Scientific Games to Acquire Bally Technologies in Transaction
Valued at $5.1 Billion
- Combination Will Expand Global Capabilities
to Deliver Innovative Gaming, Lottery and Social Content, World-Class Systems
Solutions and Value-added Services Across Multiple Distribution Channels and
- Transaction Expected to be Immediately
Accretive to Scientific Games' EPS and Cash Flow
- $220 Million in Annual Cost Synergies and
$25 Million in Annual Capital Expenditure Savings Anticipated to be Realized by
End of Second Year After Closing
NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS (August 1,
2014) -- Scientific Games Corporation
(Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI)
("Bally") today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive
merger agreement whereby Scientific Games has agreed to acquire all of the
outstanding Bally common stock for $83.30 in cash per share, which represents a
38 percent premium to Bally's closing stock price on July 31, 2014. The
aggregate transaction value is approximately $5.1 billion, including the
refinancing of approximately $1.8 billion of existing Bally net debt. The
transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of the two
"The acquisition of Bally
provides us with a unique opportunity to combine two exceptional companies with
long track records of creating leading-edge games and gaming technology
products for players and delivering innovative solutions to our customers,"
said Gavin Isaacs, Scientific Games' President and Chief Executive
Officer. "With leading gaming, lottery, and interactive content,
world-class systems capabilities and table game offerings, we believe that the
combined company will be uniquely positioned as a strategic partner for gaming
and lottery operators, offering a highly diversified suite of value-enhancing
products and services across multiple worldwide distribution channels and
"Having worked side-by-side with
the talented teams at Bally and more recently Scientific Games, I am confident
this combination brings together best-of-breed cultures and is occurring at a
truly opportune time as both companies are committed to bringing the highest
value products and services to customers," continued Mr. Isaacs.
"The combined company will
feature world-class research and development capabilities, an expanded base of
recurring revenues and greater worldwide penetration in key geographies,
including the AustralAsia region. In addition to the strategic value of the
transaction to our customers, we expect to create significant shareholder value
as the transaction is expected to deliver immediate earnings and cash flow
accretion and will allow us to meaningfully reduce our leverage over the next
three to four years. Reflecting both organizations' recent post-merger
integration successes, we have identified and expect to realize $220 million in
annual cost synergies and $25 million of annual capital expenditure savings by
the end of the second year following the closing of the transaction."
"The combination with Scientific
Games will benefit our customers and shareholders," said Richard Haddrill,
Bally's Chief Executive Officer. "Increased scale, geographic
diversity and product development capabilities will create a new runway of
growth opportunities through new products and a comprehensive portfolio of
customer-focused solutions. This transaction delivers immediate value to
our shareholders, and the highest share price in our history. We look forward
to working with our new colleagues at Scientific Games to execute a detailed
integration plan to realize customer satisfaction and additional
Expanded Portfolio and Improved
The transaction would expand
Scientific Games' portfolio of products and solutions to include leading casino
management systems and table products, including automatic shufflers,
proprietary table games and electronic table systems. It would also expand the
range of Scientific Games' social and real-money iGaming and iLottery products
and services. This expanded portfolio is expected to position Scientific
Games to better cross-utilize content and technology across the lottery, gaming
and interactive sectors to propel future growth.
The combined company is expected to
have world-class global sourcing, production, engineering and product
development capabilities, as well as a large installed global base of diverse
recurring revenue products and services. Scientific Games and Bally generated
combined revenue of approximately $3.0 billion in the 12-month period ended
March 31, 2014.
Scientific Games expects to achieve
the anticipated $220 million of cost synergies and $25 million of capital
expenditure savings by consolidating operations and generating efficiencies in
the areas of manufacturing, engineering, field and customer service and
administrative operations. Scientific Games anticipates incurring $75 million
of costs to achieve the cost synergies and $40 million in capital costs to
complete the integration of the companies. In addition, the combined company is
expected to benefit from accelerated utilization of various tax attributes
against U.S.-based pre-tax income.
Scientific Games would acquire all
of the outstanding shares of Bally for $83.30 per share in cash, for a total
transaction value of approximately $5.1 billion, including net debt of
approximately $1.8 billion. The acquisition would be financed with debt and
cash on hand and Scientific Games has obtained committed debt financing for the
transaction, which is not subject to a financing contingency.
The acquisition is subject to
customary closing conditions, including receipt of Bally shareholder approval
and antitrust and gaming regulatory approvals, and is currently expected to be
completed in early 2015. Scientific Games and Bally are both licensed in
more than 300 gaming jurisdictions worldwide, which is expected to help
facilitate obtaining the required gaming regulatory approvals.
Upon closing of the transaction, Mr.
