IGT's PlayDigital Receives G4 Responsible Gaming
Company becomes first
gaming supplier to be certified by G4 for its Digital and Gaming
LONDON, U.K. (June 20, 2019) --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it
successfully achieved responsible gaming accreditation by the Global Gambling
Guidance Group ("G4") for its IGT PlayDigital operations. IGT received G4
responsible gaming certification in 2017 for its land-based casino segment.
This latest accreditation makes IGT the first gaming supplier to be certified
by G4 for both its Digital and Gaming segments.
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...
G4 aims to minimize the impact of
problem gambling by promoting a worldwide accreditation program for gaming
industry operators and suppliers. The G4 certification reinforces IGT's
position as a responsible vendor across business segments, and demonstrates the
effectiveness of the responsible gaming technology it provides to gaming
"IGT's gaming solutions are
utilized by gaming operators throughout the world, making it our responsibility
to ensure that we develop and deliver universal technologies and services to
assist our customers with protecting their players," said Wendy Montgomery,
IGT Senior Vice President, Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications. "We
prioritize innovation and are pleased that our gaming solutions continue to be
recognized for responsible gaming excellence. Extending IGT's accolades with G4
to include IGT PlayDigital reinforces our company-wide leadership and
commitment to this important topic."
To maintain G4 certification, IGT
was independently evaluated to ensure that it exceeds industry standards for
providing player protection tools and responsible gaming information on its IGT
PlayDigital product platform. As part of G4's evaluation, IGT had to
demonstrate its responsible gaming commitment to research, policy development,
and employee training.
"I am happy and proud to certify
IGT's PlayDigital operations for the first time under the G4 umbrella,"
said Pieter Remmers, a member of the G4 Board of Directors. "IGT shows us,
once again, real commitment to responsible gaming and corporate social
responsibility by having clear responsible gaming policies and guidelines, and
by implementing the latest responsible gaming features within its products. We
look forward to a longstanding relationship between IGT and G4 and appreciate
all that they do to maintain the integrity of gaming globally."
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 www.igt.com.
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INTRALOT Announces New Board of Directors For Its US
ATHENS, Greece (June 14, 2019) --
INTRALOT announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors at its fully
owned US subsidiary, INTRALOT Inc. to include three new Independent
Ambassador (Ret.) Thomas
Miller, Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
Mr. Daniel Rappaport,
Non-Executive Vice-Chairman and Independent Director
Mr. Nicholas Mitropoulos,
Mr. Byron Boothe, Director
and Interim CEO, INTRALOT Inc.
Mr. Nikolaos Nikolakopoulos,
Director and INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO
INTRALOT Group Chairman and CEO Mr.
Sokratis Kokkalis stated: I am very pleased to welcome three very
senior Independent Directors at the Board of INTRALOT Inc. joining a very
experienced team, in support of our efforts to strengthen corporate governance
as a driver for growth and customer satisfaction.
Thomas Miller is a former American
diplomat and three-times U.S. Ambassador, including ambassadorships in Greece,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, and as Cyprus negotiator.
He has also served as CEO of Plan
International, a UK-based NGO, working to help children in developing
countries; President/CEO of International Executive Services Corps (IESC);
President of the United Nations Association; Chairman of the International
Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP); and a board member of The Partnership for
a Secure America.
He is a member of the Council on
Daniel Rappaport has served as
Chairman of the Board/CEO of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX); member
of the National Petroleum Council (NPC); and member of the U.S. Commodity
Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Global Markets Advisory Committee. He served
as a board member of the Futures Industry Institute, a trustee on the Board of
Trustees of New York Law School, and as an appointment of the Governor of the
State of Connecticut on the board of directors of Connecticut Innovations.
Nicholas Mitropoulos is a political
and business consultant who has previously worked with the Monitor Company. He
served as Executive Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local
Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, was the Director of the Forum at the
Kennedy School, as well as Deputy Director of Institute of Politics at
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
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
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).
