in 2002, more than 15 years ago. Sales of the Mega Millions game
started in Kansas in January 2010.
New wager type Just
Jackpot players will love this
exciting new wager type that allows them to play specifically for the jackpot
only. At a price of $3, the player will receive two plays for a chance to win
the jackpot only. Thats two plays for $3.
The enhanced Mega Millions
game is designed to bring more value and excitement to players, said
Kansas Lottery Executive Director Terry Presta. They will see Mega
Millions jackpots start higher and climb faster, and the Just the
Jackpot option gives players a brand new way to play theyve never
In the enhanced version of Mega
Millions, players will pick (or have the computer pick) five numbers out of 70
and one number (the Megaball) out of 25. In the current Mega Millions
game, players pick five numbers out of 75, and one number out of 15.
Mega Millions will continue to have
two drawings per week on Tuesdays and Fridays in the 46 lottery jurisdictions
that offer Mega Millions to their players.
The last time the Mega Millions game
was changed was October 2013. This game change will affect Kansas players who
like to purchase tickets for multiple consecutive drawings. To prepare, the
Kansas Lottery is stepping down the number of consecutive Mega
Millions drawings players can purchase after the September 8 drawing until
October 28 when sales begin for the new Mega Millions game.
For more information and to see the
number of multi-draws available from now until the game change, click on
Mega Millions Stepdown Chart.
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: The Kansas Lottery.
Virginia Lottery Signs Seven-Year Contract with IGT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 31, 2017)
--The West Virginia Lottery and IGT Global Solutions Corporation have entered
into a seven-year contract which will provide the West Virginia Lottery with a
new traditional-lottery central system, new lottery retail and self-service
customer terminals, a redundant, multi-technology communications network, a
Lottery mobile convenience app, and ongoing services.
The contract, which is slated to
start on June 28, 2018, allows for three one-year renewal options and is the
result of a recent procurement process.
We are excited about our
continued partnership with IGT. The new mobile convenience app, technology and
services that this agreement will bring to all of our stakeholders is
tremendous, West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said.
This agreement will allow us to improve our operations, improve the
player experience, and maximize our return from traditional lottery to the
people of West Virginia.
The convenience app for mobile phone
and tablet users will provide a variety of services to West Virginia Lottery
players, and will be both developed and maintained by IGT.
The Mobile App will be launched in
conjunction with the Lottery gaming system conversion next year.
This new mobile solution will
provide Lottery players with an easy and convenient platform to obtain game
information, check tickets for prize redemption at retail, create digital play
slips that generate QR codes to help speed transactions and ease of play, as
well as provide the Lottery with seamless integration into IGTs new
Aurora gaming system platform.
The Lottery will receive several
components of IGTs Aurora platform including Aurora Navigator
back-office applications, IGTs Aurora Performance Intel solution,
comprehensive business intelligence and analytics tool that provides detailed
insights, and IGTs Aurora Retailer Wizard solution that will help West
Virginia Lottery retailers more effectively manage their businesses, interact
with the Lottery, and drive results.
The West Virginia Lottery will also
have Aurora OnePlace that will provide Lottery field sales personnel with
updated tools for sales and inventory management at retail locations across the
The Lottery will also receive new
equipment at retail, including IGTs full function Altura Flex
draw-based lottery terminal offering a smaller footprint to optimize retail
space and functionality for retailers, and IGTs Aurora MultiMedia
The Lottery will also benefit from
an enhanced communications solution for more than half of its retailer network
with IGTs patented Dual Comm Inside, an innovative pairing of
next-generation VSAT technology with 4G cellular, to offer the highest network
availability in the lottery industry.
IGT will maintain its primary and
backup data centers in West Virginia, providing services to the West Virginia
Lottery including installation and maintenance of the new system platform,
terminals, and communications network; retailer training; field services;
telemarketing sales and services; and instant ticket warehousing and
IGT also recently signed a four-year
contract with the West Virginia Lottery to provide all of the Lotterys
instant ticket printing business, following a separate competitive bid
IGT has partnered with the West
Virginia Lottery to provide services since 2009.
Proceeds from the West Virginia
Lottery support Education, Seniors and Tourism in the Mountain State.
SOURCE: West Virginia Lottery (www.WVLottery.com).
Florida Lottery & Lazydays RV Team Up for the College
Football GameDay Cash Promotion
For this year's College
Football GameDay Cash Promotion, the Florida Lottery and Lazydays RV have
teamed up to offer players a chance to win incredible prizes, including a 2018
Lazydays RV Winnebago Motorhome.
TAMPA, Florida (September 1, 2017)
-- The Florida Lottery is partnering with Lazydays, The RV Authority and
world's largest dealership, to kick off the 2017 football season with the
GameDay Cash Promotion. Lottery players will have the chance to win a 2018
Lazydays RV Winnebago Motorhome, 5-day Lazydays RV Rental, cash and college
football prizes while supporting their favorite Florida team all season
All FLORIDA LOTTO®, FANTASY
5® and Fast Play (CORNHOLE CASH) tickets purchased by November 27,
2017, can be entered to win. Universities participating in the promotion
include Florida State University®, University of Central Florida,
University of Florida®, University of Miami® and University of South
"The Florida Lottery is very pleased
to partner with Lazydays RV during this year's GameDay Cash Promotion," said
Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. "In addition to the possibility of
winning the grand prize of a 2018 Lazydays Winnebago Motorhome, players can
also be excited that, like all Florida Lottery products, a portion of every
FLORIDA LOTTO, FANTASY 5, and CORNHOLE CASH ticket purchased for this promotion
will benefit students and schools across Florida."
"Lazydays RV is proud to partner
with the Florida Lottery for the GameDay Cash College Football Promotion,"
said Lazydays RV Chief Marketing Officer John Lebbad.
"Lazydays RV has a huge selection
of RVs with innovative features that really make the tailgating experience a
fun adventure for all involved.
We're thrilled that we can
provide college football fans and RV enthusiasts throughout the state of
Florida the exciting RV lifestyle experience."
Players who purchase qualifying
tickets from September 1 through November 27, 2017, can collect symbols to earn
entries by downloading the free GameDay Cash app on their smartphone or tablet
and use the app to scan the barcode on their ticket.
Players can enter their ticket
numbers on the Lottery's website. Additionally, every time a player enters a
ticket in the promotion, they could be selected for a bonus game to win $25
cash or Florida Lottery coupons.
The promotion will be in over 13,000
retailers across the state of Florida. It will be promoted with TV, radio,
digital and in-stadium marketing efforts.
ABOUT LAZYDAYS RV
Lazydays RV®, founded in 1976,
operates the world's largest RV dealership, based on 126 acres outside Tampa,
FL. Lazydays also has dealerships located in Tucson, AZ and Loveland, Denver
and Longmont, CO.
Lazydays RV has the largest
selection of RV brands in the nation featuring more than 2,500 new and
pre-owned RVs, over 300 service bays and two on-site campgrounds with over 700
Lazydays RV Accessories & More
offers more than 40,000 accessories online for your shopping convenience.
Shop us online or visit one of our
store locations at our dealerships. Lazydays also has RV rental fleets in
Florida, Arizona and Colorado.
Lazydays RV has built its reputation
on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and
product expertise. More than a half-million RVers and their families visit
Lazydays every year, making it their "home away from home.
" Lazydays has been recognized as
a "Top 50 RV Dealer" by RV Business and as one of Tampa Bay's "Top Work
The Lazydays Employee Foundation,
supported by payroll contributions from more than 65% of Lazydays' employees,
has contributed more than $1.7 million to make many historic changes for
at-risk children in the Tampa Bay, Tucson and Colorado communities.
For most people, Lazydays RV isn't
just the beginning of their journey; it's very much a part of their ride. To
learn more, visit: http://www.lazydays.com.
SOURCE: Lazydays RV®.
OLGS Newest Game for A Spin: The Big Spin!
TORONTO, ON, Canada (August 31,
2017) OLG has put a new spin on traditional INSTANT games with THE BIG
SPIN. Launching September 4, 2017, this exciting new $5 game combines popular
scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the
lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on The BIG SPIN
Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game has
three fun ways to win:
- SCRATCH To win an instant cash prize of $5
to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.
- WATCH If the prize won is SPIN, visit any
OLG retail location to validate the ticket and watch the animated wheel spin on
the lottery terminal screen. Every SPIN is a guaranteed win! SPIN
prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN.
- SPIN If the animated wheel stops on
BIG SPIN, the prize won is an actual spin on The BIG SPIN Wheel at
the OLG Prize Centre for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000!
Were excited to
introduce this fresh, innovative INSTANT game to our players, said
Wendy Montgomery, OLG Senior Vice President, Lottery & iGaming.
The anticipation has been
building at OLG since the arrival of The BIG SPIN Wheel. For the first time,
well actually be able to see a top prize winner when their winning moment
happens. We can hardly wait for that first winner to take a spin to see just
how BIG their prize really is!
Odds of winning any prize with THE
BIG SPIN are 1 in 3.98. Odds of winning a BIG SPIN are 1 in 1,034,075.
THE BIG SPIN is only available in
Ontario beginning September 4, 2017.
For full details on THE BIG SPIN and
complete odds of winning, go to olg.ca or visit your lottery retailer.
OLG is the Ontario government agency
that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner.
OLG conducts and manages gaming
facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming,
the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming
Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in
Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly
$44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario.
These payments to the province
support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold
program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention,
treatment and research.
THE BIG SPIN INSTANT Game Fact Sheet
CONTACT: OLG Media Relations, T:
Florida Lottery is Introducing A New Fast Play Instant Game
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (August 31,
2017) --The Florida Lotterys new and exciting Fast Play game, CORNHOLE
CASH, goes on sale tomorrow, Friday, September 1. At just $2 per ticket,
CORNHOLE CASH offers top prizes of $10,000. Fast Play game tickets print
on-demand from the Lottery terminal, and can be played immediately. If the
ticket is a winner, the prize can be claimed instantly! Fast Play can be
purchased at the Lottery's more than 13,000 retailers statewide.
"Fast Play is an innovative way to
enhance the Lotterys lineup of games while creating more winning moments
for Florida players, said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell.
Just like with every Florida Lottery game, Fast Play comes with the added
benefit of generating additional funding for Floridas education
Players can visit a Florida Lottery
retailer and ask for a Fast Play ticket for the CORNHOLE CASH game; or present
a Fast Play tear-away sheet; or Fast Play barcode to the retailer and a
CORNHOLE CASH ticket will print automatically.
To play, follow the instructions
printed on the ticket to determine if it is a winner. The overall odds of
winning a prize are one-in-4.14 and the odds of winning the top prize are
Prizes up to $10,000 can be claimed
at any Florida Lottery office and prizes less than $600 can be redeemed
immediately at any Florida Lottery retailer. Fast Play game prizes must be
claimed within 60 days after the end of game date.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $32 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 contributions to
Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $52.4 billion in prizes and made more than 1,900 people
For more information, please visit
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
Arizona Lotterys Windfall Willie Campaign
Nominated for Prestigious Emmy Award
Regional Honor Recognizes
Excellence in Television
PHOENIX, Arizona (August 31, 2017)
In early 2017, the Arizona Lottery and its advertising agency, OH
Partners, created a one-of-a-kind marketing campaign to bring back the iconic
Arizona Lottery mascot, Windfall Willie. The campaign quickly gained attention
across the state and from industry professionals. The Windfall Willie campaign
earned a Telly award in May, and is now nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy
We are honored to be
nominated for this prestigious award, Gregg Edgar, executive director of
the Arizona Lottery said. Working so closely with the innovative team at
OH Partners to develop and execute this campaign was a rewarding process. To
see excitement around the campaign from both players and industry professionals
has been absolutely wonderful, and it is quite an honor to be recognized by
such a well-respected organization.
The Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards are
recognizing the Windfall Willie campaign in the commercial
campaign category. The nominated 60-second television commercial features
the quirky new Windfall Willie with comedic writing, unique set design and
impressive attention to detail.
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter
of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a membership
organization that is dedicated to excellence in television. The organization
annually honors exceptional work through the prestigious Emmy Award. This
chapter serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and El Centro, California.
OH Partners is the Agency of Record
for the Arizona Lottery and concepted and directed the campaign for
Windfall Willie. To learn more about the Arizona Lottery and what
Windfall Willie has up his sleeve next, visit:
About the Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.5 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales nearly $4 million per week
fund programs in arts and education, community enrichment, economic
development, environmental conservation, health and human services, and public
safety. The mission is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by
maximizing net revenue in a responsible manner. Learn more at
CONTACT: Megan Conner, OH Partners,
E: email@example.com, T: (480) 229-1427.
SOURCE: OH Partners.
Fortuna Reports EUR 720.7m in Amounts Staked in H1 2017, Up
(September 1, 2017) -- Fortuna Entertainment Group N. V., the leading Central
European regulated multi-channel fixed odds betting and gaming operator, has
announced preliminary unaudited consolidated results for the first half of
- Total Amounts Staked increased by 40.9 percent to
EUR 720.7m in H1 2017
- Total Gross Win for this period grew by 24.5
percent to EUR 100.2m
- Total EBITDA decreased by 22 percent to EUR
During the first half of
the year, the volume of bets accepted by the Group continued to grow rapidly,
reaching EUR 720.7m, up 40.9 percent compared to the same period the previous
year. This strong growth was the result of solid performances in all
traditional markets where Fortuna operates. The recently acquired Hattrick
Sports Group Ltd., operating in Romania, Croatia and other countries, also
contributed. Our operating profitability, as measured by EBITDA, was mainly
influenced by the one-off costs associated with our expansion across the CEE
region, coupled with integration into the Group of recently acquired business
operations, said Per Widerström, CEO and Chairman of the Board,
Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V.
In the first six months of 2017,
Fortuna recorded total Amounts Staked of EUR 720.7m, which, compared with the
same period the previous year, is an increase of 40.9 percent.
This strong growth in the volume of
accepted bets was mainly driven by continued expansion in online betting across
all markets, including online gaming in the Czech Republic.
It was also supported by the
performance of Hattrick Sports Group Ltd., consolidated since the end of May
During the first six months of 2017
Fortunas Gross Win increased by 24.5 percent year on year to EUR
The growth in Gross Win was mainly
driven by an expansion of the online side of the Groups gaming business,
which is characterised by a lower margin.
Fortuna Entertainment Groups
EBITDA for the first half of 2017 was EUR 7.6m, 22 percent lower than during
the same period the previous year.
EBITDA was significantly affected by
one-off costs associated with expansion across the CEE region and the
integration into the Group of recently acquired business operations.
Excluding these one-off costs,
EBITDA would have increased by about 8 percent year on year.
The Groups total net profit
for H1 2017 was EUR 2.5m, 53.1 percent lower than H1 2016 figures. This
decrease was caused by the aforementioned one-off expansion and integration
costs as well as one-off costs relating to the refinancing of the Groups
SOURCE: Fortuna Entertainment