Isaacs will continue as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific
Games, and it is anticipated that Mr. Haddrill and David Robbins, Chairman of
the Board of Directors of Bally, will join the board of directors of
Scientific Games, with Mr. Haddrill anticipated to serve as Vice Chairman.
Financial and Legal
BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank
Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan served as the financial advisors to Scientific
Games and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP served as the legal advisor to
Scientific Games for the transaction. BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan and
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. provided the committed debt financing for the
transaction, and Latham & Watkins LLP served as the legal advisor to
Scientific Games for such financing.
Macquarie Capital served as lead
financial advisor and Groton Partners served as co-financial advisor to Bally
and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as the legal advisor to
Conference Call Details
Scientific Games management is
hosting a conference call today, August 1, at 8:30 am EDT to review the
proposed transaction. To access the call live via a listen-only webcast, please
visit: www.scientificgames.com and click on the webcast link under
the Investors section.
To access the call by telephone,
please dial (866) 318-8617 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (617) 399-5136
(international). The conference ID is SGMS. A replay of the webcast will be
archived in the Investors section on our website.
A presentation that will be reviewed
on the call will be available in the Investors section on the Scientific Games
website prior to the call. A replay of the webcast and accompanying
presentation will be archived in the Investors section on the Scientific Games
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The
Company's portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic
gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems;
sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and
interactive content and services. For more information, please visit:
About Bally Technologies
Founded in 1932, Bally Technologies
(NYSE: BYI) provides the global gaming industry with innovative games, table
game products, systems, mobile, and iGaming solutions that drive revenue and
provide operating efficiencies for gaming operators. For more information,
please visit http://www.ballytech.com. Connect with Bally on Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Gaming Laboratories International Establish Latin American Quality
Assurance and Technical Compliance Unit
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (July 31, 2014)
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary,
Gaming Laboratories International
(GLI®), the worlds leading gaming testing laboratory and
technical consultancy, has created a new dedicated unit within its Quality
Assurance Department (QA) at its world headquarters in New Jersey.
The new Latin America QA and
Technical Compliance unit will focus exclusively on GLIs support for
regulators and supplier clients throughout Latin America and Spanish-speaking
jurisdictions. GLIs Senior Director of Quality Assurance Diana Golda has
been named to oversee the new unit. Longtime Technical Compliance staff member
Maria Alessi has been named Manager of the dedicated team.
There is a critical need
for us as a company to deliver accurate and timely certifications and
regulatory support for our Spanish-speaking clients in the region. We have been
strongly committed to the gaming and lottery industries in Latin America for
nearly two decades, and we will always do everything we can to provide the
value, quality and services necessary for our clients to reduce risk and
increase profitability. Establishing this new group fulfills on that
promise, said Christine Gallo, Vice President of Technical Compliance
& Quality Assurance.
GLI is so much more than
just testing, and with the creation of this Quality Assurance unit, we prove
once again we are prepared to respond to the needs of Spanish-speaking
suppliers and regulators. This unit is comprised of native Spanish-speaking
personnel who speak the language and understand the culture and the needs of
the regions jurisdictions, said GLI Director of Latin American
Development Karen Sierra-Hughes.
We are adding bandwidth to
continue to deliver the highest possible quality in all our services. This
includes training under the GLI University® program, as well as consultancy
for development of technical standards, two of the most requested services from
regulators in the Latin America region. We look forward to continue supporting
the Latin American gaming and lottery industry, she added.
GLIs Quality Assurance
Department issues, on average, 4,200 certifications each month.
GLI will stage its Latin American
Regulators Roundtable September 3 & 4 in Lima, Peru at the Casa Andina
Private Collection Miraflores Hotel. Registration and hotel accommodation
information is available now at
For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories
International, LLC has continuously delivered THE best quality land-based and
iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing
time to market. With 21 laboratory locations spread across Africa, Asia,
Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the
only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and 17065 standards
for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For
more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Marketing, +1 (702) 914-2220 or Email:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Kentucky Lottery Breaks Sales and Dividend Records in
Proceeds to State Come In Less
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (August 1,
2014) -- The Kentucky
Lottery announced today in a board of directors meeting that sales for
Fiscal Year 2014 were $858.9 million (including $15.6 million in free tickets).
This breaks the old sales record established in FY13 of $846.6 million by 1.4%.
Those sales led to record-breaking
profits returned to the Commonwealth. A total of $225.5 million was earned for
the college scholarship and grant programs funded by the Kentucky Lottery,
breaking the old record of $223.8 million. However, the Lottery was $4.5
million below what was budgeted by the Commonwealth for FY14 dividends.