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Joins the Canadian
Salim L. Adatia, Vice
President of iGaming & Canadian Services, to Speak at the 2019 Canadian
VANCOUVER, BC (June 17, 2019)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is proud to have joined the
Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), a not-for-profit organization that works to
advance the evolution of Canadas gaming industry.
We are delighted to welcome
Gaming Laboratories International to the Canadian Gaming Association,
said Paul Burns, President and CEO, CGA.
GLI joins a growing list of
members who represent an inclusive and diverse list of operators,
manufacturers, suppliers, and other industry associations who are committed to
advocating for the benefits associated with the Canadian gaming industry. They
will bring great value to our association, thanks to GLIs deep history in
Canada and its world-class services.
We are honored to become an
associate member of the Canadian Gaming Association, said Salim L.
Adatia, GLIs Vice President of iGaming and Canadian Services.
This marks another important milestone in our continuing commitment to
the growing Canadian gaming landscape. Weve been working closely with our
Canadian colleagues for many years and we look forward to further enriching our
successful relationships with Canadian gaming, lottery, and First Nations
regulators, operators, and suppliers through our membership in the
The CGA is the primary source of
information on gaming in Canada and co-owns the Canadian Gaming Summit, which
GLI is sponsoring and speaking at again this year, and Canadian Gaming Business
magazine. CGA members enjoy a variety of exclusive benefits, including
leveraging the organizations established relationships with key lottery
and gaming senior management, regulators, and government officials; advocacy on
key issues and legislation affecting the Canadian gaming and lottery
industries; and access to proprietary research on a variety of topics,
including public attitudes and opinions, responsible gambling, and economic
After 30 years in business, GLI has
never lost sight of why we opened our doors in the first place, both in Canada
and around the globe: To be the trusted, proven advisor, offering an
unparalleled range of services designed to enrich the Canadian gaming
environment. Now, GLIs membership in the CGA further underscores the
labs strong support for Canadas growing gaming and lottery
For over two decades, GLI has
operated a full-service test lab in Burnaby, British Columbia that has provided
testing for the land-based, online, charitable, pari-mutuel, and lottery gaming
sectors across the country and its global lottery group is based in Moncton,
New Brunswick. Additionally, GLIs cybersecurity and professional services
arm: Bulletproof Solutions, Inc. A GLI Company, is headquartered in
Fredericton, New Brunswick. And in 2016, GLI became the first independent test
lab to join the Gaming Security Professionals of Canada (GSPC) association.
Salim L. Adatia to Moderate
Technology Panelat the Canadian Gaming Summit, June 20, 2019, at 11:15 a.m.
Salim L. Adatia, GLIs Vice
President of iGaming & Canadian Services, will moderate a panel on the
topic: Exploring Emerging Technologies during the upcoming 23rd
Annual Canadian Gaming Summit taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre,
June 18 20, 2019. Adatia will be joined by Stasi Baran, Ph.D., COO of
nQube. They will discuss how such emerging technologies as blockchain,
artificial intelligence (AI), and cryptocurrencies will impact Canadas
gaming industry; examining the pros, cons, and risks that will have to be
managed to adopt them.
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. GLI also holds ISTQB
certification. For more information, visit gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220 or E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Kentucky Lottery Sales Grow As Fiscal Year
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 14, 2019)
-- In todays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations board of
directors, it was announced that sales continue to perform ahead of
expectations in the final weeks of Fiscal Year 2019.
Year-to-date sales through the end
of May 2019 were $1.035 Billion, which is 8.1% ($77.7 million) ahead of the
previous FY and 1.4% ($13.9 million) ahead of budget. This is the earliest
point in a fiscal year for the Kentucky Lottery in which the billion dollars in
sales threshold has been achieved and marks the third straight year for this
Strong performance of the Mega
Millions game (which is up more than $23 million from the previous year), along
with strong Scratch-off ticket sales (up more than $48 million from FY18) and
an increase in iLottery Instant Play sales have made up the bulk of the
The board also approved the
Lotterys budget for FY20. The plan calls for an overall 6.5% sales
increase, which would set the sales goal at $1.2 billion. Income before
transfer of dividends is budgeted to be $280.4 million.
Scratch-offs continue to be
the area where we believe significant growth will occur, said
Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. Well
continue our focus on new product launches including a second $30 Scratch-off,
increasing marketing and media support, and maximizing operational and field
efficiencies through best practices. Well also continue our work to
expand awareness on the positive effects Lottery proceeds have on education in
the Commonwealth, as this is a great story to tell and one in which we take
In other business, the board
approved both Keno and Scratch-off retailer incentive plans, along with rules
and regulations for 12 scratch-off tickets and three Instant Play games. The
board also re-elected Mark F. Sommer as chair and Jan Buddeke as vice
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be July 26. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM EST and
will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in Louisville.
The audit committee meeting will begin at 8:30 AM EST, as well as the
procurement committee at 9:00 AM EST.
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery
Global Lottery Monitoring System Actively Contributes to the FIFA
Womens World Cup France 2019 Integrity
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 14,
2019) -- In line with ongoing measures in place to protect and safeguard the
integrity of the FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019, FIFA has put
together a taskforce, composed by key organisations, including French
authorities (ARJEL, FDJ, police), INTERPOL and the Council of Europes
Group of Copenhagen (GoC). GLMS is the only Global non-for-profit monitoring
association that supports this significant initiative.
Regular meetings and conference
calls are organised throughout the duration of the FIFA Womens World Cup
France 2019 (7 June 2019 7 July 2019) in which the various
partners involved share information and experiences in relation to the
different matches. GLMS Operations team is closely monitoring all matches of
the competition and regularly updating stakeholders in case of any
irregularities, should any occur.
Commenting on this development, GLMS
President, Ludovico Calvi states: I am glad that FIFA is so proactive
in terms of the monitoring of the FIFA Womens World Cup and as an
important stakeholder to the ongoing integrity work FIFA carries out, GLMS is
honoured to actively support the significant effort that is being undertaken by
FIFA to safeguard the integrity of the competition. The FIFA Womens World
Cup is inspiring and empowering millions of women across the world. Keeping the
competition clean and protecting football core values is vital to achieve these
FIFA Director of Integrity &
Institutional Legal, Oliver Jaberg, added "GLMS has been a significant and
trusted stakeholder for us and the information and regular alerts we receive
play an important role in integrity work FIFA carries out. We are glad that
GLMS has so enthusiastically accepted to be part of this taskforce and has been
constructively contributing to this work since the very
Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General
Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS
Deputy General Secretary,
GLMS is the state lotteries
mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It aims at detecting and
analyzing suspicious betting activities that could question the integrity of a
sport competition. Building on six years of experience with the establishment
in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS went global in January 2015
extending the network to other continents. GLMS facilitates the sharing of
sports betting information as part of the collective efforts of its members in
ensuring sports integrity globally, and is dedicated to effective cooperation
with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement authorities, sports
GLMS currently has 32
individual Members from 4 continents and 2 associate Members: Scientific Games
International (SGI), INTRALOT.
SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring
Stop & Shop Donates CT Lottery Retailer Bonus from Sale of
One-Million-Dollar Mega Millions Ticket to Milford-Based Food Pantry, The
Milford, CT (June 14, 2019) -- Stop
& Shop has donated the $2,500 CT Lottery selling bonus it has received for
selling a one-million-dollar Mega Millions ticket in the June 4, 2019 drawing
to The Storehouse Project, a Milford-based food pantry.
Stop & Shop is very
pleased that one of our regular customers purchased the winning
ticket, said Milford Stop & Shop store manager, Mark Mancini.
The customer came in not knowing he had won. Our customer service
associate scanned the ticket and they were very excited when they realized the
ticket was a winner.
Stop & Shop presented the $2,500
selling bonus to The Storehouse Project, a non-profit organization which
provides individuals and families throughout Connecticut with food and other
items necessary for living, at a check donation ceremony at the Milford Stop
& Shop on East Town Road.
We at Stop & Shop
wanted to share our good fortune with our community, continued
Mancini. We value The Storehouse Projects work and
commitment to the community. Stop & Shop is proud to assist them in their
efforts to provide for Connecticut residents in need.
Storehouses food pantry
operates twice weekly by appointment, feeding 325-350 families per month. These
families are often forced to choose between paying the electric bill and buying
"The Storehouse Project is so
grateful to Stop & Shop for helping us serve our community through this
generous donation, said Kimani Sioux Williams, Operations Director
for The Storehouse Project. We would not be able to have the impact
that we do without this type of support."
The CT Lottery loves adding
another lottery player to the list of Connecticut millionaires, said
Greg Smith, CT Lottery President and CEO. We are delighted that Stop
& Shop has made the incredibly generous decision to donate its retailer
bonus to a local organization that helps so many in the Milford
About Stop & Shop
A neighborhood grocer for more than
100 years, todays Stop & Shop is refreshed, reenergized and inspired,
delivering new conveniences for customers. Committed to helping its communities
enjoy better food and better lives, Stop & Shop has a longstanding history
of giving back to the neighborhoods it serves with a focus on fighting hunger
and helping children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. The Stop & Shop
Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs nearly
60,000 associates and operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop
& Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery
Camelot Lottery Solutions Appoints David Kelly as New
LONDON, U.K. (June 13, 2019) --
Camelot Lottery Solutions is pleased to announce that David Kelly has been
appointed as the new Chair of its Board. David joined the Board in November
2014 and is an experienced operating executive and Board director, with strong
digital and product development expertise.
David has an incredible
pedigree in leading internet and technology businesses, from start-ups to
fast-scaling and established global brands, and his expertise will be
instrumental in guiding the future success of Camelot Lottery
Solutions, said Wayne Pickup, Camelot Lottery Solutions Chief
Commenting on his new role, David
said, Im proud to be part of a company with such a strong
heritage in building successful global lotteries, based on modern digital
solutions like mobile, cloud and data.
I look forward to working
with the management team and board to continue the companys legacy of
driving responsible lottery growth by engaging players and increasing benefits
returned to local communities.
Davids experience driving
digital growth and innovation includes roles as Chief Operating Officer at eBay
Inc. (Europe), Chief Operating Officer at lastminute.com, Operations Director
at Amazon.co.uk, Senior Vice President of Rackspace International and as a
Non-Executive Director at Camelot UK.
He is currently Chairman of Simply
Business and On The Beach, and acts as a Non-Executive Director at Reach Plc,
The Gym Group and Holiday Extras.
Camelot Lottery Solutions is a
leading lottery solutions and technology provider to lotteries around the
world. Its next-generation digital and data platforms and services power some
of the most innovative and fastest growing digital lotteries in the world,
including the Illinois Lottery, the Irish and UK national lotteries, and
Loterie Romande in Switzerland.
Background information: Camelot
Lottery Solutions (Camelot Global Lottery Solutions Limited) is
part of the Camelot group of companies. Camelot Lottery Solutions is autonomous
and operationally separate from its sister company, Camelot UK. Camelot UK is
the operator of the UK National Lottery.
CONTACT: Emilia Mazur, Director
Corporate Affairs, Camelot Lottery Solutions, E:
+44 7889 232 755.
SOURCE: Camelot Lottery
Education Lottery Issues Warning About Powerball Jackpot
RALEIGH, NC (June 13, 2019) -- The
N.C. Education Lottery is issuing a scam warning to alert the public about fake
email and social media from scammers claiming to be North Carolinas
Powerball jackpot winner.
