Receives Silver Stevie® Award For Companys Aurora Lottery
Solution at 2018 American Business Awards®
LONDON, U.K. (June 27, 2018) --
IGTs Aurora product development team was named the winner of a
silver Stevie® Award in the Excellence in Application Modernization
category during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® held in New York
on June 11.
The American Business Awards are the
U.S.A.s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in
the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations public and private,
for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,700 nominations from
organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this
year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
Under the leadership of Robert
Beauparlant, IGTs Vice President of Product Development, Lottery and Core
Platforms, the team at IGT created an innovative end-to-end lottery solution,
Aurora, which is widely recognized as a successful, revolutionized application
in the lottery industry.
IGTs longstanding technology
partner, HCL, nominated Aurora for several reasons, citing that it is a
versatile modern architecture and an advanced end-to-end lottery solution with
user interfaces that work on any browser or device; is cost effective; and
delivers a faster speed-to-market, among many other benefits.
Beauparlant has worked in the
government-sponsored lottery and gaming industry for over 30 years and
currently leads a team of more than 200 engineers, spanning all engineering
disciplines, in IGTs Lottery & Core Platforms Division.
This award further
validates IGTs leadership in the global lottery and gaming market where
government-sponsored gaming is at the intersection of gaming, politics, and
social responsibility, said Beauparlant. It also provides
affirmation of our Aurora product strategy in helping to modernize the clients
we serve. I thank HCL for their nomination and for their longstanding
relationship as a valued strategic partner with IGT; Matthew Whalen, CTO
Lottery and Core Platforms, for his vision and support; and the whole Aurora
team for their hard work and dedication and without whom this recognition would
not be possible.
More than 200 professionals
worldwide participated in the judging process to select this years Stevie
The nominations submitted
for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was
intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud
of this accomplishment, said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of
the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business
Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader
in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all
channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to
Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content,
substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence,
operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions
anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play.
We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit www.IGT.com.
About the Stevie Awards Stevie
Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the
German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International
Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie
Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer
Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year
from organizations in more than 60 nations.
Honoring organizations of all types
and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding
performances in the workplace worldwide.
Learn more about the Stevie Awards
Sponsors of The 2018 American
Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and
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Marilyn Monroe Ticket an Instant Star in
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (June 28,
2018) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
congratulates the Maryland Lottery on the spectacular success of its Marilyn
Monroe instant ticket, launched on March 26, 2018. After ten-weeks,
average sales of Marilyn Monroe tickets were 28% higher than average
sales for other $2 games over the same period since 2015, making it the
third-best selling $2 ticket since 2016!
The Marilyn Monroe ticket is
available in three different scenes, each showcasing an iconic image of the
glamorous star, and is enhanced with Pollard Banknotes patented Spectrum
Scratch FX® innovation, adding a vibrant diamond dazzle befitting the
legendary performer. Serving as Lady Luck, each Marilyn Monroe ticket
offers players the chance to win up to $10,000 instantly, and entry in a second
chance draw for one of eight $5,000 cash prizes or an ultimate Marilyn
experience in New York City. The experience includes a $5,000 cash prize, as
well as a trip for two to the Marilyn Monroe Spa, complete with
transportation, a three-night hotel stay in Times Square, $1,000 worth of spa
treatments, and $1,000 spending cash!
The Maryland Lottery leveraged
Marilyns strong brand appeal to generate excitement and promote the game
to players and non-players alike through social media. Facebook and Twitter
posts featured fun and inspiring facts about the timeless star, as well as
trivia and quiz contests such as the Which Marilyn Are You? game,
for Marilyn-themed prizes. Together with geographically- based posts for the
Maryland market on the official Marilyn Monroe Facebook page, the social
media campaign contributed to the games outstanding retail success and
high-volume response to the second chance offering.
"We are thrilled with the
performance of the Marilyn Monroe instant ticket, said John
Gorman, Chief Marketing Officer, Maryland Lottery. This launch lent
itself to an innovative digital and social ad campaign that our whole team had
fun working on and the response from our players has exceeded our
We were very pleased to
work with the Maryland Lottery to produce this eye-catching ticket for their
players. Our brilliant Spectrum Scratch FX® innovation is a natural fit
with the glamorous and elegant appeal of the Marilyn Monroe brand, and
together they form the perfect pairing for retail success, said Sina
Aiello, Vice President, Marketing, Pollard Banknote. Marilyn
Monroe is one of our newest additions to our range of licensed games
offerings, and we are thrilled to see that it is already generating a lot of
excitement among our lottery partners and their players and delivering strong
sales performances in the two jurisdictions in which it has been
Pollard Banknote provides turnkey
solutions and customized promotional support for a robust portfolio of licensed
games. In addition to designing, programming, and printing the themed tickets,
Pollard Banknotes integrated marketing strategies also include
second-chance drawings, interactive games, retailer promotions, consumer launch
events, advertising development, social media campaigns, point of sale
materials, and how to-play videos.
