Receives Notice of Intent to Award Instant-Ticket Printing Contract from the
LONDON, U.K. (July 16, 2018) -- IGT
announced that it has received notice of intent to award an instant-ticket
printing contract by the Iowa Lottery. Upon successful completion of
negotiations, IGT will continue to provide instant-ticket services for the Iowa
Lottery including game planning and marketing, research and analytics, graphics
support, and the production and printing of instant tickets through December
2020. The proposed contract also allows for four one-year renewal options.
We have forged a strong
connection with IGT through the years, and the companys support and
innovation have helped us achieve record years of scratch-ticket
sales, said Terry Rich, Iowa Lottery CEO. Were pleased
to continue this working relationship.
Since our partnership began
in 2015, IGT and the Iowa Lottery have worked together to launch successful
instant games including the $10 Super Triple 777s which is the strongest
performing $10 game since its launch in January 2016, said Jay
Gendron, IGT COO, Lottery. We will continue to work with the Lottery
to deliver tailored instant-ticket lottery solutions to assist in creating the
maximum amount of revenue to fund the good causes in Iowa.
Instant tickets produced for the
Iowa Lottery since 2015 have contributed $68 million in sales to assist the
Lottery in their support of the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund; a variety of
significant projects through the state General Fund; and the Vision Iowa
program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community
attractions in the state and build and repair schools.
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
IGT has over 12,000 employees. For
more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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).
Loterie Nationale Welcomes New Addition to the Cash Family of
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (July 18,
2018) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
congratulates the Loterie Nationale (the National Lottery of Belgium) on the
outstanding success of its 20 Cash instant ticket, launched on March 17,
2018. Originally planned as a limited addition to its Cash family of games,
Loterie Nationale has decided to make 20 Cash a permanent part of the
family based on its overwhelming popularity.
Families of games are a major
contributor to Loterie Nationales instant ticket sales, traditionally
making up about 50% of total sales. The Win for Life family, which has been on
the market continuously since 1998, has long held the position of top selling
family in the country. Introduced in 2016, the Pollard Banknote printed Cash
family of games has consistently occupied second place, averaging more than 20%
of overall instant ticket sales. However, since the launch of 20 Cash,
the Cash family has accounted for an incredible 34% of total instant ticket
sales, becoming the first family to succeed Win for Life as the top selling
family of games. Not only are Cash family sales up, but overall family sales
have increased to account for more than 80% of instant sales.
|Loterie Nationales 20 Cash
Following the theme of the Cash
family of games, 20 Cash combines Pollard Banknotes patented
Scratch FX® innovation with vibrant purple ink in a radiant swirling design
to amplify visual appeal and excitement at retail. The strong cash theme, laden
with euro symbols, stacks of cash, and call-outs emphasizing the magnitude of
potential payouts, commands player attention and intensifies anticipation. The
call-outs reflect the tickets higher than average prize payout and
special prize structure, loaded with mid-tier prizes that create memorable wins
and shareable moments.
Win for Life has been the
strongest brand since before I began working in instant tickets, and I have
always joked that I would retire when another family outsold it. In 2016, we
introduced the Cash family and it helped boost overall instant ticket sales
after a period of declining sales; but Win for Life remained the top
seller, said Wim Schoolmeesters, Business & Product Management,
Instant Games, Loterie Nationale. I am thrilled to see that the latest
addition, 20 Cash, has not only helped continue instant sales growth, but
has helped the Cash family out sell Win for Life! This feat comes quicker than
expected, so rather than retire, I will help the Lottery find new ways to
optimize its portfolio of instant games.
We worked closely with
Loterie Nationale to develop the design and prize structure of the Cash family
of games, including the use of our eye-catching Scratch FX® innovation, at
each of the 1, 3, 5, and 10 price points,
said Michelle Annandale, Director, Sale & Marketing, Pollard Banknote.
