Governor Justice Appoints John Myers as Director of the West
CHARLESTON, WV (September 18, 2018)
-- Gov. Jim Justice has appointed John Myers as Director of the West Virginia
Myers has been serving as Secretary
of Administration for the Justice Administration.
Prior to that appointment he worked
at the West Virginia Lottery from 2008-2017 and was Acting Director from
Before he started his career in
public service, John was the manager of corporate administration for Toyota
Motor Manufacturing in Buffalo, West Virginia.
The appointment is effective
SOURCE: Office of Governor
Transforming Play with North America's Lotteries at NASPL 2018 in Cleveland,
LONDON, U.K. (Sept. 17, 2018) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) will showcase breakthrough
solutions to enhance the player experience and help lotteries take advantage of
growth opportunities for their business in its booth themed "Transforming Play"
at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL)
Annual Conference, Sept. 25-28, at the Huntington Convention Center of
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...
"In this game-changing year for
the industry, lotteries have the potential to offer more options for play than
ever before," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery.
"At NASPL 2018, attendees can see and experience the results of IGT's
investment in forward-looking platforms, content, and services to help
lotteries in any jurisdiction offer a more seamless play experience and open a
dialogue with new player demographics."
In response to consumers' growing
expectations for the fun and convenience of digital play, IGT will present:
- IGT PlayDigital interactive platform and solutions
to support lotteries in entering or expanding into the digital world ─
featuring the PlaySpot mobile solution to provide fun, convenient, and
secure digital play within any licensed retail location, and a rich game and
product portfolio to drive success in a digitally connected world.
- PlayShot end-to-end sports betting solution,
a complete turnkey solution built with player insights and more than 350,000
hours of development to tailor this enterprise-class solution to the U.S.
market. From mobile and online to self-service betting and traditional
sportsbooks, PlayShot gives customers the power to capture the potential of
this emerging market.
In addition to new digital play
solutions, IGT will feature:
- The launch of Big Money Spin, the exclusive new
linked program for Wheel of Fortune® ─ a player favorite that
continues to attract new audiences. Offering players a once-in-a-lifetime
experience, Big Money Spin is a fully supported turnkey program, including a
suite of customizable marketing components and IGT's on-site, white-glove
hosting of Grand Prize packages to Los Angeles, where players will experience
the excitement of being on the set of the iconic television show and have the
chance to take home a guaranteed $1 million prize at multiple Big Money Spin
- Cash Pop, the new draw game from FutureGame,
IGT's proprietary game development process. Cash Pop offers fun and excitement,
with multiple ways to play in one draw game. Players can choose one digit to
keep it simple, or play combinations for more ways to win. Visit the IGT booth
to see why 8 out of 10 players surveyed liked the game, and 92% said Cash Pop
is easy to play.
- GameTouch 20 and GameTouch Draw vending
machines to expand self-service and help lotteries position for further
expansion. GameTouch 20 is optimized for corporate chain retailers. GameTouch
Draw features a design and footprint that suits social spaces such as bars and
restaurants, enabling the sale of draw games and keno in nontraditional retail
- BizApps ─ A synchronized and flexible suite
of complementary tools that leverage consistent analytics across all of a
lottery's stakeholders, delivering rich, actionable insights that drive sales.
Developed using IGT's depth of experience managing lotteries, retailer
networks, and lottery sales forces in jurisdictions around the world, the tools
in the BizApps suite give lotteries the power to better manage the activities
that accelerate growth.
- Experienced teams to support lotteries in
optimizing their game portfolio, gaining new player insights, improving sales
operations, maximizing revenue through retail relationships, and more. IGT's
teams are trusted partners for the full range of lottery customer needs.