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming
Control Agency generates revenue to help support good causes within the state.
Since its inception in 1973, the Lottery has contributed $15.5 billion in
revenue to the state and awarded more than $24 billion in prizes to players. In
FY2017 the Maryland Lottery contributed a record breaking $1.117 billion in
revenue to the state, including $524.9 million in lottery profits for the
General Fund, which supports education, public health and safety, and
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and a full suite of digital offerings
ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery
solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company
is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to
maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard
Banknote also plays a major role in providing pull-tab tickets, bingo paper and
its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and
other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is
owned approximately 67.6% by the Pollard family and 32.4% by public
shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information,
please visit our website at
For More Information CONTACT: Sina
Aiello, Pollard Banknote Limited, Vice President, Marketing, Telephone: (204)
474-2323, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Agreement Between Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®)
and the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (June 22,
2018) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to
announce that it has signed a 12-month agreement with the
Lottery of the
City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA) to provide a variety of advisory, consulting,
training, and auditing services related to games of chance and their connected
The Lottery of the City of Buenos
Aires has the competence to authorize, organize, operate, collect, administer,
and control games of chance, skill games, and pari-mutuel wagering and
connected activities in the territory of the City of Buenos Aires.
The agreement procures the correct
operation of the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo Sociedad Anónima
(HAPSA), Casino Buenos Aires, and official agencies.
We are thankful to LOTBA
for trusting GLI to provide them with our world-class professional consulting,
training, and auditing services, said James Maida, GLI President and
As the first and most
experienced independent gaming and lottery testing laboratory in the world, we
look forward to working closely with LOTBAs regulators to help ensure the
integrity of the gaming and lottery industries in Buenos Aires.
Sierra-Hughes, GLIs Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government
Relations and Business Development
We are also thankful for
the confidence that LOTBA has placed in GLIs global resources to deliver
the type of outstanding results the Latin American and Caribbean gaming and
lottery industries have come to expect from GLI, said Karen
Sierra-Hughes, GLIs Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government
Relations and Business Development.
This agreement with LOTBA
further underscores GLIs strong commitment to the Latin American and
Caribbean region, as evidenced also by our upcoming Latin American and
Caribbean Regulators Roundtable in Lima, Peru August 6 8.
This agreement is very
important for the Lottery of the City because we understand GLI´s
prestige and global recognition."
"The signing of this agreement
will allow us to train our team and continue to work in line with our
transparency principles, said Martín García
Santillán, President of LOTBA.
GLI is proud to expand its
successful partnership with gaming and lottery regulators in Argentina.
Last year GLI, through its
world-renowned GLI University® professional education program, provided
training to Argentina regulators, as well as other regulatory entities in Latin
America and the Caribbean.
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.
For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman,
Vice President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Kentucky Lottery Sales Grow As Fiscal Year Nears
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 25, 2018)
-- In Fridays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations board of
directors, it was announced that sales continue to perform ahead of
expectations in the final weeks of Fiscal Year 2018.
Year-to-date sales through the end
of May 2018 were $956.8 million, which is 4.7% ($42.7 million) ahead of the
previous FY and .9% ($8.8 million) ahead of budget. Several large Mega Millions
runs have helped that game show the highest increase of any product, up 38.4%
($10.1 million) from the previous year.
Scratch-off sales continue to be the
dominant force, accounting for $560.8 million in sales for the period.
This is 1.7% ($9.3 million) more
than the same period last year, but 1.6% ($8.8 million) below budget.
According to Vice President of
Finance and Administration Rick Kelley, sales since March have been crucial in
these gains. New strategies for Scratch-off tickets, offering Keno online
via our mobile app, and solid jackpot performance in both Powerball and Mega
Millions have been the boost, he said.
The board also approved the
Lotterys budget for FY19. Executive Vice President & CFO Howard B.
