and Florida Officials Cut Ribbon Operationalizing Instant Ticket Printing Press
to Increase Company Footprint in the State
New TRESU Press Goes Live
at IGTs Lakeland, Florida Facility
LONDON, U.K. (February 20, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) has completed a
$15 million expansion to accommodate a new, state-of-the-art instant ticket
press at its facility in Lakeland, Florida. The addition of approximately
45,000 square feet allows space for a new instant ticket TRESU press, extra
production area, a new shipping and receiving area, secure office space, and
secured finish goods storage.
Since the facility first opened in
2009, employment has grown by 112%, representing $11.7 million in annual
payroll wages. The expansion is expected to increase full-time employment by an
additional 24% by the end of 2021.
facility is part of the economic engine for Lakeland, said U.S.
Congressman Dennis Ross. This facility benefits both employees and
local businesses alike. From construction jobs to expand the facility to IGT
using a number of local vendors ensuring the plant is kept up-and-running, the
local economy is benefiting from IGTs investment in Florida, and the
Today is about a strong
partnership weve developed with the Lakeland Economic Development Council
(LEDC), said IGT COO, Lottery, Jay Gendron. Working together
with the LEDC, IGT has developed relationships with Lakeland businesses and
contractors, and weve created several new jobs as part of our expansion
project. The substantial investment we are making now is a true indication of
IGTs commitment to Lakeland in the years to come.
The new servo-controlled TRESU press
is now operational and will increase IGTs printing capacity by
approximately 30%. The TRESU is the newest in the industry, incorporating the
latest advancements in flexography technology, and complements IGTs
current servo-controlled Gallus press, which also utilizes flexography
The new TRESU press is very
important to our printing business and allows us to service our lottery
customers in a greater capacity, continued Mr. Gendron. The
TRESU will complement and expand our current production capabilities,
scheduling flexibility, and capacity. In fact, the addition of this second
press actually increases production capacity in the overall industry, something
that has not been done in more than 13 years.
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).
Loto-Québec Delivers Good Performance in the Third
Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017-2018
MONTRÉAL, Quebec, Canada
(February 16, 2018) -- Loto-Québec's efforts continue to yield good
results in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017-2018. Consolidated revenues
reached $2.759 B, an increase of $147.3 M (+5.6%) compared to the same period
in 2016-2017. Net income reached $1.019 B, up by $85.9 M (+9.2%).
- The increase in revenues is partly due to sales of
the new terminal-based Grande Vie lottery (+$38.6 M), launched in October
- Instant lottery sales also grew (+$32.7 M), as did
event betting sales (+$8.1 M).
- In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out more lottery
prizes worth over $1 M than ever before. The Corporation paid out 107 such
prizes and produced 132 millionaires.
- Revenues at the four casinos rose between 5% and
- The higher revenues were mainly due to a marked
increase in patronage for all offerings. The total number of visits grew by
320,000 (+4.6%) compared to the same dates last year.
- Revenues in this sector rose slightly due to good
gaming hall performance, where patronage continued to grow. Gaming halls
welcomed some 42,000 more visitors (+6.5%) than for the same period last
- The reconfiguration of the video lottery terminal
(VLT) network in bars and brasseries continues as planned. By the program's
halfway mark, over 500 VLTs had been withdrawn from the network.
- Loto-Québec's online gaming site generated
$82.9 M since the start of the fiscal year all types of games combined
, representing a favourable variance of $24.6 M (+$42.1%).
- The new, recently-launched version of the portal,
lotoquebec.com, makes navigation between products much easier.
quarterly report is available on Loto-Québec's
Commission Welcomes Tighter Gambling Advertising
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 14, 2018)
-- The Gambling Commission has welcomed tightened advertising standards which
focus on adverts appealing to problem gamblers and on free bets and
The new standards, announced by the
Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) today and enforced by the Advertising
Standards Authority (ASA), will:
- restrict ads that create an inappropriate sense of
urgency like those including Bet Now! offers during live
- curb trivialisation of gambling (eg encouraging
- prevent approaches that give an irresponsible
perception of the risk or control (eg Risk Free Deposit Bonus)
- provide greater detail on problem gambling
behaviours and associated behaviours indicators that should not be portrayed,
- prevent undue emphasis on money-motives for
- provide more detail on vulnerable groups like
problem gamblers that marketers need to work to protect.