"Our goal is to support customers
in taking an integrated, flexible approach that maximizes every area of
opportunity to grow responsibly," said Gendron. "We welcome all
attendees to explore the latest IGT solutions to drive sales and manage their
business for ongoing growth in keeping with the rapid changes taking place in
The NASPL 2018 program will feature
a number of IGT executives:
- Matthew Whalen, Senior Vice President & Chief
Technology Officer, Lottery, joins a distinguished group of world lottery
industry leaders as one of five new inductees into the PGRI Lottery Industry
Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m. on
Wednesday, September 26, at the Hilton Hotel, Hope Ballroom E. "I'm honored and
grateful to be included among those in the Hall of Fame, and to work in a
dynamic industry with so many devoted and talented people," said Whalen. "I
love the challenge of finding elegant solutions to complex problems. I'm proud
to have been a part of some truly significant achievements in this business,
and I believe we are only scratching the surface of what we will ultimately be
able to achieve."
- Jay Gendron, Chief Operating Officer, Lottery, will
participate in the Associate Member Panel Discussion in the General Session on
Wednesday, September 26, from 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of
the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
- Charles Cohen, Vice President, IGT PlayDigital
Sports Betting, and Paul Riley, Vice President, Innovation and Lottery
Transformation, will present on the topics of sports betting and innovation
during the General Session on Thursday, September 27, from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
in Atrium Ballroom A/B of the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
Find IGT at Booth #100 at the
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland for a closer look at products and
services to transform play and fuel lottery growth.
For more information, visit IGT.com
or go to facebook.com/IGTLottery.
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 Digital
and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial
investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise
and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of
consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local
presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100
countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest
standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000
employees. For more information, please visit
Robert K. Vincent,
toll free in U.S./Canada (844)
IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada (401) 392-7452
T: (401) 392-7190
Italian media inquiries,
T: (+39) 06 51899030
SOURCE: International Game
Technology PLC (IGT).
INTRALOT Presents its Next-Generation Products and Services at
NASPL Exhibition / Cleveland Ohio
ATHENS, Greece (September 20, 2018)
-- INTRALOT ushers in the Digital Transformation era for Lotteries through its
Next Generation of Products and services in its booth #124 as Level I associate
partner at North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL)
Annual Conference, on 25-28 September 2018, at the Huntington Convention Center
of Cleveland. INTRALOT will present its novel Sports Betting and Lottery
Solutions along with a variety of gaming technology innovations such as
Cashless transactions, Retailer optimization, business analytics, in-Lane
solution, superior Trading Managed Services and best in class terminals,
including the newest self-service gaming solutions, such as DREAMTOUCH Lite,
simplified betting concept of TAPnBET and WINSTATION 30, the first in the
market vending machine with a capacity of 30 scratch tickets games.
INTRALOTs new Intelligent
Ecosystem of Lottery and Sports Betting Solutions is designed to drive growth.
Our solutions offer a personalized players experience adhering to the
principles of Responsible Gaming with flexible, reliable, and secure offerings
to address Lotteries modernization needs in the digital era.
New Sports Betting Solution in
the World of Betting section
Our 25-years of experience in Sports
Betting has guided the development of our next generation, flexible and
scalable sports betting platform at the heart of an integrated Sports Betting
Solution that incorporates advanced content, PAM, reporting and security
functionalities. The platform offers pre-integration with multiple
commercial feeds, event creation, markets pricing, resulting, and in-play
incidents. Our CMS and PAM carry the latest security and transparency features,
KYC and geo-fencing, and payment provider integration capabilities. The Sports
betting solution with its cross-channel capabilities can easily integrate with
the Lottery platform and provide both cross-selling opportunities and economies
of scale to State Lotteries in the United States. INTRALOTs experience in
running Sports Books covers more than 65 sports supported with different
pricing models for over 24 sports, 24,000 In-Play events and 30,000 Pre-Game
events per month capacity and more than 800 different market types. Our Betting
entertainment portfolio includes Racing,
Virtuals, and Pre-recorded
propositions that increase players life time value.
New Lottery Solution in the World
of Lottery section
In the Lottery area, the latest
version of flagship Retail Terminals are exhibited with Self-Service and
Vending terminals offering major improvements to players experience with
their new features.