Kline presented a plan that calls for an overall 9% sales increase, which would
set the sales goal at $1.13 billion. Income before transfer of dividends is
budgeted to be $269.8 million.
Its a very aggressive
budget, calling for increases such as a 10% jump in our Scratch-off
sales, said Kline. We feel a number of new sales initiatives
though will help us meet this goal.
Both this year and next,
those increased Scratch-off sales are making a big impact, said
Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. We listened to
players and made changes in prize structures to which theyre responding.
We also changed our media approach and have new plan execution in place at
retail, all of which combine to really drive this product.
Delacenserie also said Keno is in a
growth pattern, surpassing Powerball sales in the state. People have
really embraced Keno wholeheartedly, he said.
In other business, the board
approved incentive plans for both the Scratch-off and Keno
product lines, a test pilot program
for the game Win Place and Show, game rules and regulations for eleven
Scratch-off games and three Instant Play games, and amended rules for three
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be August 10.
The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM
EST, and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. Committee meetings will begin at 8:00 AM EST.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned more
than $5.1 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and literacy programs.
www.kheaa.com to find out
more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Lottery Nightly Drawing Show Now Online
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (June 25, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Lottery's live evening drawing show can now be viewed online
"We want to offer players the
convenience of watching drawings from wherever they are," said Lottery
Executive Director Drew Svitko. "Today's busy players really enjoy watching
the drawings as they happen, but aren't always near a television."
The 6:59 p.m. live drawing show
includes all PICK games and Wild Ball, Cash 5, and Match 6 Lotto, drawn seven
nights a week.
In addition to being livestreamed,
the drawing is carried by the following Pennsylvania television stations:
- WTXF, Philadelphia
- WPXI, Pittsburgh
- WGAL, Harrisburg/Lancaster
- WNEP, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
- WTAJ, Johnstown/Altoona
- WJET, Erie
The Pennsylvania Lottery's
televised drawings began in 1977.
Drawing results may also be obtained
at palottery.com, via the Lottery's official mobile app or by calling the
toll-free results hotline, 1-877-282-4639. Players should check every ticket
using a scanner at a Lottery retailer or with the official mobile app's Ticket
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
$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. Play and win online at pailottery.com. Install our official
mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations, T:
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Enters Strategic Cooperation with Jiangsu Province Sports Lottery
HONG KONG, SAR (June 20, 2018)
AGTech Holdings Limited (AGTech or the Company,
HKEX stock code: 08279) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered
into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Jiangsu Province Sports
Lottery Administration Center. The agreement signals the start of cooperation
on a wide range of lottery related initiatives covering business innovation,
channel expansion, smart hardware terminal, technology and data services,
marketing and promotion, etc. We expect the cooperation will help strengthen
the foundation and development of Jiangsu sports lottery, and increase brand
awareness and lottery sales volume. As the exclusive lottery platform of
Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group, AGTech will leverage their expansive
offline retail network and channels, as well as its deep lottery industry
expertise, to assist Jiangsu Province Sports Lottery Administration Center in
advancing Chinas lottery industry and contributing to the healthy
development of sports nationwide and public welfare.
Under the cooperation, Jiangsu
Province Sports Lottery Administration Center and AGTech will utilize resources
from both parties to actively promote the innovation of the sports lottery and
accelerate the marketing and promotion as well as the R&D of the lottery
In addition, the two parties will
expand the offline retail network of the sports lottery and carry out the
lottery business cooperation by leveraging various offline retail channels of
Alibaba Group and Ant Financial Group, such as Rural Taobao, Ling Shou Tong,
etc. AGTech will also bring its vast channel resources, as well as data and
technology support to the collaboration in the areas of digitizing stores sales
efforts, upgrading of conventional lottery stores, as well as smart lottery
pilot stores. The cooperation between the two parties on technology enhancement
will include but not limited to technology and data service, smart hardware
terminal, John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech, said,
We are pleased to have the opportunity to cooperate with Jiangsu Sports
Lottery Administration Center in such a comprehensive manner, ultimately
improving and modernizing the entire lottery experience for the benefit of the
customer. In 2017, the sales of Jiangsu province sports lottery exceeded RMB20
billion for the first time, making it the top seller in China. Given the
considerable scale of lottery sales in Jiangsu Province, Alibaba and Ant
Financials expansive offline retail network and channels as well as our
expertise and experiences in the lottery channel business and technology and
data services, we believe this strong combination will further improve the
consumption pattern and experience of sports lottery products as a whole. It
will also advance the lottery industry and contribute to the healthy
development of national sports and public welfare.
