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Vol. 93 No.8- Monday November 23, 2020

 

 

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Give, Scratch and Be Merry with Holiday Scratch Ticket Games from the Texas Lottery

AUSIN, Texas (November 17, 2020) – The holiday season is just around the corner and the Texas Lottery is offering its players the opportunity to give, scratch and be merry with five new scratch ticket games. Each of this year’s holiday- themed games features a unique look and playing experience to meet the desire of everyone on the gift- giving list. These festive games range from $1 to $10 and offer more than $88.8 million in total cash prizes.

“The Texas Lottery is always thrilled to celebrate the holiday season with our players through our holiday scratch ticket games,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

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“While these games are popular and make for an exciting gift, we want to remind our consumers that they should only be purchased for individuals who are 18 years old or older.”

Merry Magic is a shiny $10 game that headlines the Texas Lottery’s 2020 holiday scratch ticket suite with chances to win a $100,000 top prize. The game features more than $39.4 million in total cash prizes.

Holiday Bucks is the suite’s $5 game that features a sophisticated design with holographic elements. Each scratch ticket in the game offers 20 chances to win cash prizes, including a $50,000 top prize. More than

$24.7 million in total cash prizes are available in the game.

The Texas Lottery’s $3 holiday game, Winter Words, is a words-themed, extended play game that features 12 games on every ticket with chances to win cash prizes, totaling $9.7 million, including a $20,000 top prize.

For those looking for a present-topper, Gifts Galore is a $2 game that features a whimsical look and special sparkling holographic effects with 10 chances to win cash prizes, including a $2,000 top prize. Gifts Galore offers more than $9.5 million in total cash prizes.

With more than $5.5 million in total cash prizes, Tic Tac Snow is a $1 stocking-stuffer that features a tic- tac-toe play style and offers chances to win a $500 top prize.

All five games are available for purchase at all Texas Lottery® retailers where scratch ticket games are sold.

In FY 2020, the Texas Lottery set a new record with $6.704 billion in sales, which resulted in a record total contribution of $1.684 billion for public education and veterans’ services in Texas.

 

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About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $31 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $66 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed

$25.9 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $145 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.

The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five® and scratch  ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at www.txlottery.org.

SOURCE: The Texas Lottery.

 

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Successful Launch with AGLC Marks NPi’s Entry to Canadian Gaming Market

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LANSING, Michigan, November 17, 2020 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”) is proud to announce its successful launch into the Canadian market through its new agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”). Contracted as the operator of AGLC’s program, PlayAlberta.ca, NPi deployed its cutting-edge technology, a full suite of managed services, and its top performing game content on September 30, 2020.

This complex deployment marks the beginning of Alberta’s only regulated online gambling website. NPi’s advanced NeoSphere platform fulfilled AGLC’s vision to bring a world class online gambling entertainment solution to Alberta, while ensuring flexibility for the further evolution of AGLC’s program.

“PlayAlberta.ca is another way AGLC is implementing its promise to generate revenues for the benefit of Albertans,” said Alain Maisonneuve, President and CEO of AGLC. “AGLC is excited to work with NPi and apply their vast experience as we provide a regulated online gambling website that will offer players expanded entertainment options with integrated responsible gambling features and generate revenue to support valuable programs and services Albertans rely on every day.”

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NPi has also implemented a full suite of managed services for AGLC ranging from revenue-generating activities to enhancing the player experience. NPi is focused on a strong customer experience, which includes Customer Engagement Marketing and NPi’s Customer Support Centre, which provides real-time player support through phone, chat, and email. Additionally, NPi’s Compliance service enhanced its monitoring, reporting and data collection policies to comply with the rigorous reporting requirements published by Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

PlayAlberta.ca offers players a range of digital content including casino style games, plus NPi’s industry-leading eInstant games. Future offerings include lottery, a full sportsbook, poker, bingo and live table games — ensuring that PlayAlberta.ca will maintain a competitive edge throughout its evolution. The website also incorporates AGLC’s GameSense responsible gambling program, which offers players tools and resources to make healthy and informed gambling choices.

“NPi is delighted to celebrate the launch of this exciting offering alongside our partners at AGLC,” said Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive. “NPi’s growth into the broader North American market exhibits how committed we are to providing the best and most profitable iLottery solutions. We look forward to continuing to evolve PlayAlberta.ca in support of returning revenue to the citizens of Alberta.”

About NeoPollard Interactive

Born in the digital domain, NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NPi”) is an award-winning supplier of best-in-class iLottery solutions to the North American lottery market. Serving the largest share of U.S. lotteries that currently sell online, NPi helped pioneer the successful introduction of iLottery in the U.S. and, is North America’s proven partner of choice to enable regulated partners to design and deploy complex gaming solutions in support of generating incremental revenue for good causes through the online channel. NPi offers cutting-edge technology, a full suite of managed services, and the industry’s top performing game content, as part of its innovative and comprehensive approach to partnering for iLottery success. Jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited and NeoGames S.à r.l.—both globally recognized industry leaders — NPi powers the most profitable iLottery programs.

CONTACT:

 

Doug Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

Moti Malul

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: 1-734-353-4275

E-mail: moti.malul@neopollard.com

Liz Siver         

General Manager

Telephone: 734-294-1695

E-mail: liz.siver@neopollard.com

 

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.

 

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Jumbo Interactive Signs Agreement with Lotterywest

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TOOWONG, Queensland (November 13, 2020) -- Leading internet online lottery business provider TMS Global Services Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX:JIN) has today signed an Agreement with Lotterywest, the Western Australian State Government-owned and operated lottery, to provide its online software platform and services for up to the next 10 years. This follows on from the binding Term Sheet signed and announced on 29 September 2020.

I am pleased that the Lotterywest Agreement has now been signed on time and on terms as anticipated”, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo.

“This is a major achievement for Jumbo securing our first government client setting up a solid long-term partnership and providing strategic opportunities for Jumbo,” he said.

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The key terms are as follows:

  1. Jumbo will receive a 9.5% service fee for every customer transaction through a white label platform for the provision of the software platform and associated operation, technical and customer support and development services.
  2. The term is to be a three-year initial term with an option of extension for a further three years followed by four years (3+3+4). The extension options are at the absolute discretion of Lotterywest.
  3. Customer ownership will be transferred to Lotterywest as soon as a customer opts into the new white label platform.
  4. Lotterywest will oversee the marketing strategy for players while Jumbo will manage customer support on the white label platform on behalf of Lotterywest. Jumbo will only be able to market to new or existing customers as agreed with Lotterywest.
  5. Lotterywest has the option to transition white label players to the Lotterywest website and app 12-months from the date of go-live which is currently scheduled for late December 2020.

 

The Agreement includes customary termination rights for service arrangements of this type permitting Lotterywest to terminate the agreement immediately if, amongst other things, Jumbo materially breaches its obligations.

This announcement was authorised for release by the CEO and Executive Director, Mike Veverka.

For further information CONTACT:

  • Media: Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, +61 7 3831 3705
  • Investors/Analysts: Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, +61 7 3831 3705

 

About Jumbo Interactive

Jumbo is one of Australia’s largest digital lottery retailers through its flagship service, Oz Lotteries www.ozlotteries.com. 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). 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: www.jumbointeractive.com.  SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive Limited.

 

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Ohio Lottery Awards Contract for Select 4™ Instant Ticket Vending Machines to Schafer Systems — A Pollard Banknote Company

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, November 16, 2020 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Schafer Systems (2018) Inc. (“Schafer Systems”), has been awarded a four-year contract from the Ohio Lottery Commission (“the Lottery”) for Electronic, Networked, and Self-Service Lottery Instant Ticket Vending Machines. By awarding this contract, the Ohio Lottery Commission is the first Lottery to deploy the Select 4™ instant ticket self-service lottery vending machines, only very recently made available by Schafer Systems.

Schafer Systems’ Select 4™ instant ticket dispenser takes the best features of an Instant Ticket Vending Machine (ITVM) and reduces its size, creating a product that facilitates sales of the Lottery’s instant tickets in multi-lane retail environments, as well as in non-traditional retailers, such as bars, restaurants, and other similar retailers that have not typically offered instant tickets.

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Schafer Systems was pleased to partner with its sister company Diamond Game to support the creation of this brand new-to-market product, with Diamond Game providing ongoing software development and support, as well as field service and product maintenance for the Select 4™ dispensers.

The compact unit offers the familiarity of an ITVM with a fun, digital interface designed to grab players’ attention. A digital touchscreen is positioned within the top of the unit, offering eye-catching ticket graphics and user-friendly screen prompts to guide self-serve purchases.

The unit, built to sit comfortably on a bar top, shelf, or optional stand or similar surface, holds four bins supporting 4” wide and between 2” to 12” long tickets, or a combination thereof, with each bin holding up to 300 fan-folded tickets. The exterior of the unit can be branded with the Lottery’s logo and colors or customized to incorporate any other design the Lottery envisions.

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We are thrilled to build upon our successful partnership with the Ohio Lottery Commission by introducing the Select 4 ™ Instant Ticket Vending Machine,” said Teresa Immel, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Schafer Systems. “Retailers from across the state will benefit from the convenience and added features offered by our Select 4™ product. The customizable nature of the Select 4 ™ units allows us to work closely with the Lottery to ensure its design and function maximizes impact at retail while meeting the Lottery’s specific needs.”

The Ohio Lottery has contributed more than $26 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit:

www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation

 

About Schafer Systems

Schafer Systems was founded in 1986 in Adair, Iowa and has built business largely on creating innovative products including lottery ticket dispensers and point of purchase displays for the lottery industry. Serving over 60 clients domestically and internationally, the company has a strong reputation for quality products and exceptional customer service. With a focus on solutions to increase sales at the retail location for the lottery industry, and on the  development of innovative and proprietary products, Schafer Systems is a lead and key partner to lotteries for on-counter, in-counter, wall mounted, promotional products, mounting fixtures, stands, as well as play stations and game centers in a variety of sizes.

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For More Information About Schafer Systems, CONTACT:

Teresa Immel

Senior Director Sales & Marketing

(641) 742-5133

E-mail: teresa.immel@ssi-ia.com

 

About Pollard Banknote

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.

 

CONTACT:

 

Doug Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose,

Chief Financial Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca

 

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.

 

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Codere Redoubles Its Commitment to Responsibility

SPAIN (November 18, 2020) -- Codere, a leading multinational company in the private gaming sector, has updated its Corporate Social Responsibility and Responsible Gaming Plan, with the aim of collecting and unifying actions in the different markets and promoting them through a strategic project, with which it aspires to improve its response to the main expectations and social concerns regarding the industry.

To this end, the company has carried out a meticulous listening and analysis exercise of the perspectives and demands of its different interest groups, to prioritize them and define positions and guidelines for action, in its desire to give an optimal response to the market and minimize any adverse effect that its activity may have on society.

“Codere continues to evolve in dialogue with the market, responding to its demands based on its pillars of integrity and transparency. Our goal as a company is to create value, sustainable and responsible.

To do this, we must connect with the expectations of our audiences, and include their interest in the best possible way in our processes. With this CSR Plan, we are taking a further step in our responsible management with the aim of mitigating the main social concerns regarding the industry and being leaders in promoting responsible gaming”, says the CEO of Grupo Codere, Vicente Di Loreto.

Top Global Concerns Regarding the Gaming Industry

In order to detect the concerns regarding the gaming industry of its main stakeholders, and give them a global response, the company set up an Institutional Relations Committee headed by the CEO of Grupo Codere, and made up of the first level of management.

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This committee, which will now be in charge of the implementation and monitoring of the plan, has carried out an exhaustive analysis over the last year, detecting the following issues as priorities and establishing its position and action plan:

  • Advertising regulation: a deficient regulation of commercial gambling communications can lead to overexposure that undermines the optimal protection of vulnerable groups - especially minors. The company defends reasonable limitations to the advertising of gambling based on objective criteria, whatever the nature of the operator (public or private).
  • Planning of gambling venues: Codere defends a regulation that sorts out the installation of venues, their size and the types of games that can be offered –with the aim of rationally reducing the incidence of problematic gambling–, respecting the investments and operations already established.
  • Control of access to the game: Codere is radical regarding the zero access of minors and self-prohibited, either through the face-to-face channel or online. To this end, in addition to an exhaustive compliance with current regulations, the company maintains a close collaboration with public and private organizations to promote regulations that allow the compliance with this objective.
  • Management of vulnerable groups: the company undertakes to permanently analyze and implement responsible gambling measures, in order to guarantee the best protection for minors and users with problematic behavior.
  • The company's responsible gaming program is structured based on the pillars of prevention, awareness, detection and management of risky behavior.
  • Image of the sector: misinformation about gambling activity encourages the spread of prejudices and beliefs not supported by data, which deteriorate the public image of the sector. Codere understands that it must give light to the sector and help to dignify it, by promoting and disseminating objective studies on the industry that reflect a faithful image of it.

 

“Our sector makes an important social contribution in terms of job creation and tax contributions to the public coffers. The data on the incidence of risky behaviors show that there is not a generalized social problem in relation to the activity; while the figures on demand reflect that there has been no growth in recent years.

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But, rather a transformation of consumer preferences in some markets, as may be the case in recent years of a greater preference for sports betting or gambling online”, explains Bernardo Chena, regional manager of Codere Latam (excl. Mexico).

Alejandro Pascual, regional manager of Codere Europe, adds that, “despite the contribution of this sector, its overexposure due to both, an increased advertising activity and the public discourse, have contributed to generating a negative social perception, without a scientific base, that we must mitigate from the industry, continuing our work in the implementation of best responsible gaming practices and giving visibility to what we do and what we are; a highly regulated, responsible industry that attends to the entertainment needs of its customers.”

Responsibility from within

The responsibility of the company is not limited to the external sphere but, extends to all sectors and groups involved. For this reason, in this CSR Plan, the concerns of the workers have also been prioritized, with the design of an internal action program based on the values of the organization, which will encompass all Codere members.

On the other hand, the group's collaborators will receive, as part of this Plan, a complete training program in responsible gaming, so that each one can contribute in the best way, from their responsibility, to the global objective of leading responsibility in the gaming industry.

SOURCE: Grupo Codere.

 

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IGT Wins Long-Term Nebraska Lottery Contract for Draw-Based and Instant Games and Services

Company selected as preferred vendor for up to 13 years following State's competitive procurement process

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LONDON, U.K. (Nov. 16, 2020) -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a seven-year base contract with the Nebraska Lottery to serve as the primary vendor for its instants and draw-based games and related services. IGT was selected as the preferred bidder following the State's competitive procurement process.

 IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will upgrade the Lottery's draw-based central system to IGT's flexible Aurora solution, and the Company will deliver its best-in-class terminal equipment at approximately 1,200 retailer locations statewide. IGT will also provide compelling and innovative instant ticket games and related services. The contract runs through June 30, 2028 and allows for three two-year extensions.

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"For more than 25 years, IGT's professionalism, expertise, services and solutions have been key to the Nebraska Lottery's efforts to maximize contributions to benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund," said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director. "We are very pleased to continue the trusted partnership we began with IGT in 1994, and look forward to the products, technology, and concepts they will bring in the future."

"IGT will leverage our decades of lottery experience to deliver industry-leading solutions that will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Nebraska Lottery's sales now and in the years ahead," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with the Nebraska Lottery to provide proven technology and innovative games that will engage players and drive sales growth."

The Nebraska Lottery will receive IGT's Aurora Platform and Retailer Pro, IGT's fastest and most innovative retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal. IGT will deliver its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage™, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers is also provided.

For more information about IGT, visit igt.com. Follow IGT on Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com

CONTACT:

 

Phil O’Shaughnessy,

Global Communications,

toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-

7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti,

for Italian media inquiries

T: +39 3485475493;

James Hurley,

Investor Relations,

T: +1 (401) 392-7190

 

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC

 

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Florida Lottery Reaches New Milestone Of $38 Billion in Contributions to Education

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (November 12, 2020) – The Florida Lottery announces today its latest transfer to the state’s Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) has brought its life-to-date education contributions to more than $38 billion over the past 32 years. Since the Lottery’s inception, Florida’s public schools have received more than $20.3 billion, while colleges and universities have received a combined total of more than $9.9 billion.

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Additionally, more than $6.8 billion has been used to fund the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which has enabled over 880,000 students to attend college since 1997.

We are thrilled to announce this latest milestone in the Lottery’s mission to enhance education in Florida,” said Florida Lottery Secretary John F. Davis. “Each time a player purchases a Lottery ticket they are helping students and schools across our state excel. From the first day of kindergarten to college graduation, and every day in between, these Lottery dollars are enhancing education in Florida and helping students have brighter futures.”

The benefits of these Lottery dollars flow from community to community – from the Panhandle to the Keys. Since 1988, the Lottery has established itself as a committed and dependable funding source for public education, contributing more than $1 billion annually for the past 18 consecutive years while remaining one of the most efficiently operated lotteries in the country.

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The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Lottery retailers, and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $72.5 billion in prizes and made nearly 3,000 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery.

 

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Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Becomes GLMS' First Regulating Member

LAUSANNE / TENNESSEE (November 12, 2020) -- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) is pleased to announce that the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) has become the latest member of the international association dedicated to protecting the integrity of sports wagering worldwide.

TEL becomes GLMS’ first regulating member, under the revised Statutes of the association, and its first US member. GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi states: “We are honoured to welcome the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation as our first US member, paving the way for more US Lotteries joining GLMS for their sport integrity services.

We value the admirable effort done by TEL to create a sustainable betting regulatory framework, establishing competitive market conditions while protecting the interests of Tennesseans.

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TEL Corporation brings a unique US footprint into the GLMS community of members and its membership shows a clear commitment to promote transparent and socially responsible betting operations, in line with the highest standards of sport betting integrity.

We look forward to working closely with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation with the objective of protecting our core values and acting as a shield against global sport corruption.”

The GLMS Statutes were revised in September 2020 following a written General Assembly of its members, during which the membership took into consideration the changing nature of sports betting and integrity worldwide.

Following the PASPA repeal in May 2018 and the legalisation of sports betting in many US States, certain US Lotteries act as regulators, defining the circumstances under which sports betting operators will be allowed to operate sports betting in their state.

Tennessee is evidence of the growing sports betting market in the USA, with the unique twist of the TEL acting as a regulator, not an operator, offering sports betting licences since mid 2020. The TEL, as a semi-governmental organization, has raised more than $5.6 billion for education in Tennessee since 2004.

“The Tennessee Education Lottery is proud to become a member of GLMS in our oversight role for the licensing and regulation of online sports wagering in Tennessee,” TEL President and CEO Rebecca Paul Hargrove said.

“Integrity is at the heart of everything we do as we establish and support a responsible and competitive sports wagering program. GLMS’s position in the global marketplace will be a critical asset to the TEL’s work to protect the customer, promote fairness in sports and regulate this new industry in our state.”

The insight and intelligence TEL 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.

SOURCE: The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS).

 

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GLI Welcomes High Five Games

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LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (November 2020) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) welcomes High 5 Games (H5G) to its growing roster of valued clients. GLI will support H5G’s independent testing and cybersecurity auditing needs in regulated markets globally.

GLI’s testing will include H5G’s online and mobile games, remote gaming server (RGS), and Random Number Generator (RNG), etc.

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Additionally, GLI’s sister company Bulletproof, a GLI Company, is excited to be providing cybersecurity auditing and consulting services for all regulated jurisdictions internationally.

“We’ve been entertaining players in New Jersey with great casino content, online since 2013 and on the casino floor since 2002. As we zero in on a major expansion into a number of other states across America, we’ve found the perfect partner in GLI. Their expertise in development, testing, and security auditing will help us bring our content and platform to every new regulated market — in the United States and beyond.” – Anthony Singer, CEO and founder, High 5 Games

“High 5 Games has an exciting growth trajectory. GLI is the only lab that is working with jurisdictions worldwide – both existing and emerging – which will enable us to help them not only meet, but exceed, their growth strategy. GLI’s unique position in the industry, the internal systems we have in place, and ability to facilitate a ‘submit once – test for all’ regulated jurisdictions approach will enable H5G to port their testing results across highly regulated jurisdictions with greater ease.” – Salim Adatia, Vice President Client Services – North America, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).

 

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West Virginia Lottery Director Appointed Chairman of Lotto America Product Group

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (November 12, 2020) -- West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers has been named chairman of the Lotto America Product Group, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) announced recently.

MUSL is a non-profit association that assists its member lotteries in multi-jurisdictional game development. There are currently 38 member lotteries in the organization.

Myers previously served as Vice Chair of the group, and will serve a one-year term as chairman after earning the appointment via nomination from the preceding chair, Rollo Redburn of the Oklahoma Lottery (recently retired). The 13 lottery directors that serve on the Lotto America Product Group then approved the nomination.

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“The Lotto America Product Group is a brain trust of the 13 U.S. lotteries that sell the game,” MUSL Executive Director J. Bret Toyne said. “We are excited to have Mr. Myers at the helm as the group looks for innovative ways to promote the product and assist participating lotteries in raising money for good causes and beneficiaries.”

One of the biggest challenges facing multi-jurisdictional draw games is relevancy, and with Myers at the helm, the Lotto America Product Group will be looking for ideas and opportunities to promote the game and build brand awareness. The group will also look for ways to get players excited about the game despite a lower jackpot.

Lotto America launched in November 2017, shortly after Mega Millions raised in price point to $2 per play. Lotto America is one of the few multi-jurisdictional draw games with a rolling jackpot that is just $1 per play- a unique price point for a lottery’s draw game portfolio.

Lotto America is available to play in 13 states, including West Virginia. To play, simply select five numbers ranging from 1-52 on the red balls, and one number ranging from 1-10 for the Lotto America Star Ball ®.

There are nine ways to win a prize in Lotto America, and the Grand Prize is won by matching the first five numbers in any order and matching the star ball. Tickets can be purchased at any West Virginia Lottery retailer.

SOURCE: West Virginia Lottery.

 

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IGT Selected in Public Tender to Provide Industry-Leading Digital Games in Norway

IGT PlayDigital's PlayCasino Content and Aggregation Services Strengthen Norsk Tipping's Game Portfolio

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LONDON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has been awarded a tender by Norsk Tipping AS ("Norsk Tipping"), Norway's state lottery operator and World Lottery Association member, to continue supplying its proprietary IGT PlayCasino content, its PlayRGS digital gaming platform, and the IGT Connect™ integration layer. As part of the award, which was the result of a competitive public procurement, IGT will also continue supplying best-in-class licensed third-party game content from sub-suppliers NetEnt Malta Limited ("NetEnt") and ELKAB Studios AB ("Elk").

 IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

"IGT PlayDigital's solutions enable Norsk Tipping to provide its players with highly engaging online content, including IGT's top-performing PlayCasino games," said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations at Norsk Tipping. "When we first entered the iCasino market in 2014, IGT was our sole digital supplier, and since then has been fundamental to our program's success. We're pleased to continue this partnership by delivering IGT's and select third-party content to our players."

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"IGT's best-in-class titles and seamless content aggregation technology ensure that Norsk Tipping can continue to offer their players the widest and most popular selection of entertaining digital games," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President, PlayDigital. "Adding IGT's and its sub-suppliers' growing stable of popular titles for Norsk Tipping also furthers our goal of delivering unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players."

IGT is one of three primary content suppliers selected by Norsk Tipping as part of the public procurement. The agreement, which allows IGT to offer content to Norsk Tipping over a period of three years with an option for Norsk Tipping to extend for one year, is effective in February 2021 and includes the provision of IGT's proprietary PlayCasino games, in addition to supplying licensed NetEnt Group (including Red Tiger Gaming) and Elk content. As part of the agreement, Norsk Tipping can choose to keep games in operation for up to an additional four years after the agreement has expired.

Norsk Tipping has been a valued IGT customer since 2012, when IGT was selected as the sole supplier for the launch of legal digital gaming in Norway. In 2017, IGT was again awarded a competitive tender to provide Norsk Tipping with IGT proprietary PlayCasino content, as well as licensed content from third-party sub-suppliers, and its PlayRGS digital gaming platform and IGT Connect integration layer. IGT has also supplied Norsk Tipping with its digital bingo platform since 2014, which was re-awarded to IGT in a public tender in 2018. 

IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers sites for more than 100 customers around the globe for both lottery and commercial operators. In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT supplies its PlayRGS solution to World Lottery Association (WLA) customers in Europe including Veikkaus in Finland, Svenska Spel in Sweden, Loterie Nationale in Belgium, and Lottomatica in Italy, and provides PlayRGS content to Danske Spil in Denmark. IGT also supplies PlayRGS to Lotto New Zealand and to Canadian members Loto Québec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt.

About IGT

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 11,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

CONTACT:

Phil O'Shaughnessy, Global Communications, toll free in U.S./Canada +1 (844) IGT-7452; outside U.S./Canada +1 (401) 392-7452

Francesco Luti, +39 3485475493; for Italian media inquiries

James Hurley, Investor Relations, +1 (401) 392-7190

Rhonda Whittaker, Global Communications, +1 (506) 878-6471

 

SOURCE: International Game Technology PLC.

 

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International Betting Integrity Association and Swedish Online Gambling Association Strengthen Betting Integrity Cooperation

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (November 17, 2020) -- The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the Swedish trade association for online gambling, have signed a partnership agreement which provides a framework for cooperation between the two bodies.

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The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will see the associations work together on projects of mutual interest.

Future activity is expected to be particularly focused on the challenges presented by recent regulatory changes in Sweden and promoting effective betting and integrity provisions that also maintain high levels of market oversight and consumer channelization.

“A clean sport, free from corruption, is of utmost importance for the gambling industry in Sweden. The gambling industry is a victim when matches are fixed, and it is therefore crucial to not only work hard, but to work together, against manipulation in sports.

We are very pleased that we now deepen our collaboration with IBIA in our joint goal; that sports betting shall be fun, safe, transparent and honest” says Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general, BOS.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “IBIA members have faced a number of regulatory challenges in Sweden since its opening and the betting product restrictions set to be introduced at the start of 2021 will add further burdens, notably relative to unregulated offshore operators.

We believe that those restrictions will prove counterproductive and we hope that the Swedish authorities will take an evidence-based approach and continually reassess their position on this matter.

In the meantime, we will work with our colleagues at BOS to do all we can to keep that market safe.”

SOURCE: Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling (BOS).

 

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