The new INTRALOT Lottery Solution
comprises new platforms, our CMS and our analytics software focusing on
cross-channel functionalities and fast go-to-market, along with a modern
touchpoint philosophy. With the use of Bluetooth/ WIFI technologies and mobile
solutions, along with traditional retail solutions we transform customers
journey. The new mobile lottery native app offers players new ways to
seamlessly prepare and submit playslips and deliver benefits for all digital
game offerings. A new, fully responsive web-portal for all viewports and games
expands operator presence in all online channels.
During the conference,
INTRALOTs Executive members will discuss further on the Digital evolution
and the complex challenges of Lotteries modernization:
- Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group CEO - will
participate in the Associate Member Panel Discussion in the General Session on
Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Atrium Ballroom A/B of
the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland.
- Mr. Nick Papadoglou, VP CCO, together with Mr.
Scott Hoss, Senior Marketing Manager, INTRALOT Inc. will be presenting
Celebrating Ohio: A leading example of modernizing lotteries in a digital
world. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:15am -Associate Member
Presentations (Level I) at Atrium Ballroom A/B, of the Huntington Convention
Center of Cleveland.
INTRALOTs Group CEO Antonios
Kerastaris stated: We are very proud about the digital evolution of
our portfolio and the next-generation, flexible, and scalable suite of products
in Lottery and Sports Betting that we will be presenting during NASPL. Our
geographic refocus on the developed markets and especially in North America
provides tremendous potential and opportunities for growth to operators that
can be easily achieved through our rich and diverse products and services
portfolio and experience.
We invite you to experience a unique
customer journey through the Lottery and Betting zones and learn more about our
next-generation solutions designed to support Lotteries modernization by
focusing on simple holistic solutions. Our specialists will be available to
offer insights about our player-centric approach.
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 52 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 1.1 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees (3,100 of which in
subsidiaries and 2,000 in associates) in 2017, INTRALOT is an innovation
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience.
The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations
across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise.
Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an
integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions
& services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive,
VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting
games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and
interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its
global lottery operations.
For more info: Mr. Chris Sfatos,
Group Corporate Affairs Director, Phone: +30-210 6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800,
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.INTRALOT.com).
Neopollard Interactive Congratulates the New Hampshire Lottery
on iLottery Launch
LANSING, Michigan (September 18,
2018) -- NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive or
NPi), a leading provider of iLottery technology, managed services
and engaging interactive games, is pleased to announce that it has partnered
with the New Hampshire Lottery to provide a complete iLottery solution.
Just launched recently, the New
Hampshire Lotterys iLottery program leverages NPis platforms and a
full suite of NPi services including Customer Engagement Marketing, Player
Support and NPis Games Studio which will give players throughout the
state access to a full suite of engaging, interactive scratch games, as well as
draw games such as Powerball® and Mega Millions. The launch of the iLottery
program provides the Lottery with exciting new opportunities to enhance its
product offering, increase player engagement, and maximize revenue for public
education in the state.
NeoPollard Interactive is one of the
most experienced providers of iLottery solutions, currently providing online
games and services for several lotteries across North America. The New
Hampshire Lottery will leverage NPis turnkey iLottery 360° Solution
to enable players to conveniently access and play their favorite lottery games
through web and mobile channels. The New Hampshire Lotterys iLottery
solution will also feature sophisticated CRM capabilities that support the
cross-promotion of traditional lottery products with interactive games,
enhancing and strengthening the Lotterys retailer network.
We have long viewed
ourselves as a player-centric lottery, said Charlie McIntyre,
Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery. Our focus in
everything we do is how best to make our products entertaining and accessible
to our customers by creating a strong and positive play experience. Launching
iLottery is the critical next wave component in enhancing our players direct
interaction with our games. We wanted to get it right and believe our choice of
NeoPollard Interactive would best ensure a successful rollout and early
adoption of the online lottery experience. NPis domestic and
international experience in this space has demonstrated critical best practice
technology and created an enhanced player experience in that online
We are thrilled to be
working with the New Hampshire Lottery to deliver iLottery to its
players, said Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive.