Unclaimed prizes, which are directed by law to the KEES scholarship reserve
fund, were $8.1 million versus $9.2 million in FY13. In addition, the
Commonwealth received $2.3 million in taxes withheld from prizes.
Scratch-off ticket sales were down
slightly to $521.5 million versus their record-level $522.2 million in the last
fiscal year. Draw game sales fell to $307.8 million, a decrease of 5.1% from
sales of $324.4 million in FY13.
Powerball was the primary
factor which led to the decline in draw game sales in the past fiscal
year, said the KLC's Executive Vice President and CFO Howard Kline.
With the lack of major and sustained jackpots for the year, Powerball
sales in Kentucky dropped $25.4 million. Our Mega Millions game helped make up
part of that shortfall. That game exceeded last year's sales by $12.7 million,
which was strong but not enough to make up the losses from Powerball.
Combined FY14 sales for Powerball and Mega Millions in Kentucky were $119.4
million, versus $132.1 in in FY13. This is a $12.7 million or 9.6%
Sales of the new Keno game were a
bright spot in FY14. The game generated $29.4 million since its launch in
November, up from the anticipated $28 million budgeted for FY14. As a result of
the cost of launching the Keno game, operating expenses were up slightly in
FY14 to $27.3 million from $26.4 million in FY13.
We're actively engaged in
taking steps to improve our sales performance, said the Lottery's
President and CEO Arch Gleason. We're making changes to our
scratch-off program which we feel will bolster sales. We also continue to
recruit new Keno retailers with the focus being on expanding sales of the game,
and a new multi-state game set to be launched in October should significantly
add to overall draw game sales.
For 16 out of the past 21
years, we've broken sales records. We've also broken dividend transfer records
in 16 years out of the past 21, Gleason said.
Our dividends to the state
while also record-breaking weren't as high as we wanted. It was a
tough year in several respects, but we continue to work toward sales and
dividend improvement. That's what the Commonwealth expects from us, and that's
what college students receiving our scholarship and grant funds expect from
According to the Kentucky Higher
Education Assistance Authority (which administers Lottery-funded college
scholarship and grant programs), since 1999 the Kentucky Lottery has funded
$2,209,374,268 in college scholarship and grant programs for 569,542 students.
The Lottery is the sole funding source for the KEES scholarship program, and
also funds the need-based College Access Program and Kentucky Tuition
Since inception, the Lottery has
sold $15.53 billion in tickets, returning $4.16 billion to the Commonwealth.
Winners have received $9.35 billion in prizes, and retailers have been paid
$976.1 million. Operating expenses have been held to 6.7% of sales (the FY14
operating expense level was 4.9%).
In other business, the board
- A lease extension for the Prestonsburg regional
office and warehouse space;
- An amendment to the agreement with Camelot Global
Services (North America) for retailer operations assessment and related
- Continuation of the employee incentive comp
- A new appointment to the retirement committee,
- Rules and regulations for ten scratch-off
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be September 26. The meeting will begin at 9:30 AM EST,
and will be held at the KLC headquarters at 1011 West Main Street in
Louisville. Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 AM EST.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery.
New Scratch-Off Games Give Lottery Players an Instant Chance at a
RALEIGH, North Carolina (August 4,
2014) -- Some players enjoy playing Powerball, Mega Millions or Cash 5, picking
their numbers and waiting for a drawing to see if they win the jackpot. For
those players who would like an instant chance at a jackpot comes a new suite
of jackpot-themed scratch-off games.
The four-game suite, which will
begin to show up in stores on Tuesday, offers North Carolinians thousands of
chances to win.
Prizes in the four games
total more than $87 million, including:
- Six chances to win a $1 million jackpot in a $10
- Six chances to win a $200,000 jackpot in a $5
- Six chances to win a $50,000 jackpot in a $2
- Ten chances to win a $10,000 jackpot in a $1
With these new games, you
dont have to wait on a drawing to see if youve won a
jackpot, said Alice Garland, the lotterys executive director.
It can happen in an
instant. We hope North Carolinians enjoy this exciting new family of instant
New scratch-off games begin on the
first Tuesday of every month. Ticket sales for instant games have helped the
lottery to raise more than $3.4 billion for the state. For details on how
lottery funds make a difference, click on the Where the Money
Goes tab on the lotterys website.
$1,000,000 Jackpot - Overall odds of
winning are 1 in 3.36 and the approximate odds of winning a top prize are 1 in
$200,000 Jackpot - Approximate odds
of winning the top prize are 1 in 1.1 million. Approximate overall odds of
winning including break-even prizes are 1 in 4.04.
$50,000 Jackpot - Approximate odds
of winning a top prize are 1 in 1.1 million. Approximate overall odds of
winning including break-even prizes are 1 in 4.66.