We are delighted to see the latest addition to the family driving
sales at retail and delighting Belgiums players with its strong value
Established in 1934, Loterie
Nationale is state-owned, and aims to offer entertaining, accessible, and
socially responsible games that appeal to a broad audience. The Lottery prides
itself on being a modern, high-performing, cost-conscious, and sustainable
organization in all aspects of its business. Loterie Nationale directs a large
portion of its profits, totaling more than 185 million in 2017, to
support a variety of public programs and good causes in Belgium, such as
poverty reduction, scientific research, sport, culture, and local social
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:
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited
Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcases Industry-Leading iGaming
Expertise at iGB Live! 2018
GLIs veteran team
of iGaming experts eager to share nearly 30 years of interactive gaming
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (July 13,
2018) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will showcase its
years of industry-leading iGaming experience at its stand P4 during the iGB
Live! interactive gaming conference and exhibition, taking place in the
Netherlands at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, 17-20
As the global leader in iGaming
testing and certification, standards consultancy, and thought leadership for
nearly three decades, GLI continues to be at the forefront of assisting
numerous existing and emerging jurisdictions in developing and updating their
iGaming technical standards in the rapidly evolving iGaming marketplace.
Where others see challenges, GLI
sees opportunities for gaming stakeholders around the world to leverage the
companys decades of iGaming experience. GLI is approved in all regulated
iGaming markets, allowing clients to generate larger amounts of revenue through
global expansion via multiple jurisdictional deployments. GLI also actively
seeks accreditation in new iGaming markets as they emerge.
GLI is known worldwide for providing
the industrys most comprehensive set of iGaming services that include
(but are not limited to):
- Game Evaluations
- Game Math and % Return-to-Player (RTP)
- Game Payout Analysis and Reporting
- RNG Testing, RNG Data Analysis, and Reporting
- Platform and Remote Gaming Systems (RGS)
- Integration, Application Program Interface (API)
and Communications Testing
- Security Audits (Penetration Testing, Vulnerability
Analysis, Threat and Risk Assessments)
- Casino, Poker, Bingo, Jackpot and Progressives
- Sportsbook, Pari-Mutuel and Betting Exchange
- Live Dealer Testing, Proxy, and Skill-Based Gaming
- Sports Betting, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS),
eSports, and Social Gaming Audits
- Technical Standards Document (TSD) Development and
- Multilingual Services, Consultation, and Compliance
We cordially invite
attendees to visit with our global team of iGaming experts at our stand P4 and
learn how GLI can help pave the way for their success, stated James
Illingworth, GLIs Director of European Client Services. For
years, GLI has been at the vanguard of the latest iGaming trends by developing
widely accepted gaming technical standards and by using a strategic approach to
help our valued clients and customers navigate the complexities of gaming
regulations; especially as they pertain to iGaming. GLI can test and certify
for over 475 jurisdictions and for all gaming product verticals. We can test
products against our GLI standards, and in this way, easily transfer to other
jurisdictions by means of a simple GAP analysis. Our scope includes anything
gaming and betting related, and theres a clear focus on iGaming, of
Clients around the globe
are choosing GLI for our iGaming services because we have a top-notch level of
staff that have been providing these since 1996, added Salim Adatia,
GLIs Vice President of iGaming & Canadian Services. We've
worked with jurisdictional regulators to enable them to begin offering iGaming
services from the moment when they were considering and contemplating technical
standards, all the way to when they were executing and deploying iGaming
through the various licensees or through the lottery model that they have
within their jurisdiction.
To learn more about GLIs
extensive, industry-leading iGaming testing, certification, and professional
consultancy services, please visit gaminglabs.com.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
assessment services. 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 gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Authority Considers Measures to Limit the Risks of the Increasing
Interconnectedness of Gaming and Gambling
The HAGUE (July 18, 2018) --
Separate the online offer of games and games of chance. Limitations of the
possibilities of advertising for games containing game elements. Setting age
requirements for such games.
De Kansspelautoriteit (The Gaming
Authority) thinks of these measures to limit the risks of the increasing
interconnectedness of gaming and gambling. That said Joop Pot, director of the
regulator of the games of chance market today (July 18, 2018) during IGB Live
at the RAI in Amsterdam, a fair and conference for igaming , playing games via
the internet (see also the integral speech ( pdf, 133 kB) ).
