International Game Technology PLC Announces Offering Of 500
Million Senior Secured Notes Due 2026
LONDON, U.K. (June 11, 2019) --
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced the
offering of 500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured
notes due 2026 (the "Notes"), subject to customary market and closing
conditions (the "Offering"). Application has been made for the Notes to be
listed on the Official List of Euronext Dublin and admitted to trading on the
Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.
IGT intends to use the proceeds from
the Offering to repay utilizations under its senior revolving credit
facilities, to pay certain debt issuance costs in connection with the Offering
and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes have not been, and will
not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
"Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States without
registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption
from such registration.
The Notes are being offered and sold
only (i) in the United States to qualified institutional buyers in accordance
with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) outside the United States to
non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
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
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INTRALOT Sign A New Contract In Morocco With La Marocaine Des Jeux Et
ATHENS, Greece (June 13, 2019) --
INTRALOT S.A. announces the signing of a new contract for INTRALOT Maroc, a
subsidiary of the INTRALOT Group acting as the Games Operator in Morocco, with
La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS), the state sports lottery
Organization of Morocco, following an international competitive procurement
process, to provide the overall management and operation of its lottery, sports
betting, and instant games across retail, internet, and mobile channels. The
contract is for an initial 8-year term that can be extended up to another 2
years with the launch of the new operation on January 1st, 2020.
Under this new contract, INTRALOT
Maroc, which has been offering its products and services to MDJS since 2010,
will continue to supply the Organization with cutting edge lottery terminals
and software solutions and provide the technical support and services to the
Organization, the retailers and the players; will design and implement the
marketing plans to contribute to the development and growth of the brands and
the market; will expand the retail network to 1600 POS and further develop
MDJS sales channels to enhance their performance and players
INTRALOTs Group Deputy CEO,
Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos commented: MDJS has been a valued INTRALOT
customer for the last decade and we are pleased to have been awarded with a new
contract to continue our successful operation in Morocco. This agreement
represents an exciting new chapter in our long-term relationship as well as the
trust of the state sports lottery Organization in INTRALOTs next
generation solutions that will enable long-term innovation and growth for MDJS
ultimately increasing revenues to good causes for the benefit of the Moroccan
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 47 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 0.9 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees (3,000 of which in HQ
and subsidiaries and 2,200 in associates) in 2018, 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. The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel
solutions across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries
digital transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA
Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association
(WLA) and the WLA certificate for the Security Control standard.
For more information please CONTACT:
Mrs. Chryssa Amanatidou, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Ph.: +30 2106156000,
Fax: +30-2106106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com).
Neopollard Interactive and New Hampshire Lottery Win ilottery Court
LANSING, Michigan (June 10, 2019) --
NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive) and Pollard
Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) are thrilled by the decision of
the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire rendered on June 3,
2019 that unequivocally confirms that the federal Wire Act applies only to
sports betting activities. This decision is important for the U.S. lottery
industry as a whole as it alleviates concerns pertaining to the transmission of
lottery data over the Internet, whether in connection with traditional retail
or online lottery sales, the latter also being known as iLottery.
The Wire Act subjects to criminal
liability any person who knowingly uses a wire communication facility for
the transmission in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers or
information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers on any sporting event or
contest, or for the transmission of a wire communication which entitles the
recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers, or for
information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers.
In 2011, the Department of
Justices Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) concluded that the
Wire Act only applied to sports betting. Following that opinion, many lotteries
began to offer non-sports gaming products over the Internet, reasonably relying
on the OLCs conclusions that their activities were lawful.
In January 2019, however, the OLC
released a new opinion concluding that the Wire Act extended beyond the
sports-betting context to criminalize the interstate transmissions of all bets
or wagers, whether or not they are sports-related -- thereby reversing the
conclusions of the 2011 opinion and threatening to shut down the burgeoning
Working alongside the New Hampshire
Lottery Commission (New Hampshire Lottery), NeoPollard Interactive
and Pollard Banknote, the New Hampshire Lotterys technology providers,
immediately sought a declaratory judgment in federal court that the OLCs
new Wire Act interpretation was based on an incorrect reading of the statute.