$10,000 Jackpot - Odds of winning a
top prize are 1 in 888,000. Approximate overall odds of winning including
break-even prizes are 1 in 4.89.
SOURCE: North Carolina Lottery.
Registration for APLA 2014 Annual Regional Conference (13 Oct. -
GUANGZHOU, China (August 2, 2014) --
The Asia Pacific Lottery
Association (APLA) is pleased to announce that registration for Asia
Pacific Lottery Association 2014 Annual Regional Conference is now open!
Hosted by APLA and the Hong Kong
Jockey Club (HKJC), the APLA 2014 Annual Regional Conference will be held on
13-17 October at The Westin Guangzhou, China.
With the theme "Connecting with
Customers" this year, the conference provides a valuable opportunity for
lottery industry players to gather together, exchange ideas and share their
insights to engage all kinds of customers.
Lottery business is, after all a
consumer-oriented service and therefore, it requires consumer service best
practices and principles to take the business to the next level.
With the advent of new technologies,
the lottery business has been evolving rapidly with the launch of many
The Conference will begin with a
Half-Day Workshop and the Opening Ceremony on 13 Oct. Then it will be followed
by Business Programs from 14 Oct to 16 Oct, APLA AGM and Closing Ceremony on 16
Oct and concluded with a Networking Tour on 17 Oct.
Throughout the conference period,
delegates will enjoy a whole range of guided tours and sumptuous cuisines.
We hope you'll enjoy the conference
in this fascinating city in China, and bring home some of the brilliant ideas
to help with business growth!
Registration Closes on 12 Sept,
MECN Special Reports - According to an Industry Survey, Only 30%
of Mobile Gambling Revenue is New/Additional Revenue for
LONDON / MUNICH, (July 24, 2014) --
For several years now the online gambling industry has declared the mobile
channel its key growth driver. But the industry lacks more in-depth information
regarding the mobile success story. Especially when it comes to the question of
whether mobile revenues are new/additional revenue or "just" cannibalisation of
existing revenue, most operators are keeping rather quiet. Therefore, the
researchers at MECN analysed the mobile channels revenue sources in more
detail for the companys current
Online Gambling Quarterly Report. Key finding: only 30% of
mobile gambling revenue seems to be new/additional revenue for operators.
An important question is whether the
new mobile revenue is additional revenue or "just" cannibalisation of existing
revenue from the PC/desktop or the retail channel. So far, published
information regarding this key question is strikingly limited. Therefore, MECN
addressed this question in more depth in the most recent expert survey for its
Online Gambling Quarterly Report - among the experts surveyed are many senior
executives of the key online gambling operators.
Mobile is taking it from the
Asked where mobile gambling revenue
comes from, the experts mostly answered that it cannibalises the PC/desktop
business (see exhibit below). With smartphones and tablets increasingly taking
the place of the PC/desktop, naturally, in gambling the revenue also migrates
from PC/desktop to mobile. In total, 56% of the experts surveyed believe this
is a key revenue source of the growing mobile business. Nevertheless, there are
likely differences regarding the games to be played - the less important the
graphical user experience is, the more players will migrate to the mobile
Exhibit 1: Where does mobile
gambling revenue come from - new business or cannibalisation? Survey
click here to see/enlarge detailed graph
Increased ARPU through mobile
offers follows swiftly as another key revenue source of mobile
The second most often chosen answer
to the question about the revenue sources behind the mobile channels
growth is that there is indeed new/additional revenue driven by increased
revenue per customer. Some reasons for this are straightforward. For example,
live betting is a key revenue part of today's online betting business, and it
makes sense that customers want to be able to bet 24/7 everywhere.
Taking it from other operators
with less attractive mobile offers
Another relevant revenue stream is
coming from customers drawn away from other online operators that have limited
or no mobile offers. So yes, this is new business for the operators concerned
(with a premium mobile offer), but industry-wide this "new/additional" mobile
revenue seems to be based "solely" on a migration of customers from "bad" to
"good" mobile offers a cannibalisation of the "bad" mobile offers.
Only 30% of mobile gambling
revenue seems to be new/additional revenue for operators
MECN went even further and asked the
experts to quantify the source of mobile gambling revenue: what percentage of
the mobile revenue is new/additional revenue and what is cannibalisation of
existing revenue? The results were conclusive: The experts believe that nearly
70% of the mobile gambling business is cannibalisation of either the PC/desktop
or the retail business. Accordingly, only ca. 30% is new/additional business
for the operators.
Online Gambling Quarterly
Q2 2014 - Comprehensive quarterly report analysing updated benchmarks,
KPIs, trends, ... covering all sectors of the online gambling
This quarterly report covers a wide
range of topics from key company sectors, such as finance, marketing, strategy,
.... Due to this extensive coverage, the report is a must-read for executives
and departments of all companies active in the online gambling market.
