Starlight Wishes to Brighten the Lives of Seriously Ill Children
Thanks to $250,000 Donation
BRISBANE, Qld (November 26, 2020) --
Thirty-eight seriously ill children will receive a Starlight Wish this
Christmas thanks to a $250,000 donation to the Starlight Childrens
The donation, from The Lott by
Golden Casket, has been funded from unclaimed prize money.
A Starlight Wish is a
once-in-a-lifetime experience for a seriously ill child and their family. It
gives them hope and an opportunity to forget about treatments and surgeries for
Each Starlight Wish is unique and
specifically designed to suit the needs of the child. They can range from
holidays to gifts and experiences.
Starlight Childrens Foundation
State Partnerships Manager Tracey Tomlin said the Foundation would be able to
help more sick children thanks to The Lotts support.
During this time of rapid
change, there are no fewer sick kids. Starlights vision is for a future
where everyone has a happy childhood, even when they experience serious illness
or hospitalisation, she explained.
What happens in childhood
lasts a lifetime and happiness matters, especially when it comes to improving
Grounded in principles of
positive psychology, Starlights Wishgranting program is vital for
improving the wellbeing and resilience of sick kids in the community.
This year The Lotts
generous contribution to this program will enable Starlight to deliver 38
life-changing Starlight Wishes, which provides something positive to look
forward to after the pain and stress of treatment and hospitalisation.
We are so thankful for The
Lotts support of more than 12 years which helps us bring joy to sick kids
now and in the future.
The Lott General Manager Andrew
Shepherd said Starlights Wishgranting program gave hope to children
living with serious illnesses and their families.
We have a long history of
supporting important health initiatives within our communities, and were
proud to continue that tradition through our donation to Starlight, he
Starlight helps sick kids and
their families take a much-needed break and find light in the darkest of
Its a privilege to play
a part in brightening the lives of sick children and their families.
The Lott by Golden Casket has been
supporting Starlight Childrens Foundation for more than a decade.
The home of Australias
Official Lotteries, The Lott operates and markets Australias leading
lottery games customers know and love creating everyday winners, winning every
In the 12 months to 30 June 2020,
Australias Official Lotteries contributed more than $1.4 billion via
state lottery taxes and donations to help community initiatives, such as
hospitals, health research, disaster relief and education.
SOURCE: The Lott.
Texas Lottery® Hawaii Dream Getaway Second-Chance
Atlas Experiences and
Pollard Banknote Limited Partner to Deliver a Once-in-a-Lifetime
MARIETTA, Ga. (November 30, 2020)
Atlas Experiences, LLC (Atlas) and Pollard Banknote Limited
(Pollard Banknote) have announced they are joining forces to
deliver the Texas Lotterys Hawaii Dream Getaway second-chance promotion
travel program that will host five hundred (500) lucky winners and their guests
at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii in September 2022. The
Hawaii Dream Getaway promotion is available on the Texas Lotterys new
multiplier family of scratch ticket games that will launch across the state on
January 4, 2021.
Atlas is thrilled to be
partnering with Pollard Banknote and the Texas Lottery to send players on a
once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii in September 2022, said Derek Gwaltney,
Founder and CEO of Atlas Experiences. The vision of Atlas is to craft
custom experiences that deliver The WOW Factor and I believe we
have structured an event that Texas Lottery players will remember for many
years. We will curate private receptions, events, activities, a concert and the
Taste of the Islands dinner that allow guests to enjoy all that the beautiful
island of Maui has to offer.
Pollard Banknote is not only
supporting the Hawaii Dream Getaway second-chance promotion but is also
printing the family of scratch ticket games, which includes five price points
ranging from $1 to $20 and features the companys patented Scratch FX®
innovation. Texas Lottery players can enter non-winning tickets through their
Luck Zone accounts to enter for a chance to win.
Were excited to
collaborate with Atlas Experiences on this unique promotion, said Brad
Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote.
Were looking forward to building on the success of experiential
programs with Texas Lottery players. Hawaii has always been considered a dream
destination, and now coupled with an exclusive concert experience, its an
opportunity that will attract and engage players across the state.
Atlas Experiences will be providing
turnkey event execution and logistics to include an all-expenses paid trip for
two to the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa on the island of Maui, a private
concert by Darius Rucker, a Taste of the Islands dinner, exclusive Drums of the
Pacific Luau, welcome reception with local island entertainment, $1,000
spending money, and $50,000 in cash prizes. With over 25 million albums sold,
Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead
singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the
Blowfish. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, hes earned a
whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart,
including RIAA Platinum-certified Learn to Live and True Believers, plus nine
No. 1 singles at Country radio. In 2014, Rucker won his third career GRAMMY
Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 8x Platinum version of Old
Crow Medicine Shows Wagon Wheel. His latest single, "Beers
And Sunshine," calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when
the world feels out of control. For more information, visit
www.dariusrucker.com and follow on social media @DariusRucker.
Working with Darius Rucker to
create a private intimate performance and custom augmented reality message will
create memories we strive to deliver for our guests. The opportunity to
collaborate with Darius to film personal messages for Texas Lottery players
that will be integrated into augmented reality is a completely new promotional
element for a lottery second-chance program. The QR code that will be on
in-store POS, social media, email communications and digital channels will
reveal an augmented reality message from Darius that players can see on their
mobile device. Finding ways to innovate the player, guest and fan experience
will be pivotal for future events and consumer engagement. said Derek
Gwaltney, Founder & CEO of Atlas Experiences.
About Atlas Experiences, LLC:
Founded in 2019, Atlas Experiences is a boutique incentive travel company
specializing in once-in-a-lifetime programs and augmented reality promotional
elements. Focused on crafting custom incentive travel programs and delivering
turnkey services to include destination sourcing, hotel contracting, travel
logistics, event support staff, onsite support, marketing strategies, private
concerts, and guest hospitality services. Atlas Experiences integrates
innovations that engage consumers and reward loyalty to your brand,
organization, or team with unforgettable moments.
About Pollard Banknote Limited:
Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries
worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games,
Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of
digital offerings, ranging from world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive
player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and
management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of
experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds
for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper,
and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable
and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard
Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public
shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information,
please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com
For More Information: Derek
Gwaltney, Founder & CEO - Atlas Experiences, LLC 3605 Sandy Plains
Road, Suite 240 #486, Marietta, GA 30066 (Ph) 404.308.2225
Atlas Experiences, LLC.
Jumbo Secures Gambling Commission Software Licence Approval in Great
TOOWONG, Qld (November 26, 2020) --
Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX: JIN) (Company or Jumbo) is pleased to announce
that the Gambling Commission (GC) has approved and issued a remote gambling
software operating licence to Jumbo. This enables Jumbo to supply its
proprietary Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) online platform to GC-licensed
operators, which in-turn provide gambling and lottery services to consumers in
Great Britain. The software operating licence is in addition to the external
lottery manager operating licences (remote and non-remote) already held through
Jumbos wholly owned UK subsidiary Gatherwell.
We are delighted to achieve
this international expansion milestone which, together with our local
subsidiary Gatherwell, will drive our growth strategy in the UK charities
market, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director.
This is an important step
in Jumbo expanding its footprint in the UK following the great work carried out
by the Gatherwell team to date, he said.
Securing this licence empowers Jumbo
to execute its dual offering in the UK market consisting of (1) a pure play
SaaS solution; and (2) a managed charities solution operated by Gatherwell.
The new licence also provides
immediate access to an increased addressable market in the UK as it supports
and powers lotteries of any size or level of sophistication.
There are 168,168 registered
charities in England and Wales with total revenue of ₤77.404 billion as
at 30 September 20181 from various sources such as grants, donations, lotteries
and other fundraising activities. Jumbos immediate addressable market is
Society Lotteries (Large Society and Small Society) and Local Authority
Lotteries with latest provisional lottery sales for the 12- month period to
September 2020 of £775.62 million (excluding Small Society
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, +61 7 3831 3705.
About Jumbo Interactive
Jumbo is one of Australias
largest digital lottery retailers through its flagship service, Oz Lotteries
Jumbo is powered by dual revenue streams as a leading digital retailer of both
national and charity lotteries (Reseller - B2C) and developer and supplier of
software platforms and provider of lottery services to the lottery industry
globally (SaaS B2B/B2G). We utilise the latest technology to craft an
engaging and entertaining experience for customers across a range of digital
platforms developed entirely in-house.
For more information about Jumbo
Interactive, please visit
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
JCM Global® and The Cordish Companies Execute Master Supplier
agreement covers Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Live! Casino & Hotel
Philadelphia, and Live! Casino Pittsburgh
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 30, 2020)
JCM Global® has entered into a master supplier agreement with The
Cordish Companies, expanding a long-term partnership between the two companies.
The industry-leading agreement establishes JCM as the exclusive provider for
bill validators, thermal printers, and peripheral management systems for all
their gaming casino properties: Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Live! Casino
& Hotel Philadelphia, and Live! Casino Pittsburgh.
JCM will upgrade the thermal
printers at Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland to the standard-setting
GEN5 Thermal Printer. The property is already equipped with JCMs
award-winning iVIZION® bill validator and Intelligent Cash Box System
The Cordish Companies will expand
their gaming operations by opening the new Live! Casino Pittsburgh in late 2020
with 750 electronic gaming machines (EGMs) and the new Live! Casino & Hotel
Philadelphia in early 2021 with 2,255 EGMs. Both properties will feature the
award-winning iVIZION® bill validator, the GEN5 thermal printer, and the
With the solid foundation of iVIZION
and GEN5, The Cordish Companies are prepared for the future and equipped to
unleash the power of JCMs FUZION®, the only system that enables
complete peripheral management over EGM bill validators, thermal printers, and
other connected peripherals.
Cordish Gaming Group President
Robert Norton said, At Cordish Companies, we are focused on bringing the
most innovative products, the best technology solutions, and maximum benefits
to our properties. Expanding our partnership with JCM through this master
supplier agreement further positions our gaming floors for the future, enabling
us to provide even higher levels of customer service to our guests while
increasing security and accountability across the operation.
Throughout their history, The
Cordish Companies have been leaders and visionaries for the gaming industry.
This unique and extraordinary deal builds on our long-term relationship with
Live! and expands on our partnership to create an amazing corporate-wide
opportunity for JCM, JCM SVP Sales, Marketing, & Operations Dave
Kubajak said. Our casino partners trust and rely on JCM to provide the
most secure, most innovative, most efficient transaction technologies available
anywhere. We are honored to extend that trust with The Cordish Companies across
multiple properties and into the future.
For more information about
JCMs award-winning products, visit JCM www.jcmglobal.com and join on
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
CONTACT: Paul Speirs-Hernandez,
Steinbeck Communications/Red Wagon Institute, T: +1-702-413-4278, E:
SOURCE: JCM Global press
Hong Kong Jockey Club Appoints Mr Anthony Ingham to the Position of
Executive Director, Membership, Strategic Marketing and
HONG KONG (November 30, 2020) -- The
Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (30 November) that Mr Anthony Ingham will
join the Club on 7 December 2020 as Executive Director, Membership, Strategic
Marketing and Branding (Designate) (EDMSMB(D)), and assume the role
of EDMSMB from 1 January 2021.
As EDMSMB, Mr Ingham will lead the
development of the Clubs Membership strategy with the aim of enhancing
and creating unique membership experiences for the Clubs 30,000 members.
He will also lead the development and implementation of the Clubs
strategic marketing plans through active co-ordination with key stakeholders.
He will be responsible for articulating the Clubs brand and further
strengthening the communication of the Clubs unique integrated business
model and its significant contribution to the community.
As a member of the Board of
Management, Mr Ingham will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr
Mr Ingham brings 20 years of
in-depth experience in brand transformation, strategic marketing and customer
experience development for globally renowned luxury and lifestyle hospitality
brands. Prior to joining the Club he worked for Marriott International leading
brand strategy, marketing and guest experience execution for some of its major
hotel brands. He was appointed Global Head of the W Brand in 2015 being
responsible for developing and executing a holistic brand transformation of W
Hotels. In 2018 he took on additional global responsibility for The Luxury
Collection Hotels and Resorts, a 115 strong portfolio of luxury hotels.
Previously he spent ten years with InterContinental Hotels Group.
Mr Ingham holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He
attended King George V School in Hong Kong and is looking forward to returning
to the city after many years away.
The Club also announced today the
retirement of Ms Scarlette Leung, Executive Director, Corporate Planning,
Branding and Membership, who will leave on 1 January 2021 after two decades of
significant contribution to the Club.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong
Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the
betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model,
comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible
sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through
this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and
supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club
contributed HK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and HK$0.8 billion to the
Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.5 billion. The Club is
Hong Kongs largest single taxpayer and one of the citys major
employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the worlds top ten charity
donors. The Club is always riding high together for a better future
with the people of Hong Kong.
SOURCE: The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Pariplay Enters Spain Through Fusion Platform Partnership with
Leading local Spanish casino game provider launches with
888casino in Spain
GIBRALTAR (November 26, 2020)
Pariplay Ltd, the No. 1 aggregator and content provider behind innovative
products including the Fusion aggregation platform and the Ignite Studio
development programme, has today announced it will be going live in the Spanish
market with 888casino for the first time through one of the markets most
pioneering providers, MGA Games. With this agreement, Pariplays locally
approved content will also be made available to players in Spain via the
Fusion aggregation platform, starting with 888casinos Spanish
brand, and later expanding to other operators.
Pariplays milestone entry into
the Spanish iGaming space comes at a time of significant growth for this
market, with revenues reaching close to 218 million in Q1 of this year,
an increase of 17.6% over Q4 2019, according to Spanish regulator
Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). Following a
successful 2020 for Pariplay and its Fusion product, in which the
business entered Switzerland and Portugal, the agreement with 888 marks another
regulated market first for the company, reinforcing its no.1
position for aggregation.
Fusion platform helps partners engage regulated markets and promote
continuous growth with efficiency by leveraging an expansive catalogue of fully
localised content. With its addition, MGA Games joins an ever-expanding list of
top industry providers that use Fusion.
Founded in 2001, Barcelona-based MGA
Games are a leading company specialized in the development of large
productions, localised and destined for global operators in the gaming sector.
Committed to regularly putting out fresh new content for its partnered
operators, MGA Games launches new slots every few weeks, making them a
frontrunner for content provision in Spain.
Joan Sanahuja, CEO at MGA Games
said: We are delighted to become part of Pariplays Fusion
platform, as it provides us with a very unique opportunity to expand the reach
of our offering to even more operators. Kicking things off with 888casino.com
puts us in an excellent position to leverage our game content, and were
looking forward to reaping the benefits of partnering with an industry leader
like Pariplay and growing alongside them through 2021 and beyond.
Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888
Holdings said: The market leading offering from MGA Games is an important
addition to our Spanish business. Having already seen the benefits of the
multi-market content provided by Pariplay Fusion, we definitely see this
partnership as a win. We are confident it will allow us to extend our reach
even further into the Spanish market and help us continue to deliver on our
commitment to a safe and enjoyable gambling experience.
Adrian Bailey, Managing Director at
Pariplay said: We are very pleased to be making our entrance into the
Spanish market with MGA Games, whose pioneering spirit will be an excellent
addition to our Fusion aggregation platform. We are eager to see our
leading portfolio of games made available through 888casino and look forward to
providing even more local Spanish content to other operators over the course of
this quarter and into 2021.
SOURCE: Pariplay press release.
Five MiGEA Prestigious Awards Honoured Maltco
MALTA (November 26, 2020) The
fifth edition of Maltas Excellence Gaming Awards took place on Friday
night, 13th November at the Intercontinental Hotel. Maltco Lotteries has been
awarded with five prestigious awards for Best Industrys
Contributor, Best CSR Contributor Best Workplace in
Malta and Best CEO of the Year. Furthermore, the Gaming
industry panel of jurors the selected and presented the most prestigious award
of the MiGEA event - Lifetime Achievement Award to Maltcos
CEO for his longstanding and continuous contribution to the gaming
Maltco Lotteries CEO Mr.
Vasileios Kasiotakis exclaimed that he was emotional, overjoyed and most
appreciative about the recognition of the work performed by Maltcos Teams
that resulted in winning the five Awards.
I feel honoured that
Maltcos continuous care for its Agents, its Employees and the Maltese
Players has been distinguished with these prominent Gaming Awards. Our
Teams drive, imaginative work and commitment towards our industry has
been recognised by Gaming Industry professionals. This is a great achievement
for the company and for our talented team.
Mr. Kasiotakis concluded for
the past 16 years, Maltco Lotteries has been continuously striving to be at the
leading position, both as an employer and through its way of operating, serving
and entertaining. Our actions are built the companys core values which
are Care, Drive, Trust and Imagination!
The company endeavors to put players
first by offering best in class service and products within a responsible,
transparent, accountable, and secure gaming environment.
Mr. David Antony Gatt, Maltcos
CCO was delighted with the five awards and commented that Maltco is proud
to continue its Retail Transformation whilst also elevating the experience of
its players to a digital one. It has leveraged INTRALOTs innovative
technology and advanced services, ensuring security, trustworthiness,
transparency, and a superior gaming experience. Over the years, the company has
introduced many different gaming verticals to its portfolio with the latest
addition being the launch of Maltcos iLottery.
Ms Caroline Attard, Maltcos
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications was thrilled and added that
the new Maltco iLottery platform, offers a convenient channel for local
players to play Maltas favourite games online. The company has an
exceptional Corporate Social Responsibility track record whereby it is
consistently contributing to Maltas society, culture and communitys
SOURCE: Maltco Lotteries
IGTs Cash Pop Fuels Georgia Lottery Corporations
Corporation recently won the Buddy Roogow Innovation Award for Best New Draw
Game at NASPL Deskcon 2020
LONDON, U.K. (November 30, 2020) --
IGT announced today that its proprietary Cash Pop game recently won an
award for the Georgia Lottery Corporation at NASPLs Deskcon 2020. The
Lottery won the Buddy Roogow Innovation Award for Best New Draw Game for
IGTs patented Cash Pop game, which launched in December 2019.
Cash Pop was designed to attract a
new demographic of players and offer flexibility for operators and players with
its easy-to-play game mechanics. Cash Pop gives players the ability to
strategize their wager and create their own personalized experience every time
Players wager on one or more numbers
from 1 to 15 and then select a wager amount of $1, $2, $5, or $10 per number.
The player can also choose how many consecutive games to play. Lotteries can
choose the frequency of the draws according to their needs, but each draw will
be a single number from 1 to 15.
IGTs Cash Pop game
has been a strong addition to the Georgia Lotterys game portfolio and our
players have gravitated toward its innovative model, said Gretchen
Corbin, Georgia Lottery President and CEO. The games performance
has been solid in retail stores and impressive in the digital space, which is
driving about 14 percent of our total Cash Pop sales.
Congratulations to the
Georgia Lottery on the excellent execution of IGTs patented Cash Pop
game, said Sarah Simpkins, IGT Senior Director of Draw Base Game
Portfolio Optimization. We are very proud of IGTs Cash Pop brand
and that lotteries across the U.S. and Latin America, including the Georgia
Lottery, are adding this game to their draw game lineups.
IGTs patented Cash
Pop theme was developed through a structured game innovation project in which
our FutureGame Team analyzed our customers draw game portfolios to
identify where we could help create more engaging player experiences,
said Francesco Parola, IGT Senior Vice President of FutureGame and Italy
Lottery Operations. Based on current sales figures, were
confident that IGTs Cash Pop will continue to gain momentum with our
For more information visit
SOURCE: IGT, Global
Nélida Acuña Named New Executive Director of the
Bolivian National Lottery
LA PAZ Bolivia (November 29,
2020) -- María Nélida Acuña Segovia was inaugurated last
Friday as the new executive general director of the National Lottery of Charity
and Health (Lonabol).
The Deputy Minister of Promotion,
Epidemiological Surveillance and Traditional Medicine, María Renee
Castro, was the authority that gave her the official and public oath, on behalf
of the Minister of Health, Édgar Pozo.
We will work tirelessly with
great effort and efficiency, with ethics and transparency to serve the most
vulnerable sectors of society. We will make Lonabol an institution that
restores hope and faith to all Bolivian homes," said Acuña in the act of
Acuña is a business
administrator, specializing in administration and public management. A work
experience of more than 15 years in the public and private sector.
92 years have passed since the
creation of Lonabol, it is time for an update according to the new digital and
technological era that we are living in the world. We are going to generate
more sources of employment and greater economic income for the State, "he
In turn, Vice Minister Castro
stressed that the entity has a commitment to health and charity. "The Lottery
has solidarity as a main engine in noble causes for the benefit of the
population, of the most underprivileged with donations and help in the social
area," he emphasized.
Authentic Gaming Now Available at SkillOnNet
Market leading live
casino provider hits game lobbies at popular sites such as PlayOJO, AHTI Games,
MALTA (December 2, 2020)
SkillOnNet, the market leading platform provider behind the worlds most
popular online casino brands, has added more quality content to its live casino
portfolio by partnering with live dealer specialists, Authentic Gaming.
Under the deal, players at over 60+
brands including new casinos like paynplay hits Metalcasino and Turbonino will
be able to access Authentic Gamings top performing live casino titles
broadcast from its state-of-the-art Live ARENA studio in Malta.
Along with delivering live games
streamed from the floors of some of the most famous land based casinos around
the world, Authentic also has a number of unique features like Bet on
Stats, High roller and Neighbours betting on main
table. which enhance the engagement for players who love the feeling of
playing in a real casino.
This includes Blaze Roulette, 24/7
Roulette and Grand Roulette, as well as six custom auto roulette games for the
previously mentioned SkillOnNet brands. Games will be made available to players
in Malta jurisdictions as well as the UK, Denmark and Sweden.
With the addition of Authentic
Gaming, SkillOnNet now offers its operator partners more than 3,000 slot,
table, jackpot, Slingo and instant titles with a suite of live dealer titles
from the most in-demand developers and studios from around the world.
In addition to its market-leading
game portfolio, SkillOnNet also offers its partners localised promotions and
payment options, bespoke features, tournaments and reel races, responsible
gambling tools and round the clock customer support.
Michael Golembo from SkillOnNet,
said: We have seen live casino become increasingly popular with players
in markets around the world and we are meeting this demand by partnering with
the best live casino providers out there.
Authentic Gaming has emerged
as a pioneer in the live casino space thanks in part to its impressive ARENA
studio and we are delighted to be able to offer its suite of games, including
six custom auto roulette games, to our operator partners and their
Magdalena Podhorska-Okolow , Chief
Commercial Officer at Authentic Gaming, said: SkillOnNet powers some of
the most recognised online casino brands in the world and we are really excited
to see our cutting-edge live casino games made available to players across its
sites for the very first time.
Our ARENA studio allows us to
offer a truly authentic and entertaining live casino experience across our
range of titles and we look forward to players at SkillOnNet brands being able
to sit down at our tables and enjoy a superior live dealer product and
SOURCE: SkillOnNet media
LOTTO Hamburg Continues to Sponsor First Division
- LOTTO Hamburg extends the cooperation with
the Hamburg Towers and the BG Baskets
- Even during the pandemic, LOTTO Hamburg is
proving to be a reliable partner for sport
HAMBURG, Germany (November 26, 2020)
- LOTTO Hamburg extends the cooperation with the two first division clubs
Hamburg Towers and BG Baskets for the 2020/21 season.
As a long-term partner, the
municipal company has been accompanying the Hamburg Towers since the 2016/2017
season. The team from Wilhelmsburg plays in the first basketball league (BBL)
and is one of the flagships of the sports city of Hamburg.
Torsten Meinberg, LOTTO Hamburg
managing director, explains: We are supporting the BBL team Hamburg
Towers for the fifth season.
As a reliable partner, we of course
not only celebrate successes together, but also see ourselves as teammates who
also support the team in difficult times off the field. The current pandemic is
not an easy situation for everyone involved, one that constantly requires
creativity and flexibility from everyone. That is why we work closely with
those responsible at Hamburg Towers and jointly develop new approaches to
With the contract extension, LOTTO
Hamburg is setting an example in the pandemic for the preservation of
professional competitive sport in the Hanseatic city. The lottery company
continues its involvement in sport without restrictions with creative
communication measures, especially in the digital sector.
The popular public campaign, the
LOTTO Hamburg Lucky Shot, is currently no longer taking place
during sold-out home games. Due to the corona, the center line litter was moved
from the hall to the digital world. Until further notice, a player from Hamburg
Towers will try his luck from the center line on behalf of the fans and social
Jan Fischer, Hamburg Towers Managing
Director: We are very pleased to have LOTTO Hamburg at our side as a
partner of Hamburg Towers even in these challenging times. Our brand message,
More than basketball, our connection to the Wilhelmsburg district and the
resulting connection between competitive sports and social work complement each
other perfectly with the strong commitment of LOTTO Hamburg in regional youth,
popular and competitive sports."
SOURCE: LOTTO Hamburg GmbH.
BCLC Interim President & CEO Greg Moore Resigns Effective January
KAMLOOPS, BC (November 25, 2020) --
BCLC Board Chair Peter Kappel today announced the resignation of Interim
President and CEO, Greg Moore, effective January 15, 2021.
Moore, who is leaving the
organization to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector, assumed the
temporary role in September 2019 when Jim Lightbody began medical leave to
undergo cancer treatment and recovery.
On behalf of the Board of
Directors, I would like to thank Greg for the incredible contribution he has
made to help redefine BCLCs approach to business and corporate
culture, said Kappel.
The Board will take the time
necessary to appoint a new Interim President and CEO to work with BCLCs
Executive Team while Lightbody continues his medical leave.
BCLC conducts and manages lottery,
casino, bingo and online gambling on behalf of the province for the benefit of
Last year, BCLC generated more than
$1.3 billion to support provincial programs, communities, charitable and
Veikkaus Closes Its Slot Machines and Gaming Arcades in the Regions
in Spreading and Acceleration Stages
HELSINKI, Finland (November 27,
2020) -- Following the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs
and Health on 26 November 2020, Veikkaus closes its slot machines and gaming
arcades in regions where the COVID-19 epidemic is either in the acceleration or
the spreading stage.
According to the new guidelines by
the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the use of different measures,
targeted regionally and locally, yet comprehensively and in such a way that the
measures support each other, provide the regions with the best prerequisites
for fighting the spreading of the epidemic as a whole.
Veikkaus slot machines and
gaming arcades will be closed in the regions in the acceleration and spreading
stages on Saturday at the latest. The closure process was initiated right away
We have followed the
development of the coronavirus situation and acted according to the official
guidelines. We made the decision on the closure today quickly after the
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health published their guidelines, says
Jari Heino, SVP, Channels and Sales at Veikkaus.
The guidelines issued by the
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on Thursday cover a fixed period, lasting
No-one knows yet what the
situation will look like in three weeks. We are sure that all efforts are made
in society to suppress the second wave of this disease.
Veikkaus is prepared to act quickly
if there are any changes in the regional coronavirus situation.
We will be listening to the
specialists, evaluating the situation based on their knowledge; and we will
make our decisions accordingly, Mr Heino says.
The gaming arcades and slot machines
will be closed in the following regions:
Helsinki and Uusimaa
ACMA: Monitoring Online Gambling Advertising Restrictions During Live
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (November 27,
Gambling advertising monitoring
The ACMA has been monitoring how the
new gambling advertising restrictions during live sport on TV, radio and online
have been operating since they began in 2018.
In November 2019, the ACMA published
a research report with findings from our first 12 months of monitoring gambling
The research looked at the placement
and number of gambling ads on TV, radio and online, before and after the new
restrictions were introduced. It also looked at peoples awareness of the
new rules and attitudes towards gambling advertising.
During these first 12 months, the
ACMA did not identify any major issues with the operation of the broadcasting
However, because of some
inconsistencies in providers notifying scheduled start times, and issues with
record-keeping obligations, the ACMA decided to keep monitoring how the Online
Content Service Provider Rules (the Online Rules) operated for another
In our second period of monitoring
the Online Rules, the ACMA compared information about the scheduled start
of play on platforms with the placement of gambling ads during live
streamed sports coverage.
The ACMA also contacted online
providers to get extra information about their gambling advertising practices.
During the period, the ACMA conducted 3 investigations under the Online
The ACMA did not identify any major
concerns about the operation of the Online Rules. However, there were some
inconsistencies in how providers interpreted the rules. These included:
- The Broadcasting Service Act 1992 (BSA) allows for
an identical online simulcast of a live sporting event to be exempt from the
Online Rules (this is because the live sporting event would be subject to
broadcasting codes of practice). The ACMA found this exemption is being widely
used, and sometimes combined with an exemption for low audience share
subscription television channels from the broadcasting codes of practice
- As the size of online audiences for live sporting
events continues to grow in Australia, it may be relevant to also consider the
potential online audience share for live sporting events broadcast on TV, so
that exemptions continue to apply as intended, where there are genuinely small
- The ACMA found that online providers are making and
keeping records of gambling ads shown during live sporting events, as required
by the Online Rules. However, the types of records kept by individual providers
- To avoid potential record-keeping breaches, the
ACMA encourage providers to consider whether their records comply with the
Online Rules, particularly for unique, digitally-inserted advertising.
Although our formal monitoring
program has now ended, the environment for broadcasting and streaming live
sporting events is evolving. Well keep watching developments in this
sector and how these interact with gambling advertising restrictions.
Find out more about the rules for
gambling ads here.
SOURCE: Australian Communications
and Media Authority (ACMA).