We are pleased to introduce iLottery strategies and products that will
strengthen the Lotterys portfolio and increase sales across all channels.
With the launch of an iLottery platform, the robust interactive and mobile
components of our solution will provide new insights into player preferences
and behaviors, while our responsible gaming initiatives will support the New
Hampshire Lotterys mission of providing secure and entertaining gaming
Since its inception in 1964, the New
Hampshire Lottery Commission has been dedicated to supporting education
throughout the state through the sale of scratch games and various lotto-style
games. To date, the Lottery has directed nearly $2 billion in revenue to
schools in New Hampshire. To learn more, visit
NeoPollard Interactive LLC
(NeoPollard Interactive) is jointly owned by two of the
worlds most trusted and reputable companies in lottery and internet
gamingPollard Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) and
NeoGames S.a.r.L. (NeoGames). Established in 2014, NeoPollard
Interactive combines the marketing expertise and extensive worldwide lottery
experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven leadership and technology of
NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming products and services suited
to an ever-evolving marketplace. The company leverages the strengths of each
partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative online
gaming services that enable regulated lottery clients to generate revenues for
For More Information About
Neopollard Interactive, CONTACT:
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive
Win Place Show Mobile App Demo is Ready for Download
LOUISVILLE, KY (September 17, 2018)
-- Watching races from the convenience of a mobile phone is one of the core
appeals of Win Place Show, our lottery game based on the results of live horse
While you still cant buy
tickets until March 24, 2019, today we celebrate the release of the demo
version of our mobile app.
It is now ready to download onto
your Apple or Android mobile devices.
Click the icons below to download
now or search for "Win Place Show" in the app store servicing your
This demo version features all of
the basic functionality of the app as it will be made available to players once
Win Place Show is initially launched on a trial basis at 45 retailers through
the Kentucky Lottery in March.
This version allows you to scan
tickets (actually, any QR code or barcode will do for this demo), watch races
connected to the game (races in the demo version are all replays) and check
Its as easy as Scan, Watch,
Win! You can see a list of upcoming and past races,
watch those past race videos and find the nearest retailer with our retailer
locator once our list of Win Place Show retailers is set and made public.
We look forward to hearing your
thoughts on this mobile app experience. If you have any suggestions or issues
with the app, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: EquiLottery Games.
Skilrock to Unveil Transformation at G2E
GURGAON , India (September 19, 2018)
-- G2E at Las Vegas has increasingly become a global melting pot for the Gaming
Industry. With the recent changes in the gaming landscape in North America the
show has become indispensable for the industry players. After receiving an
overwhelming response at various shows across the world, Skilrock has decided
to exhibit its innovative solutions at G2E, Las Vegas, Nevada, between October
9 - 11.
Skilrock offers solutions that can
transform any lottery or gaming operator anywhere in the world. Living with
this character, Skilrock will be unveiling its new brand logo with an upgraded
technology solution that is designed to bring a paradigm shift in how operators
would like to transform themselves.
With an increased focus on Americas,
this will be the third major event in a series of major lottery and
gaming events in the region this year where Skilrock will be exhibiting. This
will be closely followed by its participation as a Gold Contributor
in the World Lottery Summit at Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director
at Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd, commented New opportunities are
like catalyst for any industry, consequently North America with its newfound
vibrancy is set to transform our global gaming industry with far reaching
consequences. Skilrock is an agile technology solution provider, who believe in
meeting the exact needs of its clients and transform their imagination into
reality with its innovative platform, latest technology components and custom
Leaving a mark of this
epoch that will be a turning point for the industry, Skilrock has decided to
launch its new Logo and range of solutions that will be exciting and
transformational for our clients. We want to demonstrate our commitment to the
region and therefore we will be showcasing our range of products and solutions
that are designed to maximize the local aspirations of every stakeholders -
players, operators and
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 &
The WEAVER Omni-Channel Gaming
Platform of Skilrock serves RETAIL, iGAMING & SELF SERVICE channels with
equal ease and at the same time 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 5 million iGaming players across 22 jurisdictions
have been serviced using Weaver Platform.
SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies.
Szreks Trusted Draw Solution and Electronic Draw System
Attested for Nonrepudiation and Conclusive Fault and Fraud
EAST GREENWICH, RI (September 19,
2018) -- Bulletproof, a GLI company, recently evaluated Szrek2Solutions
RNG solution, Trusted Draw and Trusted Audit. The final
report Independent Review of Security and Non-repudiation of the
Szrek2Solutions Electronic Draw System (EDS) validated Szreks RNG
draw solution as meeting or exceeding the best practices by providing
conclusive auditability and proof of integrity.
To quote from the executive
summary of the report:
The assessed electronic
draw system, Trusted Draw, utilizes cryptographic hardware and algorithms in
its methodology to provide proof of integrity through non-repudiation in the
generation of random numbers [italics added for emphasis by Szrek2Solutions].
It creates unpredictable, unmodifiable data which is independently verifiable.
Hardware as well as software faults and attacks against the RNG and its
components are conclusively detectable.
The use of the independent
Trusted Audit system completes the chain of trust in random number generation
through validation and independent audit of the draw results. It verifies the
seed for the random number generation and the supplied result data. Then it
recreates the draw results and thus provides conclusive proof of integrity and
non-repudiation in the random number and draw result generation
What are the key integrity
The capability to detect
hardware faults, software problems and fraud attempts, and to reproduce or
verify the draw results, are key integrity factors in the Szrek2Solutions EDS.
In Bulletproofs experience, primarily protective security measures have
been the focus in EDS solutions in the industry so far, lacking reproducibility
and conclusive verifiability of the draw results.
Bulletproof concluded its
Transparency in the EDS and
RNG process through auditability, proof of integrity by non-repudiation and
effective fraud prevention and detection are the current key industry security
and integrity best practices for electronic draw systems. Bulletproof concludes
that the assessed Szrek2Solutions Trusted Draw and Trusted Audit system
provides conclusive auditability and proof of integrity and thus meets or
exceeds the current industry best practices for EDS and RNG technology and all
relevant security standard requirements at the current time.
The Szrek2Solutions RNG has
been certified by several independent U.S. and international labs and deployed
successfully since 2005 by numerous lottery operators and state licensed
lotteries in the world. Customers include IGT Global Solutions; Texas Lottery,
Oregon Lottery, and Iowa Lottery in the United States; Scientific Games
International in Austria; ONCE in Spain; Lottomatica and Sisal in Italy;
Loterie Nationale in Luxembourg; and Ithuba in South Africa.
In addition to Trusted Draw
and Trusted Audit, Szrek2Solutions Product Suite includes Trusted
Play, a high performance RNG server for generating outcomes for e-instant
games and multiplayer games, Trusted Transactions for securing lottery
transactions, and Trusted Ticket for authenticating lottery tickets.
Headquartered in Rhode Island (USA), with a European office in Portugal, Szrek
offers reliable RNG product implementation, deployment, and support.
CONTACT: Tel: +1 (401) 398-0395,
SOURCE: Szrek2Solutions press
Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Investing In New Digital
TORONTO, Ontario (September 13,
2018) Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) is improving the customer
experience and ensuring it is responsive to changing customer expectations by
investing in digital technology and product solutions.
Following a competitive procurement
process, OLG has selected Bede Gaming Canada Limited to provide a new
enterprise-wide digital foundation.
Bede will provide a new
platform that will act as a central point of integration for OLGs
products and channels, said Greg McKenzie, OLGs Chief Operating
Officer. This platform will allow OLG to add new games, improve our
online offering and enable mobile responsiveness. We are looking forward to
developing our relationship with Bede as OLG continues its digital
delighted to welcome OLG to Bede and am extremely proud of the team effort
involved in bringing this agreement to fruition, said Michael Brady,
Co-Founder, Bede Gaming.