This regular report offers
unprecedented insights into the industry, including:
- Strategic issues Strategic topics, such as
overall industry climate, trends, forecasts, stock development, ...
- Financial benchmarks Quarterly and half-year
revenue benchmarks, EBIT, and cost benchmarks, ...
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benchmarks, affiliate marketing benchmarks,
- Product-related topics and benchmarking
Growth potential for selected products, benchmarking of product offers,
- Analyses of regions and regulated markets
Regional analyses, such as the level of internationalization and in-depth
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- In total, the report has ca. 90 pages and ca. 140
The study can be obtained at
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MECN is a network of experts on
issues concerning the media and entertainment industry. Together they provide
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CONTACT: Martin Oelbermann, Tel: +49
(0)89 3835 6785, e-mail: email@example.com.
New Mexico Lottery Introduce Three New
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (August 5,
2014) -- In its Super Tuesday launch today, the
New Mexico Lottery releases
three Scratchers, including one game that celebrates the states
insatiable appetite for chile.
The $2 Red Chile
Tripler features top prizes of $3,000.
Games that celebrate the
things that make New Mexico great are always very popular, especially the
chile-theme games, said Karla Wilkinson, New Mexico Lottery product
director. Players just eat them up.
The other two games in stores now
are Triple Payout, a $1 game featuring top prizes of $1,000,
and the $3 $25,000 Cash Lines, a $3 game featuring top prizes of
The games launching today
offer a variety of price points, prize levels and entertainment themes because
its important to have something for every type of player,
The lotterys graphic design
department produced a 15-second animated spot to advertise all three games on
To view the advertisement, go to:
Five months ago, the New Mexico
Lottery began its Super Tuesday strategy of launching new
games on the first Tuesday of the month in order to be more predictable to
retailers and players.
Since its inception in 1996, the New
Mexico Lottery has raised $613.4 million for education and more than 90,000
students have attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships.
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/nmlottery) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMexicoLottery
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
South Carolina Education Lottery Sets New
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (August 4,
2014) The South Carolina
Education Lottery (SCEL) is setting new records. Fiscal Year 2013-14 saw
record ticket sales and record deposits into the Education Lottery Account.
SCEL also paid more to players in prizes and more to retailers in commissions.
FY14 tied last fiscal year as the most cost effective year as the Lottery
maintained low operating expenses.
Education Lottery Account transfers
grew $23 million from last year to $323.4 million resulting in the most highly
funded year for Education Lottery Account-funded educational programs. More
than $3.4 billion has been transferred to education since the Lottery started
Lottery customers walked away with
more than $811.1 million in prizes during FY 2013-2014, a ground breaking
amount in winnings most likely resulting in the most smiles on lottery
players faces as well.
Lottery retailers saw record
commissions from their lottery sales. More than $89.2 million was earned by
lottery retailers in commissions and incentives in FY 2013-14.
Cost effectiveness in FY14 tied the
prior fiscal year as the most efficient year for operating expenses which were
$37.1 million. This amount includes all operating costs including game costs.
Overall lottery revenue resulted in
more than $1.26 billion in ticket sales, permit fees and other items. This
years ticket sales outgrew last years sales by $66 million.
The South Carolina Education Lottery
is committed to providing needed educational funding for the citizens of the
Proceeds from every dollar spent by
players on the South Carolina Education Lottery are returned to the state in
the form of funding for education, prizes, retailer commissions, and payment to
contractors for goods and services
Washington's Lottery Introduce New $5 Seahawks 12 Scratch
The Seattle Seahawks and
Washington's Lottery have teamed up to release the $5 Seahawks 12 Scratch
RENTON, Washington (August 4, 2014)
-- The Seattle Seahawks and Washington's Lottery have teamed up to release the $5
Seahawks 12 Scratch ticket.
The ticket gives fans an opportunity
to win up to $50,000 and "Get in the Game" prizes. The $5 Seahawks 12
Scratch ticket is available now and offers four top prizes of $50,000 and three
second-chance drawing opportunities for incredible prizes, including a Seahawks
Game Day experience.
Each of the three drawings will
award 24 winners with "Get in the Game" prizes.
Eight winners will receive a Game
Day experience, which includes a one-night hotel stay, dinner for two, game
tickets, transportation to and from the game, pregame brunch at CenturyLink
Field, a pregame sideline tour, an autographed football, a $400 Seahawks Pro
Shop gift card and one pack (fifty tickets) of $5 Seahawks 12 Scratch.
Four winners will receive a 65-inch
Vizio Smart TV.
