Svenska Spel New Main Sponsor of the Swedish Olympic
VISBY, Sweden ((July 1, 2019) --
Svenska Spel becomes the new main sponsor of the Swedish Olympic Committee,
SOK. Today, the parties sign a seven-year agreement worth over SEK 100
Svenska Spel has for a
long time been an important partner for Swedish sports. The agreement gives
Sweden's Olympic Committee and our Olympic athletes even better conditions for
achieving competitive results in the long term, says Peter Reinebo,
Head of Operations Sweden's Olympic Committee.
The agreement will take effect on
July 1 this year and extend until December 31, 2026 and is worth over SEK 100
million. The collaboration involves, among other things, a targeted investment
in SOK's Top and Talent program and a special Svenska Spel Team. In the team,
especially selected athletes from several different sports will be
As the country's largest
sports sponsor, it feels exciting to start a collaboration with SOK and our
Olympic athletes. We want to be involved and contribute to making Swedish
Olympians even more successful and we will do everything possible to support
the best possible conditions, says Patrik Hofbauer, Svenska Spel's
President and CEO.
SOK is responsible for the Olympic
issues in Sweden and as its main task is to prepare and lead the Swedish
participation in the Olympics with a view to competitive Olympic troops. SOK
also works to create more good role models for young people and at the same
time inspire more people to develop in sports, create opportunities to develop
regardless of background, gender and economy and to spread the Olympic values
of friendship respect and the pursuit of development.
We hope that the
cooperation can inspire more children and young people to get moving, this is
an issue we are passionate about. SOK's way of working with inclusion and
development of sport to inspire more young people to find their sport is in
line with how Svenska Spel sees sport. We want it to be open, inclusive and
equal, says Patrik Hofbauer.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
The Florida Lottery is Giving Players New Ways to
Win for Life
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 1, 2019)
--The Florida Lottery today introduced the WEEK FOR LIFE family of Scratch-Off
games. The four new games range in price from $1 to $10 and feature over $331
million in cash prizes and more than 29 million winning tickets! All Lottery
retailers are expected to have these new tickets in stock and available for
purchase within 72 hours.
The $10 game, $5,000 A WEEK FOR
LIFE, offers the largest top prize available on a $10 Scratch-Off ticket, and
features more than $147 million in cash prizes! The games overall odds of
winning are one-in-3.35.
The $5 game, $2,500 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
offers more than $103 million in cash prizes and over 7.4 million winning
tickets! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-3.95.
The $2 game, $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
has more than 9.8 million winning tickets, including eight top prizes of $1,000
a week for life! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.43.
The $1 game, $500 A WEEK FOR LIFE,
offers more than $19 million in total cash prizes and over 6.3 million winning
tickets! The games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.97.
Additionally, players have the
chance to enter their non-winning WEEK FOR LIFE tickets into the Cash Payday
Second Chance Promotion. In each of the three drawings, two players will win
$20,000, three players will win $5,000, and 45 players will win $1,000. For
more information about these games and the second chance promotion, visit
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lottery's portfolio of games, comprising approximately 69 percent
of ticket sales and generating more than $871 million for the Educational
Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in fiscal year 2017-18.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than
808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's economy
through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and
transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than
$65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more
information, please visit: www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).
MUSL Board and Powerball Product Group Officers Elected for FY20
URBANDALE, Iowa (July 1, 2019) --
The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association elected Charlie
McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery, to serve as Board
President for Fiscal Year 2020. McIntyre started his term as Board President
today. The position was previously held by May Scheve Reardon, executive
director of the Missouri Lottery.
"I am grateful for the
opportunity to serve as Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association
and I look forward to working with lotteries across the country to drive
continued, collective success," said McIntyre. "With MUSL committed to
collaboration and innovation, we can all continue to expand and enhance our
product offerings, build and burnish our brands and engage and foster new
audiences. I would also like to commend and thank May Scheve Reardon for her
strong leadership over the past year, guiding MUSL with distinction as the
national lottery landscape continues to evolve."
