Lotteries in 2018 Year of Retail
Collaborates With GRTU, LRU, and Band Club Associations on a 400,000 POS
Maintenance Financial Support Scheme
MALTA (March 15, 2018) -- Maltco
Lotteries Ltd. dedicates the year 2018 to Retail. To this effect the Company
launches a 400,000 POS Maintenance Financial Support Scheme, in
collaboration with the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs (GRTU), Lotto Receivers Union
(LRU) and the Malta Band Clubs Association, addressing all Agents.
The POS Maintenance Financial
Support Scheme aims to upgrade the image of Maltco Lotteries Points of Sale
network, operated by self-employed Agents under an Agency Agreement with the
All Maltco Lotteries Agents will be
able to participate in a POS upgrade process in which, Maltco Lotteries
provides specific design guidance and financial support of up to 50% of the
expenditure incurred by an agent, offering up to a 1,000 to every agent
who invests in his/her Maltco Lotteries Point of Sale up to the same
The Scheme will run from next week,
whilst all Maltco Lotteries Agents will be able to submit their
applications of interest. Maltco Lotteries Agents will participate on a first
come first served basis from the date that their applications will be submitted
to Maltco Lotteries offices in Iklin.
All entities involved, maintain that
the Maltco Lotteries POS Maintenance Financial Support Scheme will provide a
state-of-the-art entertainment environment for the player, a harmonised image
across all Maltco Lotteries Points of Sale in the market, thus providing top
notch service to all players.
INTRALOT Group Retail Director, Mr
George Vassilaras pointed that digitisation is increasingly penetrating every
aspect of modern shopping. Gaming, however, continues to be a very
interpersonal experience and that is why Maltco Lotteries is delighted to
assist the Agents in their effort, to considerably improve the point of sale
ambience and the subsequent experience of our players.
GRTUs President, Mr Paul Abela
commented that it is of great satisfaction for GRTU to be part of this
collaboration and that he believes that this will be a very positive joint
investment initiative. Consumer expectations have changed over the years and
the retail sector needs to constantly upgrade to meet these demands in order to
LRUs President, Mr Alfred
Muscat expressed the LRUs appreciation for the tangible cooperation shown
by Maltco Lotteries in helping the Lotto Agents to refurbish their point of
Whilst Dr Noel Camilleri, President
of the Malta Band Club Association also stated that the POS Maintenance
Support Scheme will assist our members Band Clubs to upgrade their Maltco
Points of Sale and to provide to the agent and members an environment and
service which meets todays exigencies. Such a scheme creates a win-win
situation to all parties involved including our Members Band clubs, and I
am sure that this will be received very positively.
Maltcos CEO Mr Vasileios
Kasiotakis, remarked that it is our aim to provide a contemporary image
throughout Malta and Gozos biggest retail network and offer to our
Maltese players the environment they deserve. It is in the best interest of
both the Agents and the players that Maltco Lotteries has come up with such a
Financial Support Scheme that should match todays Maltese high retail
For further information email
firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the Maltco website:
www.maltco.com.mt or call
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries Ltd.
Laboratories International (GLI®) Names Raul Bouchot Senior Client Services
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 19, 2018)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that
it has named veteran gaming executive Raul Bouchot Senior Client Services
Representative. In joining GLIs growing Client Service team, Bouchot will
play a key role in providing unparalleled and personalized customer service to
the companys valued gaming and lottery clients across the country and
around the world.
We are happy to welcome
Raul to the Client Services team here at GLI, said Manager of Client
Services, Justine Clay. Raul brings a wealth of gaming industry
experience to his new position as Senior Client Services Representative. His
expertise will no doubt enhance our ability to deliver world-class customer
service to our valued clients.
During his more than 25 years in the
gaming industry, Bouchot has held key executive management positions with
several major domestic and international gaming companies.
His skill set includes a strong
emphasis on the Australasia, European, and Latin American gaming sectors.
He also brings a broad range of
knowledge regarding slots and live and electronic table games.