The Gaming Authority wants to
discuss the feasibility of these measures with providers of games of chance and
games in September during a meeting. This meeting, for which the exact date has
yet to be determined, is organized by the Gaming Authority. Joop Pot called on
the providers of games of chance and games to participate in this meeting: 'The
best solutions always come from joint efforts. A multidisciplinary approach
provides for measures that are good for consumers, gaming providers, gambling
and supervisory authorities. '
The reason for raising this issue is
that games and games of chance become increasingly intertwined. This way, game
elements appear in games of chance and gambling elements in games. The Gaming
Authority published two studies on this subject last month , a literature study
and a quantitative study.
The interweaving of gaming and
gambling keeps regulators around the world busy, because it is becoming less
clear where games stop and gambling begins. It is very important for
supervisors to gain more insight into this, if only because they are only
authorized to supervise games of chance. Another important reason is that the
prevention of gambling addiction is an important public goal of the Gaming
Authority. The Gaming Authority is concerned that young people in particular,
especially if they exhibit risky and / or problematic gaming behaviour, cannot
easily distinguish between gaming and gambling.
SOURCE: De Kansspelautoriteit.
Tennessee Lottery Closes Year with All-Time High For
More than $4.6 Billion
Raised Since Inception
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 16, 2018)
-- The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) has closed its Fiscal Year
with an all-time high for sales and proceeds for education.
With record gross total sales for
the year of $1.73 billion, the TEL will return an all-time high of $421.7
million for all education programs funded by the Lottery, which exceeds the
prior year education funding by 9.1 percent.
All told, the Lottery has generated
more than $4.6 billion for education in the state since its inception on Jan.
These results are
incredible news for Tennessee, said Rebecca Hargrove, President and
CEO of the Lottery. Thanks to the help of so many, from players and
retailers to our dedicated team, Lottery funding continues to provide a strong
foundation for education in the state.
Additional details for the period
from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, include:
- Record instant ticket sales of $1.41 billion due in
part to popular games such as Mighty Jumbo Bucks and additional Jumbo Bucks
seasonal games introduced throughout the year.
- Record drawing-style game sales of $328 million,
fueled by the introduction of new games and high Powerball and Mega Millions
jackpots in August 2017, January 2018 and March 2018.
- Monthly total sales records nine out of the past 12
- Quarterly sales records for three of the four
Students were not the only ones who
benefited from the dollars raised by the TEL. Since inception, players have won
more than $12.6 billion, with 239 winning tickets sold worth $1 million or
more. Twenty-five of those came during FY18, including two Cash 4 Life lifelong
prize winnersone winner of $1,000 every day for life, and one winner of
$1,000 a week for life.
Additionally, Lottery retailers
earned $113.2 million during the Fiscal Year, for a total of $1.2 billion since
For additional information, visit
tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Have Fun.
CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, T:
615-324-6556 or 615-604-2827, E: Kym.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: The Tennessee Education
Carolina Lottery Transfers a Record $434.8 Million for
COLUMBIA, SC (July 16, 2018)
The South Carolina Education Lottery reports record proceeds raised to support
education this year. The transfer of $434.8 million for Fiscal Year 2018 was
completed last week. This surpasses the previous record by almost $30 million
and exceeds the FY 2017 transfer by more than $34 million.
The continued popularity of instant
scratch-off tickets and increased interest in local
draw games like Pick 3, Pick 4, and Palmetto Cash 5, as well as jackpot runs
for Powerball® and Mega Millions® were factors that contributed to
record funds earned for education.
Last month, on June 14, the Lottery
marked another very significant milestone in supporting education as cumulative
proceeds since the 2002 start-up exceeded $5 BILLION.
We are grateful to our
loyal players, hardworking retailers and dedicated staff whose contributions
have created opportunities for so many deserving South Carolinians. The Lottery
will keep the momentum going and continue to raise funds for education in a
responsible manner, the Lotterys Executive Director Hogan Brown
South Carolina Education Lottery
proceeds are deposited into the Education Lottery Account, from which the
General Assembly makes appropriations in support of higher education
scholarships and grants, K-12 public education programs and community education
programs in our state.