By concluding that the Wire Act
applies only to transmissions related to bets or wagers on a sporting event or
contest, Judge Paul Barbadoro safeguards the New Hampshire Lottery and
NeoPollard Interactive from the threat of unlawful prosecution in New
Hampshire, Michigan, and in each other U.S. state where NeoPollard Interactive
In addition, and equally importantly
for other state lotteries, by setting aside the OLCs re-interpretation of
the Wire Act, the decision clarifies that state lotteries can once again rely
on the OLCs 2011 opinion that the Wire Act is limited to sports
Any concerns about the pooling of
bets or the transmission of wagers in connection with national and regional
multi-state games such as Powerball® and Mega Millions, whether through
traditional retail or online channels, have been completely eliminated.
We are very happy with the
recent judgement regarding the interpretation of the Wire Act, said
Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NeoPollard Interactive.
This is a great success for
the Lottery industry generally and iLottery specifically, as it ensures that
the sale of both iLottery games and national and regional multi-state games
across all sales channels can continue to be strong contributors to lottery
sales and the good causes that lotteries in the United States support. In terms
of iLottery, we know first-hand the positive effect that these operations have
not only on sales, but on the overall player experience. We look forward to
continuing to provide state-of-the-art iLottery products and strategies to
lotteries as they explore new, interactive sales channels.
We are pleased that not
only will our national and regional multi-state game sales carry on, but also
importantly that our own relatively new yet highly successful iLottery
operations will be able to continue, said Charlie McIntyre, Executive
Director of the New Hampshire lottery. Since the launch of our
iLottery program last year, we have seen an increasingly positive response from
our players, resulting in higher returns to education programs in New
Hampshire. We are grateful for the leadership and support from the New
Hampshire Attorney Generals Office, NeoPollard Interactive and Pollard
Banknote in this highly complex matter. We are excited to continue our strong
partnership with NeoPollard Interactive to provide entertaining online products
that deliver an enhanced play experience to all our customers.
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 in
response to an ever-evolving marketplace. The company leverages the strengths
of each partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain innovative
online gaming services for regulated lottery clients in order to generate
revenues for good causes.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive
New Online and Telephone Gambling Restrictions Now in
MELBOURNE, Australia (June 7, 2019)
-- From 26 May 2019, online or telephone betting operators providing
interactive wagering and betting services to Victorian residents must comply
with strict new requirements regarding betting account deposit limits,
restrictions on direct marketing and a ban on inducements for consumers to
The measures have been introduced by
the Victorian Government following an agreement between state and federal
governments to commit to the
National Consumer Protection Framework for Online
Summary of measures coming into
effect from 26 May 2019
Under the new requirements,
- must not offer credit, vouchers or other rewards to
an account holder as an incentive to refer another person (such as family and
friends) to open a betting account;
- must not offer complimentary or free bets unless
the winnings received from that bet can be withdrawn by the account holder
(i.e. the winnings cannot be subject to a requirement that the account holder
continue to bet with those winnings);
- must not send direct marketing to consumers without
their express consent (opt-in), ensure that there is an easily accessible and
usable process for customers to unsubscribe (opt-out), not send direct
marketing to customers who have unsubscribed and not provide any credits,
vouchers or rewards to customers to encourage them to opt in;
- must ensure that all customers opening a new
account either set a limit on the amount of money that can be deposited into
their betting account (deposit limit) or opt out of setting a limit;
- must ensure that (from 26 May 2020) all existing
customers either have set a deposit limit or have opted out;
- must provide consumers with simple and easy-to-use
tools, with clearly explained and prominently displayed processes, to allow
them to set deposit limits;
- must not allow a person to deposit money into a
betting account which would breach a deposit limit they have set; and must
ensure customers can simply and easily close a betting account if they choose
to do so and must not offer any credit or other reward to encourage customers
to keep a betting account open.