Twelve winners will receive a $100
Pro Shop Gift Card.
The three second-chance drawing
dates, deadlines for entry and game dates are as follows:
Drawing #1: September 17, 2014
Entries must be received by
September 12, 2014
Game date: October 12, 2014 vs.
Drawing #2: October 29, 2014
Entries must be received by October
Game date: November 23, 2014 vs.
Drawing #3: December 3, 2014
Entries must be received by November
Game date: December 14, 2014 vs. San
For more details, visit
Proceeds from Washington's Lottery
benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing scholarships to
college students statewide. To learn more about Washington's Lottery, its
beneficiaries and to review all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit
Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has
generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs including
the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account. Money in the Pathways Account goes
toward helping students achieve their higher education dreams and supports
early childhood education learning programs. The state's Lottery offers
consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match
4, The Daily Game, Daily Keno and Scratch. For more information, visit
www.walottery.com or join
our online community on Facebook at www.facebook.com/walottery and follow us on
SOURCE: Washington Lottery.
Wyoming Lottery Announce Sponsorship of UW
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (August 4, 2014)
-- The Wyoming Lottery
Corporation today announced its sponsorship of Wyomings #1 sporting
event organization, the University of Wyoming Athletics.
Aligning the WyoLotto brand
with such a celebrated athletic program builds excitement and creates greater
awareness about the lottery, said Jon Clontz, the Wyoming Lottery's
CEO. We are looking forward to partnering with the University of
Wyoming and engaging its passionate fan base. Go Cowboys!
We are looking forward to
our new partnership with the Wyoming Lottery. Their decision to partner with
Wyoming Athletics shows their commitment to the university and communities all
over the state, said Brad Poe, General Manager for University of
Wyoming Sports Properties.
The Lotterys backdrop banner
will debut at the annual UW Fall Sports Media/Photo Day being held on campus in
Laramie on Monday, August 4, 2014.
Throughout the year, the Lottery
will place additional signage at various sporting events, spotlight the lottery
on the backlit panel scoreboard, offer contests at its tailgate spot in the
pre-game fan area prior to home football games and hold promotional activities
at three home football and basketball games.
With thousands of fans attending its
games, the University of Wyoming Athletics is the states #1 sports
franchise. The only four-year institution in the state, the university has an
enrollment of over 13,000 students.
The official launch of
Powerball® and Mega Millions® sales by the Wyoming Lottery is August
24. For more information about where tickets will be sold, visit
University of Wyoming Sports
Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which manages the multimedia
rights for 99 collegiate properties and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports
Directors Cup with award co-founders NACDA and USA Today.
Learfields rights encompass
numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college
athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally.
For more about its 40-year history
and collegiate portfolio, visit:
For an audio clip related to this
announcement CLICK HERE.
About the Wyoming Lottery
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead last March. The corporation
operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or use state
State law requires the first $6
million of Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties
based on Wyoming's sales tax formula.
Any additional earnings will be
deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account.
CONTACT: Rachel Girt, Wyoming
Lottery Corporation, Phone: 307-286-1592, Email:
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery.
Delaware Sports Lottery is Ready for Some
- Sports Lottery Retailers Gear up for Game
Time With a New Quick Pick Option
- Pro Football Preseason Wagering To Begin
DOVER, Delaware (August 5, 2014) --
The countdown is on in the First State, with the start of the Pro Football
preseason one day away, the Delaware Sports Lottery announces it will start its 2014
season with more than 80 Sports Lottery Retailers located throughout the state
and a new Quick Pick option. Either the full or partial Quick Pick option is
ideal for those players who are not sure which teams to choose since the teams
are selected at random with this new option. Pro Football wagering is scheduled
to begin Wednesday, August 6.
More than 80 retailers have signed
on for the 2014 2015 season to offer Pro Football wagering to adults 21
and older in addition to Delawares Sportsbook locations at its three
racetrack casinos. The 80-plus Sports Lottery Retail locations include select
restaurants, pubs and existing Lottery agents throughout the state.
With the new Quick Pick
option and even more Sports Lottery locations in 2014, its shaping up to
be a very exciting year, said Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk.
Weve seen amazing growth in the number of players, and winners,
over the past few years. There were 81,388 winners in 2013 versus 55,841
winners in 2012.
Preseason wagering starts Wednesday,
August 6, and runs until Sunday, August 31. The Early Bird Parlay Card and Pro
Football Championship Futures will be available daily during preseason.
Preseason Early Bird Parlay
Early Bird Parlay Cards may be
played daily throughout the preseason and on Mondays and Tuesdays during the
regular season. For official rules on how to place parlay card wagers at the
lottery terminal, visit http://www.delottery.com/games/sports.
