The Veikkaus App is Now Also Available for Download in the Google
HELSINKI, Finland (March 19, 2021)
-- The Veikkaus app can now be downloaded to Android phones from the Google
Play Store. The app has previously been available for download in the Apple App
Store, but for Android phones, the app has had to be downloaded via Veikkaus'
Google changed its app store rules
1.3. starting in 15 new countries, including Finland. Government gambling
operators in these countries that are officially licensed in that country will
have their apps available on the Google Play Store.
It is really great for the
customer that the Veikkaus app can be downloaded from the Google Play store in
the future. Typically, applications are downloaded to phones through
application stores, so the absence of the Veikkaus application from the Google
Play store has been a significant shortcoming, which is now being
remedied, says Johanna Väisänen , Veikkaus' development
The Veikkaus app has previously been
available on the Google Play store, but four years ago, Google changed its
rules to remove gambling apps from its store.
Unfortunately, since then
there have been occasional downloadable scams in the Google Play store that
look like the Veikkaus app. The authenticity of the Veikkaus application, which
is now being downloaded, can be verified by checking the publisher's name. The
publisher of the genuine application is Veikkaus Oy and it appears under the
name of the application, Väisänen says.
The Veikkaus app can be found in the
store with the search term "veikkaus" or or by searching directly at this
The change does not require any
action from those who downloaded the application.
The entry of the Veikkaus app into
the Google Play Store will not cause any action to those who have previously
downloaded the app through the Veikkaus website. In the future, all app updates
for Android phones will happen automatically through the app store. Only when
you change your phone will you need to re-download the app from the Google Play
The Veikkaus app can no longer be
downloaded via the Veikkaus website, but will be downloaded from the App Store
on the iPhone and Google Play on the Android phone. On Veikkaus' website, the
customer is automatically directed to the right store.
Authentication is easy with the
After 12 January 2021, Veikkaus slot
machines can only be played by logging in with either a Veikkaus card, a
payment card attached to the Loyal Customer, a browser version of veikkaus.fi
or the Veikkaus application.
It is a good idea to download
the Veikkaus application to your phone, which makes it easy to identify
yourself with a slot machine without a physical card. The Veikkaus card is also
always included in the application in digital form, Väisänen
In Veikkaus, your favorite
games can be played quickly and easily. In addition, it is easy to keep track
of your own gaming and the amount of money spent on it through the app. It is
also easy to check the results and watch the matches on VeikkausTV, for
example, he adds.
INTRALOT and La Marocaine Des Jeux et Des Sports Amend the Contract
MOROCCO (March 23, 2021) -- INTRALOT
announces the amendment of the contract of INTRALOT Maroc, a subsidiary of the
INTRALOT Group acting as games operator in Morocco, with La Marocaine Des Jeux
et des Sports (MDJS), a state lottery offering sports betting and other games
of chance in Morocco, which was signed in June 2019.
According to this amendment,
counterparties agree to reduce the duration of the contract, which was
initially effective for an 8-year term, ending 31.12.2022.
This amendment was designed to
enhance resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic repercussions on the
overall lottery market.
INTRALOT Maroc, which has been a
successful partner of MDJS since 2010, will continue to support MDJS with the
overall management and operation of its lottery, sports betting, and other
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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Names James Boje Chief
Operating Officer, EMEA
HAARLEM, The Netherlands (23 March
2021) Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has welcomed
experienced gaming industry icon James Boje as Chief Operating Officer (COO),
Boje brings more than 35 years of
gaming and hospitality experience to GLIs clients. In this changing time
for gaming and the world, he further increases GLI EMEAs abilities to
give clients the confidence and critical local insight needed to explore new
As COO, his primary focus will be
GLIs ongoing drive of efficiency and innovation across departments,
continuing the companys employee engagement culture, and providing
outstanding customer experience while leading the engineering teams across
GLI Managing Director EMEA Martin
Britton said, I am very pleased to welcome James to the team. His
leadership and gaming knowledge will make a significant contribution to the
overall experience within GLI and with our customers. He has been a key driving
force in his previous roles with his enthusiasm, skill, and professionalism,
which he now brings to GLI.
Boje said, I am truly elated
to be joining GLI as Chief Operating Officer, to be both leading and working
with the EMEA team, where together we can further enhance the customer
experience with a collaborative hands-on approach.
Boje has a proven record of success
in developing a culture of engagement focusing on outstanding employee and
customer experiences. His areas of expertise include new market initiatives,
workflow re-engineering, and sales and marketing development, as well as
strategic planning and execution.
Before joining GLI, he was Managing
Director EMEA for Aristocrat Technologies Europe Ltd., where he successfully
addressed critical and significant growth across the EMEA region, increasing
revenue and positioning the company as a dominant player in the competitive
EMEA landscape. Previously, he held senior leadership roles with IGT Europe and
Africa, where he spent 12 years growing the business and increasing
GLI is on the cutting edge of casino
gaming technology and regulation, and the company is hiring for a wide range of
positions. Apply now to join our team at gaminglabs.com/careers.
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 E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Tom Shaheen to Retire End
JACKSON, MISS. (March 24, 2021)
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) President Tom Shaheen today
announced he will retire June 30 of this year.
This is a tough decision for
me, said Shaheen. After spending more than 32 years in the lottery
industry, it is time for me to take a step back and spend time with family. I
will forever value the experience of being a part of the MLC family and living
Thank you to all of our
hard-working employees, loyal retailers, diligent vendor partners, several
state lotteries that provided unlimited support during start-up, and our
dedicated board of directors, he continued. I believe this has been
one of the most successful start-ups in the history of U.S. lotteries, if not
On May 7, 2019, the MLC Board of
Directors hired Shaheen, who will turn 68 in May. He began work as the first
employee of the MLC on June 1, 2019.
I would like to especially
thank the MLC Board of Directors for selecting me to lead the start-up of the
Mississippi Lottery, said Shaheen. It has been my sincere
pleasure to work with a board whose tireless contributions were extremely
instrumental to the success of start-up, along with the ongoing development of
Mike McGrevey, Chairman of the MLC
Board of Directors, said Shaheens leadership style is unbeatable.
Tom Shaheen has done an
extraordinary job as president of the Mississippi Lottery, said McGrevey,
When he informed us in January he was contemplating retirement, we knew
he would leave massive shoes to fill. Toms leadership has been
instrumental to the smooth and successful start-up of the lottery, and we are
immensely grateful for his time with us.
While we are sad to see him
leave, we wish him the best as he enters his well-earned retirement,
Since start-up, the lottery staff
has grown to 74. The lottery sold its first instant ticket on November
25, 2019, and began offering Powerball® and Megamillions® on January
30, 2020. During Shaheens time with the MLC, the lottery has
transferred $70.7 million for FY2020 (7 months) and $84.9 million through
February FY2021 to the state to benefit Mississippis roads, bridges and
The Board of Directors will conduct
a search for a new President with the goal of making a selection prior to
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation
(MLC) was legislatively created in 2018 by the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi
Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001. Visit us online at: www.mslotteryhome.com.
SOURCE: The Mississippi Lottery
Michigan Lottery Contributes Record $1.179 Billion to Michigan
Schools in 2020
Michigan (March 24, 2021) -- The
Michigan Lottery raised more than $1.179 billion for Michigan schools in fiscal
year 2020. This marks the sixth record-setting year in a row for Lottery
contributions to the School Aid Fund and the second consecutive year that the
Lottery has generated more than $1 billion for public education in a single
We continue to find ways to
make historic investments in our classrooms in conjunction with the bipartisan
budget that I signed last year to make the largest investment in K-12 education
in the history of our state without raising taxes, said Governor Gretchen
Whitmer. The Michigan Lotterys $1.179 billion contribution in
education will add to this record investment to help our students, our
teachers, and our communities thrive. For six years in a row, the Michigan
Lottery has set records, and I am grateful to the players, retailers, vendors,
and state agencies who make this investment in our kids and their future
Lottery contributions to the School
Aid Fund over the prior five years were:
FY19: $1.070 billion
FY18: $941.28 million
FY17: $924.11 million
FY16: $888.91 million
FY15: $795.50 million
Since 1972, the Lottery has raised
more than $24.5 billion for public education in Michigan. Approximately $5.8
billion or 23.6% of that amount was raised over the last six record breaking
The Lottery set several other
significant records in FY20, including more than $4.2 billion in sales, more
than $2.5 billion in prizes to players, and more than $307 million in
commissions to Lottery retail locations across Michigan ranging in size from
small independently owned stores to large chains.
Record sales in FY20 were driven in
part by the Lotterys internet platform and instant games. Internet-based
sales increased by almost 88% and instant-game sales increased by about 23%
compared to FY19. The Lotterys internet platform saw an increase in
player registrations which led to greater awareness of games both online and at
retail. Players participating in promotions online frequently receive offers
redeemed at retail locations, further connecting Lotterys internet
platform to retail businesses.
Each Lottery purchase in
Michigan helps raise critical funding for our schools, said Lottery
Commissioner Brian O. Neill. The last six record-setting years would not
be possible without the support of our players and the dedicated work of our
retailers, vendors, and teams at both Lottery and supporting state
The Lottery is also committed to
promoting responsible gaming. Michigan was the first state lottery to receive
certification of its online program through the National Council on Problem
Gambling and also has attained Responsible Gaming Verification through the
North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Responsible
gaming information and resources are available on the Lotterys
For each dollar spent on a Michigan
Lottery ticket in FY20, approximately:
61 cents went to players as
28 cents went to the School Aid Fund
to support public education.
9 cents went to commissions for
retailers and vendors.
2 cents funded the Lotterys
operations and administrative costs.
Under state law, all profits from
the Lottery go to the School Aid Fund.
SOURCE: Michigan Lottery.
Pennsylvania Lottery Launches Cash 5 With Quick
MIDDLETOWN, PA (March 24, 2021)
The Pennsylvania Lottery today announced it is revamping its longest-
running jackpot game, Cash 5, by launching Cash 5 with Quick Cash. The Cash 5
with Quick Cash game is the same nightly draw game that players have always
enjoyed, but now offers a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.
The last time that the
Pennsylvania Lottery made any changes to the Cash 5 game was in February of
2008, so it was due for a refresh, said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive
Director Drew Svitko. We listened to our players and we heard what they
wanted: more chances to win and higher jackpots.
Heres whats changing:
Players who play Cash 5 with Quick Cash will receive their usual ticket with
their numbers for the Cash 5 Evening Drawing. In addition to that ticket,
players will also receive a separate Quick Cash game ticket, providing them
with a chance to instantly win $2 or $6.
As part of the game changes for Cash
5 with Quick Cash, the cost per play is changing from $1 to $2. Players will
find updated playslips at Lottery retailers across the Commonwealth. The
Lottery anticipates that increased sales will support a higher starting jackpot
and that players will experience higher jackpots more often.
Lottery games, like Cash 5
with Quick Cash, help us generate funds that pay for vital programs that
benefit older Pennsylvanians every day, added Svitko. These
programs provide property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care services,
prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers and
In April 23, 1992, the Pennsylvania
Lottery introduced its longest-running jackpot game, Cash 5. Originally, Cash 5
players selected five numbers from 1 to 39 for a chance at the all-cash
jackpot, starting at $100,000. Cash 5 started as a weekly game and eventually
became a nightly drawing in 1998. In February 2008, the Lottery made a change
to Cash 5, increasing the matrix from 5 of 39 numbers to 5 of 43 numbers.
The Lottery is reminding players to
please play responsibly. Players must be 18 or older. Those who may have a
gambling problem may call 1-800-GAMBLER or visit:
How to play Cash 5 with Quick Cash:
Players select five numbers from 1 to 43. Players may select their own numbers
using a Cash 5 with Quick Cash playslip or opt for computer-selected quick
picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the Cash 5 jackpot.
Players also win prizes for matching two, three or four winning numbers. Every
$2 play includes one Quick Cash game. When any of your numbers match any
winning number in the same Quick Cash game, win the prize shown for that game.
Each Quick Cash game offers a chance to instantly win $2 or $6. The chances of
winning a Quick Cash game are separate from the chances of winning the main
Cash 5 game. The overall chances of winning in a Quick Cash game are 1 in 4.71.
Chances of winning the Cash 5 jackpot prize are 1 in 962,598; the overall
chances of winning any prize in the main Cash 5 game are about 1 in 10.5.
Learn More >
ABOUT US: The
Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to
programs that benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has
contributed more than $31 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates,
transportation, care services, prescription assistance, and local services
including senior centers and meals.
Visit the Winners and Benefits pages
at palottery.com to review how much money each county receives in Lottery
prizes and funding to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
Players must be 18 or older. Please
play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for help with a
compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club to play
online or enter for second chances to win. Install our Official App, like us on
Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery. Use the hashtag
#palottery to share your messages with us.
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
Happy F&B Receives Extended Trust as an Agency Within Strategic
Brand Design for Svenska Spel
VISBY, Sweden (March 19, 2021) -- In
the autumn of 2020, Svenska Spel started a public procurement regarding
strategic brand design as the current agreement expires in 2021. The result of
the procurement is ready and Happy F&B 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 in strategic brand design. After an
intensive process and careful evaluation, we now look forward to signing an
agreement with Happy F&B, which will be awarded a contract for the
procurement, says Joakim Mörnefält, Communications Director of
The assignment as an agency within
strategic brand design for Svenska Spel includes strategy and design-related
issues for the entire Svenska Spel Group. The agreement is valid for two years
starting in May and with the possibility of extension for 1 + 1 years. The
current agreement with Happy F&B then expires.
We are very happy to be able
to extend with Happy F&B as our partner. With their experience and
expertise in strategy and design, they will be a valuable partner for Svenska
Spel, says Joakim Mörnefält.
We think it is fantastic fun
to continue the collaboration with Svenska Spel. We see extended trust as a
great seal of quality on the collaboration that has been, and our common
ambitions in the future, says Peter Olsson Wästergård,
customer manager project manager, Happy F&B.
The tenderers were informed of the
award decision in the procurement on 8 March 2021.
SOURCE: Svenska Spel.
Connecticut Lottery Corporation Statement on Lamont-Tribal Sports
Betting and Online Gaming Agreement
ROCKY HILL, CT (March 18, 2021)
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation today released a statement from its
Board of Directors Chair Rob Simmelkjaer and its President and CEO Greg Smith
regarding Governor Ned Lamonts landmark agreement between the state and
its two tribal nations on sports betting and online gaming.
We offer our congratulations
to Governor Lamont and our states two tribal nations on this momentous
agreement that will bring Connecticuts gaming landscape into the 21st
Were pleased that the
agreement would allow the Connecticut Lottery to modernize our business through
online sales of some existing lottery games, and to grow our contribution to
the state by introducing both online and retail sports betting.
The CLC has already contributed
nearly $300 million to the General Fund through the end of last week, and we
are poised to continue delivering responsibly for the state through these
additional revenue streams.
The agreement, in part, gives the
Connecticut Lottery Corporation:
- The right to operate a statewide online sports
betting skin with partners and vendors to be determined
- The right to operate 15 retail sports betting
locations (including new venues in Hartford and Bridgeport)
- The right to sublicense some of those retail
locations to the state-licensed parimutuel operator.
- The right to sell draw games and Keno products
online statewide (also known as iLottery).
NOTE: Though an agreement is in
place, the CT Lottery must await legislative authorization to come from the
Connecticut General Assembly, as well as regulatory authorization from the
Department of Consumer Protection, before sports betting and online lottery
sales can commence.
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery
Mississippi Lottery Corporation Announces February Transfer to the
Total Net Proceeds for
First Seven Months of Fiscal Year 21 Exceed $84m!
JACKSON, MISS. (March 18, 2021)
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) completed its February
transfer of $9,834,061.43 to the Lottery Proceeds Fund in the Mississippi State
Treasury. This brings the total transfer for Fiscal Year 2021 to
With this months
transfer to the state, we have exceeded the $80 million mark, said MLC
President Tom Shaheen.
By surpassing this
benchmark, proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets for the remainder of FY21
will help fund educational programs in addition to funds already provided for
road and bridge repair. This is a major milestone for the lottery, our
retailers and all Mississippians.
We are beyond grateful to
be in this position and look forward to raising even more money for both
important causes, he continued.