The Board of Directors also elected
Sarah M. Taylor, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director, and Angela Wong, Montana
Lottery Executive Director, to serve as Board Vice President and Secretary,
Taylor said, MUSLs
product portfolio, including its number one product Powerball, has succeeded in
generating revenue for the MUSL member lotteries and the good causes they
support. I look forward to working with my fellow lottery directors to address
the challenges and new opportunities in our industry.
In addition, the Powerball Product
Group elected Gregory R. Mineo, director of the Maine Lottery, and Drew Svitko,
executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery, to serve as Product Group Chair
and Vice Chair, respectively, for Fiscal Year 2020.
I am honored and privileged
to take the mantle from David Barden, and look forward to continuing to build
equity in the Powerball brand, said Mineo. Powerball is the
lottery brand in the United
States, and together lottery jurisdictions across the country will look for
ways to enhance and expand this vibrant game. Stay tuned for big things
happening in the next year. I am thrilled to lead the charge.
The Multi-State Lottery Association
is a non-profit, government benefit, voluntary association that is entirely
owned and operated by its 37 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.
MUSL Board & Powerball Product
Group Officers for Fiscal Year 2020
MUSL Board of Directors:
Board President: Charlie McIntyre,
New Hampshire Lottery.
Vice President: Sarah M. Taylor,
Secretary: Angela Wong, Montana
Powerball Product Group:
Product Group Chair: Gregory R.
Mineo, Maine Lottery.
Vice Chair: Drew Svitko,
SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery
New York Lottery to Join Multi-State Lottery
URBANDALE, Iowa (June 28, 2019) --
The Board of Directors of the Multi-State Lottery Association has approved the
New York Lotterys request for membership. The transition for the New York
Lottery to join MUSL is scheduled to begin June 30, 2019.
The Multi-State Lottery
Association was built by jurisdictional lotteries working together,
said May Scheve Reardon, MUSL Board President and Missouri Lottery Executive
Director. We look forward to continuing that spirit of collaboration
with the New York Lottery as we further our mission of helping member lotteries
raise profits responsibly for good causes.
The addition of the New York Lottery
will bring membership in the Association to 37 U.S. lotteries. As the director
of a member lottery, New York Lottery Director Gweneth Dean will join the MUSL
Board of Directors and the Powerball Product Group as a voting member.
The New York Lottery is a
premier lottery organization and we are very pleased to have them join us in
managing one of the worlds top lottery brands Powerball,
said David Barden, Powerball Product Group Chairman and New Mexico Lottery
The Multi-State Lottery Association
is a non-profit, government benefit, voluntary association that is entirely
owned and operated by its 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.
Among the services offered to member
and licensee lotteries, MUSL conducts drawings; performs game development and
research; provides central accounting, including multijurisdictional prize
funds holding and transfers; and purchases government securities and annuities
to fund prize payments.
CONTACT: Anna Domoto Multi-State
Lottery Association, T: 515-453-1401, Email: Anna@MUSL.com.
SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery
Two Popular Lottery Games Get Great New
Tennessee Cash Adds Quick
Cash, Cash 4 Life Drawings Now 7 Nights a Week
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 2, 2019)
-- The Tennessee Lottery is kicking off July with more ways to play two of its
popular drawing-style games. Tennessee Cash adds a new Quick Cash
feature, and Cash 4 Lifea game with a top prize of $1,000 a day for
lifeexpands from twice-weekly draws to drawings every night.
By keeping games fresh and
fun, we keep excitement high and continue to add to the billions raised for
education in Tennessee, said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the
Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.
Tennessee Cash with Quick Cash
begins July 3, and Cash 4 Life daily drawings begin today. Quick Cash is an
instant win add-on option to a Tennessee Cash ticket. Additional details
About Tennessee Cash with Quick
- Adding Quick Cash to a play costs an additional $1
per play for a total of $2 per play.
- Players can instantly win from $2 up to $500.
- Players win instantly if their Quick Cash numbers
match any of the Tennessee Cash numbers on their ticket.
- The Quick Cash Cash Ball number must
match the Tennessee Cash Cash Ball only.
- Overall odds of winning Quick Cash are 1:54.
- Tennessee Cash is a Tennessee-only jackpot
- Drawings are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
10:30 p.m. CT/11:30 p.m. ET.