It is a huge recognition of
the strength of our offering and firm proof of our status as a leading gaming
platform in the industry. This is a landmark contract win for Bede and I am
sure will be the start of a long and successful relationship with one of the
most respected names in the worldwide lottery sector. We are looking forward to
supporting OLG in achieving digital excellence.
The new digital platform will add to
OLGs existing digital capabilities in areas like player registration and
player accounts. It will also have world-leading Responsible Gambling (RG)
options built in, giving players the ability to set limits, self-exclusions and
other supports tailored to their needs.
These RG tools will comply with
requirements of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and uphold
OLGs track record as a world-class responsible operator.
OLG expects the new player platform
to be in place in early 2020.
Throughout the player platform
procurement process, OLG engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide
oversight and advice.
Bede Gaming is a leading supplier of
software to the online gambling industry, powering some of the sector's biggest
brands. Bede provides world class solutions to operators looking to achieve
significant digital ambitions.
The platform processes hundreds of
millions of transactions a month. It is scalable, modular and adaptable
allowing operators to integrate any third-party software into the platform or
use its bespoke tools.
The platform also integrates into
land-based systems offering a genuine omni-channel convergence solution.
Bede, which is certified to ISO
27001, is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the heart of the North East
of England, UK.
It is licensed by the UK Gambling
Commission and is an approved supplier of the Alderney Gambling Control
Commission, as well as registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of
Ontario to conduct business as a gaming supplier in Ontario.
OLG is a crown agency that develops
world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a
socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming
facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming;
and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable
OLG is also helping to build a more
sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario.
Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly
$47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government
priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem
gambling; and support for amateur athletes.
Each year, proceeds from OLGs
operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery
retailers and local charities across the province.
SOURCE: Ontario Lottery and Gaming
(OLG) press release.
Camelot Launch New Brand Platform to Re-assert the Amazing
Effects of The National Lottery
UNITED KINGDOM (September 14, 2018)
-- This weekend Camelot is launching a major new brand promise for The National
Lottery, as it looks to firmly establish playing the lottery as something
everyone in the country can feel great about.
The new strategy and strapline,
Amazing Starts Here, which has been created by adam&eveDDB and
which will be rolled out across all of The National Lotterys games and
brands, aims to bring the purpose of The National Lottery to life by
highlighting the fact that it makes amazing happen for people
for the winners of prizes of all sizes and the Good Causes that The
National Lottery supports, such as charities, museums, the British film
industry and grassroots community projects.
The new campaign will break this
Saturday, 15th September, with a two-minute film during The X Factor on ITV.
The film tells the story of a hardworking fisherman whose wife strikes it lucky
with a winning ticket.
The ad, which was shot by the
director Mark Molloy in Macduff in Scotland, will be supported by a
multi-channel campaign with a series of TV, online, social and outdoor
ads featuring people at the moment they realise they are winners.
This will be quickly followed by
newly-created TV spots to promote Lotto Rollovers, which will feature
newsagents around the country in their shops celebrating the announcement of
the Rollover with everything from confetti canons to laser shows.
Further National Lottery ads will
air later this year, including a 60-second TV spot supporting a Good Causes
beneficiary and a new ad for EuroMillions, which will break in October.
The multi-channel campaign will also
encompass digital, social, print, cinema and radio activity with the new
Amazing Starts Here strapline also being rolled out across all
National Lottery touchpoints, from tickets and Scratchcards, through to
Hayley Stringfellow, Head of Brand
at the National Lottery, said: The strategic review we carried out
last year showed that we need to make The National Lottery more relevant to
both players and the wider public. Weve worked with adam&eveDDB to
come up with a really inspiring strategy to show what The National Lottery is
all about. Amazing Starts Here brings to life the amazing things
that The National Lottery makes possible for everyone the unique
combination of people winning prizes plus funding for projects the length and
breadth of the UK and it all starts with someone buying a National
Sam LeCoeur, Managing Partner,
adam&eveDDB, said: The moment we started working with Camelot, our
shared ambition was simple to build a new emotional relationship with
our audience that shows the amazing things that can happen for families,
communities and the nation, as a result of simply buying a National Lottery
adam&eveDDB is a creative agency
based in London who work with a range of clients including Camelot, John Lewis,
Samsung, Google, Marmite, H&M, Waitrose, Fosters, Lloyds Bank,
Volkswagen and CALM.
For more information: Jemima Monies,
Head of New Business & PR, adam&eveDDB: email@example.com
/ 07730 319 515
SOURCE: adam&eveDDB press
International Concern Over Blurred Lines Between Gambling and
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (September 17,
2018) -- Global gambling regulators have teamed up to voice their concerns
about skins gambling and loot boxes in video games.
Fifteen gambling regulators from
across Europe, as well as Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an
agreement to work together to address the risks created by the blurring of
lines between gaming and gambling.
Tackling unlicensed third-party
websites offering illegal gambling linked to popular video games is a priority
and the regulators are calling for the video games industry and technology
platforms to play their part in helping crack down on these websites.
Games providers must also ensure
that features within games, such as loot boxes, do not constitute gambling
under national laws.
Neil McArthur, Chief Executive and
signatory for the Gambling Commission on the declaration, said: We
have joined forces to call on video games companies to address the clear public
concern around the risks gambling and some video games can pose to children. We
encourage video games companies to work with their gambling regulators and take
action now to address those concerns to make sure that consumers, and
particularly children, are protected.
Neil adds: We want parents
to be aware of the risks and to talk to their children about how to stay safe
online. For example, unlicensed websites offering skins betting can pop up at
any time and children could be gambling with money intended for computer game
Read the full declaration.
CONTACT: press office on T:
0121 230 6700 or email:
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
American Gaming Association Release New Research on Economic
Impact of Gaming Industry
Report shows 9.5 percent
increase in economic output; industry now supports 1.8 million jobs
WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2018)
-- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a
study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S.
economy providing stable jobs to nearly two million Americans and
generating billions of dollars in tax revenue. This is the first comprehensive
report on the gaming industrys national economic impact since 2014.
Oxford Economics 2018 study
found that the U.S. gaming industry:
- Contributes $261 billion to the U.S. economy, a 9.5
percent increase since 2014;
- Supports nearly 1.8 million jobs, up from 1.7
million jobs in 2014; and
- Generates $40.8 billion in tax revenues to federal,
state and local governments.
Gaming companies across the
country are enabling long-lasting careers for their employees and making a huge
impact on their communities through innovative partnerships with local
nonprofits, volunteerism and the generation of revenue that supports critical
services. The industrys tax revenue alone provides enough funding to hire
692,000 new teachers, said Sara Slane, senior vice president of
public affairs for the American Gaming Association. Since our last
study in 2014, casino gaming has expanded into new markets, offered innovative
new entertainment options and enhanced its position as a key contributor to
local, state and federal economies.
The research was commissioned by AGA
and conducted by Oxford Economics. More information about the study can be
The American Gaming Association is
the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino
industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include
commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities
affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve
sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gamings modern
appeal and vast economic contributions.
Click here to download the repot.
SOURCE: The American Gaming
Association press release.
Vice-Chair Hoscher Calls for Increased Action Against Unlicensed Online
Gambling Providers at National Level
BRUSSELS / Malta (September 17,
2018) -- On the occasion of the 12th Conference of the European Association of
the Study of Gambling (EASG) on Malta, ECA Vice-Chair Prof. Dietmar Hoscher
gave a keynote on the challenges of illegal online gambling and the need for
strong national actions.
As Hoscher highlighted, relevant
case law and secondary legislation at EU level clearly underline the principle
of subsidiarity and requirement for national licenses for the legal provision
of online gambling services without mutual recognition. Despite the successes
of some countries in stopping illegal gambling, the available data shows that
the provision of illegal online gambling is on the rise in many EU countries
where the issue is not yet sufficiently tackled.
The continued provision of
unlicensed online gambling services has led to an undermining of consumer
protection measures, regulatory efforts at national level and puts tax
contributions and funding for good causes at risk.
There is also a threat of links to
organised crime and money laundering in connection with illegal online
Reacting to these challenges,
Hoscher argued in his keynote that: Policy-makers, regulators and all
stakeholders involved need to join forces and stop the provision of illegal
online gambling. This requires strengthened enforcement of national gambling
legislation through blacklists, IP blocking and payment blocking, as well as
cooperation with online platforms and intermediaries. There is clearly a need
and willingness to cooperate between regulators, the licensed gambling industry
and other stakeholders to effectively tackle the issue.
The EASG conference came ahead of
the annual conference of the International Association of Gaming Regulators
(IAGR) in Copenhagen, Denmark where these issues will also be on the
In addition, the ECA has published a
position paper on illegal gambling, as well as a report on the Use and
effectiveness of enforcement measures against unlicensed gambling operators in
Europe. Both can be found here.
The European Association for the
Study of Gambling is a think tank at the intersection of academia, industry,
regulators and politics that organises the conference every two years with
experts from across the globe.
Besides the conference, the
association also conducts research projects to support sound policy-making in
the area of gambling. ECA Vice-Chair Prof. Hoscher is also a board member of
About the ECA
The ECA represents licensed
land-based casinos in Europe, with 28 members and over 70,000 direct employees
supporting local economies across Europe. It has members from nearly all EU
Member States, as well as non-EU countries. The main purpose and objective of
the ECA is to address and promote issues related to casinos and promote the
positive contribution of the industry.
For further information about
becoming a partner of the ECA, please click here.
For more information, please
CONTACT: Hermann Pamminger, ECA Press Coordinator, Email:
SOURCE: ECA press release.
You Registered Yet for the WLS 2018 in Buenos Aires?
It is already July, and WLS 2018 in
Buenos Aires, the lottery event of the year, will soon kick-off in grand style.
If you have not yet registered for
this important event, we encourage you to do so today. As a member-based
association with a global reach, a key goal of the WLA is to provide our
members with a platform for learning international lottery best practice, as
well as a forum for networking with lottery colleagues from around the world.
There is no other event in the industry that meets these goals better than the
World Lottery Summit.
In the interest of our attendees, we
have negotiated excellent room rates. We recommend you to act now and take
advantage of this great offer, which will only last until October 12, 2018.
The WLA together with host ALEA look
forward to welcoming you in Buenos Aires for WLS 2018, the WLAs flagship
To register, please
Further information about the
convention can be found at the WLS 2018 website at:
See you in Buenos Aires!
APLA Regional Conference 8 - 12 October 2018 - Registration
Dear friends of APLA
Hurray! We are pleased to announce
that the Registration for the 2018 APLA Regional Conference is now open!
The details for this event are as
- Date: 8 - 12 October 2018
(Business Program on 9 - 11 October 2018)\
- Venue: Hilton Kuching Hotel,
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Rumble in the Jungle
This Conference is being hosted and
organized by Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd.
A very interesting and varied
business program has been drawn up to keep the attention of the delegates'
interests on all 2.5 days.
Have a read at the ebrochure
attached and you will find we have invited a Global Keynote Speaker, Guest
speakers with domain knowledge on the topics selected, our very own Panelists
from our peers to share their experiences, our popular debate with a
thought-provoking topic and a special half day workshop on Design Thinking. Not
forgetting the sharing from our valued Sponsors on their commitment and
direction towards embracing which new technologies.
Do keep checking the APLA website
for more announcements and updates (www.asiapacific-lotteries.com)
and note that the Closing Date for the Conference Registration and Hotel
booking is 24 September 2018.
See you all in Kuching!
Beh Swan Swan APLA Secretariat