Pro Football Championship
No card is required. Players may
wager on any or all of the 32 Pro Football teams to win the Championship Game.
This wager is offered for the entire current season.
For more information on how to place
Pro Football Championship Futures wagers at the lottery terminal,
Regular Season Wagering
Regular Season wagering will begin
on Wednesday, September 3rd. Parlay Cards for weekly regular season Pro
Football games will be available each Wednesday at all Sports Lottery Retailer
and Sportsbook locations. Pro Football Championship Futures wagering will be
available daily at all Sports Lottery venues.
Where to Play
For a complete list of the available
wagers and the 80-plus Sports Lottery retail locations, visit
www.delottery.com/games/sports. Additional wagers may be made and larger prizes
can be paid at the three Sportsbook locations: Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel
& Casino and Harrington Raceway & Casino. The minimum parlay wager at
any Sports Lottery location is $2.
About the Delaware
Since the start of operations in
1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the
states General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit
everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®,
MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno,
assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, iGaming, Sports Lottery and Table Games.
Delaware Lottery game and
promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed retailers, and
from the Lottery's office in Dover.
Winner Privacy is our Policy.
The Delaware Lottery only publishes
winner names with their consent.
SOURCE: Delaware Lottery.
New Mexico Lottery Unveils Roadrunner Logo for Digital
ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico Lottery
unveils a new logo today. "Our new logo keeps the iconic roadrunner because
the bird is so important to the image of both the state and the lottery,"
said New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden.
In the new interpretation, the
roadrunner logo has been fine-tuned for digital media, an environment that
didn't exist when the lottery was created 18 years ago. "We're entering a
new era of great new games and fun promotions and our logo will help us tell
that story to players whether they're in stores, watching TV, boarding a
transit bus or checking mobile apps," Barden said.
A Logo for a Billboard and a
The logo was created by Joby
Elliott, 28, who works for the lottery as a graphic designer. Before joining
the lottery in 2008, Elliott attended the University of New Mexico on a
Legislative Lottery Scholarship. The Socorro native studied studio art. "I
owe my education and my career to a Legislative Lottery Scholarship,"
Elliott said. "If I can help the lottery be successful, then I can help all
the college students following me be successful, too."
Elliott said the design was one of
12 rough concepts he presented to CEO Barden and the lottery's marketing staff.
"This design stood out because it is familiar, but simpler and more
compelling," Elliott said. "It will work whether it's 10-feet tall on a
billboard or a quarter inch long on the screen of a smart phone."
The design is a refresh of the
lottery's previous logo created in 1996. It featured multi-colored confetti
raining down on a highly detailed roadrunner. Under the bird, an
"old-west" typeface made the New Mexico Lottery's name appear to have
been chiseled into a weathered wooden plank. When the logo was shrunk to fit
small formats such as Facebook profile pics or mobile phone apps, all those
details became difficult to recognize. -more-
In Elliott's reinterpretation, the
iconic roadrunner is on the run. Details depicting the roadrunner's feathers
have been eliminated to streamline the bird's profile and suggest forward
movement. An elongated oval spiral represents the blur of the bird's running
The wooden plank has been replaced
by a raft of rolling lottery balls to further enhance a feeling that the bird
is going places. A sans-serif typeface makes the New Mexico Lottery's identity
easier to read. "The design is clean, bold and communicates a high-energy
business," Elliott said.
And just as importantly, the new
logo is "flexible." "It works well in a vertical, horizontal or
animated format and we can use whatever color we need to make it pop off the
page or the screen," he said.
The lottery will roll out the logo
over the next several months. Legislative Lottery Scholarships Since its
inception in 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has raised $613.4 million for
education and more than 90,000 students have attended college on Legislative
More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at
the New Mexico Lottery on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nmlottery) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMexicoLottery).
LA Fleurs 2014 Lottery Conclave & Interactive
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (August 6, 2014)
-- The theme of La Fleur's 2014 Lottery Conclave & Interactive Summit is
Offline & Online (O&O). The 3-day conference will be held Sunday,
November 16-Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Intercontinental Stephen F.
Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. The Texas State Lottery is the co-host of the
Register for the La Fleur' s 2014
Lottery Conference HERE
La Fleurs conclave will feature 35+
speakers from North American lotteries, vendor partners, ad agencies, digital
and ecommerce firms talking about the interconnectivity of brick & mortar
retail sales and online channels.
It is not an either/or equation.