In an email scam, the scammer poses
as the jackpot winner and offers to make a $4 million donation to an
organization. The scammer then asked for $500 as a minimum deposit in the
banking account that would provide the donation to the group. Scammers on
social media are posing as the jackpot winner, using photos of the winner.
They then say they are going to give
away money to social media followers. Gonna be blessing lucky people
with $5,000, said one impersonator. Another said: Im
giving away $100,000 to my first 2k followers $$.
Unfortunately, scams like
these are all too common, said Mark Michalko, executive director of
the N.C. Education Lottery. Anyone who makes a promise of a donation or
prize but wants you to give money first is trying to trick you. Never give your
money or personal information to these people.
Michalko said theres been
other cases in other states when scammers use the name of big lottery winner to
try and take advantage of people.
Protect yourself from these scams
with the following tips:
- Not responding to a letter, email, phone call or
social media post asking you to send money to get a donation or prize. No
legitimate donor or lottery will ever send you this type of communication.
- Never giving your credit card, Social Security
number, drivers license, passport or bank account numbers over the phone
to someone promising you a donation or lottery prize.
As of Thursday, the lottery has
spotted 36 cases of social media impersonators of the jackpot winner. In each
case, the lottery reports the fake site to the social media platform. The
lottery also will report the email scam to the Consumer Protection Section of
the N.C. Department of Justice.
Consumers who believe they have been
the victim of a scam or an attempted scam can get assistance from the Attorney
Generals Consumer Protection Section by calling 1-877-5-NOSCAM or by
filing a consumer complaint online at https://www.ncdoj.gov/complaint. The
Education Lottery keeps information about lottery scams in a section of its
website. If you are approached by someone trying to
scam you, please report the attempted fraud to local law enforcement.
CONTACT: Van Denton, Director of
Communications, Brand Management & Communications, Phone: (919)
SOURCE: The N.C. Education
Texas Lottery Will Make History In Fiscal Year
Record revenue expected
for Texas public schools and Texas veterans
AUSTIN, Texas (June 13, 2019) --
Its an exciting time to Play the Games of Texas® , as the Texas
Lottery continues to shatter sales records, and record contributions are
expected again this year for Texas education and veterans.
With 11 weeks left in fiscal year
2019, current sales are up 13% to-date over fiscal year 2018, thanks in large
- the addition of a new twenty-dollar Million Dollar
Loteria scratch ticket to the best-selling Loteria family of games;
- the launch of exciting new and expanded
second-chance cash and trip prize promotions built around the Multiplier and
Gem 7s families of scratch tickets;
- the continued introduction of scratch ticket games
featuring innovative play styles, licensed properties and unique production
- a redesign to the popular draw game Cash Five®
and the launch of the new FIREBALL add-on feature for the Pick 3TM and Daily 4
TM daily draw games; and
- player excitement surrounding large national
jackpots for both Powerball® and Mega Millions® , including a
record-setting $1.537 billion Mega Millions® jackpot prize.
This growth includes eight weeks of
more than $100 million in scratch ticket sales, including a six-week run that
was capped by a record-breaking sales week ($108,027,193 for the week ending
We take seriously the
innovative nature our work requires us to pursue on a daily basis, and we would
not be seeing this record growth without the hard work of our employees,
retailers and vendor partners. We have accomplished all of this while being
careful to stay within the statutory and budgetary guidelines the Texas
Legislature requires of our agency, said Gary Grief, executive
director of the Texas Lottery. We also remain committed to our PLAY
RESPONSIBLY messaging to players, having recently developed new content for our
webpage, brochures and social media platforms.
Most importantly, record
sales growth will mean a record year of contributions to the Texas
Lotterys two main beneficiaries, the Foundation School Fund and the Fund
for Veterans Assistance. Based on sales to date, the Texas Lottery is on
pace to give more than $1.6 billion to the Foundation School Fund and $18.2
million to the Fund for Veterans Assistance, the Lotterys largest
contributions ever to Texas education and Texas veterans. The Texas Lottery has
now contributed more than $23 billion to Texas public education and more than
$115 million to Texas veterans since the dedication of such funds by the Texas
Texas Education and Texas Veterans
The Foundation School Fund, administered by the Texas Education Agency, funds
the operational needs and special program services for Texas school districts
including teacher salaries, utilities, equipment, bilingual education, special
education, gifted and talented education, and career and technical
The Texas Veterans Commission Fund
for Veterans Assistance makes grants available to eligible charitable
organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations
that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families. With 1.7
million veterans spread across the state, these programs provide financial
assistance, transportation services, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder counseling
and housing assistance.
About the Texas Lottery:
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $29 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $60 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $23 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which
supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature,
certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for
Veterans Assistance. Since the first veterans themed scratch ticket
game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $115
million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
The Texas Lottery provides several
entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball® , Mega
Millions® , Lotto Texas® , All or Nothing, Texas Two Step® ,
Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five and scratch ticket games. For more
information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at
www.txlottery.org. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.
CONTACT: Media Relations, T:
512-344-5131, E: email@example.com
SOURCE: Texas Lottery.
SWF and Svenska Spel's Joint Youth Initiative Against Match Fixing
and Gambling Problems Continues
VISBY, Sweden (June 10, 2019) -- The
Swedish Handball Federation's and Svenska Spel's joint youth initiative against
match fixing and gambling problems continues. In connection with the national
team camp in Halmstad, the next generation of handball stars got to implement
the National Sports Federation's training "My match".
Match fixation is a serious threat
to the future of competition sports and research shows that young athletes are
at risk when they take the step up to senior level and themselves become gaming
The Swedish Handball Federation and
Svenska Spel have therefore initiated a youth initiative in which it recommends
youth teams throughout the country to implement the National Sports
Federation's web education "My match" to prevent match fixing.
It is important that we
within the handball take the issue of gambling backside seriously and that we
start with preventive work at an early age, says Robert Wedberg,
Swedish Handball Federation's Secretary General.
Already last year, the Handball
Federation and Svenska Spel started their joint venture with the handball
juniors in youth SM, and before that all players and leaders in the Swedish
handball elite (SHE) and the Handball League had been trained.
When Sweden's foremost handball
talents gathered in Halmstad on June 6-9, all players in DU17, DU19 and HU19
received training to counter match fixing and gaming problems.
"As a partner to the Swedish
Handball Federation and the Swedish National Sports Association, it is
important for us that the issue of match fixing is highlighted and that both
young and adult athletes receive education," says Dan Korhonen, head and
product manager for sports betting and gaming safety at Svenska Spel.
Matched matches are devastating for
sport, and as the Swedish sports biggest sponsor, we will never give up the
fight against match fixing.
You can find the training of the
Swedish Sports Confederation "My match"
More about Svenska Spel's work
against match fixation can be found
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
Copa América: Medellin Lottery Launch a Bifractional
MEDELLÍN, Colombia (June 14,
2019) -- The Lottery of Medellín took out for the first time a
bifraccional ticket, which will offer greater options to participate in its
prize plan that is constituted for a total of $ 24,400,000,000.
The raffle will play today and will
be accompanied by the traditional Raspa ya, promotional that allows you to win
This ticket is composed of two
fractions, and each one has a value of $ 9,000 and has a football design, in
honor of the Copa America, which has allowed it to become a striking piece for
"Gildardo Pérez, manager
of the Medellín Lottery, told Kienyke.com that it is the first time we
do this and it will only be for this June 14. Let's see how we are doing and
how the betters' reaction will be. They also come with a very interesting
promotional of the Copa América and very interesting prizes."
In this way, the manager referred to
the well-known Raspa ya, which offers cars, motorcycles, bicycles,
refrigerators, washing machines, purchase bonds for up to $ 10 million and
more. "We in the year do approximately 20 raffles with promotional Raspa
already. This is how, apart from an award in cash, there are a series of goods
that we give to people and motivate the buyer, "he noted.