Further clarification surrounding
terms and conditions for free bets and bonus offers has also been published.
CAP has outlined that significant conditions must always be prominently
displayed, with other terms and conditions being at most only one click
This complements a joint programme
of work with the Gambling Commission and Competition and Markets Authority to
ensure terms and conditions for promotions are fair and transparent for
Ian Angus, Gambling Commission
Programme Director, said: The new advertising standards set clear
expectations for the gambling industry. Gambling firms must not advertise in a
way that could encourage problem gambling behaviour. Consumers must be able to
make informed choices about how and when they gamble and not feel pressured
into making decisions that could cause them harm.
We expect gambling
businesses to review the new guidance now and adjust any marketing and
advertising accordingly. We support any enforcement activity by the ASA against
operators who do not comply, and will not hesitate to take our own action
against those who do not take their responsibilities seriously.
The Gambling Commission has today
fined an online gambling operator for repeatedly misleading consumers with
adverts relating to free bonuses.
CAPs new standards will come
into effect on 2 April 2018.
SOURCE: Gambling Commission press
India Gaming Federation Welcomes Betradar to Network and Explore Opportunities
GALLEN, Switzerland (February 15,
2018) -- At this years ICE Total Gaming, the All India Gaming Federation
(AIGF) and Betradar formalised their relationship, committing to understand,
explore opportunities and network across India around sports betting and
THE AIGF, which is focused on
assembling a group of responsible and credible stakeholders to help the country
navigate towards an open and transparent betting and gaming sector, will work
closely with Betradar to drive improved awareness and understanding, exploring
various platforms, channels and initiatives.
Speaking about the new commitment,
AIGF CEO Roland Landers underlined: The sports betting world is a
patchwork of unique frameworks, set ups, priorities and conditions. Our
objectives require us to pool information and perspectives from all of these,
especially those from the developed markets, in order to help us set out the
strongest and safest proprosition for the Indian market. Betradar works with
600 sports betting operators around the world, as well as various national
regulators and law enforcement agencies. They are uniquely placed to give us a
broad, deep and clear view on global sports betting and help us achieve our
Lorenzo Caci, Betradar Director
Business Development and Strategic Partnerships added: We are honoured
to work with the All India Gaming Federation. They are an organisation that
underscores Indias desire to explore the opportunities, but do so
patiently, strategically and effectively. India has the potential to be a truly
exciting market, with so many hugely pasionate sports fans. Their faith in our
experience, our perspective and our commitment to helping India do it right is
much appreciated and we look forward to working together over the coming months
ABOUT THE ALL INDIA GAMING
The All India Gaming Federation is a
not-for-profit organisation, the apex body that focuses on policy advocacy,
research and forum for discussion amongst various stake holders associated with
the gaming industry.
The AIGF is committed to dealing
with issues pertaining to the Gaming industry and its stakeholders, through
knowledge papers, conferences, events, discussions, press briefings etc.
Since its inception in 2016, AIGF
has been in the forefront, working with relevant policy makers to demonstrate
the benefits of having a legalized and regulated market place here.
More information can be found on
SOURCE: Betradar press release.
Arizona Lottery Launches Fast Play, A New Category of Instant
Games Fast Play Combines the Ease of Jackpot Games with the Instant
Gratification of Scratchers® Tickets
PHOENIX, Arizona (Feb. 20, 2018)
Arizona Lottery players now have an additional way to win thanks to a
new category of games called Fast Play. Players wont have to decide
between purchasing a jackpot game or a Scratchers® ticket because Fast Play
games print like a draw game and play like a Scratchers ticket.
Fast Play offers several games at
varying price points, play styles and prize structures. This brand new category
of game couples the simplicity of playing draw games with the instant
gratification of Scratchers tickets.
This instant experience
allows our players to enjoy their two favorite game categories in one
ticket, said Executive Director of the Arizona Lottery Gregg Edgar.