Unlike Amazon that diverted sales from traditional retailers to grow its
ecommerce business, the $284 billion global lottery industry has the
opportunity to build a 2-way turnpike connecting its physical retail world with
its digital and/or ecommerce world. Success will be dictated by active
collaboration between a lottery and its traditional retailers for O&O
marketing, promotion and sales. It is an interdependent world.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines
cosmos as an orderly, harmonious systematic universe. To maximize profit for
good causes and avoid future sales erosion from competing freemium games,
lotteries require a seamless O&O lottery cosmos. Success will be dictated
by a multi-channel retailing model. In todays hyper-connected world,
lottery marketers must smash down any walls that divide the retail trade
channel from digital channels. Whether or not a lottery can sell its product
through mobile and Internet sales channels, it is still imperative to reach
current, potential, past and lapsed players through mobile marketing strategies
and social media engagement through Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram,
Pinterest, Vine, among social media platforms.
In 2014, Fortune Magazine declared
long live brick-and-mortar stores. While many big box retailers have closed
their doors, lotteries can buttress their omni-channel strategies with pop up
mini-stores and promotions, Lottery Boutiques for experiential campaigns and
Lottery Now for online conversion to offline at physical stores.
The 3-day conference will feature a
blend of 15-minute presentations, interactive breaks, lottery executive panels
and private lottery marketers workshop. The first two days of the
conference will feature segments on the new premium game launch, marketing
national bloc lottos, launching new-style draw games, growing scratcher sales
and ad campaigns. The one-day Interactive Summit will put the spotlight on
iLottery and social media platform case studies and emerging technology.
SOURCE: La Fleur.
Kambi Group plc Release Q2 2014 Report
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (August 6, 2014)
HERE read/download the full Kambi Group plc Q2 2014 report.
Kambi Group plc is a B2B supplier of
fully managed sports betting services on an in-house developed software
platform, providing premium turnkey sports betting solutions to B2C operators.
Kambi's solution encompasses a broad
offering from front end through to odds compiling and risk management.
Kambi employs approximately 340
staff across offices in Malta, London, Stockholm and Manila.
The company's current coverage
includes more than 110,000 live betting events and 250,000 pre-match events per
year covering 65 different sports from all over the world. Kambi's customers
include Unibet, 888, Paf, 32Red and Napoleon Games.
Kambi utilizes a best of breed
security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001.
Kambi Sports Solutions is an eCOGRA
certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Stockholm under
the symbol "KAMBI".
CONTACTS: Kambi Group plc, Kristian
Nylén, +44 7764 161 055, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Relations:firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Kambi Group plc. (http://www.kambi.com).
Playtech Seamlessly Integrates Rapid Fire Sports Service Into IMS
LONDON, U.K. (August 5, 2014) --
Playtech is delighted to announce the integration of Metric Gaming's Rapid Fire
Sports service into the IMS back office system, enhancing the gaming offering
for Tier 1 licensee, Coral.
Rapid Fire gives Coral the
opportunity to significantly increase the range of betting options that can be
offered to players, with an innovative and immediate in-play product offered on
selected football matches. Players can place bets on the next event to occur,
such as a throw in, free kick, goal kick or corner kick.
This integration, which allows
operators to focus on identifying the very best opportunities to grow their
business and benefit from the synergy with the Playtech system, showcases the
flexibility of Playtech's Open Platform.
Combining external components with
the IMS's industry-leading player management and marketing tools provides
licensees with more opportunities to engage with players, such as the option to
wrap external games with Playtech's exclusive features including Game Specific
and Free Spin bonuses.
In recent months various leading
Playtech licensees have taken the opportunity to enhance their offering while
retaining the IMS as their main back office system. The incorporation of
external components and business support systems, including game servers and
games, external wallets, campaign systems, and analytic systems, into the IMS -
all combine with Playtech's single player account, across all products.
Tony Khatskevich, Playtech's VP
Cross Products, said: "This integration of Rapid Fire with Coral underlines
the outstanding flexibility of our Open Platform and the impact it can have on
a licensee's gaming offering. It significantly enhances the level of games
licensees can make available to players and underlines the position of
Playtech's IMS as the industry-leading back office system."
About Playtech (http://www.playtech.com)
Playtech develops unified software
platforms and content for the online and land-based gaming industry, together
with providing a range of ancillary services such as marketing, CRM services
The Group's capabilities enable the
delivery of an integrated software or turnkey solution, with players accessing
online, broadcast, mobile and server-based gaming terminals through a single
New licensees include existing
online operators upgrading or diversifying their offering, land-based casino
groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants
making their online gaming debut, particularly in newly-regulated markets.
Founded in 1999, Playtech is listed
on the London Stock Exchange and has over 3,600 employees located in twelve
countries. Its leading gaming applications include casino, bingo, poker, sports
betting, live, mobile and social gaming, casual and fixed odds games.
For further information CONTACT:
Playtech plc., +44(0)20-7861 3232, Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer.