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Hoosier Lottery Release THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Scratch-off

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (June 5, 2018) – THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME™ as the Hoosier Lottery announces the release of THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Scratch-off available in retailers today.

The $2 THE WIZARD OF OZ™ ticket gives players the chance to instantly win up to $20,000 and is available in six iconic scenes from the movie giving players the fun of collecting all six.

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Players match any of YOUR NUMBERS to either of the WINNING NUMBERS to win the PRIZE shown. If players find a hot air balloon symbol, they win all 10 PRIZES shown. Players can instantly win $2 all the way up to one of three top prizes of $20,000.

The fun continues down the YELLOW BRICK ROAD™ with the GAME ON! 2nd Chance Promotion. Players can have the opportunity to enter their non-winning THE WIZARD OF OZ™ tickets in the Hoosier Lottery’s GAME ON! 2nd Chance Promotion. Each non-winning THE WIZARD OF OZ™ ticket is worth two entries. Players can register for a free myLOTTERY account and enter their non-winning tickets into the GAME ON! 2nd Chance promotion.

Players can download the free Hoosier Lottery app to scan their non-winning tickets, or they can go to hoosierlottery.com to enter online. Monthly GAME ON! 2nd Chance Promotion drawings will award ten $100 winners and ten $500 winners.

The WIZARD OF OZ™ ticket estimated overall odds are 1 in 4.47. 2nd Chance promotion odds are dependent upon the number of entries received.

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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.

The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018).

With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements © & ™ Turner Entertainment Co. (s18)

Judy Garland as Dorothy from THE WIZARD OF OZ.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY:

Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. The Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions and $30 million to the Teachers' Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2017, the Hoosier Lottery contributed $228 million to the Build Indiana Fund. To learn more about the Hoosier Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com/givingback and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Jerry Grider, Hoosier Lottery, Sr. Manager of Public Relations, T: 317-264-4676 office, E: jgrider@hoosierlottery.com

SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.

 

 

PA Lottery Introduces PA iLottery Interactive Online Games

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (June 4, 2018) -- The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched PA iLottery, interactive games played online on a computer, tablet or mobile device that offer chances to win up to $250,000.

"PA iLottery games are a fun, new way to play and win from home or while on the go," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko.

"iLottery is a big part of our effort to meet our players where they already are while generating new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians."

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Online PA iLottery games do not include draw games, Fast Play games or Scratch-Offs sold at Pennsylvania Lottery retailers.

The all-new iLottery games include: Big Money SLINGO®, Bigfoot, Cash Buster Towers, Cash in the Lamp, Crossword Cash, Foxin' Wins, Monster Wins, Robin Hood, Super Cash Buster, Super Gems, and Volcano Eruption. Prizes and chances of winning vary by game and play cost starts at as little as one cent.

Players can try out demo versions of the interactive games for free at pailottery.com.

Players can play iLottery games for money after signing up for an account and adding a payment method such as a debit card or linked bank account. Credit cards are not accepted. Prizes are automatically paid back to the player's account.

New account holders are required to securely submit proof of identity and age. Players must be 18 or older.

"By law, PA iLottery players must be physically located in the state of Pennsylvania to play for money and win prizes," Svitko noted. "As with all Lottery games, we urge players to play responsibly and always within their means."

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To promote responsible play, PA iLottery features a number of player-controlled settings, including time limits, deposit limits and spend limits. Players can configure one or more of these limits to suit their personal play style and budget.

PA iLottery also allows players to take a "cool-off" break of up to 30 days, or self-exclude entirely for one year or five years.

To play PA iLottery games on a mobile device or tablet, install the PA Lottery Official App. Apple users can download the app from the Apple App Store.

For Android users, visit palottery.com/android or text APP to 54187 to receive a special Android download link. Google Play does not offer the PA Lottery Official App.

"We're partnering with our more than 9,400 Pennsylvania Lottery retailers to encourage players to sign up for iLottery," Svitko added. "Lottery games sold in stores will continue to be the foundation of our business and produce the majority of proceeds to benefit older adults."

With the launch of PA iLottery, authorized by Act 42 of 2017, Pennsylvania becomes the seventh U.S. state to sell lottery games online.

How to play PA iLottery: Adults 18 or older may visit pailottery.com and try the games in demo mode.

When ready to join, create an account and add a deposit method. Players must be physically located within the state of Pennsylvania to play for money and win prizes.

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Review game rules, chances of winning, and terms and conditions before creating an account or purchasing game play. 

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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 and meals.

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. Play and win online at pailottery.com.

CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, 717-702-8008.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery press release.

 

 

Skilrock Makes Its Presence Felt in Latin American Gaming Industry

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GURGAON (Delhi – NCR), India (June 5, 2018) -- Skilrock, with its continuous endeavor to contribute to the Latin American Lottery & Gaming market, participated wholeheartedly in the progressive gaming event called ‘Juegos Miami’. This was the third edition of the annually held event at Miami and Skilrock being member of the founders club, put in their best show. Several delegates from industry stalwarts as well as small and medium regional players from across Latin America came over to Miami to exchange fresh ideas and to make themselves familiar with emerging trends in technology and solutions in the gaming industry.

Skilrock’s integrated Weaver platform that provides unified gaming solutions across Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Scratch, E-Instants, Slot and Sports was demonstrated to several established and emerging regional players from Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil and several other players from Latin American gaming industry.

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The wide range of technology solutions in a unified platform sparked a lot of interest from all participants and was well appreciated by the delegates.

Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director commented “With more than 700 serious delegates attending Juegos Miami, it couldn’t have been better for the LATAM lottery and gaming industry. We are highly satisfied with the quality of interactions and open exchanges involving innovative ideas and the desire to convert them to tangible practical solutions for the region. At a time when LATAM market is growing faster than other regions, the stakeholders are looking forward to adopt the most suitable technology, processes and solutions for retaining and increasing their growth. Skilrock had a large kitty to showcase exact solutions that are relevant for the region at this juncture”.

About Skilrock Technologies (http://www.skilrock.com/)

Skilrock Technologies is a leading technology solution provider for the lottery, gaming and payment industry with its R&D centres located at global IT hubs. It is technology arm of $2 billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are leaders of Indian lottery & gaming operations.

The all-encompassing WEAVER Gaming Platform of Skilrock serves RETAIL, iGAMING & SELF SERVICE channels with equal ease, supporting a wide variety of games like Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports, Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots. More than 120,000 retail touch points and over 3 million iGaming players across 18 jurisdictions have been serviced using Weaver Platform.

CONTACT: Sourabh Goyal | Manager – Marketing & Sales, T: +91.124.3828822, Mobile: 0091 88 2631 5550, Email: sourabh.goyal@skilrock.com

SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (http://www.skilrock.com/).

 

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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Release Draft Event Wagering Technical Standard for Industry-Wide Comment

Significant Regulator, Operator, and Supplier Demand for Sports Betting Technical Standard Culminates After a Year-Long Process of Analysis and Collaboration

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 LAKEWOOD, NJ (June 5, 2018) – After more than a year of working closely with domestic and international gaming stakeholders, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) announced that it has released its longawaited draft technical standard specifically for event-wagering operations. “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” is a technical standard produced by GLI for the purpose of providing independent technical analysis and/or certifications to wagering industry stakeholders wishing to represent compliance for their wagering operations and systems.

GLI Responds to Significant Demand

More than 12 months ago, U.S. state regulators, sports betting operators, sovereign tribal nations, lotteries, and industry suppliers across the country began asking GLI to establish a clear and cohesive technical standard for sports/event wagering systems designed to help them regulate and/or implement legal wagering on sports and other events. Responding to this stakeholder demand, GLI spent approximately one-year formulating GLI-33, which was submitted for industry-wide comment via an advisory notice on May 18, 2018.

GLI Leverages Decades of Global Sports Betting Experience

Leveraging its decades of extensive global sports/event wagering experience throughout markets in Australia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, and the U.S. (Nevada), GLI’s global team of sports betting experts has been working closely with industry stakeholders across the country to help prepare them for the expansion of regulated sports betting in the U.S. These types of industry collaborations are immeasurably valuable for the industry as they allow interested parties to guide technical standardization across the industry.