About AGTech Holdings
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.
AGTechs businesses are broadly
divided into two categories:
- Lottery (including games and systems, hardware and
- 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 Sports Association (IMSA).
For enquiries, please contact
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia:
Tel: (852) 2894 6223
Tel: (852) 2894 6228
Lottery Monitoring System Concludes Agreement with Norwegian Gaming
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 21,
2018) -- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) and the Norwegian Gaming
Authority have reached today an agreement. The two entities will be sharing key
information on irregular betting patterns and will be strengthening relations
and cooperation when it comes to the overall fight against the phenomenon of
competition manipulations. The Norwegian Gaming Authority is also leading the
Norwegian National Platform, as per article 13 of the Council of Europe
Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi,
states: We have been cooperating with the Norwegian Regulatory
Authority for some years now and we have had the opportunity to know them
better through our Norwegian member, Norsk Tipping. We have always been
impressed by their professional attitude and socially responsible approach and
we are therefore thrilled to further strengthen our relations and enhance our
joint work in the massive fight to safeguard the integrity of sports.
Henrik Nordal, Director of the
Norwegian Gaming Authority adds: The Norwegian Gaming Authority, also
leading the work of the Norwegian National Platform, has been taking the
problem of sport competitions manipulations very seriously. GLMS through its
Member in Norway, Norsk Tipping, has been already contributing to enhance our
efforts. We are delighted to now further strengthen relations and work together
even more closely.
- Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General Secretary:
- Evangelos Alexandrakis, 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
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
GLMS currently has 30 individual
Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria,
Loterie Nationale Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija Croatia, Danske
Spil Denmark, Veikkaus Finland, La Française Des Jeux
France, Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern Germany,
Opap SA Greece, Szerencsejatek Hungary, Islenk Getspa
Iceland, Israel Sports Betting Board - Israel, Lottomatica
Italy, Sisal Italy, Norsk Tipping
Norway, Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa Portugal,
Stoloto-Russia, Sportna Loterija Slovenia, Svenska Spel
Sweden, Loterie Romande Switzerland, Swisslos
Switzerland, Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands, Hong Kong Jockey
Club Hong Kong, Singapore Pools Singapore, Ktoto Co
South Korea, China Sports Lottery China, Loto-Québec-
Canada, Polla Chilena de Beneficencia Chile, Banca de Quinielas de
Montevideo Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco,
Loterie Nationale du Sénégal Senegal) and 2 collective
Members (European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association)
Visit the GLMS website here
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
Kentucky Lottery to Test New Lottery Game Based on Horse Racing
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 26, 2018)
-- The Kentucky Lottery Corporations Board of Directors has approved a
trial introduction of Win Place Show, a lottery game based on the
results of live horse racing. The board has approved a pilot test beginning
March 24, 2019. The pilot will consist of the game being offered in limited
release at approximately 45 stores in the Louisville, Lexington and Northern
Kentucky regions, and is expected to span 90 days.
The development, roll-out and
operation of Win Place Show will be a result of the collaborative
efforts between the Kentucky Lottery Corporation, EquiLottery LLC, and IGT, the
Lotterys draw game system vendor. Were looking forward to
seeing how our players respond to this new game, said Kentucky Lottery
Corporation CEO Tom Delacenserie.
The market research
indicates the game could be a good opportunity for the lottery to appeal to
existing players and bring in new players. To offer a game that uses a
signature Kentucky industry is an exciting opportunity.
Win Place Show is
a lottery game based on the results of an actual live horse race. Players will
buy one or more $2 quick pick Lottery tickets at participating retailers
through the same draw game system that produces games such as Powerball and
Pick 3. The ticket will feature three horses along with their numbers based on
their post position at the track, along with basic racetrack information and
post time. With the Win Place Show mobile app, players can
watch the featured races live or on replay and see if theyve won.
This is a great opportunity
for us to premiere our vision for a live sports lottery, said
EquiLottery Founder and CEO Brad Cummings. We look forward to this
chance to deliver an exciting and innovative new game to Kentuckians that our
studies say will increase scholarship funding through existing and new player
participation, and give much needed awareness to the horse racing industry in
Kentucky and beyond. We anticipate this being just the beginning for our
Retailers participating in this
pilot will be selected by lottery staff based on store location and sales. A
complete list of participating retailers will be made available. For more
information on Win Place Show, go to equilottery.com.