The above is a summary of the
measures coming into effect on 26 May 2019. The full Harm Minimisation
Directive can be accessed here (PDF, 518.49 KB).
Measures coming into effect
from 26 May 2020
Under the new requirements, some
measures will come into effect on 26 May 2020. In summary, betting operators
will be required to:
- provide account holders with betting activity
statements annually at no cost;
- provide persons with betting account history
information on demand at no cost
- display approved responsible gambling messages on
account websites, internet applications, direct marketing material and
- ensure that all relevant staff involved in the
provision of wagering services complete responsible service of interactive
wagering and betting training (and refresher training).
Under the Gambling Regulation Act
2003, a wagering service provider must comply with a harm minimisation
directive that applies to them. Failing to comply may attract a penalty of up
to 60 penalty units ($9,671.40).
The Victorian Commission for
Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) will monitor wagering service providers
providing interactive wagering and betting services to Victorian residents to
ensure compliance in accordance with the VCGLRs Regulatory Approach.
Victorian residents who believe the
new rules have not been complied with should contact the relevant wagering
service provider or lodge a complaint online through the VCGLR.
SOURCE: Victorian Commission for
Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR).
Sales Suspended in Lottery InstaPlay Game Following Vendor
System Error Leads to
Interruption in Sales
CLIVE, Iowa (June 10, 2019) -- A
vendor system glitch led the Iowa Lottery to suspend sales in one of its
InstaPlay games on Sunday after duplicate plays were produced in that game.
Records show that 28 duplicate plays were sold to players during a 25-minute
span Sunday morning, and Iowa Lottery officials encourage anyone with questions
to contact them.
"The number of affected players
and tickets in this situation may be modest, but you simply cannot put a price
on doing the right thing," Iowa Lottery CEO Matt Strawn said. "The right
thing today was to suspend sales of the game in question and have our team work
to fix the issue. Maintaining the integrity of Iowa Lottery products and giving
every player a fair chance to win every time must be job one."
The "Cherry Twist Progressive
InstaPlay" game appears to be the only Iowa Lottery product affected. Sales
in that game were suspended about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, and remain suspended at
this time. Lottery records show that of the 28 duplicate plays sold in the
game, 8 indicated winnings totalling $23.
The $2 Cherry Twist Progressive
InstaPlay game has been sold in Iowa since November 2016. Its top prize is
called progressive because it starts at $2,000 and increases with each ticket
sold state-wide until it is won.
The InstaPlay product combines
features from instant-scratch and lotto games. InstaPlay tickets are called
"scratchless" because they have no security coating that needs to be removed to
determine the prize won. And rather than having supplies of tickets printed in
advance like those in traditional scratch and pull-tab games, InstaPlay tickets
are generated by a vendor system and printed on demand from the lottery
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Sunday, the
Lottery and its system vendor learned that sales in the Cherry Twist
Progressive InstaPlay game appeared to have reset to a point several hours
earlier as an apparent result of a system and equipment reset that the vendor
performed that morning. This glitch caused duplicate plays of the Cherry Twist
Progressive game to be sold. Once the issue was identified, sales in the game
were immediately suspended. A total of 28 duplicate plays in the game were sold
to lottery players from about 9:05 a.m. until 9:29 a.m. Sunday.
"While we know that the number of
folks potentially impacted by the situation is small, we also want to hear from
anyone who may have questions," Strawn said. "As soon as the error
became apparent, sales in this game were suspended and will remain so as we
continue to review the situation to pinpoint exactly what occurred."
Strawn urged any players with
questions to contact Iowa Lottery Security at 515-725-7900 or
Wmaster@ialottery.com, and if they believe they have one of the tickets
involved in the Cherry Twist Progressive InstaPlay game, they should take that
ticket to one of the lotterys regional offices or mail it to the lottery
at: Iowa Lottery, 13001 University Ave., Clive, Iowa 50325-8225.