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As the first and most experienced independent event-wagering testing and certification lab in the world, we used our nearly 30 years of global sports-wagering experience to develop GLI-33, the world’s first event-wagering standard that can be effectively deployed by jurisdictions across the U.S. to ensure the integrity of the country’s dramatically expanding sports betting opportunities,” stated James Maida, President and CEO of GLI.

We are gratified that so many gaming authorities, operators, and industry suppliers across the country reached out to GLI as their essential technical partner to cooperate in developing this new technical standard for event wagering,” Maida added. “Thanks to this extensive and close collaborative effort, the draft GLI-33 standard offers a starting point for clear guidance regarding betting integrity and a way to move forward responsibly in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). We encourage broad participation as we refine this extensive document into a useful template for the U.S. market.”

GLI-33 Public Comment Period Concludes June 8, 2018

The draft of GLI-33, which is available at http://www.gaminglabs.com/gli-standards, is being provided to gaming and lottery regulators, suppliers, test laboratories, operators, industry trade associations, and other key stakeholders for review and comment for a limited time. Written comments are encouraged and can be submitted to GLI upon review of the linked PDF copy of GLI-33 provided here. The formal comment period began with the issuance of the GLI-33 Advisory on May 18, 2018, and concludes in three weeks from that date, on June 8, 2018. Comments should be submitted to the “GLI Compliance” mailbox at Compliance@gaminglabs.com

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GLI Standards Are the World Standard

Each standard in the GLI Standard Series is a culmination of industry best-practices and is continually updated based on industry feedback. The GLI Standards are true “industry standards” in that they are created using a collaborative approach which involves thousands of gaming industry stakeholders. These standards are intended to assist regulators by creating baseline technical guidelines which they can adopt and/or utilize in the manner they see fit. In addition to assisting regulators, the standards are of tremendous value to suppliers who use the standards as a guide in their design and development process, saving both time and expense. GLI Standards are available for free download by clicking here.

About GLI

Gaming Laboratories International, LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services. GLI’s 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 gaminglabs.com.

CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E: c.eickelman@gaminglabs.com.

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International.

 

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CIBELAE to Hold Second Meeting of the 2018 Board of Directors in Salvador

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SALVADOR, Brazil (June 1, 2018) -- CAIXA will host the meeting on July 24 at the "Hotel Deville", in the city of Salvador, Bahia. The meeting began to be organized in the first meeting of the year in Spain when Caixa presented its proposal to CIBELAE, which includes a seminar on innovation in lotteries.

The President of CIBELAE, Mr. Luis Gama, stressed the importance of the members of the Corporation attending this meeting, which takes place within a framework of excellence and its main objective is to continue to consolidate the work already developed CIBELAE.

The first meeting took place on April 3 in Seville, Spain, attended by its president, Luis Gama (National Lottery Uruguay), and representatives of lotteries that make up the corporation: Inmaculada García, Manuel Gomez Amigo, Rogelio Menéndez Menéndez and José Luis Sánchez, of SELAE; Angel Sanchez Canovas, Alfonso Martinez Galiano, Sara Reyero and Patricio Prisões, of ONCE; Carlos Pereira Margarida Palma of the Holy House of Mercy of Lisbon; Gilson Braga from Caixa Econômica Federal; Armando Guerra and Diego Duclías Charity of the Panama Lottery; Silvio Vivas de Alea and Thierry Gabarret from Pacifique des Jeux.

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At the meeting, the new executive director, Rodrigo Cigliutti, was introduced. Four representatives from participating Star Program suppliers presented: Alvaro Rivas from IGT, Kevin Anderson and Gonzalo Torres from Scientific Games Lottery, Susana Campana Brown from Intralot and Karen Sierra-Hughes from GLI.

Then, report of the President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Executive Director and Commissions of products, processes and Social Responsibility were presented.

Cigliutti presented his proposal by the end of the year. He stressed the need to intensify the work of the commissions and provide training and consulting services for lotteries they require in the region.

The entity decided to continue to work on a general requirement for the construction of a map of products and collections through products coordinated by a Commission, the satisfaction survey with members coordinated by SELAE and send a survey conducted by the CSR and JR Commission coordinated by the ALEA.

At the end of the meeting, President Luis Gama concluded with a very positive balance, confirmed that the first meeting marked an action plan for the next two years and that the structural changes approved in the last Congress of Panama have already begun to bear fruit.

CIBELAE also announced that on June 25 and 26 the seminar was scheduled to be held, where the latest Trends and Innovation of our Industry will be discussed and discussed.

Those interested will soon be able to see the program in detail, which will be published on the official CIBELAE website: www.cibelae.net.

SOURCE: GMB.

 

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Presidents of ALEA and LOTBA SE Meet with the General Secretary of WLA to Discuss Organizational Aspects for the 2018 World Lottery Congress

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  (June 1, 2018) -- On Wednesday, May 23, the President of ALEA, CP Alfredo Monaco, together with Lynne Roiter, General Secretary of the WLA, held a meeting with Martín García Santillán, President of LOTBA SA at the ALEA sub-office in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires

The reason for the meeting was to talk about the 2018 World Lottery Congress with the aim of coordinating actions on some organizational aspects.

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After thanking the President of LOTBA SE, Monaco reviewed various issues before the WLA, ALEA and CIBELAE work team, composed of Méllisa Azam and Dulce Levya of the WLA, Nicole Schaller, Assistant to the President of the WLA, Jean - Luc Moner-Banet, in the General Management of Loterie Romand. Mario Trucco, Fernanda Belmonte and María Ofelia Maiztegui, by ALEA. And Rodrigo Cigliutti, Executive Director of CIBELAE. Luis Zanazzi and Carlos Stehling were also present on this occasion.

The President of LOTBA SE attended accompanied by Mariana Ergui. García Santillan, was referred to the management of ten months to the front of the body and said: 'Come to meet a year, in July, of which assume the role of regulators. I celebrate that the City ofBuenos Aires is involved in the world summit . ' He thanked to the WLA and to ALEA that the

City 'has been chosen the locality of Argentina for this world summit. In these 10 months I have been enlightened about the relevance it has in the sector. We celebrate that this is a fact and that Buenos Aires is an active part of this event. '

On the other hand, Monaco expressed that, at present, an approach to both entities, Lotería de la Ciudad and the Province of Buenos Aires, has been initiated. We will probably have a transition stage in which each one will adapt their policies. We look forward to working together and united in both ALEA, the WLA and CIBELAE '.

Asked about his participation in the Congress, García Santillán said that they have expectations to participate in the welcome to the event. 'Alea is a national host, representative of all the provinces. And we of the City of Buenos Aires. '

In the framework of the WLA visit, the meeting with the President of LOTBA SE marked a very important support for this event of international hierarchy.

 

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SOURCE: ALEA.

 

 

Kansas Lottery Says “Farewell” to Kansas Hold’Em with June Promotion

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TOPEKA, Kansas (May 31, 2018) -- The Kansas Lottery will discontinue its Kansas Hold’Em game at the end of June, but before that happens, PlayOn® members will have a chance to win poker tables and chips in a month-long “Farewell to Kansas Hold’Em” promotion.

Kansas Hold’Em tickets entered into the Kansas Lottery PlayOn® Player Loyalty program beginning June 1 at 5:00 a.m. through July 1 at 11:59 a.m. are eligible for entry in the promotion.Tickets may be winning or non-winning.

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On July 6, the Kansas Lottery will draw 20 winners.

The first ten winners drawn will win a poker table and chips set valued at $100.  The next ten winners will receive a poker table valued at $50. Winners will be announced July 10.

In addition to being entered in the drawing, PlayOn® members will receive DOUBLE POINTS for every Kansas Hold’Em ticket they enter during the entire month of June!

Players will no longer be able to purchase Kansas Hold’Em tickets after the close of business June 30 (12:01 a.m. July 1), but they will still have 365 days from the date of a Kansas Hold’Em drawing to claim prizes.

The Kansas Lottery test marketed the Kansas Hold’Em game in 2006 and began offering it statewide the following year.

Like Keno, Kansas Hold’Em is a monitor game with a draw every four minutes.

Players can wager from $2 to $10 per draw and can win up to $10,000 per draw.

The Kansas Lottery is ending Kansas Hold’Em as it prepares to switch to a new gaming system vendor with new technology and game opportunities this summer.

CONTACT: Sally Lunsford, T:  (785) 296-5708, E: sally.lunsford@kslottery.net.

SOURCE: The Kansas Lottery.

 

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board To Begin Accepting Petitions From Casinos For Sports Wagering

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HARRISBURG, PA (May 31, 2018) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boardannounced today that it has notified casino license holders that they can begin submission of petitions requesting approval to conduct sports wagering.

The announcement follows the May 14, 2018 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a federal ban on sports wagering through the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, and the Board’s action at its public meeting yesterday to pass the first in a series of temporary regulations for sports wagering. These temporary regulations are available on the Board web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. The Board expects to approve additional regulations at its upcoming meetings. A schedule of those meetings is also available on the web site.

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Under the provisions of the Act 42 of 2017, upon authorization by the Board, a sports wagering certificate holder may only be permitted to conduct sports wagering at a licensed facility; at a temporary facility for up to 18 months; in the case of a Category 1 racetrack casino, in a non-primary location in which it conducts pari-mutuel wagering; or, through an Internet-based system.

The actions taken by the Board are the first in our efforts to launch sports wagering in Pennsylvania as soon as possible,” said the Board’s Executive Director Kevin O’Toole. “In the coming months, we expect to regularly ask the Board for approval of additional temporary regulations that will move us toward a launch of this new gaming initiative.”

In order to further the development of the regulations, the Board also announced at its meeting that it is accepting comments from any interested entity or person relative to items which they believe the Board should take into consideration in promulgating the Board’s temporary regulations on sports wagering.  Comments should be submitted by mail or e-mail no later than June 15, 2018 to the Board for its consideration through the Board’s Secretary Pam Lewis at:

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

303 Walnut Street

Commonwealth Tower, 5th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Email: pamelewis@pa.gov

 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act approved by the signing of Act 42 of 2017.

These include Interactive Gaming, Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at truck stops, gaming at qualified airports, Fantasy Sports Contests, and sports wagering.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ nearly 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 homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at 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 Control Board.

 

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DraftKings Launches Daily Fantasy Sports Product in Australia

Becomes Eighth Country in DraftKings’ International Expansion

BOSTON, Massachusetts (June 3, 2018) -- DraftKings Inc., the world’s largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform, today announced that its DFS product is now live and available in Australia.

Starting today, customers in Australia can test their sports knowledge and DFS skills against players locally and from North America and Europe.

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“DraftKings’ DFS product takes sports fans’ game experience to another level, keeping them more engaged with their favourite athletes, teams and codes,” said DraftKings Chief International Officer, Jeffrey Haas. “Australia is home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the world and that’s a key reason why DraftKings decided to open there.

We’re confident Australians will enjoy the exciting and innovative competition formats we have available across ten international sports, and their ability to compete against other people, both local and international.”

DraftKings’ Australian expansion is underpinned by its success in North America and Europe and marks the eighth country where DraftKings is available to consumers.

The company expects that its soccer product in particular will be popular given Australia’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

About Daily Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports, both in the traditional season-long and daily or weekly format, are a contest of skill. DFS are similar to season-long fantasy sports with the key exception that the entire contest starts and ends in a much shorter time frame.

Contests range from a single day to one week depending on the sport, and users pick a team of players based on a salary cap and those players earn points based on their in-game performance.

Customers can choose to enter from a full suite of contests made for different skill-levels:

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Beginner only contests: Only “beginner and casual customers” can participate.

Casual contests: Available to any user who doesn’t have a Highly Experienced Player (HEP) badge; this is typically acquired when a user plays in 500 contests.

Leagues: The first-of-its-kind private, customized contest for individuals to play with friends and family.

For more information on DraftKings, please visit: www.draftkings.com.au.

About DraftKings

DraftKings is an innovative sports-tech and media entertainment platform changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams and athletes by bringing fans closer to the game. Headquartered in Boston, MA, DraftKings offers daily and weekly fantasy sports contests across 10 professional sports in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Malta, Germany, Ireland, Austria and operates in Australia under a licence issued to the Australian subsidiary, DraftKings Australia Pty Limited by the Northern Territory Racing Commission. Founded in 2012 by Matt Kalish, Paul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings makes sports better and better sports fans by creating the ‘Game Inside the Game.’

CONTACT: Aliza Solc, Email: media@draftkings.com

SOURCE: DraftKings.

 

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AGTech's New Lottery Terminal Wins Hardware Bids in Three Provinces

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HONG KONG, SAR (June 6, 2018) --  AGTech Holdings Limited ("AGTech" or the "Company", HKEX stock code: 08279), China's leading integrated lottery and entertainment technology company, is proud to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd. ("GOT"), has won three lottery hardware tenders with its new lottery terminal to supply to the China Sports Lottery in the Guizhou, Shanghai and Hebei provinces/municipality. GOT has nearly half of the China Sports Lottery's lottery hardware terminal market share nationwide, and the successful bids have further bolstered AGTech's leading position in China's sports lottery hardware market.

Importantly, when compared with traditional lottery terminals, this new lottery terminal model greatly elevates the overall experience for both lottery store owners and customers. First of all, the new terminal's dual screens facing both the store owners and customers effectively strengthens the interactive experience at the time of purchase.

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Secondly, the terminal is equipped with touch screens, which increases its ease of use and interactivity. In addition, the smart terminal operates on the Android operating platform, which is in line with the trend of development in the terminal market, is more beneficial for backend system controls and upgrades, and complies with the security specifications of the lottery industry. In the meantime, the new terminal will play a more important role in the lottery industry in achieving a more efficient and effective expansion of multi-business social channels. 

John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech, said, "We are pleased that our hardware division's continued dedication to China's lottery industry is reaffirmed with the winning of these three important tenders for the new model of the lottery terminal hardware. GOT continues to strive for excellence in product innovation, with both lottery store owners and customers in mind during the design process. GOT also maintains the highest standards of safety and compliance in the R&D and production of lottery hardware, further contributing to the healthy development of the Chinese lottery market as a whole."

About AGTech Holdings Limited

AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda and its Shares are listed on the GEM (Stock Code: 08279). AGTech is an integrated technology and services company engaged in the lottery and mobile games and entertainment market with a focus on China and selected international markets. A member of the Alibaba Group with around 400 employees, AGTech is the exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group.

AGTech's businesses are broadly divided into two categories:

  1. Lottery (including games and systems, hardware and distribution); and
  2. Games and Entertainment.

 

AGTech is a Gold Contributor of the World Lottery Association (WLA), an associate member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), an official organizer and operator of the competition card games Guan Dan and Two-on-One Poker in China, and an official partner of the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA).

For more information, please visit www.agtech.com

SOURCE: AGTech press release.

 

 

AGTech Partners with Jilin Provincial Sports Lottery Center to Launch Marketing Campaign During the 2018 World Cup

Utilizes industry expertise, Alibaba and Ant Financial's resources and innovative marketing model to enhance the brand awareness and attract new users to China Sports Lottery

HONG KONG, SAR (May 31, 2018) --  AGTech Holdings Limited ("AGTech" or the "Company", HKEX stock code: 08279), is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with Jilin Provincial Sports Lottery Center to jointly launch a marketing and promotional campaign during the 2018 World Cup from June to July this year. The partnership marks the first time the Company plans to launch this innovative marketing model directly with a provincial lottery center.

During the 2018 World Cup in June and July, AGTech will partner with Jilin Provincial Sports Lottery Center to launch a marketing campaign to enhance the brand awareness of China Sports Lottery and raise the popularity of its sports lottery products, thereby helping to expand its customer base and increase the volume of lottery sales. In this campaign, AGTech will leverage Alipay's robust user base to engage with participants through simple but fun engagement activities. Users of the Alipay app in Jilin will have the chance to win sports lottery coupons worth millions of RMB in total, which can be redeemed in sports lottery sales outlets across Jilin Province. Participants also have the chance to enjoy additional exciting online benefits.

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John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech, said: "In the first quarter of this year, we partnered with China Sports Lottery to successfully develop and launch a national innovative marketing campaign which integrated various online and offline resources to enhance users' experience across channels. The campaign transformed the traditional marketing model into a multi-faceted and highly effective campaign, playing an important role in promoting Sports Lottery's brand and attracting new users, fully demonstrating that marketing campaigns are a core part in enhancing the lottery industry. On the back of this success, we are excited to partner with Jilin Provincial Sports Lottery Center, our first such collaboration with a provincial sports lottery center, to deliver differentiated marketing in this digital age. By leveraging the enormous presence of Ant Financial's payment platform, Alipay, and various online and offline resources, we are confident that the campaign we launch together with Jilin Provincial Sports Lottery Center will help enhance the Sports Lottery's brand exposure, increase the popularity of its sports lottery products and create an innovative marketing model for the industry."

Mr. Sun added: "The partnership also signals our ability to integrate the Company's longstanding experience and deep expertise in the lottery industry and Alibaba Group and Ant Financial's vast portfolio of resources to help accelerate innovation in the lottery industry. As the leader in the lottery industry, we are committed to proactively innovating and continuously improving the lottery experience. We are looking forward to cooperating with more provincial lottery centers to further solidify the Company's industry leading position and contribute to the healthy development of the lottery industry."

About AGTech Holdings Limited

AGTech was incorporated in Bermuda and its Shares are listed on GEM (Stock Code: 8279). AGTech is an integrated technology and services company engaged in the lottery and mobile games and entertainment market with a focus on China and selected international markets. A member of the Alibaba Group with around 400 employees, AGTech is the exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group.

AGTech's businesses are broadly divided into two categories:

  1. Lottery (including games and systems, hardware and distribution); and
  2. Games and Entertainment.

 

AGTech is a Gold Contributor of the World Lottery Association (WLA), an associate member of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA), an official organiser and operator of the competition card games Guan Dan and Two-on-One poker in China, and an official partner of the International Mind Sportss Association (IMSA).

For more information, please visit: www.agtech.com

SOURCE: AGTech.

 

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Australasian Gaming Expo 2018 Announces New and Improved Program

SYDNEY, Australia (May 30, 2018) -- For the 29th year running, industry leaders will flock from all corners of the globe in search of innovation, growth and development at Asia Pacific’s largest and longest-running gaming and hospitality expo, Australasian Gaming Expo.

To be held at International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, 14-16 August 2018, it is the ‘must attend’ event for and buyers working within hotels, clubs and casinos.

Australasian Gaming Expo is the launchpad for future technological innovation, international networking opportunities and educational seminars. It’s where the community gathers to hear the latest thinking, developments and learn new ways to advance the industry.

Over three days, the world's best gaming and hospitality equipment and services are on show, with 2018 set to be its biggest and best year yet – including some exciting new additions to this year’s program.

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The Networking Zone will be the heartbeat for the event where business networking and meetings take place, with suites also available for private bookings.

Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming Technologies Association shares, “We’re making it easier than ever to make valuable business connections, with a range of networking opportunities and a dedicated Networking Lounge to bring together the whole gaming and hospitality community,”

A First Timers Program will welcome newcomers to this event, with easily identifiable lanyards, a guided show floor highlights tour and an exclusive networking event to help guests visiting for the first time get the most out of the show.

It’s valuable opportunities like these that help our attendees do a lot of their business for the year at the Expo,

On the back of strong registrations for last year’s seminar program, this year will also see an expanded emphasis on education and professional development.

We’ll be introducing new educational sessions to the event, with almost 3 full days of seminars on offer. That’s a whole extra day more than last year, with almost double the content,” Ferrar adds.

This year’s program takes a look at the future of the gaming industry in Australasia, covering topics related to new technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the customer.

Last year, exhibitors welcomed over 6,000 attendees across the 19,000 m2 of exhibition space at the Expo’s new home at ICC Sydney.

Australasian Gaming Expo is the world’s third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and the biggest event of its type in Australia.

To register, visit austgamingexpo.com

About Australasian Gaming Expo

Established in 1990, Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) is the world’s third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow. Featuring well over 200 exhibitors, welcoming more than 6,000 attendees across 19,000 m2 of exhibition space, AGE is the biggest event of its type in Australia.

AGE is the place to see new international products and services, network, attend thought-provoking seminars, seek business partners and generate sales.

SOURCE: Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE).

 

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