Totalizator Sportowy Sums Up 2020 - Record-Breaking
Subsidies for the Development of Polish Sport and
POLAND (March 8, 2021) -- For
another year in a row, Totalizator Sportowy has donated the highest-ever
subsidies to number games and cash lotteries. In 2020, over PLN 1 billion was
donated to sport and culture alone.
Polish sport and national culture
received more money than in 2019. As the representatives of Totalizator
Sportowy emphasize, thanks are due to LOTTO players, without whom there would
be no increase in sales, and thus more funds going to the special purpose funds
In 2020, sales amounted to a total
of PLN 15,380,989,795 (PLN 9,892,836,190 in 2019). If you add the record
surcharges, which amounted to PLN 1,103,297,700 (PLN 1,101,023,321 in 2019), we
are talking about revenues in the total amount of PLN 16,484,287,495 (PLN
10,993,859,511 in 2019).
The company also transferred a
record PLN 1,182,819,491 in gaming tax (in 2019 it was PLN 1,082,373,529), not
only once again exceeding the historical level of PLN 1 billion, but also
transferring PLN 100 million more than in the year last. In total, revenues to
the state budget in 2020 due to subsidies and tax on games amounted to PLN
In January, a new game called Szyb
600 appeared at LOTTO points, which is also available at lotto.pl.
From the very beginning of a great
popular were launched at the end of December, lotto.pl and card - a new segment
LOTTO game. In the beginning, there were five cash lotteries (currently there
are seven), which immediately won the sympathy of players. The first highest
win, worth PLN 1,000,000, was won a few days after the start.
A new website, lotto.pl , was also
launched , and players using the mobile application were able to log in using a
face image and fingerprint.
Last year was also important for
customers of the only legal online casino in Poland, i.e. Total Casino. A live
casino was introduced (April 2020), more payment methods, a refreshed website
and a mobile application, as well as dozens of games, including from new
On both platforms, a number of new
bonuses have also been prepared for players and people who want to
It is worth reminding about the
facilitation of registration of players playing both on lotto.pl and on the
Total Casino website. It is about the mojeID service , introduced by
Totalizator Sportowy thanks to cooperation with the National Clearing House.
The owner of the LOTTO brand was the first company on the entertainment market
to use mojeID.
In 2020, the company also launched
over 350 new slot machine arcades outside of casinos - at the end of the year
their number exceeded 520 throughout Poland. Totalizator Sportowy has thus
become the largest legal operator of slot machine games in Poland.
A very important achievement last
year was the selection of a new lottery platform provider, the implementation
of which is currently underway, and the first phase will end in December 2021.
The effect of this change will be a technological leap that will prepare the
company for the future challenges and the changing needs of players. However,
the approach of Totalizator Sportowy to the safety of the offered products will
not change. This is confirmed by the Responsible Gaming certificate awarded in
2020, which for the first time covers not only the physical network of LOTTO
points, but also the network of slot machine arcades and the e-commerce
Let us also recall the launch of the
ffVC Tech and Gaming fund. The fund was established on the initiative of
Totalizator Sportowy and the managing partners of the American ffVC fund from
New York with the support of PFR Ventures and the National Center for Research
and Development. The goal is to invest up to PLN 100 million in startups from
the gaming, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, drones, robotics,
enterprise software, RegTech or FinTech industries.
Summing up the past year, one should
also mention the Służewiec Horse Racing Track, which successfully
opened and conducted the racing season. Importantly, horse racing started as
the first sport discipline after the spring lockdown. In the 2020 season, 51
meetings were organized, and 459 races for thoroughbred English horses, Arabian
horses, French trotters and half-bred horses. At the turn of August and
September, Tor Służewiec also became the arena of struggles for the
best Polish competitors in four equestrian competitions as part of Warsaw
Totalizator Sportowy supports the
fight against the pandemic
Totalizator Sportowy estimates that
the total support provided for the fight against COVID-19 in 2020 amounted to
over PLN 25 million. This amount includes mainly funds from the 10 percent
transfer program from the sale of bets and lotto.pl tickets to fight the
coronavirus and its consequences.