SOURCE: Iowa Lottery press
The Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission Release Annual
BERN, Switzerland (June 7, 2019) --
The Inter-Cantonal Lotteries and Betting Commission (Comlot) looks back on an
interesting and challenging year in its annual report and draws a positive
balance from its supervisory activities. In total, it has granted 60 new game
offers. As a result of alleged violations of the law on lotteries, 78 dossiers
were opened and 30 criminal prosecution measures were taken.
The new gaming law came into force
on January 1, 2019 and complements the previous responsibilities of Comlot with
numerous and varied tasks and powers. Comlot is looking forward to tackling the
challenges ahead in the future based on modernized legislation.
In 2018, the Comlot granted the
Loterie Romande 38 and the Swisslos 22 games. The net profits of the lottery
companies amounted to around CHF 588 million. This money goes to the cantons
and is used to support charitable projects.
Comlot continues to make great
efforts in combating illegal gambling activities.
A total of 78 dossiers were opened
in the reporting year due to suspected breaches of the Lotteries legislation.
Comlot accompanied a total of 30 criminal prosecutions in various cantons.
The focus of supervision over the
lottery companies and their games in the year under review was to monitor the
performance of the game, which must be secure and socially acceptable.
The reporting year was a historic
year for Switzerland's money games sector.
In the referendum of June 10, 2018,
the Swiss voting population was clearly in favour of the new federal law on
The new gaming law came into force
on 1 January 2019 and complements the previous scope of Comlot with numerous
and varied tasks and powers.
Significant resources were devoted
to preparatory work in this context in the year under review.
Comlot is pleased to be able to
tackle the upcoming challenges in the future based on modernized legal
SOURCE: The Inter-Cantonal Lotteries
and Betting Commission (Comlot).
Barcelona to Host Meeting Organized by ANAPAL for Lottery
Administrators to Discuss the Future of Lotteries and the challenge of
BARCELONA, Spain (June 11, 2019)
Catalonia will host this Saturday, June 15, the lottery meeting of
La Agrupación Nacional de Asociaciones Provinciales de Administradores
de Loterías de España (ANAPAL).
The National Association of
Lotteries Administrators of Spain will hold the meeting from Lotero to Lotero,
a meeting open to all lottery administrators.
The public game continues to have a
notable presence in Catalonia. Sales of Lottery and Primitives accounted for
13'3% of total sales in the State as a whole, being the third largest autonomy
with sales, after Andalusia (14'9%) and Madrid (14'8%) and ahead of the
Valencian Community (11'7%).
The figures show that the main games
of chance for Catalans are still the traditional lotteries and the primitives,
which together with the rest of the games offered by State Lotteries and Bets
(Selae) reached sales of 1,188 million euros during 2017, according to the
sales data published by Selae.
In order to assess the evolution of
these figures and address the situation of public gaming in Catalonia, the
National Association of Lotteries Administrators (Anapal) will meet this
Saturday in Barcelona to the lotters in the Dialogues 4.0: from Lotero to
Lotero , a meeting open to all lottery administrators. The appointment will
take place at the Hotel Catalonia Plaza Cataluña (C. de Bergara, 11) at
Barcelona will host the meeting
organized by Anapal for lottery administrators to discuss the future of the
game before the challenge of digitization, among other issues.
The Barcelona meeting will be the
second of these lottery meetings, which will continue throughout the Spanish
geography, with conferences in Bilbao (June 29), Madrid, Santiago de
Compostela, Malaga, València, Valladolid and Seville. The central act of
these meetings will be held in Madrid on July 27th on the occasion of the
general assembly of Anapal, with specific activities for sales network
ANAPAL, acronyms that correspond to the
National Association of Provincial Associations of Lottery Administrators, is
the Spanish association that groups the autonomic and provincial collectives of
Lottery Administrators. ANAPAL, as a professional association, has as its main
goal the representation at a national and international level of the Lotteries
Administrators Associations as well as the administrators integrated in it; the
defense of their interests marks the daily work of ANAPAL
SOURCE: La Agrupación
Nacional de Asociaciones Provinciales de Administradores de Loterías de
U.S. Lotteries Declare Victory with Federal Wire Act Ruling Decision
Preserves $23.4 Billion in Revenue Generated for Good
CONCORD, Ohio (June 11, 2019) -- The
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) is
applauding the decision by a U.S. District Court judge who ruled in favor of
the New Hampshire Lottery Commission in its lawsuit against the federal
government over its 2018 reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
In a summary judgment issued on June
3, U.S. District Judge Paul Barbadoro ruled that the Wire Act only applies to
sports betting and not lotteries or other forms of state-sanctioned gaming. He
set aside the 2018 Department of Justices (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel
In January, the OLC issued
Reconsidering Whether the Wire Act Applies to Non-Sports Gambling, a new
interpretation of the Wire Act that ran contrary to a 2011 OLC opinion. The new
opinion said all forms of state-authorized gaming that use a wire
communication, including sports betting, state lotteries, poker and casino
games, violate the Federal Wire Act of 1961.
In February, the New Hampshire
Lottery filed a complaint in federal court challenging the DOJs new
interpretation of the Wire Act in an effort to protect its ability to continue
to sell lottery products to generate revenue for the state.
As noted in the decision:
The Lottery Commission offers multiple types of lottery games. Those
games include instant ticket and draw games that offer tickets for sale at
brick-and-mortar retailers, multijurisdictional games such as Powerball and
Mega Millions that permit tickets to be purchased either in stores or through
the internet, and iLottery games that sell tickets exclusively
through the internet. Each game involves the use of interstate wire
This ruling is a complete
victory for the 47 lotteries operating in the U.S., and for the important
programs they support which include education, college scholarships,
economic development, the environment, senior programs, property tax relief and
more, said NASPL President and Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director
The impact of this 2018
opinion on legal state lotteries would have been devastating. Lotteries
provided $23.4 billion in revenue to these good causes in fiscal 2018 alone,
and they are on track for a record 2019. Most lottery games, including
multi-state draw game lottery sales popular games like Powerball and
Mega Millions would effectively been outlawed under the new
About NASPL: The North
American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries was founded in 1971.
Evolving from an informal exchange of information among three pioneering
lottery directors, the organization has grown into an active association
representing 52 lottery organizations. NASPL's basic mission is to assemble and
disseminate information on the lottery industry through education and
communications, and where appropriate publicly advocate the positions of the
Association on matters of general policy. Media CONTACT: David Gale, Executive
Director, T: 440-361-7962 or E: email@example.com.
SOURCE: The North American
Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).
WyoLottos Ragtime Raffle Game is Now
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (June 11, 2019) --
The Wyoming Lottery Corporations new raffle game, WyoLotto Ragtime
Raffle, went live in Wyoming on Sunday, June 9, giving players more chances to
sing loud and smile wide by winning great prizes with the best odds of any
WyoLotto Ragtime Raffle tickets are
only available for a short month and a half (June 9 through July 27), or until
100,000 are sold. The grand prize is $750,000 with additional prizes of three
$75,000 prizes and five $5,000 prizes along the way - totalling $1,000,000 in
cash prizes. A Ragtime Raffle ticket costs $20, and tickets are available at
all WyoLotto retailers state-wide.
WyoLotto will also tour Wyoming -
selling tickets and kickin it up -- at Codys Nite Rodeo,
Caspers College National Finals Rodeo, Evanstons Wyoming Downs,
Laramies Jubilee Days, and Cheyenne Frontier Days. WyoLotto will publicly
announce the grand prize draw number live on July 28th at the final rodeo at
To learn more about the new game,
WyoLottos other games, and where you can win serious cash, please visit:
The Wyoming Lottery is a Wyoming
brand, born and raised near wild rabbits in the Cowboy State. WyoLotto games
include Mega Millions®, Powerball®, Cowboy Draw®, Lucky for
Life®, and now Ragtime Raffle.
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. The corporation operates as
a private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and
counties based on ticket sales.
CONTACT: Bart Henyan Wyoming
Lottery Corporation, Phone: 307-459-0580 E:
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery
Commercial Casino Gaming Revenue Reaches $41.7 Billion in 2018, an
AGAs Annual State
of the States Report Details 3.5% Year-Over-Year Growth
WASHINGTON , D.C. (June 11, 2019) --
Gaming revenue for the U.S. commercial casino industry reached an all-time high
of $41.7 billion in 2018, up 3.5 percent from the previous year, according to
data released today in the American Gaming Associations (AGA) State of
the States 2019: The AGA Survey of the Commercial Casino Industry.
Key findings from the State
of the States 2019 report include:
- The commercial casino sector -- with 465 casinos --
logged its fourth consecutive year of gaming revenue growth and outpaced the
national economic growth rate in 2018;
- The industry generated $9.7 billion in gaming taxes
for state and local governments, a number that does not account for the
billions more in sales, income and other taxes that benefit communities;
- Half of the 24 states with commercial casinos
reported record annual gaming revenue with nearly every state seeing gains in
2018, contributing to the strength of local economies across the country.
Year after year, the
commercial casino industry has reaffirmed its role as an economic powerhouse in
the United States, said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the
American Gaming Association.
More people than ever are
experiencing the economic and social benefits of gaming in their communities,
due in part to the expansion of legal sports betting across the
The rapid expansion of legalized
sports wagering following the Supreme Court decision to overturn the
Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May 2018 played a
role in the industrys record year. Total industrywide revenue from sports
betting grew to $430.2 million in 2018, up from $261.3 million in 2017. AGA
anticipates this growth to continue as additional states legalize and regulate
Growth in the commercial
gaming sector enables the industry to continue to reinvest in communities,
enhance partnerships with small businesses and nonprofits and provide career
opportunities for nearly two-million American workers, Miller
AGAs annual State of the
States report details the commercial gaming industrys financial
performance, including analyses of each of the 24 states with commercial gaming
operations. The report, developed with Gambling Compliance, also provides a
breakdown of the legality of types of gaming and number of casinos by state,
summarizes major gaming policy discussions and previews opportunities and
challenges for the industry.
About the American Gaming
The American Gaming Association
(AGA) 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.
SOURCE: The American Gaming
Illinois Lottery Offering Ticket to Raise Money for HIV/AIDS
CHICAGO, Illinois (June 11, 2019)
Local media outlet WREX report the Illinois Lottery has launched its
annual Red Ribbon Cash instant ticket to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention
Since 2008, the lottery says this
ticket has helped raise more than $8 million for HIV/AIDS prevention
According to the news source funds
raised by the Red Ribbon Cash instant ticket are distributed by the Illinois
Department of Public Health to Illinois organizations that work on HIV/AIDS
prevention, education and treatment.
Illinois ranks in the top 10
nationwide for states with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS, according to the
Illinois Department of Public Health.
Continuing to raise
awareness about HIV/AIDS research and services is critical to our newly
launched Getting to Zero Illinois Plan, Illinois Department of Public
Health Acting Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said.
Serving the needs of our
diverse communities is a priority when it comes to reducing the risks of
HIV/AIDS transmission and we want to thank the Illinois Lottery for its
commitment to making Illinois a healthier state.
The Red Ribbon Cash ticket costs $3,
and players can win up to $50,000. The lottery says 100% of profits from ticket
sales go toward an Illinois free of HIV/AIDS.
How to play Red Ribbon
Match any of YOUR NUMBERS to any of
the WINNING NUMBERS, win prize shown for that number. Get a "MONEYBAG" symbol,
win that prize automatically. Get a MONEYSTACK symbol, win 2 TIMES the prize
shown for that symbol.
- Price Point: $3
- Overall Odds: 3.51 to 1
- Category: Specialty
- Play Style: Key Symbol Match
- Launch Date: June 4, 2019
- Game Number: 7308
SOURCES: Illinois Lottery.