SOURCE: South Carolina Education
Lottery Delivers Historic Record Dividend; Surpasses $250 Million in Annual
BOISE, Idaho (July 17, 2018) -- The
single most successful sales year in Idaho Lottery history translated into the
largest dividend ever returned to the People of Idaho. During a
presentation in the Governors Ceremonial Office at the Idaho State
Capitol this afternoon, Governor C.L. Butch Otter accepted a
record-setting dividend check from the Idaho State Lottery Commission for $53.5
million on behalf of the citizens of Idaho. This years dividend is
$5 million more than last years dividend.
For nearly three decades,
the Idaho Lottery has been winning for our communities, our local businesses,
and certainly for Idaho Idahos public schools and the States
permanent buildings, Governor Otter said. Throughout my time
as Governor, the Idaho Lottery has maintained its focus on integrity, fairness
and fun while providing great benefits to the people of Idaho.
announcement, and this past years achievements are the result of great
work from a devoted team of professionals at the Idaho Lottery, said
Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director.
Our success is made
possible by the continued support from our players and the collaborative
partnership of our valued retailers, 1,200 brick and mortar establishments who
sell our products every day of the year.
For the seventh consecutive year,
Idaho Lottery sales have increased, eclipsing the $250 million mark in a single
year for the first time in Idaho Lottery history. This years sales
record of $265 million is an increase of 10% over last years record sales
This years dividend also
increased by 10% over the previous year. At $53.5 million, it is the first time
the Lottery dividend has exceeded $50 million in a single fiscal year.
During the ceremony, Governor Otter
and Lottery Commission Chairman Mel Fisher presented Superintendent of Public
Instruction Sherri Ybarra with a record-setting, $33,437,500 dividend
check. Of that, $20,062,500 is earmarked for the Department of Education
for use by the districts in their public schools and the remaining $13,375,000
goes to the Departments Bond Levy Equalization Fund. Since inception, the
Idaho Lottery has contributed $466.5 million to these accounts in support of
Public Education in Idaho.
A well maintained school
supports a positive learning environment for students and the Lottery funding
helps support that by providing dedicated funding to tackle improvement
projects, Superintendent Sherri Ybarra said.
Governor Otter and Commissioner
Fisher also presented a record dividend check for $20,062,500 to the Department
of Administrations Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council Chairman Dee
Jameson. This is the single largest dividend provided to the Permanent
Building Fund in Idaho Lottery history.
The permanent Building Fund
is pleased and thankful to receive the largest proceeds check ever presented in
the history of the Idaho Lottery, said Permanent Building Fund
Advisory Council Chairman Dee Jameson. These funds will be applied to
a growing backlog of needs to our universities and colleges as well as our
other State agencies. The Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council will put
these funds to the best benefit for the citizens of Idaho served by those
schools and agencies. Thank You.
Being the last dividend presentation
Governor Otter will officially participate in with the Lottery, Director
Anderson presented the Governor with his own personal honorary
Scratch Ticket: Butch Cashidy. During Governor
Otters tenure, the Idaho Lottery has returned $512,450,000 over
61% of the Lotterys historical total.
ABOUT THE IDAHO LOTTERY
The Idaho Lottery responsibly
provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions,
Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the
dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their
inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold nearly $3.7 billion in products,
awarded over $2.2 billion in prizes to players, returned $216 million in retail
commissions, and distributed $846 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho public
schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit:
CONTACT: David Workman, T: (208)
SOURCE: The Idaho Lottery.
Kentucky Lottery Again Breaks Sales and Dividend Records in
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (July 17, 2018)
-- For the second year in a row, sales of Kentucky Lottery tickets have
exceeded a billion dollars in a single fiscal year.
For FY18 which ended June 30,
overall lottery sales were $1,042,512,000. This is the largest sales figure in
Kentucky Lottery history, and is a $42 million (4.2%) jump over last
years record-breaking number.
Scratch-off tickets once again were
the largest individual game category, finishing the year at $613.1 million.
This is a $9.3 million (1.5%) increase from the previous year.
Mega Millions saw the largest
percentage increase of any game, rising 36.9% ($10.7 million) to $39.8
The increase was due in large part
to several large jackpot runs over the course of FY18. Powerball also saw solid
jackpot performance, helping that game realize $77.9 million in sales (up
Daily draw games continued to
perform strongly, as Pick 3 sales rose to $149.7 million (up 3.0%) and Cash
Ball 225 sales rose to $11.5 million (up 10.7%). Pick 4 sales declined slightly
to $43.5 million (down 2.6%).
Keno continued its positive growth
trend, ending the year with $82.8 million (up 9.3%). iLottery internet sales
also rose from $5.2 million in FY17 to $10.2 million in FY18.
Several new initiatives really
helped push sales to this record-breaking level, said KLC President and
CEO Tom Delacenserie. An increased emphasis on marketing and in-store
messaging, changes in prize structures that players really liked, and new
measures implemented by our outstanding staff and retailers are the reason for
this increase. FY18 was a year where we laid the groundwork for continued
success, so we look to continue this growth pattern into FY19.
Transfers to the Commonwealth were
also at a record level - $262.8 million, an increase of $11.2 million.
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. Visit
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: The Kentucky Lottery (www.kylottery.com) press
Board President and Powerball Game Chair Elected for FY19
URBANDALE, Iowa )July 12, 2018)
--The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association elected May
Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery, to serve as Board
President for fiscal year 2019. Reardon will take over the Board President
position from Rollo Redburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, on
July 1, 2018.
MUSL continues to enhance
security, train staff and contribute to lottery excellence in the
industry, said Redburn. I have every confidence in our new
Board President, May Scheve Reardon, and in our officers and the entire
Executive Committee, that they will continue to be inclusive and emphasize
openness and communications with the entire Board of Directors.
The Multi-State Lottery
Association is rooted in the collaboration of jurisdictional lotteries,
said Reardon. We will continue to work with our member lotteries,
licensee lotteries and international partners to protect our brands and build
upon the success of our world-class products.
The Board of Directors also elected
Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery, and Angela
Wong, executive director of the Montana Lottery, to serve as Board Vice
President and Secretary, respectively.
In addition, the Powerball Product
Group elected David Barden, CEO of the New Mexico Lottery, and Terry Presta,
executive director of the Kansas Lottery, to serve as Game Chair and Vice
Chair, respectively, for fiscal year 2019.
Our lottery leadership has
excelled at positioning Powerball as the top jackpot game and most recognized
lottery brand in the world, a brand that strengthens with each
jackpot, said Barden. To continue this success, it is
important to embrace change while continuing to ensure the integrity of the
game. Technological advances, such as mobile devices, provide enormous
opportunities for additional revenue and growth for lottery
The Multi-State Lottery Association
is a non-profit, government benefit, voluntary association that is entirely
owned and operated by its 36 member lotteries. Each MUSL member lottery offers
one or more multi-jurisdictional lottery games administered with the assistance
of MUSL. All profits are retained by the individual lotteries and are used to
fund projects or purposes approved by their authorizing legislatures.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery *
Arizona Lottery * Colorado Lottery * Connecticut Lottery Corporation * D.C.
Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board
Delaware State Lottery * Florida
Lottery * Hoosier Lottery * Idaho Lottery * Iowa Lottery Authority * Kansas
Lottery * Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Louisiana Lottery Corporation *
Maine State Lottery * Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency * Minnesota
State Lottery * Missouri Lottery * Montana Lottery
Nebraska Lottery * New Hampshire
Lottery Commission * New Mexico Lottery Authority * North Carolina Education
Lottery * North Dakota Lottery * Oklahoma Lottery
Oregon Lottery * Pennsylvania
Lottery * Loteria Electronica de Puerto Rico * Rhode Island Lottery * South
Carolina Education Lottery * South Dakota Lottery
Texas Lottery * Tennessee Education
Lottery Corporation * Vermont Lottery * Virgin Islands Lottery * West Virginia
Lottery * Wisconsin Lottery * Wyoming Lottery Corporation
MUSL Board & Game Chair
Positions for Fiscal Year 2019
MUSL Board of Directors
- Board President May Scheve Reardon, Missouri
- Vice President Charlie McIntyre, New
- Secretary Angela Wong, Montana Lottery
Powerball Product Group
- Game Chair David Barden, New Mexico
- Vice Chair Terry Presta, Kansas Lottery
SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery
Niedersachsen Launch New Website
The new website LOTTO.de appears in a completely
responsive design with an innovative user interface. LOTTO.de was developed as
a Progressive Web App with fast loading times and offline usability.
HANNOVER. Germany (July 11, 2018) --
On July 10, LOTTO
Niedersachsen presented the new website of
LOTTO. de online - it now
appears in a fully responsive design and offers its visitors a modern gaming
experience with an innovative user experience.
Mobile First. This motto was
consistently practiced in the development process. Only after the page design
on mobile devices was satisfactory, the desktop variant was developed. The
website can now be optimally operated with any device - whether smartphone,
tablet or desktop.
"Mobile First was not just a
thought of us, but a consistent commitment. Each design step was initially
accepted exclusively in the mobile version. Switching from small to large is
not a problem, but not the other way around, "says management spokesman
LOTTO. de is the service and
information platform of the 16 state lottery companies. In 2012, it was
established. It received its first relaunch in early 2015. Right from the
start, LOTTO Niedersachsen is the leading lottery company for the website.
About LOTTO. de may be filled out on the website of the respective
Landlotteriegesellschaft - after all, gambling is a matter of country.
"We wanted to relaunch LOTTO. de
set visual and technical standards. LOTTO. de is now state-of-the-art in
weaving technology and may offer its users the most innovative digital gaming
experience available today," said LOTTO Managing Director of Niedersachsen,
The site was developed as a
so-called Progressive Web App, so that the website behaves much like an app and
most functions are also available in offline mode - for an optimal app feeling.
The loading times are very fast. Furthermore, the design has been completely
redesigned to present each of the individual products such as LOTTO 6aus49 or
Euro Jackpot as an independent lottery brand emotionally - because LOTTO is
more than the traditional LOTTO 6aus49.
In a short video is led through the
new website: https://youtu.be/X5vtFA69sfk
The 16 state lottery companies want
the LOTTO. De. visitors to enjoy using the new website!
Game participation from 18 years.
Gambling can be addictive. Further information at:
SOURCE: Lotto Niedersachsen.
Revised Draft Online Gambling Ad Rules Released for
SYDNEY, Australia (July 12, 2018) --
Amended restrictions aimed at protecting Australian children from gambling
promotional content during live sport that is streamed online have been
proposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
The proposed restrictions require a
safe zone across traditional and new media platforms during times
when children are more likely to be a part of the audience.
The revised draft rules, which are
being developed by the ACMA, prohibit gambling advertising during live sport
that is streamed online between 5.00 am and 8.30 pm and restrict gambling
advertising at other times. Similar rules have been in place across
broadcasting platforms since 30 March 2018.
The revised draft rules take into
account stakeholder comments received during a consultation on an earlier draft
released in April 2018. Areas of proposed change include the following:
- enhanced flexibility for providers in notifying
end-users of the scheduled start of a sporting event
- removal of a previously proposed class exemption
for small online content service provider
- restriction of a proposed exemption for
age-restricted services to providers that are Australian-licensed wagering
- a new exception from breach in certain
circumstances that are beyond the control of a service provider
- an extended 30-day implementation period before the
new rules come into force
Submissions on the revised draft
rules will be accepted until 26 July 2018.
For more information or to arrange
an interview, please contact: Emma Rossi, Media Manager, (02) 9334 7719, 0434
652 063 or email@example.com.
SOURCE: Australian Communications
and Media Authority media release 21/2018 - 12 July.
Statement on Italys Proposed Gambling Ban
BRUSSELS, Belgium (July 16, 2018) --
One of the important benefits of gambling advertising is that it directs
Italian customers towards those gambling operators who are licensed to operate
and comply with the rules in Italy.
Without advertising black market
gambling will increase with customers accessing websites which are not
licensed in Italy and operate outside the regulated framework, including the
legal protective safeguards for consumers.
No other country in Europe currently
bans gambling advertising precisely for this very reason.
A ban on advertising will badly
affect Italian sports. Each year gambling operators contribute about 120m
to sponsor sports teams and leagues in Italy, including several teams in Serie
This sponsorship is important to
these teams and will be put in jeopardy. That is why we have already seen a
strong reaction from the Serie A to the proposal
We would also question the
practicality of introducing a total ban on advertising as a result of the
cross-border nature of the internet and television. Italian citizens will
continue to see gambling advertising, except that those ads will advertise
websites that are not licensed in Italy.
We strongly support measures to
clamp down on irresponsible gambling advertising in order to protect consumers
but a total ban on advertising is counterproductive to this.
The Government should instead focus
on encouraging responsible gambling advertising which sufficiently directs
consumers to the regulated operators and at the same time does not entice
problem gamblers or young people to gamble.
SOURCE: Maarten Haijer, Secretary
General, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA).
years Best and Most Innovative Technologies on Show at the Australasian
SYDNEY, Australia (July 18, 2018) --
Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will showcase the latest technologies and
educational seminars changing the way we do business at ICC Sydney. The
three-day event, now in its 29th year, will be held 14-16 August and is the
must attend event for all suppliers and buyers working within
hotels, clubs and casinos.
Experts within the gaming industry
will discuss a range of pertinent topics relating to all levels of the sector,
to generate robust conversation on the impact of new technologies, gaming,
regulation and streamlining F&B.
On the back of strong seminar and
educational sessions, 2018 will see further emphasis on education and
professional development. This years program will host representatives
from government, regulation, technology, gaming, communications, research and
more, to offer an informative and holistic view of the industry.
Nadine Grinblat, Chief Executive,
Australasian Gaming Council, will moderate the Spotlight on Responsible
Gaming panel on Day Two of the show,
The panel will examine the
challenges and trends in responsible gaming and provide and the purpose they
serve. Responsible gambling is a somewhat contested term, this discussion will
explore the important role in limiting consumption under safe
Scoring in the top 15% of trade
shows worldwide for visitor and exhibitor satisfaction according to a recent
Explori report, AGE stands for future sustainability and growth of the
industry. This is highlighted by its sell-out show floor.
AGE exhibitors will showcase their
latest technologies, newest products and unique thrills for everyone heading to
IGT are showcasing the next
evolution of the popular CrystalDual-i cabinet, the CrystalDual-i 27, along
with a stellar selection of new games; Wheel Shot, Star Stax and
Fortune Gong. Also featured are IGTs overseas offerings;
skill-based, 3D and 4D gaming experiences.
SprintQuip is NGS $50 ready. They
will be featuring a new beta cash recycling product that facilitates a
streamlined and cost-effective approach to managing cash in transit.
Cocktails Machine demonstrates how
cocktail making has become an artform. With the touch of a button on the app,
bar staff can prepare cocktails with confidence following simple step-by-step
instructions to create and serve even the most sophisticated cocktails.
Cashpoint Payment Solutions will
feature myPOS, Point of Sale solution software that with your existing gaming
systems and provides cash management information, stock and warehouse control
and real-time reporting at your fingertips 24/7.
Innova Group will be showcasing
invigorated light-base gaming stools a result of 18-months
of research and development to deliver what the industry was crying out
Ross Ferrar, Chief Executive
Officer, Gaming Technologies Association, tips the 2018 show to be the best
AGE strives to deliver a
bigger and better show year on year for all of our stakeholders. With a core
focus on technology and the sustainability of the gaming industry, we believe
2018 will deliver maximum value and a truly enjoyable experience for visitors,
exhibitors and sponsors.
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,
About Australasian Gaming Expo
14-16 August 2018, International
Convention Centre, Sydney
Established in 1990, Australasian
Gaming Expo (AGE) is the worlds third largest hospitality and gaming
tradeshow. Featuring well over 200 exhibitors, welcoming more than 6,000
attendees across 19,000m2 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