The collected money supports
institutions and projects that are part of the mission related to improving the
health of Poles. So far, 17 medical facilities or institutions have used the
funds. In addition, from the pool of PLN 5 million collected in this way, it
went to the ministerial program Sports Holidays +, aimed at counteracting the
negative effects of the pandemic in the field of mental and physical health of
the youngest and supporting non-governmental organizations.
The amount of over PLN 25 million
also includes a donation from March 2020 in the amount of PLN 4 million,
provided through the LOTTO Foundation. Halina Konopacka to health care
facilities. The funds were allocated to the purchase of specialist medical
equipment and personal protection materials, which went to 8 hospitals: in
Tychy, Lublin, Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Warsaw, Jarosław, Sanok,
Poznań and Oświęcim. From this amount, the National Institute of
Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene was also supported.
Additionally, through the LOTTO
Foundation Halina Konopacka, 91 cars from the company's fleet were handed over,
which were used to transport medical personnel, medicines and materials
necessary to ensure the continuity of the functioning of medical and care
facilities, as well as the evacuation of residents from nursing homes and other
centers affected by coronavirus.
Regardless of the funds transferred
above, the company joined the nationwide campaign # staywdomu, and initiated
the proprietary program # MilionySposobówNaNudę, thanks to which,
on a dedicated website, influencers and personalities from the world of sports
encouraged responsible attitudes and creative spending of time at home.
Totalizator Sportowy also joined the
organization of a temporary hospital for patients with COVID-19. The facility
is being built in Radom.
65 years of playing
The year 2021 is a unique time in
the history of Totalizator Sportowy - the company celebrates its 65th
anniversary. In December 2020, the sports world was informed that
Robert Lewandowski, one of the best footballers in the world, became the
Ambassador of the 65th Jubilee of Totalizator Sportowy . The motto of the
celebrations is #WielkieChwile . The LOTTO brand also has its Ambassador. Last
year it was Andrzej Bargiel. It is thanks to this cooperation that the
#LOTTOBargielChallenge project was created.
Read the original press release.
SOURCE: Totalizator Sportowy.
Louisiana Lottery Announces Final Saints Second-Chance Drawing Entry
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (March 8,
2021) -- The Louisiana Lottery is making a final call for all New Orleans
Saints fans to mail in at least $10 worth of nonwinning $5 Saints We Are
Strong. We Are Loyal.
We Are Family. and/or $2 Saints
Geaux. Fight. Win. scratch-offs for its final second-chance drawing of the 2020
season to win a 2021 Saints Season Ticket Prize Package.
The two scratch-off games officially
closed today. Players have until April 5 to enter any of their remaining
nonwinning tickets from both games into the drawing and until July 3 to claim
any instant prizes from either game.
During the final drawing, one entry
will be randomly selected to win a 2021 Saints Season Ticket Prize Package,
including four Plaza Sideline tickets and one parking pass to all preseason,
regular season, and post-season home games in the 2021 football season; four
pre-game field passes for preseason and regular season home games; and a VIP
tour of the Saints practice facility. The winner and three guests will also
receive round-trip limousine transportation to the Metairie facility (or
overnight accommodations if the distance exceeds 75 miles) where they will view
a team practice and have lunch in the team cafeteria.
To enter the final second-chance
drawing, players should complete the information on the back of at least $10
worth of nonwinning $5 Saints We Are Strong. We Are Loyal. We Are Family.
and/or $2 Saints Geaux. Fight. Win. scratch-off tickets and mail the entry in
an envelope (no larger than 4.5" by 9.5") to the drawing address:
Louisiana Lottery Saints 2nd Chance Drawing
P.O. Box 675
Port Allen, LA 70767
Players can enter as many times as
they wish, but each entry should be mailed in a separate envelope.