Global Lottery Monitoring System Report 33 Matches in Q1
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 6, 2019)
-- During the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, GLMS reported 33 matches to its
partners out of the 198 alerts generated.
Alerts to partners have covered a
wide range of sports over this quarter, including Football, Basketball, Tennis,
Badminton, Volleyball, E-sports and Ice Hockey.
Football is the sport that triggered
the majority of the alerts, followed by Basketball and Ice-Hockey.
GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi,
states: GLMS is a Global Integrity association and, therefore, it is of
the utmost importance for us to be fully transparent regarding the
results of our Monitoring and Intelligence activities.
As you will read, 2019 started very
dynamically for GLMS, having reported a significant number of suspicious
matches to all our members and partners.
GLMS shall go on making its best
efforts to further enhance the quality of our Integrity operations, in the
highest interest of Sport Ethics and the credibility of Sport
You are welcome to go through the
2019 Q1 GLMS Intelligence Report, in which you can find some key facts and
figures about the results of the GLMS monitoring and intelligence work over the
first 3 months of 2019.
The full report is available here.
Enjoy the reading!
The GLMS team.
Swedish Gaming Inspectorate Announce Collaboration to Counter Money
Laundering and Terrorist Financing
(June 11, 2019) -- The co-ordination function against money laundering
and terrorist financing has produced a national risk assessment to identify and
assess Swedish authorities' challenges in the area. Spelinspektionen is one of
the 16 authorities that together with Sweden's law society form the function.
The police authority has the overall responsibility.
The main task of the coordination
function is to:
- act as a forum for information exchange and
knowledge transfer between the participating organizations
- continuously identify, map and analyze risks and
methods for money laundering and terrorist financing, and compile national risk
- provide information to operators to contribute to
their work against money laundering and terrorist financing
Gambling companies are covered by
the Money Laundering Act
Spelinspektionen will work to
counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in the gaming sector. A
gaming company could be used as a criminal tool. Therefore, in our licensing,
it is important to find out who are the real principals of the gaming company
that holds or applies for a license. A gaming company must also have good
customer knowledge in order to counteract the use of gambling activities for
money laundering or terrorist financing.
We are currently procuring
a service for verifying information on license applicants / licensees' group
structure, company information and ownership image. By constructing complex and
cross-border structures with legal entities in different jurisdictions, one can
hide the real principals and the origin of the money, says Fredrik
Lindquist who works with supervision and money laundering issues at the Gaming
Read more about the cooperation to counter money laundering and
terrorist financing in the report from the Coordination function.
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Release May 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV (June 7, 2018) -- The
AGEM Index continued to grow positively in May 2018, building upon last
months encouraging trends. The composite index finished the month at
554.05 points, a gain of 22.72 points or 4.28 percent, compared to April 2018.
The AGEM Index reported a year-over-year increase for the 32nd consecutive
month and has climbed 163.87 points, or 42.00 percent, since May 2017.
During the latest period, seven of
the 13 global gaming equipment manufacturers reported month-to-month increases
in stock price. Six manufacturers reported decreases in stock price during the
The April performance of the AGEM
Index paralleled the three major stock market indexes. The S&P 500 reported
a month-to-month increase of 2.16 percent to 2,705.27. The Dow Jones Industrial
Average increased 1.05 percent to 24,415.84, while the NASDAQ increased 5.32
percent during the period to 7,442.12.
Positive contributors to the May
2018 AGEM Index included the following:
- Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL) contributed
24.94 points due to a 12.01 percent increase in stock price to AU$30.04.
- Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) reported an
11.26 percent increase in stock price to $59.30, contributing 8.34 points.
Selected negative contributors
included the following:
- With its stock price falling 11.78 percent to
$24.94, International Game Technology PLC (IGT) contributed negative 8.25
- Konami Corp. (TYO:9766) reported a 5.02 percent
decrease in stock price to ¥5,110, contributing negative 3.99 points.