The Kentucky Lottery has earned over
$5.1 billion for the Commonwealth since 1989. KLC dividends pay for
college scholarships, grants and literacy programs. Visit kheaa.com to find out
more about grants and scholarships paid for by the KLC.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: The Kentucky Lottery press
Management Team at Norsk Tipping AS
NORWAY (June 26, 2018) -- Norsk
Tipping has employed two new directors. Eirill K. Holtvedt becomes Director of
Strategy and Organizational Development, while Per Kristian Mengshoel is
responsible for Innovation and Development.
Norsk Tipping has for some time been
actively working on developing the organization. The process is in the final
phase, and we are pleased to welcome two new directors.
Eirill K. Holtvedt, Strategy and
|Eirill K. Holtvedt
Eirill (44) is from DNB, where she
has been for 19 years. She is a graduate of MBA in Strategy and Finance from BI
and Siv. ing. Industrial Mathematics from NTNU.
Over the last ten years, she has
held executive positions in three different divisions in DNB: Division of
Marketing and Communications, then Wealth Management and now New Business. She
has extensive experience as both project manager and line leader in merger and
conversion processes, group and regional strategy work, brand building, concept
development and establishment of new units.
Erill lives at Bekkelaget in Oslo,
is married and has two children.
"It will be very strange to end
in DNB after 19 years, but I'm very excited to start in Norsk Tipping. It's
never easy to change jobs, but sometimes you have to be courageous and jump on
a chance that may not happen again. Norsk Tipping sounds like an amazingly
exciting workplace, and as an active athlete, I see daily what the profit of
Norsk Tipping is for children and young people's leisure activities, says
"I'm incredibly happy and big
that we have got Eirill on the team in Norsk Tipping. She has the expertise and
experience we need in the future, and qualities that complement the top
management team, "adm. Dir. Åsne Havnelid.
Per Kristian Mengshoel,
Innovation and Development
Per (44) studied for civil engineer
/ master in computer science at INSA Institute of Engineering in Toulouse,
France. Then he graduated in technology management in 2008/09.
He has worked several years in Norsk
Tipping and knows the company well.
After completing his studies, he
joined the consultancy industry in Oslo with SW development, first in Oracle,
then in BEKK. After almost 15 years as a consultant, he started as an
intermediary in IT Operations in Norsk Tipping.
After three years as an
intermediary, he started as a business developer in the New Business unit,
where he worked for just over a year. Recently he has worked as Fagsjef
In the organization project he has
been responsible for building the Innovation and Development department.
"That I now get the opportunity
to continue this work and lead the Innovation and Development department
onwards is something I'm looking at as a real challenge. I'm looking forward to
taking on the task, "he says.
Per is married, has four children
and lives on Hamar.
Per has an exciting
expertise and experience from several environments in addition to Norsk
Tipping. I'm particularly pleased that we could find such a skilled and good
candidate in our own ranks, and look forward to working on Per. He will be an
important contribution to the Top Leader Group, "said Havnelid.
Senior management group
When the new organization is
established from September 1, the company's top management team will look like
- Åsne Havnelid. CEO
- Thorbjørn A. Unneberg, Director Customer
- Tonje Sagstuen, Director Responsibility, Society
- Eirill K. Holtvedt, Director Strategy and
- Stein Willy Andreassen, Director of Economy and
- Per Ove Skomakerstuen, Director IT Operations
- Per Kristian Mengshoel, Director of Innovation and
CONTACTS: Åsne Havnelid,
41900370, Eirill K. Holtvedt, 95991774 or Per Kristian Mengshoel, 98219330.
SOURCE: Norsk Tipping AS.
Gambling Commission Announces Further Plans to Protect
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (June 26, 2018) --
The Gambling Commission has set out further commitments to protecting children
and young people from the dangers of gambling, building on work already
underway in this area.
The Commission asked its expert
advisers for specific advice on the critical theme of children, young people
Bringing together existing work and
acting on the advice provided by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
(RGSB), the Commissions strengthened focus seeks to ensure the right
protections are in place to reduce the risk of harm to children and young
The gambling regulator has called
for all those responsible for safeguarding children, to work together with the
Commission to address the wide range of issues identified in RGSBs
advice. Actions are needed to address:
- access and exposure to gambling by children and
- digital and online risks;
- preventative education and treatment;
- evidence collection and consumer engagement.
Tim Miller, an Executive Director at
the Gambling Commission, said: We have a strong commitment to protecting
children and young people from the harm gambling can pose its at
the heart of how we regulate. We asked our expert advisers, the Responsible
Gambling Strategy Board, to consider this critical theme. The advice helps us
to refocus and reinforce what we are doing already, and what we need to do
next. For example, this year we will be carrying out targeted compliance and
enforcement activity to identify and tackle any weaknesses in the age
Safeguarding children in a
digital age is complex, and what both RGSB and our research has highlighted is
that it takes a multi-faceted approach by us, government, educators, gambling
firms and parents. It will take firm ongoing commitments from the Commission as
gambling regulator, but also from all of those with a part to play.
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SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Swedish Gambling Regulator Lotteriinspektionen Announce Forms
to Apply for Gaming Licenses Will be Available from July
SWEDEN (June 20, 2018) -- On June 7,
Sweden's Riksdag voted through the government's proposal for a reorganized
gaming market. It is thus clear that a licensing system in the gaming market
will be introduced as of January 1, 2019.
Interest in the reorganization of
the Swedish gaming market is great, even internationally. Many players have
already shown interest in applying for a license in Sweden, which, as planned,
should be possible from 1 August.
We are now waiting for the
government to decide on a new spell arrangement.
Once done, we can publish the
application documents on our website. Spell decision decisions are expected to
be taken no sooner on July 5, forms for applying for a gaming license could in
that case be available from July 10, (if they do not need to be adjusted due to
spelling in the spell order).
Applications will be processed when
the application fee is paid.
The Lottery Inspectorate's
regulations and general advice should be pre-published on the Lottery
Inspectorate's website after July 24th. These will be provisional to enter into
force on September 1st.
Preliminary timetable for
application forms and regulations
- ·July 5, the government is expected to
decide on the spell regulation that describes areas of application in the new
game play. The regulation also contains application fees.
- July 10 application forms are published on the
Lottery Inspectorate's website (if they do not need to be adjusted as a result
of writing in the spell order).
- After July 24, the Lottery Inspectorate's
regulations and general advice are pre-published on the Lottery Inspectorate's
website. These will be provisional to enter into force on September 1st.
Gambling Regulator Lotteriinspektionen.
Technology and Innovation the Focus at Australasian Gaming Expo
SYDNEY, Australia (June 18, 2018) --
In Australia, gambling expenditure has increased from $22.7 billion in
20142015 to $23.6 billion in 20152016 (up 3.9 per cent) . The
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), from 14-16 August 2018, is an annual event run
by the Gaming Technologies Association, focusing on fostering a sustainable and
AGE is the largest event of its kind
in the Southern Hemisphere. This years program focuses on
technology and innovation across the entire sector, featuring over 200 local
and international exhibitors, as well as industry-led seminars covering new
technology, gaming, hospitality, service, and the end customer.
Ross Ferrar, CEO, Gaming
Technologies Association, shares his insights into the changing industry and
what that means for the future.
Our event is crucial for
the health of the industry we promote connections, education,
regulation, technology and trends, business and more, to casinos, pubs, clubs
and hotels. Its about empowering local businesses to thrive.
Weve got a jam-packed
show floor this year, featuring the latest innovations direct to the industry.
Its these new technologies driving the evolution of gaming and its
our job to embrace, explore, train and innovate alongside them. We are proud to
provide such a platform for our industry, said Mr Ferrar.
Key exhibitors confirmed from
the gaming technology sector include:
This years event will
incorporate technology into the visitor experience offering Teleportals, or
virtual assistants, across the show floor to aid guests with their
All AGE registered delegates will
also have a Konduko reader in their lanyard a small digital platform
that can be tapped at exhibitor stands they visit.
At the end of each day a
Daily Digest email containing a full round-up of information
from the day is delivered to the delegates inbox, in either PDF,
PowerPoint, or short video format.
For 2018, we are really
aiming to provide a 360 degree digital-focus, to elevate our event and provide
real ROI to our stakeholders. We want to be at the forefront of the industry,
to make Australasian gaming, global gaming, added Mr Ferrar.
Australasian Gaming Expo is
the worlds third largest hospitality and gaming tradeshow and will take
place at International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 16 August 2018.
For more information or to register,
 Queensland Government
Statistician's Office, Queensland Treasury, Australian Gambling Statistics,
SOURCE: Australasian Gaming