With a dry prize of $ 400 million,
the capital of Antioquia has a new winner of the Medellín Lottery. The
new millionaire reached his luck on June 7, with the number 1711 of the 126
"We are very happy to have
another millionaire. The Lottery of Medellín weekly delivers between 400
and 600 million pesos in awards. People think that the Lottery is just the top
prize, but in all the dry and approximations, with the largest, a bag is made
that averages $ 500 million weekly," explained the manager.
"This is how through the jackpot
and 42 dry prizes, it is possible that each week there is a winner throughout
The purpose is to help
health, not only betting on an important prize that can be won by the bettor,
but also to deliver the resources for this sector, which is the reason for the
EGBA Brings Case Against Payment Blockings In
BRUSSELS, Belgium (June 12, 2019) --
This week the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), along with
Entercash payments processor, brought a case against the Norwegian Ministry of
Culture in Oslo District Court over the Norwegian governments policy of
seeking to block online gambling payments.
EGBA believes payment blocking
infringes on European Union law and the freedom of payment processors to do
business across the European Economic Area (EEA).
Instead of enforcing restrictive
payment blocking measures to protect the revenues of the state monopoly and
fend off outside competition from EU-licensed operators, EGBA urges the
Norwegian government to undertake a more fundamental review of how the country
regulates online gambling.
The adoption of a multi-licensing
regime like in the vast majority of EEA countries, including those with
existing state-owned monopolies would improve the functioning of
Norways online gambling market and bring with it several other
Online gambling is a consumer-driven
market but monopolies naturally restrict consumer choice. This lack of
choice available locally might lead some Norwegian players to search elsewhere
and play on gambling websites based outside of Norway which neither
apply Norwegian laws nor pay taxes in Norway.
The introduction of a
multi-licensing regime would enable a greater variety of products, brands and
competition on the Norwegian market to meet existing consumer demand. This
would make the local market more attractive to Norwegian players and encourage
more of them to play on websites which are licensed and regulated in Norway
and not on websites based outside it.
This is important because it would
ensure more Norwegian players are protected by Norwegian laws when they play
online and generate greater tax revenues for the state from local gambling
In todays digital age
it is virtually impossible to enforce national borders on the internet but
thats what the Norwegian authorities are trying to do by introducing
payment blockings for online betting.
Rather than being a tool to
benefit consumers, such restrictive measures are aimed at protecting the
revenues of the state-owned monopoly by cutting off outside competition from
reputable EU-licensed operators.
This is not only in breach
of the EUs internal market principles but out of step with the reality of
a consumer-driven betting market, where players will inevitably search around
the internet for value and choice in the games they play.
This reality is why
were seeing national gambling monopolies across Europe slowly being
replaced by multi-licensing regimes which facilitate better consumer choice and
enable better functioning national markets. Norway is one of only two EEA
countries which do not have a licensing regime yet but it is inevitable
they will have to confront this decision sooner or later.
The introduction of a
multi-licensing regime would be a win-win: it would encourage more effective
channelling which would benefit player protection, more effective local control
of gambling activity and increased tax revenue for the Norwegian
Secretary General, EGBA.
2019 Asia Pacific Lottery Association Regional Conference to be held
BRISBANE, Qld (June 18, 2019) -- The
Asia Pacific Lottery Association (APLA) Regional Conference will be held in
Brisbane, Australia, between 14 and 18 October 2019
Hosted by the Lott
Australias official lotteries, and APLA, the conferences theme is
CX: Unlock the Exceptional.
Tabcorp Lotteries & Keno
Managing Director and APLA Chairperson Sue van der Merwe said the conference
would focus on how lotteries could deliver an unparalleled experience through
multiple integrated customer touchpoints.
The conference will feature
a thought-provoking business program that draws on the expertise of leaders
from lotteries and other global retail industries, along with memorable social
and networking activities, she said.