Complete game and second-chance
drawing entry rules can be found on the Lottery's website,
Lottery ticket purchasers and
second-chance drawing entrants must be at least 21 years of age.
If you or someone you know has a
gambling problem, help is available by calling 1-877-770-7867.
For security purposes, the Lottery
encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after
The National Football League, its
member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL
Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries,
affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and
employees (collectively, the NFL Entities) will have no liability or
responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this
lottery or the prize awarded.
The NFL Entities have not offered or
sponsored this lottery in any way.
SOURCE: Louisiana Lottery.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Launches
New Illuminating Conversations Streaming Series
features top gaming industry influencers
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (March 8,
2021) What do the gaming industrys top influencers and
thought-leaders believe lies ahead? Get the inside view as Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®) puts trailblazers in the spotlight in its new
streaming series, Illuminating Conversations.
Hosted by GLI President/CEO James
Maida, Illuminating Conversations is a monthly series of thought-provoking
dialogs available on-demand at
This is a time of significant
change in the gaming industry and the world at large. We created the
Illuminating Conversations series to bring gamings most innovative,
ingenious and prescient leaders together for a discussion of whats
working now, what lies ahead in the near and distant future, and how we can
work together to make the industry even better, Maida said. The
series is meant to be informative and thought-provoking; weve been
working hard to dig for deeper insights and fresh perspectives that we think
will really be helpful to those in the industry.
The Illuminating Conversations
premiere episode stars Eilers & Krejciks Gaming Principal Todd Eilers
in a discussion about the future of gaming in a post-pandemic world. What new
tools have consumers been using to game during their time in isolation? How are
regulators managing, monitoring, and controlling that behavior? Will funding
shortages for states and tribes result in the opening of many more delivery
channels for gaming products? The first episode is available for streaming on
March 11 with answers to these questions and many others.
Subsequent episodes feature
conversations with Jamaica Betting, Gaming Lottery Commission Executive
Director Vitus Evans; NIGA Chairman Ernest Stevens, Jr.; and Managing Director
of Gaming Consultants International Neil Spencer. More guests will be announced
in the near future.
At GLI, each of our staff
members in every one of our labs is doing everything possible to give our
clients insight into existing and emerging jurisdictions worldwide and the
newest technologies that will be deployed there. We are committed to ensuring
clients have the information they need to confidently explore new business
opportunities wherever they can be found, and the Illuminating Conversations
series is part of that mission, Maida said. We want our clients to
keep dreaming big, knowing that wherever their dreams take them, they will have
a global partner ready to not only meet any challenge, but also to help them
navigate the future of gaming. Were excited about the future. Were
ready to go.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and
iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides
suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the
future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with
confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly 2 million items and has tested
equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of
laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence
in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named Best
Laboratory in the SAGSE Awards 2020, Best Test Lab in the
Baltics, and Best Test Lab in the Nordics in the Baltic and
Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 702-914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) Announces 2021
Board of Directors
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 1, 2021)
The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) has announced the results
of its Board of Directors election.
Re-elected to lead the global
organization are Roman Czubak, NOVOMATIC AG, Chair; Earle G. Hall, CEO of
Axes.ai, Vice Chair; and Paul Burns, formerly Senior Manager Strategic Gaming
Development at the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, and now an ex-officio member
of the board appointed as Treasurer and Secretary.
Returning as Board Members are
Adrian Marcu, Vice President of Architecture for International Game Technology;
Bala Kuthyar, VP of Engineering, Scientific Games; Martin Pedak, Director of
Technical Compliance Playtech; Nimish Purohit, Sr., Director of Technical
Compliance at Aristocrat Technologies; and Syed Hussain, Chief Information
Officer, State of Oregon Lottery.
Joining the Board as a new Member is
Scott Cowan, Manager of Destination Gaming, Atlantic Lottery.
Pictured, left to right: Peter DeRaedt and Roman
IGSA Board members are
volunteers, and we are grateful to each of them for their leadership and
dedication in bringing forth standards that continually propel the global
gaming industry forward in a positive direction. I would also like to
especially welcome back Roman, Earle, and Paul for another term. The 2020
Executive Committee was a vital part of our success last year, said IGSA
President Peter DeRaedt.
Additionally, we thank each of
our members, and we are proud to announce that, in spite of the very
challenging times faced by our industry over the past year, nearly all of our
members renewed. We give our sincere thanks to them for their ongoing support
and commitment, DeRaedt said.
There is an IGSA level of membership
to fit every budget. For more information, visit IGSA at IGSA.org.
The International Gaming Standards
Association (IGSA) is the largest technical professional organization in the
Global Gaming Industry dedicated to the advancement of standards and
Through the creation and evolution
of intellectual property, exclusively available to its distinguished
membership, the IGSA ensures they enjoy a unique strategic advantage. IGSA is
the Industrys most recognized catalyst between the jurisdictional
regulatory bodies and the online and land-based operators. This ensures its
members a cross sectorial visibility and reach.
IGSA boasts a prestigious platinum
level membership including industry icons: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.;
International Game Technology (IGT); NOVOMATIC AG; Playtech; Scientific Games
For a complete list of IGSA Members
and for information on becoming a member, visit
SOURCE: The International Gaming
Standards Association (IGSA).
IGT Positioned for Sports Betting Expansion in Nevada with Recent
Nevada Regulatory Approval
IGT PlaySports Retail and
Mobile Technology Earns Critical State-Wide Approval
LONDON, U.K. (March 3, 2021)
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) (NYSE: IGT) announced today
that it is positioned to expand its sports betting enterprise in Nevada with
the recently achieved Nevada regulatory approval for its PlaySports platform
for retail and online sports betting. With this approval, IGTs
next-generation sports betting technology stack is approved for deployment
throughout the State, enabling more casino operators and their players to
benefit from the most widely used sports betting platform in the gaming
Achieving Nevada Regulatory
Approval for our PlaySports technology enables IGT to extend our sports betting
expertise to our many, long-time customers throughout the State and notably
differentiates IGT from many other B2B sports betting platform providers,
said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President.
IGTs PlaySports platform
is equipped with a high-performance betting engine that delivers an exceptional
player experience, an integrated Player Account Management module that enables
operators to drive player acquisition and retention through bespoke offers and
promotions, and a modular design that enables our PlaySports customers to scale
their offering with new market opportunities.
IGT initiated the required Nevada
field trial process for its PlaySports technology at Boyd Gaming properties in
August 2020 and is currently powering Boyd Gamings entire sports betting
enterprise in the State.
IGT PlaySports is deployed in 16
U.S. states. To learn more about IGT PlaySports visit igt.com/PlaySports.
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
SOURCE: International Game
Aristocrat Gaming Helps Operators Improve Revenues with
Exclusive RevMax Plus Performance Analytics
RevMax Plus further
separates Aristocrat as technology and service leader
LAS VEGAS, NV (March 8, 2021)
The new RevMax Plus performance optimization program from Aristocrat Gaming is
the solution operators of all sizes have been searching for to help maximize
game investment through custom and confidential data-driven analytics.
Created by Aristocrats robust
data analytics team, RevMax Plus proactively monitors performance of Aristocrat
games across the casino floor. RevMax Plus offers a dedicated analytics team
which executes detailed reviews of performance data and current performance
trends. This information allows for the development of customized product
recommendations individualized to every operator resulting in casino floor
adjustments that create the right product mix, aimed at optimizing performance
and title diversification. RevMax Plus is further evidence of Aristocrats
position as a leader in technology and customer service.
RevMax Plus is a testament of
Aristocrats commitment to our customers and symbolizes where our services
meet our exceptional technological capabilities, said Jon Hanlin, senior
vice president of commercial strategy and business analytics. As a former
operator, I understand the importance of data to make critical decisions that
directly affect revenue. RevMax Plus delivers solid, data-based recommendations
that are unique to each operators individual floor.
Operator response has been
overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Thunder Valley Casino Resort Gaming Revenue
Manager Patrick Crawley said, Only Aristocrat has a program like RevMax
that takes a data-driven approach to proactively identify opportunities for
product improvement. When youre managing thousands of games, its
great to have a partner that cares enough to share the load!
The January 2021 ReelHot Index
showed Aristocrat with 19 of the 25 top performing core titles, and 20 of the
top 25 best performing premium titles. Even with those outstanding performance
numbers, Aristocrat wants operators to make the most of every game on the
floor. Our designers make the best games in the business, and independent
research proves that performance. Still, we want operators to maximize revenue,
and RevMax Plus is an ideal companion to our catalog of proven-performing
games, Hanlin said.
RevMax Plus is the latest version of
Aristocrats RevMax solution, which has been helping customers boost
performance since 2008. The new RevMax Plus includes multiple enhancements,
- dedicated data team provides holistic analysis and
game optimization recommendations
- comprehensive and confidential analysis
- monthly performance reports and proactive
- enhanced and vetted data analytics
For more information about RevMax
Plus or any of the technologically advanced and innovation solutions from
Aristocrat, contact your BDE or reach out to Business.Analytics@aristocrat.com
SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
Forsman & Bodenfors' New Strategic and Creative Agency for
Svenska Spel's Group Brand
VISBY, Sweden (March 9, 2021) -- In
the autumn of 2020, Svenska Spel started a public procurement regarding
strategic and creative agency for the group brand as the current agreement
expires in 2021. The result of the procurement is ready and Forsman &
Bodenfors has been awarded the contract.
During the procurement, we
have had the privilege of taking part in a large number of tenders of very high
quality from some of Sweden's best agencies.
After an intensive process and
careful evaluation, we now look forward to signing an agreement with Forsman
& Bodenfors, which will be awarded a contract for the procurement of a
strategic and creative agency, says Joakim Mörnefält,
Communications Director of Svenska Spel.
The assignment as an agency for
Svenska Spel's group brand includes being a strategic party in the long-term
strengthening and development of the group brand's communication and
advertising in both purchased and earned channels. The agreement is valid for
two years starting in May and with the possibility of extension for 1 + 1
years. The current agreement with Bloomy Ideas and Jung then expires.
Svenska Spel's group brand is
strong, but we can become even better at communicating all the good things we
do, both in gaming responsibility and sports. That is why we are very happy to
have Forsman & Bodenfors as our partner. With their experience in branding,
advertising and with a corporate culture that suits us, they will be a valuable
partner for Svenska Spel, says Anna Ekström, Head of Marketing
Communication & Activation for the group brand Svenska Spel.
Svenska Spel is in many ways
an iconic Swedish brand. They stand for both joy and excitement in everyday
life, at the same time as they take great social responsibility. It is
inspiring to see their great commitment to supporting youth sports and club
life, and their concrete actions to prevent gambling addiction. We are very
much looking forward to working together, says Jerk Zander, project
manager and responsible business development Forsman & Bodenfors.
The tenderers were informed of the
award decision in the procurement on 26 February 2021.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
International Women's Day: CAIXA Highlights Actions to Enhance and
Encourage Its Employees and Clients
For the celebration of
the date, the bank offers special conditions on products and
BRAZIL (March 8, 2021) -- The
celebration of International Women's Day has a special significance for CAIXA,
the only financial institution with a female name and the first to serve and
employ women. In recognition of the date, special conditions were prepared for
the bank's products and services, such as insurance and pension plans, credit
cards, access to shopping and promotion platforms, as well as facilities for
contracting corporate credit.
There are several
- Annuity exemption, reduced fees, specific design
and access to promotions at Clube Elo for customers who hire the ELO Mulher
- Access to Visa and Elo benefit platforms, which
will offer partner promotions especially aimed at women. In addition, when
purchasing the card, customers can choose from several benefits, such as:
English classes, nutritional guidance, music app, car assistance, PET
assistance, among others. Choose at https://www.elo.com.br/elo-flex/ ;
- In the Life Insurance for Women, 40% of the premium
of the first 6 months can be converted into products for hires carried out from
March 8 to 12. In this insurance, compensation is provided in case of diagnosis
of female cancer (breast or uterus and ovaries), in addition to exemption from
payment also in these cases or unemployment, as well as free nutritional
guidance and discounts on medications;
- 10% discount on hiring Home Insurance for women
between March 8 and 12;
- The Previdencia Mulher counts on the coverage of
savings, pregnancy awarded in the case of natural multiple gestation and free
annual gynecological prevention;
- Differentiated rates for companies with a majority
shareholding in women when contracting the Special Company Credit and the
Consumer Durable Consumer Credit (BCD). The conditions for legal entities are
valid until the end of March.
CAIXA, which 100 years ago started
to include women in the workforce, with the admissions of Aurora Gouveia and
Thereza Ciccaio, directs, for clients and employees, several initiatives
regarding respect for representativeness, meritocracy and investments in
specific structures for service the women.
CAIXA's actions aimed at promoting a
greater representation of women in management positions represent a real
transformation in the professional valorization measures of the bank's
employees. Altogether, there are more than 36 thousand employees in the bank's
staff - 44% of the total staff.
The rise of more women in the bank
had as its main instrument the evaluations based on meritocracy, which resulted
in numbers that put CAIXA ahead of several companies with regard to female
Heads of households:
During the Covid-19 pandemic, CAIXA
led the largest social, banking and digital inclusion operation registered in
our country, with the payment of Emergency Aid, which mostly benefited female
heads of families.
The program emerged as an action by
the Federal Government to confront the impacts caused by the coronavirus.
Just Weeks after Launch, the ICE Connect Digital Market-Place Secures
Buyers with Budgets Totalling £100m
U.K. (March 9, 2021) -- ICE Connect,
the algorithm based digital market-place that was unveiled by Clarion Gaming in
February, has swiftly captured the imagination of the international gambling
community. Within weeks of being announced, the platform, that scientifically
matches senior level decision makers with industry leading solution providers,
has signed-up vetted buyers with a combined cap ex budget of £100m. ICE
Connect Europe takes place across 21- 25 June with the dedicated ICE Connect
North America running from 28 June to 2 July.
The invitation-only Executive
Programme is being curated by California-based Quartz Events which was acquired
by Clarion in 2020 and is the fastest growing producer of invitation-only
executive summits, with 80% of Fortune 100 companies participating in their
events last year.
Toby Harris, Founder and CEO of
Quartz Events, believes ICE Connect is ideally positioned to meet the needs of
the gambling industry and complement its early adopter status. He explained:
The launch of ICE Connect represents the third time in six-months that
weve taken our market-leading platform into a new sector. We have some
outstanding success stories, but our entry into the international gambling
market has still surpassed all of our expectations.
Early registrants for the
European edition have committed a combined £100m to new technology over
the upcoming 18 months - many of them representing organisations with annual
revenues of more than £1bn.
We are delighted to experience
such a positive response so early on and to be receiving such a broad
cross-section of registrations across land-based, online and omni-channel. The
figures demonstrate both the community's trust in the ICE brand and the
appetite that exists for this unique, solutions-driven service.
The ICE Connect model uses highly
sophisticated matching algorithms, ranking and scheduling software, to match
operators with relevant, industry-leading solution providers who can solve
their challenges and help them run their operations more efficiently. As a
result, both delegates and solution providers spend 100% of their time in
meaningful and productive meetings
Registration for ICE Connect is now
open. ICE Connect Europe; 21 25 June 2021
www.ice-connecteurope.com ICE Connect North America; 28 June
2 July 2021 www.ice-connectna.com. Exhibitor/sponsorship:
SOURCE: A Press Release from Clarion
Inspired Delivers Its Portfolio of Key Online & Mobile Games to
the Playtech Games Marketplace
United States (March 2, 2021)
Inspired Entertainment, Inc (Inspired) (NASDAQ: INSE) is
pleased to announce it has partnered with Playtech plc (LSE: PTEC) to integrate
more than 100 of its best-known online and mobile game titles into the Playtech
Bolstering Inspireds games
distribution network, this partnership will enable Inspired to make its key
games available to Playtechs growing list of licensed operator customers
via the Playtech Open Platform. Offering seamless configuration, the Playtech
Games Marketplace will provide licensees with access to Inspireds premium
content on one unified platform. It also offers operators a breadth of
valuable insights and actionable intelligence to create the optimal player
Serving content for an array of
player tastes and preferences, the integration includes a diverse range of
Inspireds premium online and mobile games. Under the agreement, the
collection of games includes more than 100 of its highly popular, legacy titles
as well as its most recent high-performing games, such as: Reel King
Megaways, Centurion Megaways, Gold Cash Free Spins, Bonus
Island and Vegas Cash Spins, among others.
Claire Osborne, VP of Interactive at
Inspired, said: Playtech is a leading technology company in the gaming
industry. It offers Inspired an exciting opportunity to increase our
distribution network and brand exposure among a very valuable audience, across
new and existing strategic markets. With plans to deliver more of our top
titles throughout this year and beyond, we look forward to building a long and
prosperous relationship with Playtech.
Andrew Muir, Commercial Manager at
Playtech, said: Inspireds growing portfolio of innovative online
and mobile games content will undoubtedly strengthen our games offering. We
have a growing list of customers across numerous markets whose content
requirements differ significantly, from varying themes and graphics to
mechanics and general gameplay. Inspireds content covers multiple bases
that will boost our customers games rosters across all our regulated
markets. Were thrilled to be adding Inspired to our flourishing list of
distinguished content partners.
To view Inspireds growing
collection of online and mobile games,
SOURCE: Inspired Entertainment,
Governor Lamont and Mohegan Tribe Reach Agreement on Future of Gaming
Press release: Office of Governor
HARTFORD, CT March 5, 2021)
Governor Ned Lamont and Mohegan Tribe Chairman James Gessner Jr. today
announced an agreement that would allow the State of Connecticut to modernize
gaming options available to state residents, including allowing for sports
wagering and online gaming. The agreement would generate tens of millions of
dollars in new revenue for the state, while keeping Connecticut competitive
with gaming changes currently being offered or considered in neighboring
states. The agreement also provides the inclusion of the Connecticut Lottery
Corporation as a partner in the effort to modernize the states gaming
Key components of the agreement
- A 20 percent tax rate on new online gaming, or
- A 13.75 percent tax rate on sports wagering
- Connecticut Lottery shall have the right to operate
15 retail sports betting locations, as well as operate an online sports betting
- Connecticut Lottery shall have the right to
sub-license some of those locations to the state-licensed pari-mutuel
- Connecticut Lottery will undertake new retail
sports betting venues in Hartford and Bridgeport
- License agreement to be for ten years with a
five-year extension option
This agreement represents
months of hard work and dedication to getting a deal thats best for the
residents of Connecticut and moves our state forward when it comes to the
future of gaming, Governor Lamont said. We are incredibly fortunate
to have such a devoted partner in these efforts like the Mohegan Tribe, as they
have been open to negotiation, honest discussion, and a positive path forward
that is beneficial for both their tribe and the State of Connecticut.
The Mohegan Tribe is proud to
have reached this agreement with Governor Lamont and the State of
Connecticut, Chairman Gessner said. This path will allow
Connecticut to generate tax revenues from sports and online gaming that are
competitive with other states, and help keep Connecticut with those states when
it comes to growing our economy and benefiting the state budget. Were
thankful to Governor Lamont and his team, and we look forward to continued work
with the General Assembly as this process continues.
SOURCE: Office of Governor Ned