We continuously look for innovative ways to elevate our players
experience and we believe Fast Play will be a rewarding addition. We look
forward to working directly with our players and retailers to welcome this new
instant way to play.
Fast Play features four games for
players to choose from: Piggy Bank Bucks, Crazy 8s, Jackpot Party®
Progressive and Cherry Twist Progressive. Along with high odds of winning,
these tickets offer a combined prize pool of more than $12 million.
Similar to Scratchers tickets, the
Fast Play games generate play symbols to determine if a ticket is an instant
winner of one of more prizes. Additionally, players have the opportunity to win
a progressive jackpot prize when they play Jackpot Party® Progressive and
Cherry Twist Progressive. If the jackpot is not won, the games
progressive jackpots increase each time a ticket is sold. When a lucky player
hits the jackpot, the jackpot resets for that game.
By offering an additional
state game, the Arizona Lottery has an opportunity to further increase sales,
which will create a significant impact on vital programs that serve Arizonans
across the entire state, said Edgar.
The Arizona Lottery will be hosting
Fast Play launch events on Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two of our
Arizona Lottery locations. The first 500 people to attend the Phoenix office at
4740 E. University Drive Phoenix, AZ 85034 and the first 200 people to attend
the event at the Tucson office at 2900 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite 190, Tucson, AZ
85716 will get a free Fast Play ticket! Additionally, players will have the
chance to play the new family of instant games, win cash prizes, and interact
with special guests like the Cardinals Big Red and the Diamondbacks
Baxter and more.
Fast Play is now available for
purchase at the counter at all Arizona Lottery retailers. For more information
on Fast Play, visit www.arizonalottery.com.
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.7 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales nearly $4 million per week
fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Swedish Gambling Authority is Making Preparations for a
Transition to a Licensed Market
SWEDEN (February 19, 2018) --
Lotteriinspektionen, the Swedish Gambling Authority, is in the midst of a very
busy period as we make preparations to start receiving applications for
licences from 1 July 2018. I would like to take this opportunity to explain
what we are doing in order to create some clarity about the next steps in this
process. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible and provide regular
information about new details and conditions. Meanwhile, as a public authority
we are dependent on decisions made by Swedens government and parliament.
Nothing will be concluded before everything is concluded!
There is a clear division of
responsibility between parliament, government and public authority. At present
the Council on Legislation is doing its work. After that we will wait for the
government bill and the regulations that will complement the law. This will
give us more detailed guidance about the proposed legislation.
The Swedish Gambling
Authoritys regulations are thus dependent on what will be written in the
new law and in the governments regulations. The goal is that licence
applications can be sent to the Swedish Gambling Authority from 1 July 2018 and
that the law will come into force on 1 January 2019.
During 2017 we devoted resources to
making preparations ahead of the transition to a new licensed market. We were
also asked to make proposals to the commission of inquiry on gambling licences
regarding both technical and general regulations. Revised versions of these
regulations were distributed for referral in the autumn of 2017.
I would like to thank all members of
the gambling community who made constructive comments concerning our proposed
regulations. We hope to distribute new versions of these regulations, and
additional new regulations, for referral in the middle of March 2018.
Provided that the government and
parliament make the necessary decisions, we will handle significant regulatory
changes to a large and growing industry.
The Swedish Gambling Authority will,
for example, need to increase its staff by around 50%, change official working
processes and invest in new IT systems. All of this must be accomplished over a
very short period. The timetable is tight, both for us as a public authority
and for the operators in the gambling industry.
Many operators who want to apply for
a licence are already making preparations based on the governments
The awarding of licences and the
dates from which they will be valid will depend partly on the quality of the
applications and when they are received by the Swedish Gambling Authority.
We will make a comprehensive
assessment of both the application and of the company behind the
There will be no limit on the number
of licences that can be allocated. Applicants must meet a number of
requirements, which will be determined in part by government regulations and
our own regulations.
Important requirements will include
managing the gambling activity in a responsible way, providing a high level of
customer protection, and maintaining good security. Another central principle
in the reformed law will be the new duty of care.