About Cash 4 Life
- Tennessee is one of nine states that offer Cash 4
- Top prize: $1,000 a day for life.
- Second prize: $1,000 a week for life.
- There are 7 additional ways to win a prize in Cash
4 Life, for a total of 9 prize levels.
- $2 per play.
- Overall odds to win a prize are 1:8.
- Drawings are now held nightly at 8 p.m. CT/9 p.m.
About the Tennessee Education
The Tennessee Education Lottery
Corporation operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of
its products. Since January 20, 2004, the Lottery has raised more than $5
billion to fund designated education programs, including after-school programs,
college grants and scholarships and Drive to 55 initiatives.
In addition to the educational
beneficiaries, players have won more than $13.5 billion in prizes and Lottery
retailers have earned more than $1.2 billion in retailer commissions.
For additional information, visit
tnlottery.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
CONTACT: Kym Gerlock, T:
615-324-6556, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Tennessee Education Lottery
State Lottery Commission Very Pleased with Record
Jefferson City, Missouri (July 2,
2019) -- The Missouri State Lottery Commission held its quarterly meeting today
in Jefferson City, where the five-member board commended the Lottery for
achieving its highest performing year to date. Lottery sales topped $1.46
billion in FY19, resulting in a record-breaking $346.7 million in proceeds for
Missouri Lottery Executive Director
May Scheve Reardon reported that a full $323 million in Lottery proceeds have
already been transferred to the education fund this fiscal year, and another
$23.7 million from FY19 sales will be transferred in early July.
news, noted Paul Kincaid, Commission chairman. To see the
smooth day-to-day operations of this group of 154 employees and realize that
they not only achieved nearly a billion and a half dollars in sales, but also
surpassed all goals and provided $346.7 million for education, is quite
remarkable. Im very pleased.
The Commission also received updates
about upcoming Lottery games and promotions, as well as efforts to expand the
number of Missouri Lottery retailers, including Walmart locations, while
optimizing sales and building a recognition program for existing retailers.
congratulates the Lottery for its ongoing commitment to responsibly drive sales
and maximize its profits for education, Kincaid concluded.
This is a group of thoughtful, energetic leaders who know this
industry and continually work to explore solutions that benefit all its
The Missouri State Lottery
Commission will next meet in September.
About the Missouri Lottery
In 1984, more than 70 percent of
Missouri voters approved a lottery. Since sales started in 1986, the Missouri
Lottery has generated more than $6 billion for the state and public education,
and annual Lottery proceeds make up approximately 4 percent of the states
funding for public education. Lottery players have won more than $14 billion in
prizes, and retailers have earned more than $1.35 billion in commissions. Last
fiscal year, the Lottery generated more than $300 million for vital education
programs, including A+ scholarships. When you play the Missouri Lottery, you
Play It Forward!
Follow the Missouri Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/MOLottery), Twitter (www.twitter.com/MissouriLottery) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/MissouriLotteryOfficial).
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
La Dirección Nacional de Loterías y Quinielas
Celebrates the "Bicentennial" of its First Draw
URUGUAY (July 2, 2019) -- The
Lotteries and Quinielas Direction celebrates 200 years of the First
This transcendent event in the
history of Uruguay will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the
emblematic Solis Theater and will coincide that day with the meeting of the
Board of Directors of CIBELAE, whose members will be honoured guests to attend
the celebrations of the Draw No. 200 of the Uruguayan Lottery.
The meeting of the Board of
Directors of CIBELAE will take place at 9am on July 15 at the Radisson
Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel, the place chosen to receive those present and
the night before its members will have an important reception dinner.
It should be remembered that the
current president of CIBELAE, host of this event, is the National Director of
Lotteries and Quinielas of Uruguay Mr. Luis Gama Hernández.
The National Director of Lotteries
and Quinielas of Uruguay, extends the Participation to all players in the
Gaming Industry to be participants in the celebration of the 200th anniversary
of the first draw of the Uruguayan Lottery, a milestone for all Latin America,
where The presence of public and private institutions ensures to be part of the
The event was declared of National,
Ministerial, Tourism and Culture interest
The Solis Theater place chosen for
this celebration, its the main theater of Uruguay, located in the
historic centre of the city of Montevideo.
Inaugurated in 1856, it is the most
important stage in Uruguay.
At the beginning of this historic
celebration, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a revival of the period, Montevideo in
the 18th century.
At 9:00 pm, the Prize Draw for the
200 Years of the Uruguayan Lottery will begin, continuing with the presence in
this important stage of one of the most important referents of Latin American
Popular Music, Mr. Ruben Rada, who will be in charge, together to his band of
musicians to allow him to enjoy all his musical excellence through his artistic
A Party with all the attributes that
makes it possible to celebrate the beginnings of lottery draws, whose purpose
is, as today, that the resources raised be turned over to society.
More Chances to Win for Life: Cash4Life Goes
Top prize ticket sold in
Stockbridge amid excitement
ATLANTA, Georgia (June 27, 2019) --
Georgia Lottery players have the chance to now win $1,000 a day for life, seven
days a week. Starting July 1, the popular multistate game Cash4Life will be
drawn daily at 9 p.m. EDT.
With the exception of its new draw
schedule, there will be no changes in how to play Cash4Life or the games
chances of winning.
We are thrilled to announce
Cash4Life becoming a daily draw game, Georgia Lottery President and
CEO Gretchen Corbin said. More chances to play mean more opportunities
for Georgia Lottery players to win prizes and to invest in Georgias
students. Funds generated from each ticket purchased benefit Georgias
HOPE Scholarship Program, including the Zell Miller Scholarship, and
Since its launch in Georgia in 2016,
Cash4Life has generated more than $11.5 million in prizes for Georgia Lottery
players and more than $10.7 million for educational programs in Georgia.
As if things werent exciting
enough, one lucky ticket purchased in Stockbridge won the games $1,000 a
day for life top prize in the June 24 drawing.
Winning numbers from the June 24
drawing were: 7-10-18-21-28 and the Cash Ball was 4. The ticket matched all
five winning numbers and the Cash Ball number.
Chevron 138, located at 90 Highway
138 E., sold the ticket.
A winner has not come forward to
claim the prize yet.
In Georgia, Cash4Life winners have
180 days from the draw date to claim prizes.
Cash4Life is offered in nine states:
Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia and Tennessee.
Cash4Life offers a top prize of
$1,000 a day for life, a second prize of $1,000 a week for life and many other
Tickets are $2 per play.
For more information about
Cash4Life, please visit www.galottery.com.
As with all other Georgia Lottery
games, proceeds from Cash4Life will benefit education in the state of
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $20.7 billion to the state of Georgia for
All Georgia Lottery profits go to
pay for specific educational programs, including Georgias HOPE
Scholarship Program and Georgias Pre-K Program.
More than 1.8 million students have
received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the
statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit: www.galottery.com.
CONTACT: Nia Roberts, Communications
Coordinator, Georgia Lottery Corp., (404) 215-5062 office, (404) 272-4686 cell,
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.
Lotto Baden-Württemberg Celebrate Lotto Partner Day in
Reliable anchor and backbone of state lotteries
Germany (June 30, 2019) -- On Sunday (June 30), 2,000 points of sale
supervisors and employees visited the Lotto Baden-Württemberg trade fair
in Heilbronn's Harmonie congress center. Managing Director Georg Wacker and
Minister of the Interior Thomas Strobl welcomed distribution partners from all
over the country. About two million Baden-Württemberg citizens play lotto
regularly. A large part of it in one of the 3,150 sales outlets with their
approximately 15,000 employees.
"They are and remain the most
important pillar in the distribution of state lotteries and betting," said
Lotto CEO Georg Wacker in his welcome address. Even in the age of smartphones
and tablets, with over 840 million euros (2018), the points of sale generated
around 85 percent of the gaming bets in the southwest.
"Together, we can take advantage
of the opportunities offered by digitization, but at the same time expand our
personal contact and local service for our customers," Wacker continues.
The Lotto Partner Day presents a lot of news, products and services that
complement the offer for reception centers. In the face of structural change
and skill shortages, they face major challenges.
"In rural areas, the sale of
lotto products is often a guarantee that small shops are still viable at all.
The meeting today is a clear signal that we will continue to rely on the
reception centers in the future," emphasized the lotto boss. Interior
Minister Thomas Strobl emphasized: "The reception centers are
intergenerationally popular and really important to ensure local supply in both
rural and urban areas. With 15,000 Baden-Württemberg residents who work in
a lottery collection center, they are undoubtedly also an important economic
factor. And I can assure you that the state government is behind the
preservation of the lottery monopoly - and thus behind the collection points.
It also means resolutely combating illegal providers. We are committed to
making that easier in the future. Because the State Toto-Lotto society stands
for reliability and thanks to it flows every day about one million euros for
the common good to the country. However, digitization does not stop at
Toto-Lotto. So as a digitization minister, I can only encourage you to
understand the digital transformation not just as a risk, but as an
Lotto into the future: Playing in
the reception center is becoming more digital
The approximately 2,000 visitors
from all regions of Baden-Wurttemberg found in Heilbronn a wide range of
information. 45 stands provided interesting facts about Lotto & Co.,
special trade fair offers and direct contact possibilities for exchange. The
increasing networking between the analog and the digital world was often the
focus. Thus, for example, tickets can no longer be filled in the traditional
way on paper, but digitally via touchscreen.
A similar principle is behind the
new "ANNA" -App: With her tips can be prepared on the smartphone and then
delivered to the collection point.
ilo-proFIT, the joint sales
subsidiary of the lottery companies Baden-Württemberg, Hesse,
Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, presented itself and other partners.
Here, the focus was on tips,
suggestions and additional earning potential for the reception centers. In
Heilbronn, an established training and prevention partner of Lotto was present
with the Evangelical Society of Stuttgart (eva). Likewise, the Association of
Toto and Lotto reception centers in Baden-Württemberg presented itself.
The Nuremberg-based LOTTO Academy also had a stand.
It offers job center managers and
their employees product training courses, motivation courses and
business-related seminars and is designed to qualify for change in the retail
sector. The LOTTOAcademy also has bases in Baden-Württemberg.
Finale on the BUGA
All visitors to the Lotto Partner
Day received tickets for the visit to the Federal Horticultural Show (BUGA) in
the afternoon. Lotto Baden-Württemberg is the official partner of the
BUGA, which is open until 6th October. The national company has taken over the
sponsorship for the "Lotto Sportpunkt" on the grounds of the garden show.
The lottery principle: Gambling
oriented to the common good
The principle of the state lottery
companies in Germany is simply explained: 50 percent of the stakes are
distributed as profits, about ten percent are operating costs and commissions
for the collection points.
The remaining 40 percent go to the
state in the form of a lottery tax (16.6 percent) and goodwill (23 percent).
Lotto Baden-Württemberg achieved 2018 for the country around 382.7 million
This total amount is 165.5 million
Euro lottery tax and 217.2 million Euro special income. EUR 132.4 million of
the special-purpose income is used by the state through the Betting Fund for
Sport, Art and Culture, Historic Preservation and Social Projects in
Lotto Partner Day Heilbronn (PDF 0.25 MB)
Arizona Lottery Adds to Industry Research on Growing Incremental
Revenue Through Fast Play Games
New white paper describes roadmap
to revamping games
PHOENIX (June 18, 2019) - The
Arizona Lottery is pleased to share its latest white paper, Growing
Incremental Revenue with Fast Play, detailing the development of the all
new Fast Play line of games into a successful $20 million product line.
The 31-page research document
describes, from inception to execution, the strategies behind the Arizona
Lotterys efforts to grow revenue and return to beneficiaries within the
constraints of tribal gaming compacts and state statutes. Readers will
- The five-step process that took this idea from
focus groups to its first jackpots.
- The innovative education program, targeting
millennial retail employees, that maximized buy-in from both players and
- The enhancements made to the user interface, vastly
improving the players experience.
- The changes made to prize matrices and multiple
opportunities to win that increased both the number of wins and the bottom-line
return to the Lottery.
- The comprehensive statewide traditional and social
media campaign that vaulted this line into player awareness.
Readers will also be able to examine
detailed charts, tables and original game development documents that will
provide insight into the entire process that allowed the Arizona Lottery to
lift a game that generated $7.5 million in revenue over four years into one
that generated over $20 million in its first year!
This is excellent
information for people at every level of Lottery, Arizona Lottery
Products and Marketing Deputy Director Chris Rogers said, The
transition of this game line into a vital and vibrant revenue stream for our
beneficiaries is truly amazing and may serve as a model for other lotteries
looking to grow their incremental revenue.
Money from the Arizona Lottery funds
more than a dozen state-run programs that benefit residents across Arizona,
from the higher education infrastructure, to habitat acquired to protect and
promote our unique and iconic wildlife, to advocating for children caught up in
the court system.
Fast Plays success is also
contributing to FY2019s record return to the Arizona Lotterys
beneficiary programs, projected to reach $220 million, thanks to our players
and valued retail partners.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated nearly $4.2 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales over $4 million per week
fund programs in education, economic development, environmental
conservation and health and human services. The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
CONTACT: John Turner Gilliland,
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
OPAP Announce Management Team Update
ATHENS, Greece (June 28, 2019) --
OPAP S.A., announces that the Company's Board of Directors has approved the
appointment of Odysseas Christoforou to the new role of Deputy CEO.
The new role, which reports to the
CEO, Damian Cope, will take effect from 1st July 2019 and will not be a member
of the OPAP SA Board of Directors.
Mr. Christoforou is currently Chief
Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director and has been an employee of OPAP
since August 2014.
He will continue with his extensive
responsibilities within the company covering corporate communications,
regulatory & compliance, corporate affairs and press office as well as
OPAPs extensive CSR activities, which support communities across Greece
SOURCE: OPAP S.A.
Norsk Tipping's Customers Now Receive Consumption Overview at
HAMAR, Norway (June 29, 2019) -- As
of this week, Norsk Tipping's digital customers will get an overview of their
consumption when they login.
The game accounts have been
available to Norsk Tipping's customers for several years, but the customers
themselves have had to visit it on the websites.
Now we are going to actively
show the customer net consumption in the last 7, 30 and 365 days. We believe
this can lead to increased awareness of our own money use, says Tanja
Sveen, advisor for responsible gaming in Norsk Tipping.
Didn't know how much they
Active viewing of the gaming
accounts is introduced, among other things as a result of experiences from
Norsk Tipping's proactive conversations with customers who lose a lot of
When we ask the big losers
to estimate how much they have lost in the past year, it is common for them to
tip only half of the real loss. Many get an aha experience when they get to
know the actual sum and want to make a change.
Sveen believes that the customers
now get a better overview of the consumption, so that they themselves can take
action when they see that more money goes out than they want.
Appears every week
The game accounts will initially be
shown automatically each week, but customers can change their display frequency
on a daily or monthly basis. In the view there is also a link to the game
account page, where one can find a more detailed overview.
This is also under
development and will come in an expanded and improved version over the next
couple of months, says Sveen.
The game account display is first
introduced in digital channels, where all customers playing player medium to
high risk games (casino, bingo, odds and live odds) will be shown the game
accounts. In addition, all customers with yellow or red status in Norsk
Tipping's risk assessment tool Playscan will get the same overview.
We work with solutions to
ensure that customers who only play in physical channels also have access to
the gaming accounts according to the same principle. We hope to have solutions
in place towards the end of this year or early next year, says
Casino customers most
During 2018, Norsk Tipping had a
worrying growth in the number of red players, ie the number of players the
analysis system Playscan identifies has the risk of having or developing
Growth comes mainly
from customers who play casino games online. Showing the customers the game
accounts is therefore particularly important for such high-risk games, where a
game round only takes three seconds. One can play almost continuously, and it
is often the case that many small gains camouflage a real loss, says
Third gambling responsibilities
In April, Norsk Tipping introduced a
roof on how big prizes it is possible to play away, and in May, two-factor
approval was introduced at the gaming terminals Multix and Belago. Now, Norsk
Tipping's CEO Åsne Havnelid is pleased to have another new gaming
responsibility in place.
The work on gaming
responsibility is a continuous process, and we put a lot of resources into
keeping a high pace of development. This latest measure will be important for
many players and have a good preventive effect on gambling problems,
Transparency is an
important principle for Norsk Tipping's relationship with the company's
customers. Games should be a nice addition to everyday life - and how much
money you use to withstand the light of day, she adds.
SOURCE: Norsk Tipping AS.
Kansas Lottery Launches Vending Machine Pilot Program
TOPEKA, Kansas (June 26, 2019) --
The Kansas Lottery is launching four self-service vending machine pilot program
sites at select retailers around Topeka.
In 2018, the Kansas legislature
passed HB 2194 allowing the Kansas Lottery to sell traditional style lottery
tickets through self-service vending machines.
The Kansas Lottery is
excited to join the majority of other states offering the convenience of
selling lottery products through self-service vending machines, said
Stephen Durrell, the Acting Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery.
We look forward to the
opportunity of increasing our sales and our transfer to the state. We feel the
machines will also provide easier access for our players to find their favorite
The first pilot site, John's Food
Center, was installed on Wednesday and already had its first customer. Malik
El-amin of Topeka was the first Kansas Lottery player in the state to purchase
a Kansas Lottery ticket using the vending machine. El-amin bought a Powerball
ticket and even added the Power Play option.
"It was an exciting
experience," El-amin said. "I like how simple it is you don't have to
wait in line to buy a ticket. It was awesome."
The pilot program locations are:
- Gage Center Bowl, 4200 SW Huntoon Street,
- Johns Food Center, 5812 SW Topeka Blvd,
- Kansas Lottery Headquarters, 128 N. Kansas Ave,
- West Ridge Lanes, 1935 SW Westport Drive,
The Kansas Lottery plans to roll out
a total of 272 machines to select retailers across the state beginning in July
Up to $8 million of the net profit
from the machines will go to mental health programs throughout the Sunflower
CONTACT: Courtney Ryan, Phone: (785)
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery press
Gambling Commission 2018/19 Enforcement Report Operator
Failures Lead to Tough Action
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (June 27,2019) --
Gambling businesses and those who lead them need to improve the support they
offer consumers who are at risk of harm and do more to guard against money
laundering, a new report by the Gambling Commission has revealed today.
The Commissions Raising
Standards for Consumers Enforcement Report provides an overview of the
enforcement work the regulator has undertaken over the past year and sets out
future lessons for operators.
Over the last 12 months, the
Commission has carried out more than 160 investigations.
Enforcement action has resulted in a
variety of sanctions against operators and their senior management.
Operators have also paid
£19.6m in penalty packages because they failed to follow Commission rules
aimed at making gambling fairer, safer and free from crime.
The Gambling Commissions chief
executive Neil McArthur said: I want gambling consumers in Britain to
be able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in the world and I want
gambling operators to work with us to put customer enjoyment and safety at the
top of their corporate agenda.
As the report shows, we
will be tough when we find operators bending the rules or failing to meet our
expectations, but we also want to try and minimise the need for such action by
providing advice, a programme of support material and compliance activity to
help operators get things right in the first place.
SOURCE: Gambling Commission.
Aristocrat Announces Appointment of New Leadership in Americas &
Global Land Based CEO
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Aristocrat today
announced the next step in the evolution and growth of the business, with the
bringing together of our land-based operations globally under a global CEO of
Land Based, along with new leadership in the Americas.
Mitchell Bowen has been appointed to
the role of CEO Land Based, responsible for all of Aristocrats regulated
gaming businesses worldwide, while Hector Fernandez (CFO, Americas) has been
appointed President, Aristocrat Americas reporting directly to Mitchell.
These appointments are effective
immediately, subject to any necessary regulatory approvals.
Hector has taken over from Matt
Wilson, who has accepted a role outside Aristocrat and departed the
Aristocrat Group Ltd CEO &
President, Trevor Croker, said Im delighted to have the opportunity
to elevate a leader of Hectors calibre to lead our Americas land based
Hector is a seasoned
commercial leader with a track record of building high performing teams and
delivering outstanding results. He has a deep understanding of
Aristocrats Americas business, and has played an instrumental role in
developing the regions growth strategy and supporting its execution since
joining the team last year.
Hector will be well supported
by Mitchell Bowen, as well as our talented Americas leadership group and the
broader team of over 1,500 employees in the region who have established our
market leadership in recent years. Hectors appointment will ensure
the Americas team remains fully focused on maintaining momentum in our largest
market, and executing our ambitious growth and transformation plans.
Commenting on his appointment,
Hector Fernandez said: Im honored and excited to take on the role
of President, Americas at Aristocrat. I look forward to working with all
of my colleagues and our valued customers to extend our leadership position in
this region by delivering more choice, performance, service and quality than
I believe that Aristocrat has
the very best game design and technical talent in the industry, with an
outstanding team of passionate customer and commercial leaders. My focus will
be on unlocking the full potential of our people, products and growing
capabilities to ensure Aristocrat Americas can take the next step forward in
its growth story Mr Fernandez concluded.
Mr Croker said: The creation
of a single global land based business is the right step to take at this
time. It will facilitate thorough and coordinated delivery of
transformation and growth projects across our regional teams, along with more
integrated product and technology strategy and seamless execution.
Bringing together our land-based operations also positions us to more
effectively serve an increasing number of global customers and sets the
business up for its next phase of growth.
Mitchell Bowen is a first
class and deeply respected global gaming leader. He has more than 15
years experience across senior marketing product, commercial and
transformation roles at Aristocrat in all major
gaming regions. Mitchell spent
several years in the Americas, leading Marketing and Product functions, and
worked closely with me in leading in the turnaround of the Australia & New
Zealand business. Mitch currently has commercial and operational
accountability for Aristocrats land-based business across the balance of
Mitchell has deep and
longstanding customer relationships and has played a core role in thought
leadership and in execution of Aristocrats growth strategy over the past
several years. Im thrilled to elevate Mitchell to the role of CEO
Land Based and look forward to his expanded contribution.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a
subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with
more than 5,000 employees. The company is licensed in around 300 gaming
jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend
products and services. The company's mission is to bring joy to life through
the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the
company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry
over many decades. For further information, visit the company's website at
Press CONTACT: Penny Martin,
Manager, CEO Office, T: + 1-702-570-8786, Email:
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Employees Worldwide Mark
30 Years of Leadership Serving Customers, Community
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (July 1, 2019)
Employees at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) are marking the
companys 30th anniversary by serving GLIs customers and giving back
to host communities around the world.
Click this link to view a video on
GLIs anniversary: https://youtu.be/nk-q16UHbYE
Since the beginning, GLI has been
fulfilling its mission to help regulators, suppliers and operators with
obsession-level customer service and has tested and certified more
than 3 million items in more than 475 jurisdictions.
President/CEO James Maida said,
We're obsessed with customer service and go out of our way for every
regulator, every supplier, and every operator. We walk through walls to get
them what they need. That is something Paul Magno and I have been passionate
about since we founded the company in 1989, and its something we are
equally passionate about to this day.
Maida recently received the EY
Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 New Jersey Award.
With a sharp focus on customer
service, the company has experienced strong growth. GLI began with two
employees, one location, and three customers. Today, the company has 1,250
employees, 24 locations, and hundreds of customers spanning the gaming
GLI also has a 30-year history of
giving back. The most recent example was a canned food sculpture competition,
where employees created sculptures in several of the companys labs and
lobbies, then delivered food and cash donations to various food banks in GLI
host communities. Beneficiaries included:
- Chubby Chums Childrens Home in Primrose, S.
- Community Table Arvada Food Bank in Arvada,
- Fulfill Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties,
- The Haarlem, Netherlands Foodbank
- Three Square Food Bank of Las Vegas, Nev.
Separately, GLI gave a $30,000
pledge to Preferred Behavioral Health Group in Lakewood, N.J.
GLI Senior Vice President and
co-founder Paul Magno said, When we started GLI, cassette tapes and
the Sony Walkman were the latest technologies. Since then, innovators have
leaped forward in the general entertainment industry and the gaming industry.
While none of us knows where technology will take us, at GLI, we do know that
whatever happens next in the gaming industrys future is up to our
creative-minded customers, and we will be there to help them, just like we have
for the last 30 years.
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