During the past month, Agilysys
(AGYS) released results for its fiscal year ending in March 2018. Net revenues
decreased by 0.2 percent from the prior year, dropping $318,000 to $127.4
million. Gross profit increased by $632,000, or 1.0 percent.
The increase in gross profit is
attributable to a $950,000 decrease in the companys cost of goods
sold. During this fiscal year, the company achieved a gross profit margin
of 50.6 percent, up from 50.0 percent in the prior year.
TransAct Technologies (TACT)
released its first quarter results for the three months ending March 2018.
During this period, net sales decreased $1.8 million, or 12.9 percent, on a
year-over-year basis to $12.2 million. Despite the significant drop in net
sales, gross profit margins improved substantially on a year-over-year basis.
For the first quarter of 2018, the companys gross profit margin was 47.9
percent, up from 43.5 percent for the same period last year. In May, the
company reached an agreement with Asia Pioneer Entertainment Limited to
distribute TransActs ticket-in, ticket-out printers in Macau, the
Philippines, Taiwan and China.
Gaming Partners International
Corporation (GPIC) also released its quarterly results for the period ending
March 2018. Revenues decreased by 1.2 percent on a year-over-year basis,
dropping from $18.9 million to $18.7 million. Additionally, gross profits
decreased from $5.8 million to $4.9 million, a 15.2 percent decline. As a
consequence of this decline, the companys gross profit margin also fell
to 26.4 percent to 30.8 percent. Operating income fell dramatically during this
period due to a substantial uptick in research and development expenses.
Research and development expenses increased from $300,000 for this period last
year to $1.0 million this year. This increase was due to payments made to
BrainChip Holdings Limited and Xuvi, LLC for the joint development of a table
management and analytics platform. This platform will be designed to improve
the efficiency of table games, reduce the risk of fraudulent behavior and
provide player behavior analysis.
Since its initial public offering,
PlayAGS Inc. (AGS) has delivered strong financial performance, as demonstrated
by the companys financial results for the first quarter since it
completed the offering. On a year-over-year basis, total revenues increased
35.8 percent, growing from $47.8 million to $64.9 million. Operating income,
however, remained largely flat due to a $17.0 million increase in operating
expenses, which largely consisted of a $6.5 million year-over-year increase in
selling, general and administrative costs, a $3.5 million year-over-year
increase in cost of equipment sales and a $3.3 million year-over-year increase
in research and development expenses. Additionally, the stock has been so
popular that the company completed a secondary public offering in May 2018.
The AGEM Index
The Association of Gaming Equipment
Manufacturers (AGEM) produces the monthly AGEM Index that comprises 13 global
gaming suppliers throughout the world. A total of eight suppliers are based in
the United States and are listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq or OTC market, while two
trade on the Australian exchange, one on the Tokyo exchange, and another trades
on the Taiwan OTC exchange. The index is computed based on the month-end stock
price (adjusted for dividends and splits) of each company and weighted based on
approximation of market capitalization. Market capitalizations for
manufacturers trading on foreign exchanges have been converted to US
dollar-equivalents as of month-end for comparability purposes. The AGEM Index
is based on a 100-point value as of January 2005.
AGEM is an international trade
association representing manufacturers of electronic gaming devices, systems,
lotteries, and components for the gaming industry. The Association works to
further the interests of gaming equipment manufacturers throughout the world.
Through political action, tradeshow partnerships, information dissemination and
good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create
benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM and its
member organizations have assisted regulatory commissions and participated in
the legislative process to solve problems and create a positive business
The AGEM index and overview is
prepared by Applied Analysis (AA). AA is a Nevada-based advisory services firm
providing consultation services for public and private entities. The company
utilizes extensive experience in economics, information technology and finance
to provide a wide range of services, including urban economic consulting,
financial advisory services, market analysis, public policy analysis,
hospitality industry and gaming consulting, and information system and
For More Information, CONTACT:
Marcus Prater, Executive Director, T: 702.812.6932.
SOURCE: The Association of Gaming
Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM).