Lottery Insider banner


The WEEK in REVIEW
Vol. 89 No.11 - Monday December 16, 2019

 

Sponsor

sponsor

Pollard Banner

 

 

HOME

 

 

Arkansas Release New December Lottery Tickets Offer

 

Arkansas December Lottery Tickets

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 5, 2019) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) launched five new instant tickets this week with one of the tickets offering three chances at winning the top prize of $1 million. The Millionaires Club scratch-off ticket sells for $20 and offers more than 50,000 prizes of $100 or more, plus the $1 million top prize.

The other new tickets include the $50 or $100! that sells for $10, the $5 Super Cash Multiplier is loaded with multipliers, the $2 Uno ticket offers a top prize of $20,000, and the $1 Payout Multiplier has a chance of winning $3,000.

Our players always enjoy it when we offer a ticket with a $1 million top prize,” said ASL Director Bishop Woosley. “We’ve already had a man from El Dorado win $10,000 on the Millionaires Club ticket, and the ticket only became available on Tuesday.

Advertisement
IGT

Woosley said the Ultimate Millions instant ticket that was launched a year ago still has two $1 million top prizes remaining on it, and it is still for sale.

So we have five opportunities to make someone an instant millionaire playing scratch-off tickets this holiday season,” he said.

Since the lottery began in Arkansas in 2009, we have had 69 players win $1 million or more.

Woosley said he wants to remind players that the lottery is designed as entertainment and should be played responsibly.

Many people like to give scratch-off tickets as gifts and stocking stuffers, but we want everyone to play responsibly and not give tickets to anyone under 18,” Woosley said.

The Mega Millions® jackpot for tomorrow night’s drawing stands at $285 million. The Powerball° jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is $130 million, and the Natural State Jackpot – which is only in Arkansas and draws six nights a week – has grown to $140,000 for tonight’s drawing. Players can check their numbers at MyArkansasLottery.com.

About the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

More than 92 cents of every dollar of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the Lottery has provided more than $895 million for more than 542,000 college scholarships, more than $3 billion in prizes to players, about $263 million in retailer commissions and more than $129 million state and federal tax revenue.

Follow the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions – and to join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.

CONTACT: Kara Lee Ford at 501-683-1646 for more information.

SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

 

IGT NASPL

 

Georgia Lottery Launches New Concept Draw Game Cash Pop; Match Only One Number and Win

logo

ATLANTA, Georgia (December 10, 2019) -- The holiday season is getting even more festive with a new Georgia Lottery game. The Georgia Lottery recently launched Cash Pop, a new draw game that offers players a chance to win cash prizes up to $1,250 five times a day, every day – by matching just one number.

Cash Pop is the first, new Georgia Lottery game to be available at both retail and through iLottery channels.

We are laser-focused on our mission to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K,” Georgia Lottery Corp. President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said.

Cash Pop is a great addition to our portfolio of games, providing a fun, fresh concept for players while generating profits for the important educational programs we fund.

Advertisement
JUMBO

Cash Pop is easy to play. Pick one number between 1 and 15 to play. Match that number and win.

Players can select one number up to all 15 numbers, or they can choose the Quik Pik option and have the computer randomly select for them.

Play for $1, $2, or $5 per play, and purchase up to five consecutive drawings.

When a ticket is purchased, the selected number(s) and a corresponding randomly-assigned prize amount will appear directly under the number.

Because of the random nature of Cash Pop, different tickets may show the same selected number with different prize amounts.

All cash prize values start at five times the dollar amount played.

Win up to $250 for a single $1 play.

Win up to $500 for a single $2 play.

Win up to $1,250 for a single $5 play.

The game is loaded with smaller prizes that can be cashed at retail.

Overall odds of matching your number to the winning number are 1 in 15.

Cash Pop Ticket

Cash Pop drawings are held five times daily with each draw assigned a unique name including: 8 a.m. – Early Bird; 1 p.m. – Matinee; 5 p.m. – Drive Time; 8 p.m. – Prime Time; and 11:59 p.m. – Night Owl.

Cash Pop tickets can be purchased at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide. Cash Pop also can be played on the Georgia Lottery mobile app or at www.galottery.com.

Cash Pop drawings are displayed on the Georgia Lottery website and on the Georgia Lottery’s Lottovision screen at retailers.

Winning numbers are available on the Georgia Lottery website, mobile app, Georgia Lottery retail terminals, and on the Player Information Hotline at 1-800-GA-LUCKY.

Cash Pop winners will have 180 days from the game’s draw date to claim prizes.

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $21.3 billion to the state of Georgia for education.

All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s 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, E: nroberts@galottery.org.

Find Media Relations online at: www.twitter.com/GALotteryPRpros.

SOURCE: Georgia Lottery Corp.

 

ILTS Banner

 

Safety Standards Reaffirmed at LOTTO Niedersachsen

HANNOVER, Germany (December 6, 2019) -- Safety standards and player protection are very important to LOTTO Niedersachsen - as evidenced by the successfully completed re-certification according to the standards of the World Lottery Association (WLA).

GLI 300x250

The information security management system at LOTTO Niedersachsen is implemented and maintained with exemplary care and a high level of safety awareness among all managers and employees. This reaffirmed the very positive result in the context of the re-certification of information security measures based on the WLA Security Control Standard (WLA-SCS: 2016) and the international standard ISO / IEC 27001: 2013. No complaints were found during the November investigation by the company "DNV GL Business Assurance Certification and Environmental Verification GmbH, Essen".

The re-certification confirms that LOTTO Niedersachsen's offer of games is offered responsibly and safely in accordance with the rules established by the WLA . These high quality standards differentiate LOTTO Niedersachsen from the increasing number of providers operating abroad who offer bets on the drawing results of state lotteries without German or Lower Saxony permission.

The WLA is a global membership organization based in Basel and Montréal, which has developed standards for responsible, professionally organized and reputable lottery execution.

The management of LOTTO Niedersachsen, Axel Holthaus and Sven Osthoff, state: "In the future, too, we will place a high value on security and quality control in the implementation of lotteries in order to guarantee our customers safe and responsible gaming."

SOURCE: Lotto Niedersachsen.

 

Camanah Signs Banner

 

Maryland Lottery’s Player Loyalty Program Adds Coupon Rewards

BALTIMORE, Maryland (December 10, 2019) -- My Lottery Rewards members can now earn free draw game tickets and discounts on Lottery purchases

Maryland Lottery’s free player loyalty program, My Lottery Rewards, added new benefits for our members on December 1. Special achievements and promotions will offer players an opportunity to earn coupons when they enter eligible tickets into their Rewards account.

When a coupon is awarded, members will be able to access it by going to the My Account section and then looking in their Rewards History.  Players have a minimum of 182 days to redeem their coupons earned. If players use the My Lottery Rewards app on the Android phone or iPhone, coupons can be redeemed by scanning the bar code from the phone’s screen at any Maryland Lottery self-service vending machine or having any Maryland Lottery retailer scan it at the register. Rewards

Advertisement
Schafer Systems Inc.

Members who access their accounts on a computer will need to print coupons and take them to a Lottery self-service vending machine or to any Maryland Lottery retailer to redeem them.

To redeem a money-off coupon at a self-service vending machine:

  • Scan the coupon using the machine’s bar code reader.
  • An on-screen message will ask to confirm that you want to redeem your coupon. Tap “Yes.”
  • Retrieve the coupon from the ticket dispenser.
  • Scan the coupon’s bar code on the vending machine. The value of your coupon will be credited to any balance used toward purchasing Maryland Lottery tickets.

 

 

If you redeem a money-off coupon at the register, rather than using a self-service vending machine, the Lottery terminal will print a voucher receipt and the retailer will scan the voucher receipt on the terminal to give credit toward a Lottery purchase.

To redeem a coupon for a specific Lottery draw game at a self-service vending machine:

  • Scan your coupon using the machine’s bar code reader and a ticket for that game will automatically print.
  • Retrieve the ticket from the ticket dispenser.

 

If you redeem a coupon for a specific game at the register, the Lottery terminal will print your draw game ticket after the retailer scans your coupon.

Established in 2013, My Lottery Rewards is a free bonus program that provides Maryland Lottery players with the opportunity to earn prizes and enter second-chance promotions by entering draw game tickets and non-winning scratch-off tickets into their accounts. Visit the How It Works page on the Rewards website for more information on the program.

SOURCE: News Release, Maryland Lottery via the Southern Maryland Chronicle.

 

GBGC Banner

 

Veikkaus Named a New Ethics Advisory Board

FINLAND (December 10, 2019) -- At its December meeting, Veikkaus' Board of Directors has appointed an expert advisory body to the company, the Ethics Advisory Board. The company decided to establish an Ethics Advisory Board last August.

For the last time Veikkaus has had a similar body (Ethics Council) during the old company. Veikkaus, RAY and Fintoto integrated into the new Veikkaus on 1.1.2017.

Advertisement
Smartplay

The purpose of the advisory board is to provide an outside view of the company's board and operative management on gambling activities. The Advisory Board focuses in particular on the ethics of games and their marketing, gaming harm and the social impact of gaming.

The Advisory Board may, if it so wishes, make concrete proposals for solutions, make statements, and provide ethical arguments on practical issues related to gambling and the discussion on gambling. It does not resolve individual issues or complaints from outside parties.

In addition to the chairman, the Advisory Committee shall consist of five members and shall serve for a term of two years. The Chairman will report to the Board by the end of March on the activities of the Council during the previous calendar year.

The establishment of an Ethics Board complements the company's new, broad-based corporate responsibility measures. We are investing in developing a safer and more responsible gaming environment, and the Ethics Council outside the company's operations is an important part of that,” says Pekka Ilmivalta, Executive Vice President, Legal and Responsibility at Veikkaus.

Composition of the new Ethics Advisory Board:

  • Chairman Saija Kivinen , General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Telia Finland Oyj
  • Member Susanna Raisamo , Habits Researcher, THL
  • Member Lassi Rajamäki , Executive Director, Sosped
  • Member Mikko Meriläinen , Game Researcher, University of Tampere
  • Member Terhi-Anna Wilska , Professor of Sociology, University of Jyväskylä
  • Member Jani Halme , Creative Director Second PHD

 

SOURCE: Veikkaus.

 

Neopollard Banner

 

New Hampshire Lottery Partners With Neopollard to Spread Holiday Cheer

logo

LANSING, Michigan (December 11, 2019) -- NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”) congratulates the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (“New Hampshire Lottery” or “the Lottery”) on the release of its first omnichannel game, Holiday Cheer. This unique game is available as both a scratch ticket and an iLottery game, encouraging players to engage with the Lottery at retail and online. The Holiday Cheer is a milestone game for NPi, marking the first time that one of NPi’s iLottery game titles has been replicated as a retail scratch game.

The Holiday Cheer iLottery game was first introduced by the New Hampshire Lottery in 2018 for the holiday season. Due to the success of the iLottery game, the Lottery sought to expand the value of the game by launching a complementary scratch ticket game that is designed to introduce retail players to the online channel and inspire omnichannel engagement.

The scratch ticket “gifts” players the chance to win instantly up to 10 times through a key number match playstyle, with a grand prize of $20,000. A prominent callout lets players know that the fun continues online, with an offer of free iLottery games via a promotional code included on the back of the ticket. With the scratch ticket, players that are new to the New Hampshire Lottery’s iLottery program have the opportunity to receive 25 free games after completing the registration process and entering the code online.

NPI New Hampshire Ticket

The strategic combination of an instant ticket holiday game and promotional code for online bonus play creates an ideal opportunity for the Lottery to not only acquire new players, but to introduce these players to the Lottery’s products across multiple channels.

We are excited to introduce the Holiday Cheer instant game in conjunction with NPi’s Holiday Cheer digital game. Our iLottery program is an important part of our goal to deliver revenue-generating products to support education in New Hampshire,” said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Education Lottery. “We look forward to the results of our first omnichannel promotion as we strive to deliver new opportunities for retailers and players alike.

NPi shares the Lottery’s excitement for this engaging new product. “As an omnichannel company ourselves, coming from both the retail and online worlds, NPi commends the New Hampshire Lottery on its commitment to creating player experiences that promote the retail network, while also offering players the added value of entertaining digital games available through the iLottery program,” said Liz Siver, General Manager, NPi.

NPi is proud to partner with the New Hampshire Lottery by providing our iLottery 360° solution, including NPi’s technology, a full suite of services, and industry-leading games. Having recently celebrated a successful first year in operation, NPi applauds the Lottery on its impressive entry into the iLottery space. With total net revenue surpassing $8.2 million since September 2018, iLottery has played a significant role in the New Hampshire Lottery’s record-breaking year of revenue contributions, which totaled $106.5 million in FY 2019.

About NeoPollard Interactive

NeoPollard Interactive LLC is jointly owned by two of the world’s most trusted and reputable companies in lottery and internet gaming—Pollard Banknote Limited (“Pollard Banknote”) and NeoGames S.a.r.L. (“NeoGames”). Established in 2014, NPi 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.

For more information about Neopollard Interactive, CONTACT:

 

Doug Pollard

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: doug.pollard@neopollard.com

Moti Malul

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: +972-3-6072571

E-mail: moti.malul@neopollard.com

 

SOURCE: Neopollard Interactive.

 

Skilrock Banner

 

Skilrock Launches New Website

logo

GURUGRAM (DELHI NCR), INDIA (December 11, 2019) -- We are pleased to announce the launch of our updated website! We look forward to the people from the industry to visit us and explore what we have to offer in terms of platforms, games, solutions and services. We are also looking forward to partnerships and expand our operations worldwide. The all new revamped website promises to provide more bang for the buck and it will be worth your time and effort!

After the well-researched initiative to launch our new website that can meet the expectations of wide geographical, cultural and business diversity needs, our primary goal during the redesign process was to create a more valuable, user-centric and responsive resource across all platforms and devices. Specifically, we wanted to focus on making it easier for our users to learn and locate valuable information about our technical solutions for their particular application or industry not only at their desk but also on their mobile devices.

Advertisement
Neoplooard

Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Executive Director at Skilrock Technologies Pvt. Ltd, commented:

Skilrock has rapidly expanded into new geographies, game types and solutions during the past couple of years and it became evident that we have to completely change our website. Here we go with a new website that should meet the expectations from wide cross sections of the people from the industry and from across the regions.

“It is a fresh and nice feeling for everyone at Skilrock, similar to moving to a new house or a new city. Our expectations to strike a chord with the visitors are high as things are simple and neatly arranged for everyone to identify what they are looking for. I am expecting people to not only visit us one time but come back to learn about Skilrock’s new offerings in future.”

We have also provided our visitors several information collaterals to give them a complete understanding of our innovative solutions so they can make an informed choice.

The new website also provides up to date information on our events, trade shows, seminars, company announcements and of course links to our social media pages!

We hope you enjoy our new look and shall be obliged to get any feedback!

About Skilrock Technologies

Skilrock Technologies is a leading technology solution provider for the lottery, gaming and payment industry with its R&D centres located at global IT hubs. It is the technology arm of $2.4 billion Sugal & Damani Group, who are leaders of Indian lottery & gaming operations. The complete Omni-Channel Gaming Platform of Skilrock serves Retail, iGaming & Self Service Channels with equal ease and at the same time supports a wide variety of games like Lotto, Keno, Bingo, Instant, Sports, Poker, Rummy, Casino and Slots. More than 200,000 retail touch points and over 5 million iGaming players across 25+ jurisdictions have been serviced by Skilrock.

CONTACT: Sourabh Goyal, Manager – Marketing & Sales, Office: +91 124 4193500, Mobile: +91 88 2631 5550, Email: sourabh.goyal@skilrock.com

SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies (www.skilrock.com.

 

Pollard

 

The Florida Lottery Receives Responsible Gaming Certification From The World Lottery Association

This is the Florida Lottery’s Second Such Certification

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (December 11, 2019) -- The Florida Lottery announces that it has received a certification for responsible gaming from the World Lottery Association (WLA). Florida becomes one of only 15 Lotteries in the United States to have achieved this distinction. The Lottery received the award for its initiatives in employee and retailer training, public education and awareness, product oversight, research and advertising.

At the Florida Lottery, we are committed to building responsible gaming best practices into everything we do, and we are proud to be recognized by the WLA for those efforts,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Randall Hunt.

Advertisement
Neoplooard

We have a long history of supporting responsible gaming, and we will continue to do all we can to increase awareness of and educate our players, retailers, and stakeholders about the importance of responsible play. By supporting responsible gaming practices, we are also providing significant contributions to Florida’s education system through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

The WLA certification is the Florida Lottery’s second responsible gaming certification. The Lottery received the top certification for responsible gaming from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in October 2018, becoming one of only 15 Lotteries to have achieved this distinction.

The Responsible Gaming Principles and Framework program was launched by WLA in 2006. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, the Florida Lottery encourages you to contact the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling at 1-888-ADMIT-IT, or the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 for confidential help.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $36 billion to education and sending more than 840,000 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 $66.9 billion in prizes and made more than 2,800 people millionaires. For

CONTACT: Florida Lottery Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).

 

GLI Banner

 

Sports Wagering License Applications Now Accepted

HELENA, Montana (December 9, 2019) -- Sports betting in Montana took a major step forward over the weekend when the Montana Lottery began accepting licenses from businesses looking to offer Sports Bet Montana, the lottery’s new sports wagering product.

The 2019 Legislature authorized in early May the Montana Lottery to offer sports wagering. Since then, the lottery has been working on all aspects of designing and creating the new product.

Advertisement
QLot

After a public comment period that ended recently, the official sports wagering rules were published in the Montana Administrative Register late last week, paving the way for licensing to begin over the weekend.

Today is a big day for Sports Bet Montana,” said Montana Lottery Director Angela Wong. “We’ve been working a long time for this and we’re excited to see that hard work pay off and excited to start the process of launching sports betting.

Licensing is the first part of the Lottery’s roll out of Sports Bet Montana. As businesses become licensed, the lottery will begin statewide training followed by placing the new Sports Bet Montana equipment.

Locations meeting the requirements for licensing can complete the license application at https://svc.mt.gov/dor/eStopPortal/Default.aspx, the State of Montana’s eStop licensing portal.

Under the law, players can only place bets at licensed Sports Bet Montana locations. Players can use a mobile app to see the upcoming events, the lines and bets available, but they will only be able to place a bet from inside a licensed location. Bets can be placed either on the Sports Bet Montana terminal or through the app when it is connected to the main Lottery system. This connection can only occur inside a licensed retail location.

Gambling over the Internet is illegal in Montana.

The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $590 million in prizes and returned approximately $259 million to the State of Montana.

CONTACT: Jennifer McKee | 444.5809.

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery.

 

Jumbo Banner

 

SYNOT Launches Cooperation With German Online Gaming Operator Lucky Dino

BRNO, Czech Republic (December 6, 2019) -- Our autumn series of partnerships continues with the German market – officially the 18th market to release our online content!

Matej Sopoci, the Chief Product Officer at SYNOT Games: “The continuation of our expansion throughout the Nordics is proof that there is a growing interest in our content. This sort of success boosts our motivation to create even better content to reward our players.”

Antti Ukkonen, Online Casino Manager: “We strive to provide our markets with the best quality content. SYNOT Games provides what we’re looking for and already managed to set the bar high with it’s offering. We hope to see our relationship grow in the common effort to attract more players on the German market.”

Lucky Dino launches our full portfolio of 26 games, licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority.

Lucky Dino is a key player in Germany. Despite its short existence, it has already proven to be a formidable foe thanks to its high consistency when it comes to offering quality games, amazing bonuses, and promotions. The casino is available in a number of languages including English, German, Swedish and Finnish.

Lucky Dino players can start enjoying a new level of gaming experience with our favourite titles such as Respin Joker, Alchemist‘s Gold, Book of Secrets or Hell Mania.

We wish everyone a great gameplay with many lucky spins & a fun experience!

SYNOT Games is an established content supplier with a growing market presence and is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and certified in markets throughout Europe, including recently acquired certifications for Sweden, Denmark and Portugal. The portfolio is now available in 25 languages and live in over 90 casinos.

SOURCE: SYNOT Games press release.

 

SSI Banner

 

Kamari and ZeU Crypto Announce Joint Venture to Build Lottery and Gaming Infrastructure Across Africa

African blockchain infrastructure project taps veteran development company for joint venture

VALLETTA, Malta December 4, 2019) -- Kamari, a project building blockchainm infrastructure across Africa, has announced a joint venture (JV) with ZeU Crypto Networks, a leading blockchain technology innovation and development company out of Canada. The parties will create a Joint Venture entity with the mandate to build digital lottery and gaming applications that will run within the Kamari ecosystem and potentially serve millions of users across multiple countries in Africa.

Kamari looks to develop the fundamental infrastructure that will serve Africa’s population as it doubles to two billion over the next several decades. Africa’s GDP is predicted to increase from $2 trillion today to $29 trillion in today’s money by 2050. The “Blockchain Opportunity in Africa” will also have mobile technology at the center of its massive growth across the continent.

Advertisement
Lottery Insights December Issue
Click here for the latest electronic version of Lottery Insights.

To begin building this ecosystem, the company has secured national lottery licenses across multiple African countries. Once the infrastructure has been created, and the product has been launched, the company will be able to market to over 50 million adult customers exclusively.

Kamari has agreed to set up a joint-venture with ZeU Crypto Networks Inc, a leading blockchain technology development company based out of Canada, to oversee the development of lottery and gaming applications that will eventually integrate with the Kamari mobile wallet. ZeU will handle the technical development of these applications and will also support the use of the KAM currency in its applications including the MulaMail Marketplace, allowing email users to exchange the token between themselves and access the Kamari Ecosystem’s service offering from within their email application. ZeU’s Mula planned peer-to-peer microlending will also be compatible with the Kamari ecosystem.

We are excited to work with veteran technology developers on this joint venture to start building applications for the Kamari ecosystem,” said Dr. Chris Cleverly, CEO of Kamari. “Our vision is to create a new type of infrastructure that will unlock incredible, never before seen financial benefits for hundreds of millions of people. Essentially, our opportunity is to transform millions of peoples’ lives and provide them with fundamental infrastructure that is vastly more efficient and effective than countries in the Western world, allowing them to empower themselves. We’re looking forward to partnering with ZeU to begin integrating and building some of the applications for that.

The two companies are in the process of establishing a joint venture entity that will oversee the development and the deployment of an integrated ecosystem. The partners should initiate in short order Peer-to-Peer (P2P) e-commerce initiatives in gaming, eSport, and gambling through participants of Kamari projects running on ZeU protocol and are expected to be a trial by fire for ZeU public protocol.

The partners are planning to deploy in late December, for the purpose of intracompanies testing, a first innovative lottery game using the KAM token. Demonstration to gaming commissions and regulators should be conducted in Q1 2020.

The two companies plan to announce more details of the joint venture shortly. For more information about the project visit: www.kamari.io.

CONTACTS Joseph Hunt, Email: joseph@blockpr.io.

SOURCE: Joint Press Release Kamari and ZeU Crypto.

 

Smartplay Banner

 

Global Lottery Monitoring System Welcomes OLG as Its Newest Member

LAUSANNE / TORONTO (December 6, 2019) -- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has become the latest member of the international association dedicated to protecting the integrity of sports wagering worldwide.

Advertisement
Alchemy3

GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi states: “We are honoured to welcome Canada’s largest gaming jurisdiction, Ontario, into GLMS with the addition of OLG. Twice recognized by the World Lottery Association as having the Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program (in 2014 and 2018), OLG brings unique pedigree into the GLMS community of members. OLG joins us at a critical juncture of gaming expansion in Ontario and beyond, as we join forces in the pursuit of enhanced integrity and social responsibility in sports wagering.

OLG becomes the 33rd member of GLMS and the second Canadian organization to join the association. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OLG manages a successful and regulated sports wagering business that is worth more than $300 million in sales.

OLG is pleased to become a member of GLMS and further strengthen the integrity of sports wagering in Ontario,” said Lori Sullivan, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer.

GLMS’ commitment to providing oversight to the integrity of the global sports betting marketplace aligns with OLG’s reputation for developing world class gaming entertainment for Ontario in a responsible way.

GLMS is proud to welcome OLG to its membership as the corporation continues to enhance and expand sports wagering in Ontario.

The insight and intelligence OLG will bring to GLMS’ international membership will benefit jurisdictions around the world and add tremendous value to safeguarding a culture of integrity in an increasingly global sports wagering marketplace.

 

Advertisement
QLot

GLMS CONTACTS:

• Giancarlo Sergi, GLMS General Secretary: giancarlo.sergi@glms-sport.org

• Evangelos Alexandrakis, GLMS Deputy General Secretary, evangelos.alexandrakis@glms-sport.org

 

About GLMS

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 organizations.

GLMS currently has 33 individual Members from 4 continents (Österreichische Lotterien - Austria,  Loterie Nationale – Belgium, Hrvatska Lutrija – Croatia,  SAZKA – Czech Republic, Danske Spil – Denmark, Veikkaus – Finland, La Française Des Jeux – France,  Staatliche Loterieverwaltung in Bayern – Germany, Opap SA – Greece,  Szerencsejatek – Hungary, Islenk Getspa – Iceland,  Israel Sports Betting Board  - Israel, Lottomatica – Italy, Sisal – Italy,   Maltco Lotteries Ltd – Malta, Norsk Tipping – Norway,  Santa Casa De Misericordia da Lisboa – Portugal,   STOLOTO – Russia, Sportna Loterija – Slovenia,  Svenska Spel – Sweden,   Loterie Romande – Switzerland, Swisslos – Switzerland,  Nederlandse Loterij, the Netherlands,  Hong Kong Jockey Club – Hong Kong, Singapore Pools – Singapore,  Ktoto Co – South Korea, China Sports Lottery – China, Loto-Québec- Canada,  OLG – Canada, Polla Chilena de Beneficencia – Chile, Banca de Quinielas de Montevideo – Uruguay, La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports, Morocco,  Loterie Nationale du Sénégal – Senegal) and 2 collective Members (European Lotteries Association and World Lottery Association).

GLMS has 3 associate Members: Scientific Games International (SGI), INTRALOT, IGT

SOURCE: Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) www.glms-sport.org.

 

 

World Lottery Summit

 

World Lottery Summit 2020

October 26–30, 2020

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place 1055, Vancouver, British Columbia,

 

Message of the President

 

Dear Friends and Lottery Colleagues,

Pursuing our mission to raise funds for good causes is a never-ending journey that must be navigated with determination, inspiration, and innovation. It is essential that the members of the world lottery community periodically come together to help create the road map that will lead the global lottery sector to an inspiring future.

In this spirit, lottery professionals from around world will converge on Vancouver, Canada, from October 26–30, 2020, for the World Lottery Summit 2020 (WLS 2020). As at the highly successful World Lottery Summit 2012 in Montreal, Canada, the WLA and NASPL have once again joined forces to bring you a world-class lottery event. And, with the organizational backing of host lottery BCLC, WLS 2020 is destined to be an event to remember.

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport, is one of Canada’s most vibrant cities. As host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver is familiar with the values of integrity, community, and fairness – all values that are central to the lottery sector. Through its ethnic diversity and progressive ideals, Vancouver echoes the spirit of the world lottery community and, as such, is a fitting venue for WLS 2020.

The Vancouver Convention Centre, with its more than 40,000 square meters of flexible function space, is one of Canada’s largest convention venues. Located in one of the most breathtaking parts of the city, the convention center is sure to set an inspirational tone for WLS 2020.

The WLS 2020 organization team is currently putting together a top-notch curriculum for this important event. With registration opening early next year, we encourage you to visit this website regularly to get all the latest on WLS 2020.

Sincerely,

  • Rebecca Hargrove WLA President;
  • Bishop Woosley NASPL President; and
  • Jim Lightbody BCLC President and CEO

 

QLot Banner

 

Totalizator Sportowy Summarizes the First Year of Presence on the e-Commerce Market

POLAND (December 5, 2019) -- After twelve months of activity on the e-commerce market, more and more customers are convincing themselves to the safe and attractive online entertainment offered by Totalizator Sportowy. In 2019, 40 percent the company's revenues will only come from this segment exceeding PLN 3.8 billion. This year, Totalizator Sportowy will transfer a record over PLN 1 billion to the state budget due to the tax on games.

The company entered the e-commerce market on December 5, 2018, enabling players to purchase the most popular number games online. In accordance with the provisions of the Gambling Act, Totalizator Sportowy has also launched the only legal and secure internet casino in Poland - Total Casino. These were the biggest changes in the company's 60-year history. Entering the e-commerce market required the construction of dedicated transaction systems, IT infrastructure, and technical security standards. A Contact Center has also been launched for customers, in which they are served by consultants over a dozen hours a day, 7 days a week.

Classified Advertisement
Internation Lottery Conference

Within 12 months, the players of Total Casino, the only legitimate online casino, have made over 1.3 billion spins, and customers have made over 45 million bets on lotto.pl. At that time, over 320,000 accounts were registered on both platforms.

At the end of last year, we opened a huge space to develop our offer in the area of ​​online by building two strong products, including one under a completely new brand. Thanks to this, we have contributed to the Polish players for the first time being able to play in a legal, comfortable, safe and fiscal-friendly manner. The development of our e-commerce offer has been based from the beginning on player protection and prevention of addiction to gambling, it is required not only by law, but also due to many years of experience related to the rules of responsible gaming ,” said Olgierd Cieślik, President of the Board of Totalizator Sportowy.

As the company's representatives emphasized, the further development of e-commerce products is primarily a desire for even more free, but also engaging participation in the entertainment offered by Totalizator Sportowy while maintaining the highest standards of responsible gaming.

By launching the sale of favorite LOTTO games via the Internet and Total Casino, we tried not only to adapt our offer so that on the day of release both platforms would meet the needs of our customers. We also focused on introducing changes in the functioning of the company itself, thanks to which the products made available to our players can be adapted to their expectations on an ongoing basis. This is also what happens, thanks to entering the e-commerce market, we have become a B2C company, where customer experience issues have become a priority and, most importantly, necessary when it comes to the further development of our offer. Thus, we implement one of the main assumptions of the strategy adopted in the company, according to which the customer is in the spotlight,” said Olgierd Cieślik, President of the Management Board of Totalizator Sportowy.

Advertisement
Pollard Banner

All the time, the company has been adjusting both platforms on an ongoing basis, listening to customer feedback, both in terms of improving functionality and introducing new games. - In addition to activities related strictly to the optimization of individual platforms, we have ensured constant development of the offer. The introduction of DC Comics license games to Total Casino was a great qualitative leap, in the case of lotto.pl we have supplemented our offer with Multi Multi and the extremely popular Keno, we have introduced the possibility of system play or a subscription model, i.e. a form of subscription to the game - emphasized Maciej Kasprzak, Department Director Online Games in Totalizator Sportowy. Adding that this is not the end of surprises when it comes to 2019.- In December we will give our players the opportunity to play Extra Salary and Cascade - he said.

The director of the Online Games Department also pointed out that both lotto.pl and Total Casino had many wins, including high ones, within 12 months. - In April, the player who hit the "six" lotto in the amount of 3.3 million zlotys was lucky online, while in August we recorded 2.5 million zlotys in Multi Multi Plus. The highest one-time win at Total Casino fell a few days ago and amounted to exactly PLN 759 093.49 - emphasized Maciej Kasprzak. As added by a representative of Totalizator Sportowy, customers of online platforms also have their habits, for example when it comes to the type of devices used. - In both cases, the majority of the game takes place via mobile devices, including via the application- summed up Maciek Kasprzak, adding that both on both platforms are dominated by men and young people.

The representatives of Totalizator Sportowy also emphasized that in connection with the launch of the online games offer, the standards of responsible gaming have been adapted to both the legislator's requirements and the current needs of the players. First of all, the user must prove that he is over 18 years old by verifying his ID card. In addition, players are required to set limits on their activity and financial resources allocated to the game, they also have the option of temporarily suspending the possibility of the game. In addition to the aforementioned safeguards, the player can perform a self-checking test, he also has access to an informant about the facilities that provide assistance in the field of gambling problems. Importantly, also Contact Center employees, who have direct contact with clients are regularly trained in responsible gaming standards by psychology and psychotherapy specialists. From the beginning, the company emphasized that it is not only about providing entertainment, but also about doing it in a responsible and safe manner.

Totalizator Sportowy emphasizes that next year is constantly developing online platforms. - Entering the e-commerce market is also a great development process for the entire company. In the longer term, we want to not only optimize our services by introducing new payment methods or account verification. In the plans for next year, we have also included a further extension of the product offer, which should be enjoyed by, among others, fans of popular scratch cards, although this will not be the end of surprises at lotto.pl. Advanced works are also underway to launch the first Polish legal Live Casino - summed up Olgierd Cieślik, President of the Board of Totalizator Sportowy.

SOURCE: Totalizator Sportowy.

 

Abacus Banner

 

Malta Gaming Authority and Malta FA Sign Data Sharing Agreement

By Malta Gaming Authority

MALTA (December 6, 2019) – Earlier today, at the Malta Football Association headquarters in Ta’ Qali, Malta, the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Malta Football Association signed a Data Sharing Agreement which will allow both parties to share data and exchange relevant information in relation to the prevention and investigation of match-fixing and corruption incidents in sports.

Classified Advertisement
ICE London

This agreement is necessary for the data sharing process between the MGA and the Malta FA to ensue, as established by law.

Whilst enhancing the existing collaboration between the two entities, this Agreement ensures that areas of mutual regulatory interest are thoroughly and promptly investigated and that both parties are in possession of all necessary data to efficiently carry out their regulatory obligations.

Whilst praising the mutual efforts in the build-up to this initiative, Malta FA President Bjorn Vassallo said: “The Malta FA has a very good relationship with the MGA as strategic partners in the fight against corruption in sports.The Malta FA was the catalyst behind the Anti-Corruption Task Force in 2015 which eventually led to the introduction of the Prevention of Corruption in Sport Bill and the formation of a national Sports Integrity Unit.

This Data Sharing Agreement represents another important step to further strengthen the Malta FA’s efforts to tackle match-fixing within its regulatory limits at sporting level. It enables the MGA and the Malta FA to share not only crucial data but also expertise.

The MGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, emphasised the importance of this agreement, stating: “This Data Sharing Agreement follows a number of MoUs signed by the MGA with other regulatory bodies throughout 2019, and also ties in perfectly with MGA’s recent establishment of a dedicated Sports Integrity Unit. The Authority is committed to ensure that this agreement is not limited to data sharing, but also sharing of ideas and best practices for the benefit of both entities.

The Data Sharing Agreement comes into force as of 5 December 2019.

SOURCE: Malta Gaming Authority.

 

sponsor

 

INTRALOT Appoints New Chief Financial Officer at its USA Subsidiary

logo

ATHENS, Greece ( December 9, 2019) -- The INTRALOT Group announces the appointment of Mr. Lampros Klironomos (to date Chief Internal Audit Officer) as Chief Financial Officer of its 100% subsidiary INTRALOT Inc. in the USA. The Board of Directors of INTRALOT during its meeting that held on December 3rd, 2019, following a recommendation by the Audit and Compliance Committee, elected Mrs. Alexandra Moulavasilis for the position of Director (Head) of Internal Audit.

The appointment of Mr. Klironomos at INTRALOT Inc. is part of the overall policy and actions to enhance the subsidiary's Management Team that plays a pivotal role in achieving our strategic objectives and improving the Group's financial performance.

Advertisement
INTRALOT

Mr. Klironomos will undertake his responsibilities in the USA upon the completion of the procedures required by law.

About INTRALOT

INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 48 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €0.9 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,200 employees (3,000 of which in 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 CONTACT: Ms. Chryssa Amanatidou, Group Corporate Affairs Director, Ph.: +30 2106156000, Fax: +30-2106106800, email: amanatidou@intralot.com.

SOURCE: INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)

 

Sigma-Manila

 

NetEnt Launches Brand New Aggregation Platform NetEnt Connect

Less than three months since NetEnt acquired Red Tiger, games from Red Tiger have been made available to multiple existing NetEnt customers via the new NetEnt Connect platform

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (December 9, 2019) -- NetEnt Connect, the innovative new aggregation platform, is now live, providing the supplier’s partners with a host of fresh gaming content, including that of the recently acquired Red Tiger studio.

Classified Advertisement
EL Marketing Seminar

Beginning initially in a closed beta form with Casino Room (Ellmount Gaming Ltd.), more operators will follow this year. This aggregation platform is designed to make use of NetEnt’s far reaching customer relationship and integrations across multiple regulated markets. It also taps into the best of both worlds of integrated partner game suppliers and NetEnt’s own bonus and gamification engine, NetEnt Engage. Red Tiger is the first game supplier to have their games launched via NetEnt Connect.

“The speed with which we have been able to go live with Red Tiger content on some of NetEnt customers bears testament to the hard work and collaboration since the acquisition was completed. It also shows great promise for NetEnt Connect which is a key part of NetEnt strategy going forward,” said Henrik Fagerlund Managing Director of NetEnt Malta and Chief Product Officer.

“A key incentive to work with NetEnt was to tap into the reach and markets it has built up. I’m very excited that the early collaboration between the two companies since the deal was completed has allowed NetEnt customers to go live seamlessly with Red Tiger too,” said Gavin Hamilton, CEO of Red Tiger Gaming.

NetEnt will take the opportunity to validate and monitor this initial launch of the new NetEnt Connect platform over the coming weeks with a wider launch planned for early 2020.  The NetEnt Connect platform will be made available to customers market by market and start with several already integrated partner game suppliers.

For additional information please Contact: press@netent.com

SOURCE: NetEnt AB (publ) www.netent.com.

 

Up


Copyright 2019 Interplay Multimedia Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.

Interplay Multimedia Pty. Ltd disclaims all liability for information provided within Lottery Insider. Data supplied by named sources. The material provided on Lottery Insider is copyright protected. You may not use any part of the material on the Lottery Insider site to establish, maintain or provide, or assist in establishing, maintaining or providing your own publications, Internet site or other means of distribution. All news articles are owned by their respective publishers.