Finally, I would like to say that
the re-regulation is extensive and will take time. Not everything will be clear
from day one. The entire reform will be evaluated over a three-year period.
The Swedish Gambling Authority
transforming into the new gaming authority will do its best,
given the conditions we face, to make reform successful.
Key dates and events (dependent
on fulfilment of proposed timetable):
- March: government draft bill including
- Middle of March: the Swedish Gambling Authority is
planning to distribute its regulations for referral
- May: parliament is expected to vote on the proposed
- May: the Swedish Gambling Authority is planning to
arrange information meetings about the application process
- July 1, 2018: it should be possible to send
applications for licences to The Swedish Gambling Authority
- January 1, 2019: the new gambling law comes into
SOURCE: Lotteriinspektionen press
York Lottery Releases Newest Commercial in Award-Winning How Would You
Spend It Ad Series
NEW YORK (February 20, 2018) -- The
New York Lotterys original "How Would You Spend It? advertising
campaign created by McCann Worldgroup won rave reviews and an industry-best
Batchy Award for original music at the 2017 Advertising Awards presented by the
National Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL). Today, the
Lottery unveiled its latest take on the much-talked-about campaign for the
Lottery's CASH4LIFE game.
Our latest sopt entitled,
'Small Town,' builds off of the original concept of showing how one New Yorker
would spend his time if he won CASCH4LIFEs top prize of $1,000 a day for
life, said New York Lottery Advertising Director Dana Idema.
Shot by legendary director Noam
Murro, "Small Town" features actual miniature buildings and props to tell the
story of how one lucky winner uses his newly afforded time to revisit an old
Click here to view the spot.
The Small Town spot will
run from February 15 through the end of March, 2018 on broadcast TV as well as
in cinemas and on social media. The Lottery will support its CASH4LIFE effort
with radio, out-of-home, print and digital advertising plus point of sale
CASH4LIFE is the only draw game from
the New York Lottery that offers players a chance to win $1,000 a day for life,
giving players an opportunity to dream about how theyd spend their days,
not just their dollars, if they won the game's top prize.
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be
North Americas largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.27
billion in fiscal year 2016-2017 to help support education in New York State.
The Lotterys contribution represents approximately 14 percent of total
state education aid to local school districts. New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school
districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the
Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company
with 24,000 employees in more than 100 countries, comprising McCann
(advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management),
Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc
communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media
management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand
(consulting/design), and PMK-BNC (entertainment/brand/popular culture).
The North American Association of
State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) was founded in 1971. Evolving from an
informal exchange of information among three pioneering lottery directors, the
organization has now grown into an active association representing 52 lottery
CONTACT: Communications, T: (518)
388-3415, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: The New York Lottery.
Washington State Gaming Commission Gives a Nod to International
Game Technology on Regulatory Approval
OLYMPIA, Washington State (February
20, 2018) -- The Washington State Gaming Commission has given its nod for
regulatory approval to go ahead with new games. Consequently, the International
Game Technology (IGT), a multinational gaming company that produces slot
machines and other gaming technology has emerged as the initial casino
equipment supplier to acquire regulatory approval from the Washington State
The new contract with the
states authorities will enable IGT to offer its services in a licensed
platform, giving Washington-based casinos a Single-Ticket
Solution for their casino floors.
This approval will pave the way for,
IGT Advantage casino management systems customers in Washington to allow their
players a single Ticket-In, Ticket-Out (TITO) option to move money to, from,
and between Class II and Class III gaming machines.
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
in Suquamish, Washington, was the first IGT customer to successfully execute
this change on its casino floor.
Recently IGT announced it will also
provide Mississippis casinos with its latest comprehensive casino
management systems solution, Universal Game Adaptor (UGA) to focus on an
improved player engagement services.
Universal Game Adaptor offers
effective solutions for casino operations that currently use IGT Service Window
and Media Manager through every brand of electronic gaming.
Mississippis gaming salons
already rely on IGTs wide range of system solutions to meet the needs of
any casino operation, such as IGT Advantage, Casinolink, GALAXIS, and
The systems bring exclusive
solutions to Floor Manager and Media Manager services to customise
players experiences with bonusing and applications, progressive jackpot
solutions, ticketing products and the dynamic Tournament Manager
SOURCE: European Gaming Industry
News (press release).
Gaming Announce Pomadorro Partnership
Suppliers table games
integration to be followed by further content
MALTA (February 20, 2017) --
Multi-brand casino operator Pomadorro N.V. has agreed a content deal with
innovative supplier Relax Gaming.
Malta-based Relax will initially
supply its cost-effective new table games, including Blackjack and Roulette, to
Pomadorro, with further gaming content to follow soon after.
Pomadorros casino brands,
including Casino X and Joy Casino will offer the titles, which feature detailed
design and high-spec physics modelling, as well as a proprietary RNG
The Blackjack title allows players
to be dealt three hands simultaneously, while Roulette has one of the most
realistic ball motions on the market.
A spokesman for Pomadorro, said:
Table games have always been a staple of our online casino offering,
with players continuing to support them across our various brands, so to
integrate Relaxs new titles will be a significant boost to our
Relax Gaming have confirmed
their position as a leading gaming provider of late, with high-quality products
across various verticals, and we look forward to a successful
Patrik Österåker, Relax
Gamings CEO, said: Pomadorro have various established casinos in
multiple territories, and were sure our content will appeal to their
players across the board.
Weve positioned our
content at a competitive price point to kick-start partnerships with major
operators like Pomadorro. With further content to be rolled-out to their
casinos in the coming months, we expect to see robust growth together on the
back of it.
Relax recently moved to strengthen
their product distribution with the appointment of former NetEnt executive
Simon Hammon as Chief Product Officer. He was joined by Andrew Crosby as Head
of Account Management.
About the Relax Gaming
The Relax Gaming Group was founded
in 2010 in Malta, with a vision to push the boundaries of online gambling with
modern and innovative technology. Since its establishment, Relax has broadened
its offering to include proprietary a Casino platform and content, as well as
Poker and Bingo, making it one of the major suppliers in Europe. Relax holds
licences in several European jurisdictions in order to ensure a wide market
coverage for its customers and products. Being present in regulated markets is
a key strategy for Relax, and the licenses held include UKGC, MGA, AGCC,
Denmarks Spillemyndigheden and Romanias ONJN.
SOURCE: Relax Gaming Group
Olympic Entertainment Group Selects Playtech as Strategic
Technology will connect
100 casinos in five countries
LONDON, U.K. (February 21, 2018) --
Playtech has agreed a long-term deal to supply its Neon casino management
system to manage Olympic Entertainment Groups (OEG) international
land-based casino operations, further cementing its position as the leading
supplier of systems to the European casino industry.
The solution will connect more than
100 casinos in five countries, covering approximately 3,500 electronic gaming
machines and more than 150 gaming tables.
OEG is the leading provider of
gaming services in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and
operates casinos in Slovakia, Italy and Malta. Listed on the Tallinn Stock
Exchange, the group has a total of 117 casinos and employs more than 3,000
employees in seven countries.
OEG already successfully operates
the Playtech Neon solution in many of its venues including its latest flagship
casino, the Olympic Park Casino in Tallinn. This deal will see all legacy
systems across the group replaced with Neon and the implementation of a suite
of new enterprise systems, including the Neon Analytics business intelligence
OEG will also receive Neons
market-leading functionality to support AML and GDPR.
All user applications and the Neon
Touch player user interface will be delivered as HTML5 applications, requiring
no footprint in the casino and offering unprecedented flexibility for how users
and players can interact with the system.
The Neon system will run from a data
centre within each country and will be configured to suit the requirements of
each jurisdiction, while the enterprise solutions will consolidate data from
the groups international and multi-channel operations.
Oleg Jurtenko, chief
information officer of Olympic Entertainment Group said: We are
looking forward to taking full advantage of Neon by operating the system across
all of our international operations. We evaluated all the leading systems and
selected Playtech because of their understanding of our requirements, modern
architecture and willingness to adapt Neon to our needs.
Martin Sykes, Managing Director,
IGS, said: We have worked closely with the Olympic team for many years
and look forward to completing the roll out and activating Neons premium
functionality. Olympic is one of the worlds most successful, innovative
and professional operators and we are very proud to have been chosen as the
groups long-term strategic partner.
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The implementation is already
underway and is due for completion in 2018.
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 and partners with 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.
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 (www.playtech.com).
Lightning Box Signs Unique Deal with Incredible Technologies to
Cross License IP
SYDNEY, Australia (February 21,
2018) -- Specialist slots developer Lightning Box has signed a cross-licensing
deal with American land-based supplier Incredible Technologies to add an
exciting new feature to one of its most popular games.
Astro Cat, the Asian-themed, 5-reel,
1296 ways slot, has proven to be a major hit in U.S. land-based casinos, as
well as attracting an army of fans after going online in Europe.
At G2E in Las Vegas last October, it
was boosted by Incredible Technologies patented Sky Wheel® feature
creating Astro Cat Deluxe and attracted further success on the
Now with this new deal, Astro Cat
Deluxe will be made available to Lightning Boxs clients in online real
money gaming and social casino.
The exciting feature is triggered
when 5 Sky Wheel symbols appear within the ReelFecta reel, setting the giant
wheel above them spinning. Players can then win a Jackpot, entry into the Astro
Cat Bonus, or a credit prize. Any credit prize is accompanied by a secondary
spin of a small inner wheel for the opportunity to win a credit multiplier up
to 5x, or a respin of the giant Sky Wheel.
Peter Causley, Lightning Boxs
Managing Director and Co-Founder, said the new collaboration would further
solidify Lightning Boxs commitment to a true multi-channel offering, as
they look to bring the best gaming ideas online from other verticals and
He added: Were really
pleased to have teamed-up with Incredible Technologies for Astro Cat Deluxe,
which is an exciting fusion of slot IP.
The original game has been
a real hit across the board and the Deluxe version has shown some stellar early
performance in the USA since its launch late last year. Were confident
that the new game will also deliver similar success for our online operating
Dan Schrementi, VP of Gaming Sales
and Marketing at Incredible Technologies, said: The original Astro Cat
is a proven performer and a staple in our catalogue of games. The
addition of the extremely popular Sky Wheel feature puts Astro Cat Deluxe in a
new spotlight and were excited to see it offered across land-based and
online gaming channels.
Astro Cat, which had an exclusive
online launch with Mr Green in October 2016, also uses Lightning Boxs
patented Reelfecta super reel, giving players 16 chances to win on the middle
reel, as well as a Mega Spin where all 16 positions are Wild.
About Lightning Box:
Lightning Box is a leading
multi-channel supplier of video slots to the betting and gaming industries. The
independent studio, based in Sydney, Australia, provides high quality gaming
content to land-based, online, and social casinos around the world.
It was founded in 2004 by former
Aristocrat and IGT designers Peter Causley and David Little.
Their combined forty years
experience has helped the studio produce a number of commercially successful
games, such as Stellar Jackpots-Chilli Goldx2, Dolphin Gold, Dragon Palace,
Frogs n Flies, Astro Cat, Silver Lion and Five Pirates.
These, and their most recent
releases, regularly feature in the top performing games of clients, including
NYX, Everi and Incredible Technologies.
For more information about Lightning
Box, please visit www.lightningboxgames.com
Incredible Technologies is a United
States based Class III gaming manufacturer focused on delivering compelling
video slot content to the modern-day casino floor.
The company headquarters are located
in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills, Ill., with a remote office in Las Vegas,
Nev. Incredible Technologies specializes in the design and development of
digital entertainment products to game operators and players.
Incredible Technologies is the
largest manufacturer of coin-operated video games in the United States with its
flagship product, Golden Tee® Golf, recognized as the most-successful
pay-to-play video game in history.
Incredible Technologies is a member
of the National Indian Gaming Association, American Gaming Association,
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and is a certified Women's
Business Enterprise. For more information about Incredible Technologies, please
SOURCE: Lightning Box press