Bouchot recently completed a
consultancy as VP of Business Development with Vancouver, B.C.-based Jackpot
He assisted Jackpot Digitals
senior management in developing a new company culture as part of the purchase
by Jackpot Digital of electronic table game manufacturer Pokertek, Inc., where
Bouchot had served as Sr. VP of Business Development.
Previously, Bouchot served as
Business Development Manager for International Game Technologys
Multi-Player Series and Digi Deal product lines.
He also was the Executive VP and COO
of TCS America, Inc. (dba TCSJOHNHUXLEY), where he was responsible for
bottom-line operational management encompassing all aspects of manufacturing,
sales, and finance. Bouchot also held several key management positions at
Shuffle Master Gaming, including VP of International Sales, Director of Sales,
and Regional Sales Manager.
He began his professional career at
Tripp Plastics in Reno, Nevada, where he established the companys casino
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
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. GLI
also holds ISTBQ certification.
For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing , T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Lottery and Betting Operator OPAPs Horse races SA in
Strategic Partnership with Nicosia Race Club
horseracing meetings per week and common pool for players in Greece and
ATHENS, Greece (March 12, 2018) --
The strategic cooperation of OPAPs Horse Races SA and Nicosia Race Club
was presented in a special event that was held on Friday, March 9 at Athens
Hippodrome in Markopoulo. The event was attended by the Board of Directors of
Horse Races SA and representatives of the management of Nicosia Race Club. The
entire horseracing community, owners, Greek and Cypriot jockeys, as well as
coaches, were also present at the event and expressed their optimism for the
big step by Greek and Crypriot horse races.
In the context of the new
partnership, which is already met with success during its first steps, players
from Greece can bet on races conducted at the Nicosia racetrack every Wednesday
at 15:30 and every Sunday at 15:00, and participate in a common pool.
2nd Vice President of Horse Races
SA, Odysseas Christoforou and Chief Operations Officer of Horse Races SA,
Kostas Alexopoulos welcomed the new partnership that enriches the betting
product and thanked Nicosia Race Club.
Vice President of Nicosia Race Club,
Alexis Charalampidis, stressed: I hope that our partnership will soon
enter the second phase, which includes new initiatives such as All Star
Show events with the participation of Greek and Cypriot champions. The
common goal of the two organizations is the constant upgrading of horse races
and the enhancement of the partnership for mutual benefit.
The President of the Association of
Greek Owners of Racing Horses, Marios Koutsomitis, has mentioned: I would
like to congratulate Horse Races SA and OPAP for implementing steady steps for
the development of Greek horse races.
The Association of Greek Owners of
Racing Horses is open to any joint actions with Cypriot horse owners or Nicosia
Race Club, aiming at the promotion of the horseracing product.
Cypriot horseracing in Pame
This new addition enriches the Pame
Stoixima-Horse Races coupon, which already includes French horseracing (PMU),
British and Irish races (GBI Racing), and South African meetings
Fans have the opportunity to play
the popular SUPERFECTA, SCORE 6 and JACKPOT 9 games of the Cypriot horse races,
among other options.
The SWINGER, SCORE 4 / SCORE 6 and
JACKPOT 9 bets offer guaranteed amounts of 1,000 Euros, 5,000 Euros and 20,000
Euros, in winnings respectively. The JACKPOT 9 game has handed out up to
1,000,000 Euros in winnings to players
The minimum bet is set at 2 Euros.
In JACKPOT 9, the minimum bet is 0.5 Euros. Moreover, the SUPERFECTA bet costs
1 Euro per column for four combinations or more.
Selects Service Provider for Central Gaming Bundle
TORONTO, Canada (March 15, 2018) --
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Gateway Casinos &
Entertainment Limited (Gateway) as the service provider for the Central Gaming
Bundle, following a competitive procurement process.
The Central Gaming Bundle includes
OLG Slots at Georgian Downs and Casino Rama Resort. Gateway will have the
opportunity to build a new gaming and entertainment facility in Wasaga Beach or
Collingwood. The proposed new facility will be subject to all necessary
"Selecting Gateway is the latest
step OLG is taking as we continue to bring new jobs and economic development to
communities across Ontario," said Stephen Rigby, OLG's President and
"The investments Gateway will
make in the central region will enhance the gaming experience for customers and
help OLG increase its contribution to the Province of Ontario."
"We are very pleased to once
again partner with OLG as the service provider in the Central Gaming Bundle.
Gateway has become the standard for gaming and hospitality in Canada and the
award of this bundle allows us to build on that leadership position," said
Tony Santo, Gateway's Chief Executive Officer.
"We look forward to working with
our new team members at Casino Rama Resort and OLG Slots at Georgian
To OLG, the integrity of its
procurement process is of the utmost importance. In order to ensure an open and
transparent process for all proponents, OLG has engaged the services of an
impartial Fairness Monitor to advise throughout the process and provide
oversight on the fairness of the procurement.
While Gateway will be responsible
for the day-to-day gaming operations in the bundle, OLG will continue to:
- Provide strategic oversight of the Central Gaming
Bundle and Ontario gaming marketplace -- including approvals related to
material operational changes
- Conduct and manage gaming in the bundle
- Require compliance with applicable laws,
regulations and standards
- Be the owner of key player information
- Require service providers to uphold the high
standards of OLG's Responsible Gambling program, including the self-exclusion
- Make Municipality Contribution Agreement payments
to host communities.
Gateway will be required to retain
employees for a period of no less than 12 months in their current position and
geographic location. Unionized employees will transfer to the service provider
under the terms and conditions of their current collective agreement. Gateway
will also be required to provide eligible employees with benefits and a
registered pension plan.
OLG has entered into a Transition
and Asset Purchase Agreement with Gateway for the Central Gaming Bundle, which
sets out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and Gateway
to enter into a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA).
OLG expects that the service
provider will take over day-to-day operations in summer 2018.
Gateway is one of the largest and
most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Operating in
British Columbia, Edmonton and Ontario, Gateway has 6,000 employees and
operates 25 gaming properties with 282 tables, over 9,500 slots, 68 restaurants
and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Southwestern
and Northern Ontario, Gateway will undertake two new planned builds in North
Bay and Kenora. Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to
dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This
includes the development of proprietary casino and food and beverage brands
like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. In 2017, Gateway
celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada.
Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.
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 Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided
nearly $47 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.
Fortuna Entertainment Group Report Net profit in 2017 Increased
AMSTERDAM (March 15, 2018) --
Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. announces its preliminary unaudited
consolidated financial results for the fiscal year to 31st December 2017,
prepared according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
- Total Amounts Staked in 2017 increased
by 93.1% to EUR 2,007.1 million
- Total Gross Win in 2017 increased by
87.4% to EUR 305.4 million
- Total EBITDA amounted to EUR 55.0
million up 148.1% y-o-y
- Net profit in 2017 increased by 86.4% to
EUR 15.4 million
The strong preliminary
financial results for 2017 reflect our growth strategy with investments into
operational excellence, new platforms and regional expansion. Thanks to that,
we recorded a substantial growth in all reported key indicators.
Our Amounts Staked
increased by 93.1% yoy to EUR 2 billion, Gross Win amounted to EUR 305.4
million and EBITDA reached EUR 55.0 million a yoy increase of 87.4% and 148.1%
If we adjust for one-off
costs related to M&A and Integration, the EBITDA increased 169.0%
y-o-y, said Per Widerström, CEO and Chairman of the Management
Board of Fortuna Entertainment Group.
Fortuna, the leading Central Eastern
European regulated fixed-odds sports betting and gaming operator present in the
markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Croatia recorded
in 2017 total Amounts Staked figure of EUR 2,007.1 million, 93.1% more than in
2016. This increase was driven primarily by the growth in online, particularly
in fixed-odds betting in all original countries, by online gaming in the Czech
Republic and consolidation of new acquisitions of Hattrick Sports Group and
Fortbet Romanian entities.
In 2017, total Gross Win reached EUR
305.4 million, an increase of 87.4% compared with 2016. The Gross Win increase
was driven by Amounts Staked growth and improved profitability of retail sports
betting channel as well as by the continuous strong performance of underlying
key indicators. Gross Win margins improved in the second half of 2017 and
especially in December 2017 thanks to favourable sport results and partially
offset low margins in the first half of 2017 which were below average resulting
in total Gross Win margin for 2017 of 15.2%.
Total consolidated EBITDA recorded
in 2017 was EUR 55.0 million, up 148.1% yoy. EBITDA adjusted by one-offs
related to M&A and integration costs was EUR 57.4 million, up 169.0%
In 2017 the Company recorded Net
Profit for the period of EUR 15.4 million, 86.4% more than in the previous
year. If adjusted by one-offs related to M&A and integration costs, the Net
Profit would be EUR 20.3 million.
SOURCE: Fortuna Entertainment
Quality Group Lottery Solutions GmbH / New Focus - New
HAMBURG, Deutschland (March 2018) --
With its team of experienced lottery experts, TQG has developed from being a
pure technology provider to a consulting company and solution provider. In
order to communicate this expansion in services externally, The Quality Group
Lottery Technology Systems GmbH (TQG-LTS) has changed its name to The Quality
Group Lottery Solutions GmbH (TQG-LS). Since the beginning of 2018, the
business activities of TQG in the lottery sector have been gathered together in
The Quality Group Lottery Solutions GmbH (www.tqg-lotterysolutions.com).
TQG-LS offers a full service for
state-run lottery operators. With its TQG-LotterySuite standard software,
TQG-LS provides an all-encompassing lottery management system, with a central
Customer Management System (CRM) and modular game management, including draw
management. The TQG-Lottery-Suite offers solutions for all of the sales
channels innovative lottery companies use today.
TQG-LS supports lottery operators in
every aspect necessary to achieve an optimised lottery process - from market
analysis, creating the front-end and designing new games, to technical
implementation, operation and service. The topics of system availability, data
protection and performance, coupled with an innovative spirit, are what drive
TQG-LS enables lottery companies to
benefit from of all of the advantages of the TQG-LotterySuite standard
software. These include, for example, cost-effectiveness in terms of software
service and follow-up costs, the high quality and maturity of the software, as
well as detailed technical and specialist documentation.
In addition, the TQG-LS customer
benefits from lower investment costs and faster time to market for its new
products. By using the TQG-LotterySuite standard software, a lottery can be
operated successfully by a small number of people.
Karsten Hagemeister, COO and Head of
Business Development at TQG-LS, is proud of the successes they have achieved:
"Our customers have recognised the advantages of our approach and have
already been able to use them when implementing their projects. The renaming to
The Quality Group Lottery Solutions GmbH makes it even clearer what the lottery
division of TQG is all about, while also under-scoring the focus of our
For all enquiries please Contact:
The Quality Group Lottery Solutions GmbH, Public Relations / Marketing Claudia
Köhler, T: + 4940689468-41, Email:
SOURCE: The Quality Group Lottery
Solutions GmbH (TQG-LS) (www.tqg-lotterysolutions.com).
Lottery's New MONOPOLY Second-Chance Drawing Opens
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (March 20, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Lottery's MONOPOLY second-chance drawing is now open,
offering second chances to win up to $75,000.
VIP Players Club members can submit
non-winning MONOPOLY Scratch-Off tickets into the second-chance drawing.
The tickets, which began sale today, range in price from $1 to $10.
Randomly selected entries will be
awarded a $200 instant cash prize or a 5X or 10X multiplier. Plus, with each
qualifying entry, players will have the opportunity to play the MONOPOLY
Property Match Interactive Game, which is strictly play for fun.
Enter through the VIP Players Club
at palottery.com or scan-to-enter using our official mobile app. Enter
qualifying tickets as soon as possible after play. The entry deadline is May
Review entry instructions, prize
details, official rules, and drawing information at palottery.com. Mailed
entries will be disqualified and late entries are not accepted. Winners will be
announced in the Second Chance winners section of palottery.com.
About Us: The Pennsylvania Lottery
remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that benefit
older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed nearly
$28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care
services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers
Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a
compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow
us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lottery Media
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Construction to Cash Counting, AGE 2018 Has Everything a Hospitality Venue
SYDNEY, Australia (March 20, 2018)
-- Theres a lot more to the Australasian Gaming Expo than gaming, with a
veritable whos who of exhibitors supplying a diverse range of
hospitality related goods and services.
Already committed to this show are
exhibitors in the following categories; audio visual and related entertainment
systems, ATM equipment, building and construction services, cash handling
equipment, music entertainment services, food and beverage suppliers, furniture
suppliers, interior plant and landscape suppliers, flooring suppliers, guest
paging systems and point of sale systems.
Whether your venue requires a
bespoke lighting solution or a hidden outdoor strip heating system, hospitality
managers will be sure to find something.
In addition to 6 new exhibitors, as
always this years AGE has an international flavour with exhibitors
confirmed from the USA, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand & the British Virgin
With 85% of the floor space sold out
at AGE 2018, any hospitality supplier considering exhibiting at this
years show will need to get moving to ensure a spot. For stand sales
enquiries contact Judy Rayner on 0417990000 or visit
The Australasian Gaming Expo is on
the 14th to the 16th August, 2018. Visitor registration
is available 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
GTAs primary members are
Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, IGT
(Australia), Interblock Asia Pacific, Konami Australia, Scientific Games and
For further information contact:
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Lottery Monitoring System President Inaugurates New Operational Hub in Hong
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (March 20,
2018) -- The President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), Ludovico
Calvi announced on March 15 the official opening of the GLMS New Hub at the
Hong Kong Jockey Club premises.
|GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi, with GLMS Vice-President,
Rupert Bolingbroke and the Hong Kong Hub Operational team, Franco Lai and
GLMS and The Hong Kong Jockey Club
have consolidated their strong cooperation by setting up an operational hub at
the Clubs premises with the objective to monitor, detect, analyse and
report irregular and suspicious betting activities that could question the
integrity of sport competitions.
GLMS main goal is to provide high
quality information and Intelligence through a peerless monitoring system
supplemented by an extended human analysis.
Find out more
GLMS President presents GLMS mission
and vision to high level stakeholders in China
On March 20 the GLMS President has
presented to our Chinese public stakeholders, China Sports Lottery Operations,
China Sports Lottery Administration Center, China Ministry of Finance, Chinese
Super League and China Ministry of Security the GLMS strategic objectives and
new vision and mission.
GLMS General Secretary
GLMS Deputy General
GLMS is the state lotteries
mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and
analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a
sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment
in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015
extending the network to other continents. GLMS facilitates the sharing of
sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in
ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation
with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports
organizations. GLMS comprises 29 Members from all over the globe.
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
INTRALOT Receives Anti-Bribery Management Systems Certification
ATHENS, Greece (March 22, 2018) --
INTRALOT is proud to announce that it is one of the first companies in the
gaming industry globally to be certified under the ISO 37001 standard for
anti-bribery management systems. The certification was granted to INTRALOT
Group CEO, Antonios Kerastaris, during an official ceremony held at the
companys premises in Athens on March 21 in the presence of the senior
management of INTRALOT and TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD), the independent
certification body which conducted the assessment procedure. The certification
covers INTRALOT S.A. as a whole, the Business Headquarters in Maroussi and the
Technology Division and Products and Services in Peania.
While receiving the award Mr.
Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO, underlined the companys
commitment to the fight against corruption stating INTRALOT Group has
established a corporate culture of transparency, integrity and compliance
across its operations worldwide. The certification we received today is a
testimony of our dedication to business ethics and the careful selection of our
business partners following due diligence. We will continue to focus on placing
internationally recognized good-practices and anti-bribery controls to our
everyday operations securing sustainable growth for the benefit of our
Mr. Yiannis Economidis,
Certification Manager of TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD), has praised the high
level of commitment of both top management and all of INTRALOT executives as
well as the effective way of implementing the standard requirements to all
operations of the company. Together with TUV HELLAS's CEO, Mr. Savvas Peltekis,
congratulated all members of the Compliance Team for the successful completion
of INTRALOT's certification process with the new ISO 37001: 2016.
ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management
systems, specifies a series of measures to help organizations prevent, detect
and address bribery. These include adopting an anti-bribery policy, appointing
a person to oversee anti-bribery compliance, training, risk assessments and due
diligence on projects and business associates, implementing financial and
commercial controls, and instituting reporting and investigation
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 info: Ms. Dimitra Tzimou,
Corporate Relations Manager, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800,
email: email@example.com - www.intralot.com
The World of TÜV HELLAS
(TÜV NORD) at a glance
TÜV HELLAS is a certification
and inspection body, 100% subsidiary of the German TÜV NORD Group. It has
been active in Greece since 1987, providing Third Party
Inspection-Certification services, for all types of enterprises, in both the
private and public sector, in the fields of Technology, Quality, Security,
Energy, and the Environment. TÜV HELLAS (TÜV NORD) has become a
leader in the field of Inspection-Certification, offering services with
prestige, reliability, visibility and added value. It has managed to link the
Organisations name with the largest infrastructure and development
projects in our country, contributing through its services to the quality and
safety of products and constructions.
Subsidiaries in Cyprus, Egypt and
Lebanon II Offices in Thessaloniki and Heraklion Crete II Worldwide presence
through certifying and inspecting projects from Asia to Mexico and everywhere
Gaming Solutions Joins Gaming Technologies Association
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (March 22,
2018) -- The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) is pleased to confirm Wymac
Gaming Solutions as an Associate Member.
Wymac Gaming Solutions is an
increasingly influential industry participant and we welcome its expertise and
knowledge to our Association said GTA Chairman Adrian Halpenny.
Wymac will provide welcome input, particularly to GTAs Technical
Committee and to various important industry discussions.
About Wymac Gaming
Wymac Gaming Solutionsis a
solutions-focused manufacturer and developer of gaming machines, integrated
promotional systems, electronics and consumables. For further information about
Wymac Gaming Solutions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 3 9543 7575
GTAs primary members are
Ainsworth Game Technology, Aristocrat Technologies, Aruze Gaming Australia, IGT
(Australia), Interblock Asia Pacific, Konami Australia, Scientific Games and
Tabcorp. For further information about GTA contact: email@example.com.
SOURCE: Gaming Technologies
Playtech BGT Sports Unveils Retail Cash-Out
LONDON, U.K. (March 21, 2018) --
Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has introduced several significant improvements to
its unique retail cash-out tool.
Shop customers will now experience
cash-out for a longer period, across more events and with improved margins on
PBS proprietary self-service betting terminals (SSBTs).
The cash-out option will stay open
for longer on matches with strong favourites, increasing the availability of
the tool in multiple bets. Previously, players had to wait until traders had
settled results, but the favourites price will now be factored in while the
match is live, even if its not available as a selection.
Suspension times in-play have been
reduced, significantly lengthening the time available for customers to both
place and cash-out bets, driving stake turnover and operator revenue.
Tennis matches no longer suspend
while players change ends and football matches go live much sooner after the
occurrence of a match-changing event like a goal or penalty.
A further improvement will see
margins now more consistent across market type and length of price. Overrounds
are now shared equally across selections, allowing for more competitive pricing
and a better user experience for bettors.
Its expected the upgrades to
the PBS cash-out tool will further enhance retail customers betting experience,
while bringing the high street shop in-line with its online counterparts.
John Pettit, Managing Director for
UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said: We believe
the retail space can, and should, offer the same experience as digital, and
improving our cash-out feature is one way of doing so.
With lower suspension times,
consistent margins and more events available with the cash-out option at any
one time, customers will enjoy the flexibility and choice of bet offering that
Improvements to its cash-out service
follow the recent announcement of the PBS MatchAcca tool, which allows
customers to create their own single match multipliers based on related
contingencies, a first for the retail sector.
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 turnkey solution.
Playtech BGT Sports
(PBS) is Playtechs sports betting division, headquartered in
Nicosia with more than 600 employees across 6 different business centres. PBS
is the provider of the market leading Self Service Betting Terminals product
with over 26,000 terminals supplied to retail operators in the UK and
internationally as well as digital sports betting platforms and user interfaces
to many major online licensees.
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 markets.com.
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 plc
Realistic Games Adds New Account Managers
Supplier bolsters client support
with double signing
READING, U.K. (March 21, 2018) --
Award-winning casino supplier Realistic Games has moved to bolster its client
support services with the appointment of two new account managers.
Colin Weaver and Lidia Suero started
their roles last week and will be based in the providers office in
Gibraltar to help their operator partners on the Rock.
Weaver joins the team from Betsson,
where he was Casino Insight Manager, after previous roles at Bet365, whilst
Suero leaves an account manager role at Optima over the border in Spain.
Robert Lee, Commercial Director at
Realistic Games, said: Were delighted to have Colin and Lidia on
board and welcome them to the Realistic Games family at an exciting time.
We have a host of great new
games on the way and with an even stronger account management team to help role
them out we are in a very strong position.
Weaver added: Im very
pleased to have joined Realistic Games and am excited about helping take one of
the most respected suppliers in the industry to the next level as a
Suero, who also previously worked
for iGT, said: Im looking forward to getting stuck in and am
looking forward to the next chapter in my career, as well as the development of
Realistic Games in the coming months.
About Realistic Games:
Based in Reading, Berkshire,
Realistic Games is a leading supplier of high-quality, electronic gaming
content to some of the worlds most successful operators. Our
technologists, designers and modellers have many years of experience in both
the land-based and digital gaming markets. We are passionate about the products
we create. The team specialise in creating roulette, blackjack, slots, and
fixed odds games tailored to a wide variety of devices, including PCs, iPhones,
iPads, Android phones and tablets. The games are fully-hosted on our ReGaL
games platform and are accessible to customers through a simple integration.
ReGaL first went into production for Stan James in April 2011. Subsequent
launches followed with BetVictor, Ladbrokes, bet365, Boylesports, Paddy Power,
William Hill, Coral, Gala Bingo, Bede Gaming, Gaming Realms, Daub, Betfair,
NYX, Rank, Optima, FSB, Leo Vegas, Vera and John, Betsson, GVC, and The Kindred
SOURCE: Realistic Games press
PA Gaming Control Board to Accept Interactive Gaming Petitions By
Casinos Starting April 16th
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (March 14,
2018) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that beginning
on April 16, 2018, and for a period of 120 days, licensed Pennsylvania Casinos
can petition the Board for an Interactive Gaming Certificate.
If approved, a Certificate Holder
may be authorized to offer interactive gaming in three categories:
- peer-to-peer interactive games where players
compete directly against other players, like poker
- non-peer-to-peer interactive games where players
compete against the dealers hand, which simulate table games
- non-peer-to-peer interactive games which simulate
With this announcement, the
Boards process of issuing Interactive Gaming Certificates will begin as
- In the first 90 days, only existing Pennsylvania
casinos may petition to offer all three categories; at an authorization fee of
- From 91-120 days, existing Pennsylvania casinos may
petition to offer one or more categories; at an authorization fee of $4 million
At the conclusion of the 120-day
period, the Gaming Control Board may authorize a qualified gaming entity to
file a Petition with the Board for an Interactive Gaming Certificate upon a
finding of suitability.
Act 42 of 2017 allows for a total of
13 Interactive Gaming Certificates for each type of online gaming for a total
of 39 certificates.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in
the PGCBs Office of Hearings and Appeals located on the second floor of
Strawberry Square Complex in Harrisburg.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry,
along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to
the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved by the signing of
Act 42 of 2017.