High quality keynote
speakers will deliver both inspiring and practical presentations which
demonstrate the value of being a customer-centric organisation.
WHAT: CX: Unlock the Exceptional,
2019 APLA Regional Conference
WHEN: 14 to 18 October 2019
WHERE: Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane,
www.asiapacific-lotteries.com for more information
More details, including the
conference program and registration, will be available in July 2019.
For more information, Contact:
Matthew Hart, the Lott, Head of Public Relations, T: 0412 404 626, E;
ELSE and Loterie Romande win at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
LONDON, UK. (June 13, 2019) --
Experience design consultancy ELSE has won a Gold Award for its work on Loterie
Romandes new eGaming platform at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards
2019. The awards recognise projects that demonstrate designs tangible
effect on a business by drawing focus onto designs strategic and
commercial value. BBC presenter Alice Bhandhukravi presented the awards at last
nights event at the Royal Horticultural Hall in central London.
One platform to rule them
Loterie Romande (LoRo), the lottery
provider for the 6 French-speaking Swiss-Cantons, felt their online offer had
become outdated and needed a complete rethink. They brought in ELSE in
partnership with Camelot Global Services to redesign their eGaming platform
(jeux.loro.ch) that provided more opportunity to both players and LoRo. The
objective was to offer a modern, relevant and personalised experience for their
players with mobile at its core.
Dave Dunlop, Creative Partner, when
asked about the strategic approach said, We drew on inspiration from a
wealth of different online entertainment experiences and designed an experience
that brought back a sense-of-occasion to the online gameplay. An experience
that adapted to the rhythm of the week by highlighting upcoming events. And
naturally it needed a short, snappy and easy-to use UI.
A winning platform
The redesign far exceeded all
original objectives. A +250% increase in registrations was achieved and player
volume doubled, which in turn delivered a +25% growth in sales. The responsive
new platform also opened up significant new revenue opportunities, which in
turn increased funds available for social good, by bringing a more entertaining
and sophisticated experience to players living in Switzerland. Additional
opportunities have been made possible through player tracking, cross-sell,
repeat usage, CRM and cross-device play, as well as targeted in-platform
marketing and personalisation.
We entrusted ELSE with a
very complex project and the whole team managed, with a user centric approach,
to immerse themselves in the very specific world of our customers,
said Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, CEO of the Loterie Romande.
"We are very proud of the
recognition this award represents. The design of our online gaming platform has
played a key role in the success of our technological leap forward. It allows
us to respond to changes in the market and evolving consumer habits; we are
addressing this increasingly connected segment of our clientele," explains
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, CEO of the Loterie Romande.
About ELSE (www.elselondon.com)
ELSE is an Experience Design
Consultancy helping businesses create products and services that change
We work with business leaders on
innovation and digital transformation projects from large multinationals
to lean start-ups. Clients come to us because they are:-
- Launching something new
- Responding to disruption
- Looking to shake things up
We help our clients define new
opportunities and then deliver them to market. Our approach is practical,
challenging and inclusive building momentum and alignment as we frame
the opportunity and define in detail what it takes to launch.
find out more about our company culture, work and Academy of Experience
ABOUT THE DBA DESIGN
Entered jointly by client and
designer, the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards are an annual event that provide
powerful evidence that design thinking combined with business acuity can bring
about the right conditions for business transformation to occur.
The shortlisted winners have been
selected through three rigorous rounds of judging, by a panel made up of design
and marketing heads from leading brands and organisations.
The winning case studies prove that
design can drive growth in global businesses, bring brands to life
experientially, stimulate brands, businesses and initiatives back to growth and
prove its power to persuade and be a critical enabler for competitive
Nowhere is the quality and
effectiveness of the design industrys offer more evident than across the
winning case studies in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards. They prove why
now, more than ever, design is a sound commercial investment.
For more information please CONTACT:
Linsay Duncan, Marketing Director ELSE, T: 0203 743 7020, E:
SOURCE: Loterie Romande.