Per the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi
Lottery Law, the first $80 million in net proceeds go to road and bridge needs
around the state for 10 years. Net proceeds over $80 million go to the
Education Enhancement Fund.
Roads, bridges and education are not
the only groups benefitting from the lottery. As the temperatures rise and the
time changed, springtime winners having been keeping our headquarters busy this
In accordance with the Alyce G.
Clarke Lottery Law, the MLC is required to transfer net proceeds within 20 days
following the close of each calendar month. The MLC was legislatively created
in 2018 by the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001.
Visit us online at
SOURCE: Mississippi Lottery
New Commission Model for Svenska Spel's Gaming and Lottery
VISBY, Sweden (March 22, 2021) --
Today, March 22, Svenska Spel introduces a new commission model for gaming and
lottery agents. This is done with the aim of keeping Svenska Spel competitive
and at the same time giving the agents a continued attractive remuneration for
the sale of games.
Already on January 1, 2019, the
Swedish gaming market was deregulated, which means that there are now about 100
licensed gaming companies in Sweden.
While the gaming market has changed
and gone from a monopoly to a competitive market, Svenska Spel's commission
model for gaming and lottery agents has been the same for over 30 years. When
the company now introduces a new commission model, it is therefore high time
Our agents are very important
to us, which is why we have developed a new commission model that is positive
for as many people as possible and that means higher remuneration for most of
our agents. It provides conditions for Svenska Spel and our agents to develop
the Retail business and together go strong into the future, says Tove
Kandell, Sales Manager Retail, Svenska Spel.
Svenska Spel has a total of
approximately 5,000 agents, of which approximately 2,100 are gaming agents and
approximately 2,900 are lottery agents. They were informed of the forthcoming
change three months ago and have since received ongoing information in the form
of, for example, educational films. In short, the new model includes, among
other things, that the percentage sales commission for certain games and
lotteries is increased, that the compensation for winnings and the Saturday fee
is removed and that the compensation for new customer registration
Svenska Spel is the entire
Swedish people's gaming company and we need to ensure that our business is
competitive. Therefore, we are pleased that we have been able to develop a
commission model that means an improvement for both us and our agents,
says Tove Kandell.
SOURCEL: Svenska Spel.
After a Year of Virtuality, ALEA Resumes Face-To-Face
ARGENTINA (March 23, 2021) --
Yesterday, at the closing of the Board of Directors meeting, the President of
ALEA and the Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos of the Province of
Buenos Aires, Omar Galdurralde, highlighted the attempt to hold face-to-face
meetings and summoned members to continue working on joint issues in common,
referring to the development of online gambling, sector regulations, training,
research and studies of the Commissions, Units, Areas of the Association.
He added, "I want to congratulate
the ALEA team for the objectives achieved and express appreciation to the team
that has been doing intense and satisfactory work."
The authorities of 17 member
organizations, seven in person and ten in virtual form, addressed the agenda
that included, of the Academic Training Area, the relaunch of the 1st Year of
the Technical Degree in Gaming Management, the presentation of the Final
Integrative Work of the 3rd year students of the degree, close to completing
the degree and the renewal of the agreement with the University of Salta, which
was signed by Galdurralde, together with Mario Trucco, Executive Director and
Diego Wilde, Rector of UPAP. Also, the association's training program was
advanced this year.
Regarding the development of online
gambling, the status of the working group called the Roadmap for the Regulation
and Administration of Online Gaming in Argentina was commented. Also, the
update of the Game Map is foreseen.
Executive Director Mario Trucco
reviewed the work carried out in preventing clandestine gambling, through the
agreements with Mercado Libre and Facebook. And he anticipated that the Code of
Good Practices for online gambling advertising in Argentina, developed by ALEA,
will be released.
The incorporation of new Adherent
Members was approved: Bapro Medios de Pago - Provincia Net, Park Avenue Gaming
Argentina SA, Zone 3W Press & Communication Agency - Zona de Azar y de A de
T Juegos SA
The Executive Directorate Report
included, among other topics, the progress of the working group on
Strategic communication; the
Coordinating Units for Social Responsibility and the Prevention of Money
Laundering; the updating of the Normative Reference N ° 19 ALEA-IRAM; and
the Strategic Plan. Also, the renewal of the institutional website and the
internal restructuring of functions of the Administrative Secretariat.
After more than a year without
face-to-face meetings, the first meeting of the Board of Directors allowed to
put the bi-face-to-face modality to the test for 2021. And the will of the
members to join forces to, in one way or another, continue contributing to
SOURCE: Argentine State Lottery
Churchill Downs Incorporated Selects Konami Gamings Historical
Horse Racing Machines for Launch Across Kentucky
online wagering, and gaming entertainment company signs-on to top Konami HRM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2021) --
Incorporated (CDI) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced an agreement to
purchase a strong line-up of the latest historical racing machines
(HRMs) by Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer
of gaming technology.
HRMs are approved by the Kentucky
Horse Racing Commission and utilize the results of previously run live horse
races to generate player outcomes. Stunning venues such as Derby City Gaming
and Oak Grove Racing, Gaming & Hotel will feature Konamis historical
horse racing machinescharacterized by top-performing content and
award-winning cabinets. CDI guests will be among the first to experience
Konamis newest HRM offering.
As a company that is driven to
create memorable gaming experiences for guests, CDI is proud to expand its HRM
selection to include the latest games by Konami, said Austin Miller,
senior vice president of gaming operations for CDI. Konamis
recognizable game series and winning machine formats give us hundreds of game
themes from which our guests can choose.
Players will have the opportunity to
enjoy popular game play events such as free games, jackpots, wheel spins, and
symbol collection features with favorite Konami Gaming characters, scenes, and
symbols. Among the top games are China Shores Great Stacks, Mayan Chief
Great Stacks, Star Watch Magma, Star Watch Fire, and more.
These will be delivered on Konami cabinets like the curved Concerto
Crescent, award-winning KX 43, and newest DIMENSION 49.
CDI operates at the highest
level of commitment to gaming entertainment quality, diversity, and innovation,
which Konami is thrilled to support through this shared agreement, said
Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami
Gaming, Inc. We look forward to reaching CDIs valued guests with
player-favorite Konami games and machines.
SOURCE: Konami Gaming, Inc. (www.gaming.konami.com).
IGT's Kim Barker Lee Named to National Diversity Council's 2021 List
of Top 100 Diversity Officers
Honoree established IGT's
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, pioneered employee-led Diversity and
Inclusion Groups program
LONDON, March 24, 2021 --
International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that Kim
Barker Lee, IGT Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, was recently named to
the National Diversity Council's list of Top 100 Diversity Officers.
IGTs Kim Barker Lee Named to
National Diversity Councils 2021 List of Top 100 Diversity Officers.
The Top 100 Diversity Officers
awards program recognizes the efforts of individuals who have the leadership
and counsel to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives, and provide
innovative solutions that strategically prioritize the preservation and
advocation for diverse talent in the workplace.
"As the pioneer of IGT's Office of
Diversity and Inclusion, Kim Barker Lee continues to make meaningful
contributions that support IGT's global commitment to a fair and inclusive
culture that values unity, diversity, and belonging, in our people, players,
customers, and communities," said Dorothy Costa, IGT Global Head of People and
Transformation. "Through Kim's leadership, IGT has achieved a range of
significant diversity and inclusion milestones such as the creation of six
global, employee-led Diversity and Inclusion Groups, growth in the
representation of women and people of color in leadership and global
recognition by highly respected organizations such as Bloomberg and the All-In
Barker Lee was appointed to her
current role at IGT in 2018. She is a member of IGT's Global Diversity and
Inclusion Council and helps shape IGT's supplier diversity programs. She is a
widely respected diversity and inclusion thought leader within the gaming and
lottery industry and is often called upon to speak at industry events. Barker
Lee is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law and is
actively involved in many goodwill organizations such as the Community College
of Rhode Island Foundation, the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, the United Way of
Rhode Island, the American Gaming Association's Corporate Social Responsibility
Committee and more.
Barker Lee and other professionals
named to the Top 100 Diversity Officers list will be honored at the 17th Annual
National Diversity & Leadership Conference held virtually April 21-22 and
April 28-29, 2021.
To learn more about IGT's commitment
to diversity and inclusion visit IGT.com.
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.
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