Sign Three Year Contract Extension with the New York
Company to Provide
Leading-Edge Lottery Technology
LONDON, UK (July 17, 2017) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary,
IGT Global Solutions Corporation (with International Game Technology PLC,
hereinafter "IGT" or "the Company"), has signed a three-year contract extension
to provide the New York Lottery with new lottery technology, additional
terminals, multimedia enhancements, and ongoing services. The contract
extension will commence on August 6, 2017. The New York Lottery has been a
valued IGT customer since 1986.
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...
"As the leading provider of
cutting-edge lottery solutions, IGT is committed to supporting the growth and
innovation of its customers. We are grateful that the New York Lottery has
chosen to continue its partnership with IGT, allowing us to assist in their
future growth," said Jay Gendron, IGT Senior Vice President, WLA North America
Lottery. "With this contract extension, we will work closely with the Lottery
to apply industry-wide best practices to increase lottery sales, and provide
additional convenience for retailers and players through the addition of new
lottery terminals and self-service products."
Under the terms of the extension,
the New York Lottery will utilize IGT's Enterprise Series (ES) Anywhere
solution to allow expansion of features and games. IGT's Retailer Wizard
solution offers a secure website for Lottery retailers to more effectively
manage their businesses, interact with the Lottery, and drive results. OnePlace
will provide Lottery field sales personnel with more effective tools for sales
and inventory management at retail locations. The Lottery will also receive
improved reporting functionality with the delivery of IGT's latest version of
Business Intelligence, which provides reporting and visualization including
executive level dashboards, instant-ticket reporting, and lottery vending
In addition, the Lottery will
receive 1,000 full function Altura Flex draw-based lottery terminals,
offering a smaller footprint to optimize retail space, while continuing to
offer a highly-configurable platform derived from the Altura GT1200. The
Lottery will also receive Gemini Touch self-service lottery product
vending machines, displaying up to 28 instant games and a full-complement of
draw-based games. Moreover, the Company will provide enhancements to its ES
MultiMedia player messaging solution, allowing creative content
IGT will maintain its primary data
center in New York, providing services to the New York Lottery including
installation and maintenance of the lottery terminals; retailer training; field
services; telemarketing sales and services; call center support; and instant
ticket warehousing and distribution.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a
well-established local presence and relationships with governments and
regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by
adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
INTRALOT Signs Extension with Vermont Lottery Through
ATHENS, Greece (July 19, 2017) --
INTRALOT S.A. announces the renewal of the current contract of INTRALOT Inc., a
subsidiary of the INTRALOT Group in the United States, with the Vermont Lottery
for the two-year period from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2020, and
consistent with its initial six-year contract with the option of exercising two
two-year extensions, covering the period 2010-2020. The value of this two-year
contract is estimated at approximately $ 5 million.
The collaboration between Vermont
Lottery and INTRALOT has provided resilient technology solutions and innovative
products. In the last seven years, INTRALOT has partnered with the Lottery to
earn over $636 million in revenue and $138 million for the Vermont Education
Fund. INTRALOT currently provides a secure central gaming system that delivers,
manages, and accounts for all current tristate and multistate draw games,
inventory control and logistics for the full complement of the Vermont
Lotterys scratch games, Fast Play games, Fast Play Progressive games and
other related services. The Fast Play Progressive portfolio continues to
resonate with Vermonters throughout the Green Mountain State.
INTRALOT and the Vermont Lottery
will continue their enduring partnership through these two additional years. In
2016, the Vermont Lottery earned a record $124 million in revenue to the
benefit of $26.4 million for the Vermont Education Fund. The Vermont Lottery
and INTRALOT continue their successful relationship through the growth of
product lines and technology. The extended renewal provisions include
additional retailer jackpot signs, graphical rebranding of the player-activated
lottery vending machines, and a state-of-the-art field sales software solution
with related equipment.
Vermont Lottery Commission Chair
Sabina Haskell said: We are pleased to announce that we extended our
contractual agreement with INTRALOT, and we look forward to continuing our
relationship with them.
Mr. John Donahue, CEO of INTRALOT
Inc., stated: We are very pleased and excited about this agreement
with the Vermont Lottery. This allows INTRALOT to continue to provide to one of
our most valued customers, INTRALOTs leading gaming solutions. I would
like to personally thank the Vermont Lottery Management Team for their trust.
Our experienced US team will closely cooperate with the Vermont Lottery in the
new period to help the Lottery meet its goals for responsible growth and
greater returns for good causes.
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 55 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.32 billion
turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,300 employees (3,450 of
which in subsidiaries and 1,850 in associates) in 2016, INTRALOT is an
innovation driven corporation focusing its product development on the
customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and
gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail
operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach,
INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and
product solutions & services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery,
Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized
experience through exciting games and premium content across multiple delivery
channels, both retail and interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the
prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery
Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.
For more information CONTACT: Mr.
Chris Sfatos, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax:
+30-210 6106800, email: email@example.com.
About the Vermont
Since the sale of its first ticket
in February of 1978, the Vermont Lottery has produced over $1.6 billion in
overall sales. From those sales, over $1 billion has been returned to players
in the form of prizes. Over $91 million has gone back into the local
communities and has been paid to local Lottery agents in the form of
commissions. Since 1999, over $430 million has gone to the State of Vermont
Education Fund. For more information about the Lottery, please visit
Scientific Games Scores New Six-Year Contract with Colorado
Company Chosen as
Colorado's Primary Instant Games Provider
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (July 17,
2017) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the
"Company") today announced that the Company won a new, six-year contract as the
primary instant games provider for the Colorado Lottery (the "Lottery").
The Company's new contract began
July 1, 2017 and includes instant game planning, research and analysis,
marketing services and sales support. The Colorado Lottery has two options to
extend the contract two additional years.
"The Colorado Lottery has proudly
re-invested more than $3 billion to Colorado's great outdoors, and Scientific
Games has been instrumental in helping us achieve our proceeds goals," said
Colorado Lottery Director Laura Solano. "They've been a great partner for
more than 30 years, and continue to demonstrate a commitment to the integrity
and quality of our Scratch games."
Under Scientific Games' previous
contract, the Colorado Lottery's annual profits from instant game sales grew by
19 percent (FY2011-FY2016). Successes from the Colorado Lottery and Scientific
Games instant game partnership include Crossword extended play games, which
have represented more than $819.4 million in retail sales for the Colorado
Lottery, and licensed brands from Scientific Games extensive portfolio,
including The Walking Dead® and Atari®, which have generated more than
$183.2 million in revenue. The Company's Colorado Spotlight® games
surpassed more than $135.7 million in revenues for the Lottery.
John Schulz, Scientific Games'
Senior Vice President, Instant Products said, "We have collaborated with the
Colorado Lottery to develop a very strong portfolio of instant games, and we
are honored to have the opportunity to continue our great work together for
another six years. We remain focused on the research and analysis that help us
create games Coloradans love, and on the Lottery's mission to grow returns to
the state for programs that protect its most valuable resources."
Scientific Games currently supplies
more than 70 percent of lottery instant games in the U.S. and provides games,
technology and services to more than 150 lotteries worldwide, including nearly
every North American lottery.
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.
T: (770) 825-4219
T: (702) 532-7663
T: (702) 532-7981
SOURCE: Scientific Games
County Resident Ragazzo Re-elected as Chairman of New Jersey State Lottery
TRENTON, NJ (July 13, 2017)
New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced that Frank V.
Ragazzo of Hamilton Township has been re-elected as Chairman of the New Jersey
State Lottery Commission. Chairman Ragazzo has been serving as a Lottery
Commissioner since 2009.
Patrick P. Toscano, Jr., Esq. of
Fairfield, Essex County was elected to serve as Vice Chairman. Vice Chairman
Toscano was appointed to the Commission in 2013.
Commissioner Ragazzo holds a
Bachelor of Arts in Math Education and a Master of Arts in Education from The
College of New Jersey. Before beginning his current 10-year career as a
broker/agent for Re/Max Tri-County in Hamilton, he was a math teacher for the
Hamilton Township School Board for 10 years. He also served for 22 years as
Executive Director of the Mercer County Park Commission, retiring in 2003.
After leaving the Park Commission, Mr. Ragazzo served as the Business
Administrator in Ewing Township, and later as the Public Works Director for
Commissioner Toscano holds a
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University in South Orange
and a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark. He is
President of the Toscano Law Firm, LLC in Caldwell, and serves as an adjunct
professor of criminal justice at Seton Hall University in South Orange.
The other Lottery Commissioners
currently serving are: Robert James DAnton of Toms River and Robert
Slater of Mendham.
Mercer County Resident Ragazzo
Re-elected as Chairman of New Jersey State Lottery Commission
The New Jersey Lottery Commission is
comprised of the State Treasurer and six New Jersey residents who are
bipartisan members, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of
the State Senate. Commission terms are five years and are non-salaried. The New
Jersey Lottery's Chief Operating Officer is the Executive Director who also
serves as Secretary to the Commission. The Commission reports monthly to the
Governor and the Legislature on total Lottery revenue, prize disbursements and
other expenses for the preceding month. In addition, it makes continuous study
of the Lotterys operation and administration. The Commission has the
power and duty to approve rules and regulations that pertain to but is not
limited to: types of lottery games, ticket prices, prizes and drawing
procedures. Complete Commission duties can be found at www.NJLottery.com in the
About Us section.
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed nearly $25 billion to the State
in support of education and institutions.
SOURCE: The New Jersey Lottery.
Draw Has Launched in New Jersey!
Kick-off Party Will be
Held at 8th Street Tavern in Hoboken
TRENTON, N.J. (July 17, 2017)
Today, the New Jersey Lottery launched the fast-paced Quick Draw game in 400
locations across the state. Quick Draw, a keno-style game, offers a new type of
lottery play where winning numbers are electronically drawn and then displayed
on a television screen that is installed in retail locations where tickets are
sold. Drawings are held every five minutes.
Quick Draw is a strong
addition to the Lotterys product lineup. Im confident that players
will enjoy the fast-paced fun and excitement the game provides. Quick Draw
creates a new level of entertainment in social settings, said
Quick Draw is a social space lottery
game and will be available predominately in public venues such as bars,
restaurants and bowling alleys, where players stay for a period of time to
socialize, dine and meet with friends. Players can purchase a Quick Draw play
for a $1 minimum up to a $10 maximum. Prizes range from $1 up to $1,000,000
depending on the purchase amount.
Quick Draw is a unique
Lottery game because many people can participate and engage with the game via
the large television screen enhancing interaction in social spaces. The game
also provides an opportunity to a new set of businesses which do not currently
offer traditional Lottery games. Selling Lottery can be a business boon due to
our strong brand and promotional reach. Lottery also provides commissions and
may enhance overall sales. said Hedinger.
Tomorrow, a Lottery Quick Draw
Launch Party will be held, beginning with a 3:00 p.m. press conference, at 8th
Street Tavern in Hoboken. Lottery Director Carole Hedinger will introduce the
new game to the public.
Greg T. of Z100 Elvis Duran and The
Morning Show (Q102 in Philadelphia) and Derek D, comedian and host, will be on
hand at the 8th Street Tavern to meet with fans and amplify the fun. The
Lottery ambassador team will be distributing promotional items and educating
players on how to play Quick Draw.
|Quick Draw Television Screen
Playing Quick Draw is easy. Players
may select from 1 to 10 numbers or spots, out of a pool of 80
numbers. The odds and potential prizes are determined by the quantity of spots
selected by the player. Players win by matching some or all of their numbers to
the 20 numbers drawn. Players can win up to $1,000,000 by playing a 10 Spot for
$10. Players may select their own numbers by completing a bet slip or they may
purchase a Quick Pick ticket. For detailed game rules and odds and prizes visit
New Jersey Lottery PO Box 041
Trenton, NJ 08625 NJLottery.com Must be 18 or older to buy a
ticket. Please play responsibly. If
you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER.
Quick Draw Has Launched in New
Jersey! Page 2
Following tomorrows kick-off
party in Hoboken, a series of Quick Draw launch parties will be held at Lottery
retailers across the state. The Lottery promotions team will be on hand to
assist players in learning the new game and to provide Lottery giveaways at
several locations in July.
ABOUT THE LOTTERY
Since its inception in 1970, the New
Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed nearly $25 billion to the State
in support of education and institutions.
CONTACT: Judith L. Drucker Chief
Communications Officer, Phone: (609) 599-5875, E:
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Georgia Lottery Transfers Over $1.1 Billion to
ATLANTA, Georgia (July 18, 2017) --
The Georgia Lottery Corp.s annual fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the
State Treasurys Lottery for Education Account has totaled $1,101,062,911,
the largest on record, officials announced today. This is the first time the
Georgia Lottery has transferred over $1.1 billion in a single fiscal year.
The record transfer surpasses last
years record that was boosted by a world-record $1.6 billion Powerball
Were proud of this
achievement, especially since we had the support of a massive jackpot the
previous fiscal year, said Debbie D. Alford, president and CEO of the
Georgia Lottery. One of our core values here at the Georgia Lottery is
One Team, One Effort. This truly was a team collaboration. We are
grateful to our employees, players, retailers, business partners and board of
Georgia Lottery players won $2.74
billion in prizes in FY17, and retailers earned over $268 million in
Fiscal year 2017 spanned from July
1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
The total raised for educational
programs in the state of Georgia is more than $18.7 billion since the
lotterys inception in 1993.
The $1.1 billion transfer is the
largest educational transfer in the lotterys 24-year history.
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $18.7 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
Pre-K Program. More than 1.7 million students have received HOPE, and more than
1.4 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com.
CONTACT: Kimberly M. Starks, APR,
Media Relations Manager, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5062 office, (404)
831-4995 mobile, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.
Pollard Banknote Receives One-Year Instant Ticket Contract
Extension From The Oregon Lottery
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (July 19,
2017) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is
pleased to announce it has received an extension for instant ticket printing
services with the Oregon Lottery. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will
continue to provide the Lottery with instant ticket printing, marketing
support, and related services until January 15, 2018.
Since 2005, Pollard Banknote has
partnered with the Oregon Lottery to help strengthen its Scratch-itsSM instant
game portfolio. Pollard Banknote prints a broad range of games for the Oregon
Lottery, including extended play games, licensed brands, and holiday
For more than 10 years, the Oregon
Lottery has leveraged some of Pollard Banknotes most innovative print
products. In 2012, the Lottery introduced Scratch FX®, a patented Pollard
Banknote printing feature that adds sparkling effects to the tickets
design, to the higher price point levelthe $20 game, $250,000 Cash. In
2015, the Oregon Lottery chose to use Scratch FX® to enhance the ticket art
and add a premium feel to its first $20 game that offered a top prize of
$1,000,000, Instant Millionaire.
In 2015, the Oregon Lottery launched
a $3 Frogger Scratch-itsSM gamea licensed brand available to lotteries
exclusively through Pollard Banknote. Given Froggers outstanding success
in the Oregon market, the Lottery successfully launched a second Frogger game
in February of this year. The games have proven to be very popular with Oregon
playersboth ranking in the Lotterys top 10 best-selling $3 games
based on 10-week average sales.
Like Pollard Banknote, the
Oregon Lottery embraces and promotes innovation, making us great partners. Due
to their desire to stay on top of industry trends and their willingness to
introduce new products, the Oregon Lottery continues to incorporate successful,
innovative products into its Scratch-itsSM portfolio, said Brad
Thompson, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. We are
eager to continue working with the Oregon Lottery to identify new opportunities
to drive growth and revenue that support Oregons economic development,
watershed enhancement, parks, and education.
About The Oregon Lottery
The Oregon Lottery was created
through the initiative petition that was approved by Oregonians in November,
1984 to support economic development and job creation throughout the state.
Since it began selling tickets in 1985, the Lottery has become the second
largest revenue producer for the state and continues to support good causes in
Oregon. Since 1985, the Lottery has transferred over $9 billion to help support
public education, economic development, state parks, and watershed enhancement.
To learn more, please visit:
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
2017 Visitor Registrations Are Up by 20% on 2016
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (July 20,
2017) -- Its now less than a month to go to the
Australasian Gaming Expo
(AGE), which is set to open at the new ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour on
Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August 2017.
In addition to the fact that on-line
visitor registrations are also up by 20% in comparison to the same period for
2016, the number of confirmed exhibitors has grown by 30% versus
We see these two statistics
as a big vote of confidence in both the value of the event itself, combined
with the interest in the move to the new ICC Sydney, which is more conveniently
located at Darling Harbour said Ross Ferrar, the CEO of the Gaming
Technologies Association which is the event organiser.
New machines and games are the
biggest attraction at the AGE with exhibitors looking forward to the event each
year to unveil their latest products, however with almost 250 exhibitors, new
gaming technologies are not the only attraction. Visitors come to see the
latest in Audio Visual equipment, ATM Equipment, Building Services, Cash
Equipment, Consultancy Services,
Entertainment, Financial Services, Food and Beverage,
Furniture, I.T., Interior Design
& Fitout, Marketing Services, Membership Management,
Paging & Communication, Point of
Sale Systems, Retail, Security, Signage & Displays and Staff Uniforms. So
theres definitely something for everyone in the gaming and hospitality
This years event also has over
800 complimentary seminar places available and many of these have been booked,
including sessions on venues, research, casinos, technology, cash, investors
and a key session where financial commentator Michael Pascoe will moderate a
panel of global gaming supply companies CEOs.
This years Australasian Gaming
Expo will be the biggest, brightest, most entertaining event since it started
28 years ago. Information and Visitor registration are available online at
www.austgamingexpo.com or call the
Gaming Expo Help Line on 02 9211 7430.
Note: The Australasian Gaming Expo is a trade
exhibition, for management representatives of Gaming Industry Organisations
only including government, regulatory, research and support bodies, clubs,
hotels, casinos, resorts and similar Hospitality Industry venues. Trade
suppliers are not eligible to attend the event unless exhibiting.
The Gaming Technologies
Associations primary members are Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat
Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, eBet Group, IGT (Australia), Interblock
Asia Pacific, Konami Australia and Scientific Games.
For further information CONTACT:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Association Limited (www.gamingta.com).
Lottery Rolls-Out New Mobile App, Recharged Loyalty
Missouri Lottery sends
$18.9 million to education
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (July 14,
2017) -- Missouri Lottery players can now scan Scratchers and Draw Games
tickets directly on their smartphones to check for winning tickets, enter
current promotions, earn chances to win prizes, keep their lucky numbers on a
digital playslip and more. The new mobile app is now available through the App
Store and Google Play.
Players have been asking
for this, and were pleased to be able to offer them all these
conveniences, said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the
Missouri Lottery. Not only does the new app have these additional
functions, but it will still offer longtime favorites, including the ability to
get winning numbers and jackpot alerts, as well as to see remaining prizes on
each of our Scratchers games. Players are going to love it.
Other features added to the new
mobile app include a button to find the nearest Lottery retail location, and a
winners map with information on where winning tickets were sold.
It will also be easier for
our retail partners to just scan the barcode on players digital play
slips to produce tickets, Reardon said. This is really a
game-changer for everyone.
The Lottery has also recharged the
My Lottery Players Club to include more of what players requested.
Players have told us that
they want a chance to win our products, so we are now offering coupons for
those, Reardon said. Its definitely a best
practice to offer your own products as added value.
They also wanted faster
delivery, so now we will offer numerous e-gift cards from major store brands
that can be sent immediately to the players account.
Players who were formerly My Lottery
members wont have to do anything to be included in the new program. Those
who arent members can sign up for a free account at MOLottery.com or
through the app.
When My Lottery members scan their
tickets, they will be entered into any eligible second-chance drawings, along
with being moved closer to an animated wheel spin, which will deliver points
The wheel spin will result
in Draw Points, Prize Points or Instant Wins, said Reardon.
Draw Points can be used for a chance to win any number of amazing
prizes, like a Ford F-150 truck, a Florida trip, concerts and
Prize Points can be spent in the new
digital Points For Prizes store, which offers e-gift cards, Missouri Lottery
ticket coupons, digital books, music downloads and more.
The new app and rewards
program will make everything much easier, more streamlined and more
fun, Reardon said.
Missouri Lottery sends $18.9
million to education
Meanwhile the Missouri Lottery made
its first transfer of fiscal year 2018 today by sending $18.9 million in
profits to public education.
The July transfer of $18,940,088 is
based on sales in June.
Lottery officials say since Missouri
Lottery sales started in 1986, the Lottery has generated more than $5.7 billion
for the state and public education. Annual proceeds comprise about 4 percent of
the states funding for public education.
Prior to each fiscal year, the
Lottery averages the most recent five years profits for a
benchmark and increases that amount by 1 percent to arrive
at a prudent goal for the next fiscal year.
Programs currently funded in FY18
include the A+ Scholarship Program, the Foundation Program and Access Missouri,
among many others.
In addition to providing funds for
public education, the Lottery also benefits the state by collecting state taxes
on prizes of more than $600. During FY17, the Lottery collected $3.6 million in
state tax withholdings, along with another $664,000 in debt offsets for back
taxes, child support, public defender fees and other state agency debts.
For complete information about
Missouri Lottery proceeds, including maps of proceeds by program and by county,
see the Where the $ Goes section at MOLottery.com.
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
Gambling Commission Warns Fantasy Football Organisers to Not
Get Caught Out by Gambling Rules
BIRMINGHAM, UK (July 17, 2017) --
With the next football season around the corner, organisers of fantasy football
leagues are being reminded by the Gambling Commission to ensure they are not
caught out by gambling law.
The risk for those organising
fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool betting licence from
the Gambling Commission, as prize values are determined by the number of paying
The exception to this is where it is
not run in the course of a business1, or where it is run privately, for example
with residents of the same premises or between work colleagues.
One area that organisers are being
told to be particularly aware of is advertising and social media.
Advertising, when it comes to
gambling, includes doing anything that encourages someone gamble, or provides
information about gambling facilities so that it will increase use.
This includes Twitter or Facebook
posts, whether public, or private or within groups.
Promoting a fantasy football league
in this way could mean it is being operated in the course of a business and
will need an operating licence.
Ben Haden, programme director at the
Gambling Commission, said: Fantasy football is no doubt a popular
pastime for many during football season and many will be thinking about setting
up their own league this summer.
We want to ensure that
those organising these leagues - whether its between friends, work
colleagues or otherwise - are aware of the legalities and do not breach
Organisers of fantasy football
leagues, or any fantasy competition involving other sports2, are encouraged to
read the advice on our website.
CONTACT: press office on 0121 230
6700 or email: email@example.com.
SOURCE: UK Gambling Commission.
Tennessee Education Lottery Fiscal Year Closes With Nearly $4.2
Billion For Education
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 19, 2017)
-- The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has closed its Fiscal Year with
a contribution of $386.7 million for all Lottery-funded education programs,
bringing the total to nearly $4.2 billion since sales began Jan. 20, 2004.
Sales of popular instant games were up 2.1 percent over the previous year,
while the Lotterys Tennessee-only draw-style games collectively were up
3.4 percent over last year.
The Fiscal Year, which covers the
period from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, ended strong:
- Highest sales for any June since inception at
- Highest monthly education proceeds for any June
since inception at $31.1 million
- Highest fourth quarter sales since inception at
- Highest fourth quarter proceeds for education at
The Lottery continues to be
a valuable source of funding for the nationally recognized education programs
we help fund, said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the
Tennessee Lottery. This years performance is great news for
students and families, and Im proud of our entire team.
Gross ticket sales for the Fiscal
Year were $1.61 billion, bringing the total since inception to more than $16.6
billion. During the same period, there were 25 winners of $1 million or more,
including the Tennessee 20 group of co-workers who won a $420.9
million Powerball jackpot Nov. 26, 2016, and a Knoxville player who won a Hot
Lotto jackpot of $5.5 million on Aug. 10, 2016. Total prizes won since
inception now total more than $11.5 billion, with 214 winning tickets sold
worth $1 million or more.
Additionally, the Lotterys
network of more than 5,000 retailer partners has earned more than $1 billion in
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Gaming Control Board Schedules Public Hearing On Stadium Casino
HARRISBURG, PA (July 13, 2017) --
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it has scheduled a
public hearing on Monday, July 31, 2017 for the purpose of receiving additional
evidence regarding the ownership of Stadium Casino, LLC which had previously
been selected by the Board to be awarded the second Philadelphia casino
The hearing is in response to a June
20, 2017 opinion by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in relation to appeals of
the Boards licensing decision.
The Court agreed with the Board on
two key issues raised in the appeal, but remanded to the Board for the taking
of additional evidence in order for the Board to make a
determination whether Stadium Casino, LLC principal Watche Manoukian, who holds
a controlling interest in the license for Parx Casino, possesses a financial
interest in the proposed Stadium Casino, LLC project that would exceed the 33%
ownership cap in a second casino as provided by the Pennsylvania Race Horse
Development and Gaming Act.
The hearing, which will begin at
2:00 p.m., will be held in the Boards Public Hearing Room on the second
floor of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, The hearing will be streamed live on
the Boards web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.
Copies of the Courts opinions
are also available on the web site homepage under Quick Links.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry.
There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two
smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ 18,000
people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from
slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used
for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners.
Additional information about both
the PGCBs regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias casino gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard
McGarvey (717) 346-8321.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Launch Government Subsidy Scheme for 2017 Show Visitors
MACAU, SAR (July 17, 2017) --The MGS
Entertainment Show, one of the gaming industrys fastest growing trade
events, has joined with the Macau SAR Government to launch an official visitor
subsidy scheme for international buyers and business partners coming to this
As part of its program of joint
activities with the Macau government, MGS has unveiled the 'Qualified
Buyers initiative to provide extensive travel and accommodation subsidies
for visitors to the show which is being held at the Venetian Macao, 14-16
With new technology and the
Beijing-devised Belt and Road Project prominent on the MGS agenda this year,
the QB scheme will be open to registered visitors from companies exhibiting at
the government-backed expo.
Financial support of up to MOP 7,000
(cUS$895) will be available to international visitors at this years show
with the grants used to subsidise travel, transport and accommodation costs for
visitors to MGS from anywhere in the world.
MGS Chairman Jay Chun stated:
There is significant momentum within Macau and the Chinese marketplace
to invest in building a global trading network across continents over the next
decade. The Qualified Buyers incentive is one of our statements of intent to
help draw the world's business community into this vision. MGS is determined to
push this initiative forward and play a pivotal role in linking the substantial
markets from Macau and South East Asia, all the way around the revitalised Silk
Road trading route."
The Macau Governments Buyer
Sponsorship program is one of a number of key joint initiatives scheduled for
launch at the MGS Entertainment Show over the next three years, as the
exhibition rolls out its business programme in support of the SARs drive
for greater diversity in the economy, new and transforming technology, and the
Belt and Road project.
Jay Chun added: This year
MGS has been reaching inside the mainland Chinese market and around Asia in a
program that will deliver not just diversity across our showfloor, but also a
framework to drive the process of new business starting here in Macau and
throughout the Asia Pacific continent. There is total commitment, both at
government level and the private enterprise level, to invest, trade and deliver
new technology, new infrastructures and a sustainable business network across
the globe. QB is a small step - but a giant one in terms of encouraging people
from around the world to start the process and engage in what probably is one
of the most exciting global business initiatives for centuries."
The Qualified Buyers scheme will be
operated through a designated team at the MGS offices in Macau and is open to
official buyers of any exhibitor at the 2017 show. Contributions will be
available towards the costs of round trip flights, transportation services to
Macau and hotel accommodation in Macau or Taipa. The maximum grants at this
years exhibition range from:
- Up to MOP1,200 (cUS$150) per person for visitors
from Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province,
- Up to MOP4,000 (cUS$500) per person for visitors
from other parts of Asia and
- Up to MOP 7,000 (cUS$895) per person for visitors
from outside Asia.
Reimbursements are available for up
to two representatives from each qualified company. Download the application
form on our website and submit it by 31 July 2017 to secure your
Full information about the Qualified
Buyers Scheme is available on the MGS website:
Republic Well Represented at CEEGC 2017; Jan Rehola and Dr. Robert Skalina Will
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (July 18,
2017) -- The Czech Republics online gambling market has been in the scope
of the industry this year and we can say the Prague Gaming Summit has managed
to achieve its goal. The goal of taking the industrys experts into one
room with the Czech regulators in order to get a better understanding of the
regulatory framework and why not, discuss possible burden easy for the
While the regulators present at the
event have made a clear statement that new amendments will follow shortly in
June, this has not been materialized yet. It seems that the Czech regulators
want to sort out the problems they had with the first regulation law and work
out the best possible amendments that will help make the market more
competitive for remote operators.
Our sources who will be present
during CEEGC, have pointed out that there will be some new guidelines coming
out and a methodology on Bonuses and Max Hourly Loss will also be published.
These materials will also be followed by the announcement of the newly licensed
operators. It seems that the Czech Republics Ministry of Finance have
their hands full and cant juggle the sensitive manners of the amendments
since they have to recheck the whole land based sector, where all land based
operators have to get a new license by the end of the year.
The Czech market will be discussed
during the Eastern European panel, which is titled as The growth of
regulated markets in the Eastern European region and scheduled to be
held between 11:00 12:00 (Budapest Local Time) on the 19th of September
(Day 1) during the second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming
Conference Budapest. (you can view the full agenda here)
The second edition of the Central
and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) will be held at the Kempinski
Hotel Corvinus Budapest and as during first edition, it will bring together the
cream of the online gambling industry for two days of fully packed unique
We have set the dates of 19 and 20
September by carefully synchronizing with the top delegates that will be
attending the event and we are looking forward to having you among our
The motto of the 2017 event is
Unfinished Business: Dare to attend and it will focus on the Latest
Innovations, Hot Topics, Eastern and Central European market updates and a
special focus on the Balkans.
We are aiming to bring yet another
opportunity to harvest a wealth of information about the hot topics and trends
which shape the industry in 2017 and will look towards the future awaited
Czech Republics regulatory framework is the title of Dr.
Robert Skalinas presentation and the topic is awaited by numerous
operators that have shown their interest to attending the event.
Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor (WH Partners)
Dr. Robert Skalina is Czech Advocate
as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is currently a Senior
Advisor to WH Partners, a Malta-based leading law firm with a business focus
and expertise in gaming & gambling, technology, financial services, tax,
M&A and corporate finance. Robert has vast experience advising clients in
the gaming/gambling industries on all aspects of their operations. He also
provides advice to wide range of investment managers and funds, and regularly
advises clients on complex cross border transactions and mergers and
acquisitions. He has previously held the position of head of legal of a London
based investment advisor active throughout EMEA region.
Robert holds LLM from the London
School of Economics and a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in
Current state of Czech
Republic is the title of Jan Reholas presentation and it
will bring the newest information about the status of the Czech gambling market
Rehola, (PS Legal)
Jan Řehola has over 7 years of
experiences in gambling field, both from the public and private sector. He is a
master of Law from the Charles University in Prague.
Jan has been working for 4 years for
the Ministry of Finance Czech Gambling regulator, firstly as a Head of
the Legal Unit and later as a Director of Gambling Department. In his work for
the Czech Gambling regulator Jan was responsible for all gambling policy
issues, including drafting of new legislation, issuing of gambling licences and
cooperation with other European regulators as a member of European Commission
Expert Group on Online Gambling.
Due to his background, he is well
versed in all aspects of gambling operations.
PS Legal is Prague based law firm
specialized in providing legal services to all sectors of the gaming industry.
PS Legal has rich experience in gambling field and provide professional and
high quality legal and compliance consultancy to key players on Czech gambling
How to secure your seat?
Early Bird Rate is set for 299 EUR
an can be booked with the 50% discount until September the 3rd, 2017. Limited
seating! (Online payment, Bitcoin or Bank Wire Available)
SOURCE: CEEGC 2017.
No More! Menifee Powerball® Winner Claims Massive $447.8 Million Jackpot
Multi-Millionaire Chooses Lump Sum Cash Option of $279.1 Million
SACRAMENTO, California (July 19,
2017) -- The Powerball winner who purchased his lucky ticket in the tiny
Riverside County city of Menifee has come forward to claim his $447.8 million
prize the 7th-largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the
10th-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
Jeff Lindsay and his family are
Californias newest multi-millionaires. When asked how that felt, Jeff
replied, We are obviously thrilled with this tremendous stroke of good
luck and are still getting our arms around what it means for us.
We congratulate Jeff and
his family on their huge win, California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez
said. This winner is informed and has already assembled a team of
legal and financial advisors to help him make the most of this newfound wealth
and make it last for many generations. We also understand that they plan on
giving back to causes important to them and that is good news for us all. The
California Lotterys mission is to provide supplemental funding for public
schools, and a portion of any Lottery tickets purchased goes towards that
Lindsay stopped at Marietta Liquor
& Deli to buy some Scratchers® tickets, then returned later to cash in
one winner, and on a whim decided to purchase 10 Powerball tickets. The winning
ticket, worth nearly half a billion dollars, actually sat on the kitchen
counter until Lindsay heard that the winning jackpot ticket was purchased in
Sun City and won the entire jackpot.
Marietta Liquor & Deli, which is
owned by the Alberre family and located at 27985 Bradley Road in Sun City, will
receive a huge $1 million retailer bonus just for selling the winning ticket.
(The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winners jackpot
The Lindsays do not wish to speak
with media about the win and declined to take a winner photo, but they did
release the following statement:
We are private people and
do not want to change who we are or become public figures and ask that people
appreciate and respect our privacy. In order to help manage what has already
been a somewhat overwhelming process, we have engaged a number of financial,
legal and other advisors to guide us and help us make the best decisions
Once things calm down, we
plan on working closely with our team of advisors to determine how to properly
manage and invest this newfound wealth to ensure that we can support our family
and causes that are important to us for many generations to come.
The California Lottery is a $6
billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies
that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the
States General Fund. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to
California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY
2016-17, the Lottery created 83 new millionaires. Ninety-five cents of every
dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of
contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation.
The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their
budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you
can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.
CONTACT: For California Lottery,
Russ Lopez or Cathy Johnston (916) 822-8131. For Jeff and Patty Lindsay, Terry
Fahn, (310) 788-2850.
SOURCE: The California Lottery.
RoboCop Powers Onto Playtech Slots
Iconic brand now
available as a stunning new online slot game
LONDON, UK (July 19, 2017) --
Playtech, the worlds leading Omni-channel gaming software, systems and
services supplier, in partnership with MGM Interactive Inc. (MGM), a subsidiary
of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has launched a thrilling new RoboCop slot game
based on the iconic 1980s classic movie that tells the story of bionic
policeman Murphy who swears to Serve the public trust,
protect the innocent, and uphold the law.
Brought back to life and rebuilt
into the worlds most advanced cybercop after being shot and left for dead
by a gang led by ruthless criminal Clarence Boddicker, RoboCop promises to
bring Boddicker and his OCP mega corporation boss Dick Jones down in a bid to
clean up the city once and for all.
In this new RoboCop online slot,
players help him bring justice back to a crime-ridden, corrupt Detroit with an
arsenal of crime-fighting features and free games modes.
Blast out extra wild symbols on any
spin and add multipliers of up to five times, crash the 3x3 ED-209 Wild onto
the reels for high-powered pay-outs, and break into the OCP boardroom to track
down corrupt executives for even more cash prizes.
Dead or alive, theyre coming
James Frendo, Casino Director at
Playtech, said: Many players will have grown up watching this iconic
film which none of us will forget for its, non-stop action sequences and the
incredible presence and sounds of RoboCop himself.
The Playtech content team
has worked incredibly hard to deliver a game that stays true to the original
film, includes some stunning new features and brings players right to the heart
of the action.
Playtech is a market leader in the
gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the
Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000
employees in 17 countries.
Playtech is the gambling
industrys leading software and services supplier with more than 140
licensees globally, including many of the worlds leading regulated
online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government
sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in
newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software
offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-channel
gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a
seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online,
mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet.
It provides marketing expertise,
sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full
Playtechs Financials division
operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an
established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand
Its B2B offering includes the
division's proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well
as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with
multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary
risk management tools.
SOURCE: Playtech (www.playtech.com).