The Commonwealths casino
industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in
operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities
collectively employ 17,000 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
Additional information about both
the PGCBs gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Lottery Wagers to More than Double, Reaching $76 Billion by 2022, as Mobile
New markets &
innovation deliver growth of 160%
HAMPSHIRE, U.K. (March 21, 2018) --
A new study from Juniper Research has found that online lotteries will be
disrupted by the opening up of markets coupled with a drive towards mobile
offerings. Wagers placed on online lotteries will increase from $29 billion in
2017, to $76 billion by 2022 with mobile devices accounting for more than half
of this by 2022.
For more insights, download the free
whitepaper: 3 Disruptors to Boost Online Gambling Revenues,
Mobile & Online Gambling:
Casinos, Lotteries, Betting & VR 2018-2022, found that there will be a
doubling of digital lottery users, from 317 million in 2018, to 624 million by
2022, driven largely by the Far East & China. The research anticipates that
the considerable Chinese online lottery industry will re-emerge during the
period, alongside the launch of a South Korean digital lottery this year.
Western markets face disruption too.
Juniper believes that the US is on the cusp of a wave of legislation that will
facilitate online gambling, following Pennsylvania's landmark decision to allow
such activities in October 2017. Juniper also identifies New Jersey, New
Hampshire, West Virginia, and Illinois as those set to follow. For state-run
lotteries, legalisation will likely allow online delivery, as well as pools
between states, further driving participation.
Disruptors Challenge Traditional
However, the research found
constraints, with traditional lottery providers, often monopolies in their home
markets, now facing increased competition. Research author Lauren Foye
"The rise of lottery betting
providers will concern traditional players; Juniper calls attention to
Lottoland, which saw revenues of $320 million in 2016. The company enables
users to effectively 'bet' on a range of lotteries globally, users pay to enter
and pick the required numbers. Whilst customers do not buy a physical ticket,
Lottoland's insurance model pays out on any wins, should they occur."
Juniper found that these activities
are a draw for consumers seeking better odds or jackpots from international
games, and as such, advises traditional providers to re-evaluate prize
structures and entry fees.
Juniper Research provides research
and analytical services to the global hi-tech communications sector, providing
consultancy, analyst reports and industry commentary.
SOURCE: Juniper Research
Hampshire Lottery Will Not Appeal Powerball Ruling
CONCORD, N.H. (March 19, 2018) --
The New Hampshire Lottery will not ask Hillsboro Superior Court to reconsider
findings or file an appeal in the Jane Doe v. New Hampshire Lottery Commission
case, which allows for a $559.7 million New Hampshire Powerball winner to
maintain her anonymity.
The New Hampshire Lottery issued the
"We respect the Court's decision
and are satisfied to have a resolution. We are pleased that our winner has
claimed her prize money and that she has already shared a substantial amount of
her winnings with New Hampshire non-profit organizations-and has indicated
plans for future donations. It is gratifying and humbling to see her commitment
to the Granite State. We wish her and her family all the best.
"We never want to be in an
adversarial position with our players but we take our obligation to uphold the
laws set forth by the New Hampshire Legislature seriously. Rather than
appealing this ruling, we believe this matter should be taken up by the
Legislature if it believes changes are in order.
"As the first state-run lottery
in the country, the New Hampshire Lottery is proud to offer players fun,
exciting and innovative games and we are proud of our track record of winning.
Since we began offering Powerball, we have awarded 11 jackpot winners,
including two record-setting jackpot winners in the last year and a half, and
we look forward to having many, many more winners in the years to come, along
with continuing our commitment to funding education in the Granite
New Hampshire Lottery
Since 1964, the New Hampshire
Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 53
years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded more than $6.3 billion in lottery
sales and other earnings, with over $4.2 billion paid in prizes and other cost
of sales. Net proceeds to education total nearly $1.9 billion to date.
The New Hampshire Lottery
Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all
lottery operations in the state, including instant games, New Hampshire
Powerball®, New Hampshire Mega Millions®, Tri-State Megabucks Plus,
Tri-State Pick3®/Pick4® Daily Numbers games, Gimme 5, Fast Play games,
Lucky For Life® and KENO 603.
SOURCE: The New Hampshire